Stay Cool and Still Look Fabulous, Even with Thinning Hair




In the summertime many women tend to simply pull their hair up in a ponytail to keep cool. This summer get a great haircut to show off, from the office to the beach. Summer is the perfect time for a whole new look.

For women with thinning hair, you will want a hairstyle that adds a little volume to your hair, rather than weighing it down. Here are a few summer hairstyles that are perfect for those with thinning hair.

Long modified bob

Although short haircuts are popular for staying cool in the summer, a medium to long bob is perfect for those who prefer longer hair. The modified bob is blunt cut but can have layers in the back for extra dimension. Have your stylist cut the back of your hair slightly shorter. If your hair is thinning at the hairline, add bangs to your bob for a trendy look that can’t be topped.

Sleek, short style

For women with fine hair, a short, sleek cut with wispy, sides-wept bangs is a fantastic look. This easy-to-maintain style is perfect for summer and looks terrific on most women. Whether your hair is thinning at the hairline or all over your head, this short style can look great. The hair is parted off-center and kept close to the face. It is styled with just a little bit of mousse before blow-drying and a touch of wax for texture.

Tousled waves

If your hair is medium or long in length, tousled waves offer the perfect “beachy” look that is ideal for summer. Because of their volume, waves can help disguise thinning hair. If you have naturally wavy hair, you’re lucky. But if you have straight hair, you can consider a gentle body wave to achieve this look. Ask your stylist to cut your hair in long, light layers and then textured at the ends with a razor. You can use a hair product specifically designed for the beach look, such as Frederick Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves. Blow-dry hair with a diffuser, scrunching it with your fingers as you dry it. When your hair is almost dry, flip your head forward and then toss your hair back to get the tousled look.

Medium, layered cut

A medium-length, layered hairstyle will give your hair a bit of texture and volume. Try a haircut with side-swept bangs. The asymmetrical look takes the emphasis off your thinning hair and instead to your beautiful style. Have your stylist cut the ends with a razor so that you can give them a slight “flip out,” if you like. This versatile haircut is perfect for women of any age and face shape.

If you are considering cutting your hair short for the summer, do it gradually. Many women end up unhappy when they go from long to supershort in one cut. Instead, have a few inches cut off each time you visit the salon until you achieve the length that you really love.

Summer hair care tips

When the weather heats up, most of us spend a lot more time outdoors. Be sure to protect your hair — just like you protect your skin. Use hair products that contain SPF whenever possible. And if you are going to be outside for any extended period of time, wear a hat or other hair covering.

After going into a pool or the ocean, rinse your hair as soon as possible to get rid of chlorine and saltwater, which can dry and damage thinning hair. Be sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis to keep your hair healthy and hydrated in the summertime.