Celebrities are just like ordinary people — seriously — even when it comes to hair issues and concerns like balding. In Hollywood, men have a difficult enough time freely displaying bald heads, so when actresses and models experience hair loss, it’s usually a hush-hush topic.
But that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
In recent years, more female celebs have stepped up to share details about their hair loss, whether as a cause of a medical condition, genetics, or the overuse of extensions and weaves.
And if you’re wondering how they still manage to look like they have a lush head of hair when they’re out about, this is the one red carpet trick celebrities swear by for hiding bald spots.
Hair loss in women is not uncommon — at all. In fact, is estimated that 50 percent of women will experience noticeable hair loss at some time in their life, including loss as a result of hormonal changes that can occur during and after pregnancy and menopause. There are rumors that classic stars like Marilyn Monroe lost hair from over processing, but were forced to keep those details under wraps because women were discouraged from talking about hair loss.
Luckily, we live in different times and are becoming more open, and less ashamed, about hair loss.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Keira Knightley, and Sarah Hyland are just a few of the female celebs who have come forward to share their hair loss journeys as the result of alopecia or chronic disorders that disrupt the balance of hormones in the body.
After having a kidney transplant, Hyland even took to Instagram to ask for help restoring the condition of her hair: “Help, help, help,” she wrote. “What hair-care products are out there for thinning hair? This 27-year-old would like to know.”
Celebrities like Knightley and Wendy Williams, who has thinning hair because of thyroid disease, have revealed that their secret is that they wear wigs. Today’s wigs are a higher quality than ever before and can look completely natural.
If wigs are not in your budget or do not sound appealing, there’s another red carpet secret that you can actually purchase on Amazon.
Another option for creating thicker looking hair is to use a protein-rich spray like Toppik, which has fibers that build up hair texture and are resistant to wind, rain, and sweat. This popular product helps fill in the gaps if you have thinning hair and balding spots, and looks totally natural. The formula comes in nine shades.
One reviewer writes: “I can't live without these hair building fibers. I have severely thinning hair on the top and sides of my head (hypothyroid) but the Toppik fibers cover it so well that even people who have known me with thick hair tell me they can't tell that I've lost so much. It's been a massive boost to my self-confidence and I re-order as soon as I get low.”