How to Hide the Appearance of Hair Loss

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Hair loss is more common than many realize, with up to 50% of women experiencing it at some point in their lives. It can occur at any time and at any age, with the severity of it varying depending on the cause.

If you’ve recently been experiencing problems with hair loss, you’ve come to the right place! Read on as Evalectric shares some top tips that will not only help you to hide the appearance of hair loss but also encourage your hair to look fuller and thicker once again.

Understanding the Cause of Your Hair Loss

Wondering if your hair loss is normal or if it’s something that you should be concerned about?

It’s true that the average person loses between 50-100 strands of hair a day. However, if your hair is dropping faster than this, then hair loss could be an issue for you. Some of the signs of problematic hair loss are:

  • Seeing large amounts of hair fall every day
  • Patches of thinning hair on your head
  • Areas of scalp showing through your hair
  • Feeling your hair break when you do anything with your mane
  • Ponytails/buns feel smaller and thinner when you tie your hair up

So, why does hair loss happen? 

The causes vary, with some of the most common being:

  • Damage to your hair follicles
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal fluctuations, such as pregnancy or menopause
  • Nutrient deficiencies/ a poor diet
  • Certain health conditions
  • Certain medications
  • Chemical hair treatments

While you can’t do much about your genetics, the other causes of hair loss are all things that you have some control over. This means that putting a stop to the appearance of thinning/balding may be easier than you think!

Preventing the Appearance of Hair Loss

Before we share our secrets on making your hair loss look less noticeable, let’s first talk about what you should be doing to ensure that the appearance of hair loss doesn’t get any worse for you:

Use Gentle Hair Care Products


With hair care products designed to, well, care for the hair, it’s hard to believe that some of them have the opposite effect. Unfortunately, many shampoos are filled with harsh detergents that strip moisture from strands. This leaves them brittle and more prone to breakages. 

To prevent this, choose a shampoo that contains hydrating and moisturizing ingredients, just like the Moisturizing Shampoo from Evalectric. Follow it up with the Evalectric Moisturizing Conditioner and your hair will immediately feel stronger and more resilient.

Be Gentle When Drying/Styling Your Locks

If your hair loss is down to damage, then this means that your strands will be weaker than average. As a result, you’ll need to be gentle with them. Any rough handling will only cause them to either snap or be yanked out at their roots.

This means paying extra attention to your techniques when drying and styling your hair. Stop rubbing your hair with a towel when drying out – gently squeeze it with a microfiber towel instead. When styling, take your time. Go slow when detangling and be very careful with your hair when it’s wet – this is when it’s most fragile.

Limit Your Use of Heated Styling Tools

Deep Purple Classic Styler

For many people, their hair loss is caused by heat damage. Excessive heat over the years can really weaken your strands, leaving them dry and brittle. It goes without saying that further exposing your hair to excessive heat should be avoided as much as possible, meaning limiting you ruse of heated styling tools.

When using heated tools is unavoidable, go with tools that allow you to adjust their temperature. The Evalectric Deep Purple Classic Styler, for example, has a temperature control dial that enables you to turn down the heat. This will allow you to style your hair with minimal damage.

Cut Back on Stress

There are a number of studies out there that link stress to hair loss. Stress also causes premature graying, which leads people to use chemical products that damage strands, making that stress-induced hair loss even worse.

To stop this cycle, you’ll need to take control of your stress levels. Try out a few different stress-busting techniques whenever you feel stressed to see which works best for you. Then, turn to this during stressful moments to keep your stress levels low.

Improve Your Diet

It goes without saying that a fresh and balanced diet is what you should be aiming for. Each part of your body requires different nutrients in order to thrive, and this includes your scalp and hair follicles. 

With that said, there are certain foods that are known for being particularly beneficial to the hair. Lean proteins are among the best while fruits and vegetables are also important.

Likewise, some foods could also accelerate hair loss. Some studies suggest that simple carbohydrates, such as refined sugars and grains, have this effect. They’re not good for you in other ways too, so try cutting back on them as much as possible.

