Hide scalp when combing parting in thin hair

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Hide scalp when combing parting in thin hair
Hide scalp when combing parting in thin hair

If you have thin or thinning hair, there are a number of ways to keep your scalp from showing through your hair. A thick, full and cropped haircut can add volume and camouflage your scalp. Coloring or highlighting your hair will also divert attention from your parting to your face. Discuss other options with your hairdresser, including using specialty products. It may take some effort to hide your scalp, but it will probably make you feel more confident.


Method 1 of 3: Using products to hide your scalp

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Step 1. Use volume shampoo

People with thin hair should wash their hair daily. This helps to break up and spread out any oils so that the hair on the scalp appears less limp. Some shampoos may also moisturize your scalp.

  • Use a sulfate-free shampoo for thin and oily hair to keep your hair healthy.
  • Drying your hair with a towel can increase the volume around your part, making it easier to hide your scalp.
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Step 2. Lift your roots with a volumizing product

Squirt a small amount of mousse or spray onto your fingertips and massage it into the roots of your hair right around your part. Look for a product that gives more definition to your part, without being tacky. Do not use more than one product at a time.

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Step 3. Apply hair fibers to your part

These are very small, colored plastic fibers (unfortunately also very bad for the environment) that adhere directly to your hair and scalp. Some fibers require you to use a bonding solution, while others will stick right where they are spread. Placing these fibers around your parting can create the illusion of a hidden scalp.

  • Choose a fiber that is very close to your hair color. Many hair care brands, such as Keranique, offer a wide variety of colors.
  • Hair fibers usually stay put when exposed to wind or rain. However, they will fall out when you wash your hair. This is why many people with hair fibers will only wash their hair once a week. The downside is that it can lead to greasy hair.
  • You can find the hair fibers online or at your local beauty supply store.
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Step 4. Place some hair powder around your parting

This light powder should be the color of your hair. Depending on the brand, it can be brushed/sprayed or shaken onto the scalp. You can use it to make the width of your parting less noticeable or to fill in bare spots.

  • One of the great things about hair building fibers is that it is generally sweat resistant. But it's still a good idea to keep an eye on it and reapply if necessary.
  • To apply the product without clumping, hold the spray or bottle at least six inches from your scalp.
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Step 5. Work eyeshadow into your part

This is a creative solution based on the same principles as hair powder. Find an eyeshadow that matches the overall color of your hair or is slightly darker. Use an eyebrow spoolie or a small makeup brush to apply the powder to your part. Cover the entire area as evenly as possible to avoid unwanted attention.

Don't press too much or your scalp may turn red or flake

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Step 6. Talk to your stylist

At your next haircut, tell them that you're wondering how to do your hair in a way that hides your scalp. Your hairdresser or stylist will probably try a few products or volume methods to see which one works best. If your hair is currently thinning, let your stylist know so they can try to protect your hair from further damage.

  • For example, you might say, "I've noticed that my divorce seems a lot wider lately. Is there a way to make that less noticeable?'
  • Your stylist can reduce the risk of damage by, for example, using products specifically designed for thin or thinning hair.

Method 2 of 3: Make your divorce less noticeable without products

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Step 1. Experiment with the most economical separation

Stand in front of the mirror and try to move your parting to different places on your head. The best way to do this is to run a comb through your hair from different spots on your forehead. The goal is to find a part that gives your hair the most volume.

A deep side part is often a good option, as it draws attention to your eyes and away from the scalp around your parting line. To create this parting, place a comb at your hairline, directly above the highest arch of one of your eyebrows. Move the comb in and experiment with how far to go

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Step 2. Make a zigzag parting

This style will make your part appear more segmented, with no long stretches of visible scalp. Take a thin comb and place it where you want your part to begin on your forehead. Move the comb in and slightly to the right to about one inch. Hold the comb in place and make the part. Continue to move the comb toward the back of your head, this time moving a little to the left. Keep going until your parting seems to move left and right over your head, almost like a lightning bolt.

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Step 3. Alternate your side parting every month

Moving your parting every few weeks on a schedule will help keep your thin hair from going flat or limp. Even slightly shifting your parting can give good results in hair volume.

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Step 4. Cover your parting with a hat, scarf or thick headband

It is possible to hide your scalp without applying products or undergoing procedures. Buy some scarves and hats in different colors and textures. Play with it to see which ones give you the most confidence and make your hair stand out the most.

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Step 5. Get your scalp tattooed if you're looking for a permanent solution

This will probably work best for people struggling with extreme hair loss or thinning. A technician applies a series of tiny colored dots to your scalp in a process known as scalp micropigmentation. When the color is matched to the surrounding hairs, the dots should be barely visible and can give an illusion of fullness.

One downside may be that scalp micropigmentation works best on people with not only thin, but also short hair. Otherwise, multiple treatments may be required and still only produce mixed results

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Step 6. Consider a hair transplant if you have severe hair loss

Talk to your doctor about getting hair follicles removed from thicker areas of your scalp and placing them in thinner areas. Ask about the price of the procedure and any complications. This approach may not be for everyone, but it can be a good solution for anyone dealing with ongoing hair loss.

A complete hair transplant process can cost over $3000 and require multiple sessions

Method 3 of 3: Hide your parting with your haircut and color

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Step 1. Cut your hair shorter

It may be tempting to let your hair grow out to create more volume, but the opposite is actually true. Shorter hair tends to appear thicker and healthier. Show your stylist where you normally part and then ask to cut your hair in short layers from that point.

  • Cutting inches off your hair can be scary, so start slow. Gradually cut inches until you reach a length that will make your parting look good.
  • Try a long bob if you have shoulder length hair.
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Step 2. Have structure cut into your hair

Ask your hairdresser or stylist to cut your hair at an angle. This creates more movement, making your hair appear thicker. Also have intermediate layers applied around the parting. However, be aware that maintaining this type of haircut requires frequent trimming.

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Step 3. Get bangs if your scalp shows close to your forehead

Ask your stylist to cut the bangs a little higher so that they start higher on your forehead, making them look fuller. Work a little volumizing gel into your bangs to give it even more of a boost. In general, bangs will draw attention to your face, away from your scalp.

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Step 4. Color your hair roots

If your roots are a different color from the rest of your hair, it will automatically focus on your parting. Make an appointment about once a month to recolor the roots. If you have highlights in your hair, you will probably need to reapply them every six to 12 weeks.

  • If you're concerned about the visibility of your scalp, choose a hair dye or highlight color that's close to your natural shade. This makes future growth of the hair roots less obvious.
  • There are also touch-up sticks that allow you to quickly touch up your hair on the go.
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Step 5. Work your hair up with a round brush if your hair is straight or slightly wavy

It may take some effort to make thin hair appear thick enough to hide your scalp, but the right tools can help. Take a round brush and use it to brush up a section of your hair in one stroke. Add some hairspray before putting the hair back down. Doing this around the parting of your hair should give you more volume.

A natural bristle brush is your best option if you have thin hair. The heat generated by metal brushes can damage the hair strands

Step 6. Place cooling rollers in the area of ​​the separation to add volume

After toweling or blow drying your hair, place it in Velcro rollers. Divide your hair into small segments and roll each one up from the bottom. Concentrate on your crown and parting. Let the rollers sit for at least 10 minutes.

Rollers are sold in a wide variety of sizes. Experiment to see which ones work best for you


  • Avoid too much sun and don't smoke to keep your hair healthy.
  • Pamper yourself with a microfiber towel to dry your hair. It will absorb the moisture faster and keep your hair from getting frizzy and show more of your scalp.
  • Talk to your doctor before taking any medication to prevent thinning of your hair.

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