Thinning hair can be an extremely detrimental experience for both a man and a woman experiencing the condition. The main issue with it is that it can be difficult to cover up depending on the stage of hair loss a person is in. Someone in the more advanced stages will find it very difficult to cover up the loss on their scalp. For women, it can be even more difficult because women are not typically known to be affected by genetic hair loss the way men are affected by the condition. Women usually experience loss all over their scalp, and the front of the hairline remains more unaffected – this is different from male pattern baldness where for men the front of the hairline is more affected and as the stages progress, the hairline is pushed back farther and farther – also called a receding hairline.
There are several things you can do about thinning hair to make it stop or make it less noticeable. For styling purposes for women, make sure not to use any gels or pomades on the thinning hair as this can weigh it down significantly. Lightweight mousse is way more ideal since it won't weigh it down but will still give it thickness and fullness. For men, it may help to use a thickening shampoo and conditioner to fake the appearance of fuller hair – and it is also recommended for men not to use pomades or gels. Basically, if it's lightweight, you have a better chance of creating that appearance of thick hair.
If one is looking to treat thinning hair there are several options, including medical therapy and topical treatments. For women, the treatments are much more limited than they are for men. Propecia (only for men) is a medical therapy option but is not FDA-approved for women. So women are left with the topical treatments, both chemical and nonchemical, to treat their thinning follicles. Rogaine for Women is an option, and it contains the chemical minoxidil for the treatment of female pattern (and also male pattern) baldness. There are also natural hair loss treatment options for both men and women – but the truth is you really have to test the products to determine which one will be best for you.