Take Vitamin Supplements to Counter Deficiencies

Even with a healthy diet, some people still struggle to obtain the necessary nutrients from the food that they eat. This can sometimes be down to an underlying health condition, making it worth checking in with a doctor.

If your health is in top form, you may want to consider vitamin supplements. Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is loved for how it can make the hair look thicker and shinier.

Stop Using At-Home Chemical Treatments

Do you ever use chemicals on your hair at home? Whether this is to straighten your strands, dye them, or for any other reason, it’s time to stop.

Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that you have to forgo those treatments for good. Instead, save them for your visits to your hair salon instead. Chemicals can be really dangerous for your strands and can often exacerbate hair loss. Allowing a professional to perform those treatments is much safer. Sure, the chemicals may still cause harm, but a professional will have all of the necessary products and knowledge to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.

Hiding the Appearance of Hair Loss

You now know what you should be doing to counter the appearance of hair loss. However, those methods take time to kick into action. So, what do you do in the meantime if your hair loss has been making you feel self-conscious? Here are a few tips:

Add Volume With Layers

Hair loss often makes the hair look thinner, meaning that you need to look for ways to add volume back into your mane.

Layers are always effective for doing so. They’ll give your locks body and movement, saving them from looking quite so thin. If your hair is too fine for regular layers, hidden layers are a good option. They build volume from within, which will leave your hair looking beautifully thick.

Part Your Hair in a Different Way

Has your hair been parted in the same way for years? If so, there are two reasons to change things up…

Firstly, hair loss often occurs around the part, with this widening over time to show more scalp. Moving your part every once in a while will help to prevent that. Secondly, even if your hair loss isn’t around your part, shifting it to a different side can help to cover thin areas. It will also lift your roots, making your mane look more voluminous.

Add Texture With Waves

Grande Styling Wand

Hair loss and thinning usually look more noticeable on straight hair. Wavy and curly hair is more textured, which not only makes the hair look fuller but also hides sparse patches.

If your hair is naturally straight, adding in some waves could completely transform your look and restore your confidence! One way to do this is with a curling wand. However, if you’re trying to minimize your use of heated styling tools, you could also loosely braid your hair before you go to bed. You should wake up to some gentle waves!

Make the Most of Headbands and Headscarves

If your hair loss is too severe for any of the above methods, then this is where the right hair accessories can be a game-changer. Headbands and headscarves will not only help to completely hide bald patches, but they also happen to be very much on trend at the moment!

With these accessories being so versatile, you can wear them in so many different ways, making it easy to mix things up each day.

Be Strategic When Blow Drying

Pro Beauty Dryer

As we’ve mentioned a few times, you should be trying to keep your use of heat to a minimum while dealing with hair loss. However, it can actually be safer to finish drying your hair with a blow dryer rather than allowing it to heat dry. It prevents your strands from remaining wet for too long, which is when they’re most at risk of damage.

So, if you’re going to be turning to your blow dryer, you may as well make the most of this. How? By adopting certain techniques to add volume to your hair.

For example, some people like to blow dry their hair upside down. This pulls the hair away from the scalp, giving it a fuller finish. Putting velcro rollers into your mane before blow drying is another great way to add volume and waves while a simple round brush can shape your hair in a way that hides thin areas.

Of course, make sure that you use a high-quality hairdryer that isn’t going to cause too much damage to your strands or your scalp. Evalectric’s Pro Beauty Dryer would be a great choice. With three heat settings, you’ll be able to dry your hair without exposing it to overly high temperatures. Meanwhile, the two concentrator attachments will help you to achieve a perfectly voluminous finish.


There’s no denying that hair loss can be difficult to deal with. However, there’s plenty that you can do about it. Follow the tips that we’ve shared above and not only will you have plenty of options for temporarily hiding thin/balding areas but you’ll also be able to prevent and counter the appearance of hair loss for good. Fuller- and thicker-looking hair will soon be yours!

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