You may know the feeling all too well. You’re going about your daily hair care routine when suddenly, you notice there’s more hair in your brush than usual. Maybe you’ve noticed more strands gathering in your shower drain or coming out in your hand when you play with your hair. It’s normal to lose anywhere from 100 to 150 strands of hair per day, but if you’re seeing a more noticeable change, it’s time to take action.
Aveda Global Educator Bea Carmichael says not to panic. “The first thing everyone does is panic, but what everybody has to realize is that there are certain things that are quite natural,” she says. Here are her top tips for what to do ASAP if you’re noticing more hair in your brush.
Talk to your stylist. Aveda Artists like Bea are more than happy to talk about thinning hair and hair loss with you and work together to address your concerns, as well as tweak your current cut, color or style to adapt to your hair situation.
Style your hair to look fuller. “This is why it’s really important to talk to your hairdresser, as well,” Bea explains. For color, try a shade two shades lighter than your natural base to “bulk up the hair” and give it texture. As for your cut, try a short, blunt cut and skip adding too many layers. “Razor cuts and layers will make hair look thinner,” says Bea.
Bea also recommends using products like Thickening Tonic and Volumizing Tonic, or using both with Phomollient for maximum volume and thickening. Your Aveda Artist can help you find the best product pairing for your hair concerns.
Be gentle with your hair. Don’t play rough, especially when your hair is wet. “When you come out of the shower, pat your hair dry and let the air remove the moisture instead of rubbing or putting it in a tight turban,” Bea says. “That puts stress on the hair, which is at its weakest when it’s wet.” Weak hair = breakage, which can equal more hair in your brush.
Start using Invati Advanced. “Invati Advanced has to be a way of life. I look at it like a lifestyle choice,” says Bea. Our three-step system should be used once a day, every day to exfoliate, strengthen, nourish and stimulate your hair. Keep the Scalp Revitalizer by your toothbrush so you don’t forget!
Invati Advanced reduces hair loss due to breakage from brushing by 53% after 12 weeks of use. That’s why we say Invati Advanced gives you fuller hair, not a fuller brush!
Hair thinning is common and you’re not alone. With these easy tweaks, you may notice that your hair looks and feels thicker and fuller — and who doesn’t love that?