Dr. Oz: Thinning Hair
Dr. Oz kicked off his show by saying up to half of women will experience thinning hair by age 50. This is not the total baldness nightmare you’re having when reading that sentence, but more subtle, irritating thinness like the scalp showing through or the part getting a little wider.
Marcy, Denise, and Lisa all had thinning hair issues, so Dr. Oz asked celebrity hair stylist Sally Hershberger and natural hair expert “Curly” Nikki Walton to help out. They had the best tips and tricks for Marcy, Denise, and Lisa.
Nikki Walton said the things women do to their hair cause hair loss, such as heat styling, excessive washing, abusing blow dryers, and putting their hair in that same tired bun or ponytail. The other cause is hormones. As we age, we can lose our hair. That’s just a part of life. Sally believes in styling hair certain ways to make women look 10 years younger.
Dr. Oz: Pre-Shampooing
Curly Nikki said it’s important to protect against thinning hair with a “pre-poo” or “pre-shampoo.” This protects the strands with a layer of oil to defend against damage. Curly Nikki recommends coconut oil for fine hair, amla oil for medium hair, and castor oil for thick hair. For alma oil, you need to go to a health food store to make sure you’re getting alma oil.
Just put these oils in your hair 15 to 30 minutes before showering, then shower and wash it all out. Marcy did a pre-poo right before coming out onto Dr. Oz’s stage. Marcy loved the change in her hair.
Dr. Oz: Color Powder for Thinning Hair
Denise had thinning right at the part of her hair. Sally Hershberger and Curly Nikki also had some tricks for her hair. Curly Nikki recommended color powder for her. Find one that matches your root color. Color powder will absorb excess oils and cover up the thinning parts.
Sally also cut Denise’s bangs right on Dr. Oz’s stage. She cut them right below the eyebrow line to add volume. Then she fluffed Denise’s hair everywhere else. Denise liked it a lot.
Dr. Oz: Nighttime Hair Routine
Curly Nikki also recommended a nighttime hair routine. Many women have nightly skin care regimens, but most don’t have hair regimens. This will help your hair be healthier.
The first step is to massage your scalp for 5 minutes. Then, make sure to sleep with a high, loose ponytail with a loose holder like a scrunchie. Finally, get rid of your cotton pillowcases and get satin instead, because the cotton takes all the moisture out of your hair.
Lisa got a haircut from Sally, who got rid of her split ends and cut the front of her hair slightly to frame her hair. She loved the new look.