How to Hide Your Scalp When Parting Thin Hair

By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa

Among the undesirable effects of thinning hair is the appearance of the scalp, particularly along the part line. An expanding part can be remedied with a combination of products and styling, allowing you to feel more confident and comfortable with your hair and your overall appearance.

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With a few extra steps, you can enjoy hair that appears fuller.

Step 1

Cleanse your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, avoiding humectant products which can weigh down hair and leave the scalp exposed.

Step 2

Towel dry your hair gently, utilizing a blotting technique rather than vigorously rubbing your scalp with your towel.

Step 3

Apply a volumizing styling product, such as mousse or leave-in conditioner. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair and prepare for blow drying.

Step 4

Blow dry your hair on medium heat, using a boar bristle brush to minimize damage. Gain volume by flipping your head upside down while drying, or gently raising sections of your hair on the brush and moving the hair dryer down the length of each section.

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A back comb eliminates a long, noticeable part line.

Step 5

Part your hair along your preferred part line. A semi-part, which runs from the front of the scalp to the middle of the head, is a stylish and practical way to minimize scalp exposure. Back comb the rest of your hair to improve volume and avoid a long and pronounced part.

Step 6

Apply a temporary concealing color directly to your scalp if necessary. These products are available at beauty supply stores or drugstores and provide a short-term fix to a noticeable scalp.

Step 7

Preserve your style by spraying your hair lightly with a flexible hold hair spray.