Changing hair color is more than just hiding the gray or a hair loss treatment for women. It’s about changing your appearance, your identity. The right color can bring out your inner sexiness, increase your confidence and improve your mood. In essence, simply changing the color of your hair gives you the ability to try on a new personality –become a new person in a matter of hours. There is not much else you can do in just a couple of hours to completely transform yourself.

“Could coloring my hair be contributing to my thinning hair?” This is a common question women, and even men, who are experiencing hair loss ask us almost on a daily bases.

Which Is Better For Thinning Hair – Coloring Or Highlights

The answer. It depends. When applied correctly, some color treatments can help add texture to hair strands causing them to swell. For example, when you color hair a darker shade or a different shade that is complementary to your current shade, your stylist is adding or depositing color molecules onto the hair strand. However, lightening your hair requires removing the melanin (color molecules) from your hair. This is what gives it the lighter or blonder look.

If you are trying to hide thinning hair or hair loss, darkening your hair color may accentuate the skin beneath your strands. A better option might be a combination of highlights and lowlights, which can create contour and the illusion of texture. Using demi-permanent color is another good option for thinning hair.

User Beware: Not All Color Treatment Products Are Created Equal

Coloring your hair can dry it out causing it to become brittle, but coloring in and of itself does not make hair fall out. Hair loss happens when damage is done at the root, under the scalp. So why do some people seem to lose their hair after coloring? The answer may be in the dye.

Hair dyes vary greatly in their chemical make-up. While many may be harmless, some dyes have ingredients such as Para phenylenediamine (PPD) that for some people may cause serious allergic reactions. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium, and is usually temporary. Once the allergic reaction is treated, your hair should grow back.

Finding Answers

We encourage you to find out more about the variety of options available to treat hair loss in men and women. If you're concerned about your thinning hair or hair loss, it's important to consult with an experienced hair restoration professional.

To learn more about treating hair loss and regrowth treatment options or to consult with a Capillus specialist in your area click here or call Capillus for more information at (786) 888-6249 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 272-9599.