RANKED: TOP 5 COVER UP POWDERS FOR A THINNING HAIRLINE
Five Products to Help Cover Up That Thinning Hairline
By Kimberly Webber
(COSMO) - It’s no fun to watch your hair clog up the shower drain, or to see your hair part growing wider and wider. For most of us a thinning hairline is inevitable. As we get older, more of our hair roots stop regenerating new hair follicles. And while it may not mean you’ll go completely bald, you may see your hair thin, leaving you with embarrassing patches that are hard to conceal.
While there are shampoos and prescriptions that can help regrow your hair, those often take months to work, if at all. And you want a solution NOW. That’s where hairline cover up powders can help. Made from powders that adhere to the hair, they can help give the appearance of a thicker head of hair. But with dozens of options available, which hairline cover up powders are the best?
That’s where we come in. We worked with several beauty product reviewers and hair stylists to compile a list of the five best hairline cover up powders available on the market today. Through testing, ingredient research, and pricing, we’ve ranked the five best for you… Let’s get started!
This is by far the best hairline cover up powder available. Liaison’s Volume Fiber Hair Thickening Powder uses the natural ingredient Keratin, which is a fiber found in your hair already, which is able to deliver a super natural look. It also includes Silica, an ingredient that can deliver nutrients to your hair to stop your hair from thinning while making it healthier, so the more you use the Volume Fiber, the less you need. The powder can be sprinkled onto your thinning hairline and easily brushed in for an amazing look. We discovered Liaison’s Volume Fiber after they offered us the secret 50% discount code SECRET50, making it also one of the most affordable products on our list.
By far, Liaison Volume Fiber, is the safest and most effective cover up powder for thinning hair.
With an array of colors, Boldify is a strong choice for anyone looking to hide a thinning hairline. They used plant-based ingredients that are safe on the head and hair. We found Boldify to work well, although we found the powder to stick together a little too much. The thickness actually became a little bit of an issue. This product may be better for people with very serious thinning hair.
TOPPIK is one of the leading brands for hair thickening powders and root touch-up. They use safe ingredients and offer a variety of products that can work for different issues. While our reviewers felt this was a great product to recommend, our hair stylists insisted TOPPIK is much better used for root touch up than it is for hair thickening. They claimed it looked too unnatural to use for anything else than a small root touch up. So while effective, it’s best to only use a small amount of TOPPIK.
After we all had a good laugh at the suggestive-looking hair fibers on the packaging of Aliver’s Hair Fibers, we tried the product out and we were pleasantly surprised. It adhered to the hair quite well, and looked very natural. Unfortunately, we weren’t as excited at the long list of ingredients that go into the product, some which seem more harmful than we’d like.
Specifically marketed to men, we found Monster’s Black Puff suitable for both men and women. It’s thinner powder doesn’t clump together and includes a nice list of natural ingredients that can condition your hair as you use the powder. We’d pop this product to the top if it had a better packaging for distribution on the hair. The spongy top makes it hard to evenly distribute on the hair. We found Liaison’s Volume Fiber a much better product for distribution and natural look.
While we feel we recommended some great products to help cover up that thinning hairline, we believe Liaison's product was the top choice. We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who helped create the rankings list and how Liaison’s Volume Fiber Hair Thickening Powder worked for her. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of hair thickeners. I was born with very thin hair, and feel like I tried every solution to no avail. When I was asked to help build this list of cover up powders, I just laughed. I’ve been tricked too many times into buying a wild spray or powder just to discover it’s a waste of money. So I’ve avoided these types of products at all costs.
But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by Liaison’s Volume Fiber. She said she’s been using it for months and no one’s noticed (not even me!). After showering and drying her hair, she would add the fiber to the thinning areas of her hair for a fuller look. I couldn’t believe it until she showed me a before and after photo of her hair. I was simply stunned.
I had always been self-conscious about my thinning hair, so I begged her to let me borrow her Volume Fiber, but instead she gave me a secret 50% off code, SECRET50, and I ordered my own Volume Fiber immediately.
I received a package two days later and applied the Volume Fiber the next morning after drying my hair. The application is super simple, after your hair is cleansed and dried, sprinkle the Volume Fiber throughout your hair and gently brush it through. You don’t need to massage it in too much, just enough to make sure it’s distributed evenly. That’s all you need!
What really excited me about Liaison’s Volume Fiber is the addition of Silica…
While most cover up powders use some form of Keratin, like Volume Fiber, many don’t include any ingredients to help condition and prevent future hair thinning.
SILICA is often referred to as the “beauty mineral” as it contains a healthy amount of nutrients and peptides that can help hair, skin, and nails.
When adding Liaison’s Volume Fiber to your hair, you’re adding a healthy amount of silica as well. The silica is able to penetrate your thinning hair to help thicken it and condition it for a healthier life, making it easier to look beautiful everyday!
After 4 weeks of using Liaison's Volume Fiber, I decided to check if I could see results… and wow! The areas of my hair that were previously patchy began to feel stronger and thicker. I was really pleased with how the Volume Fiber not only helped fill in my patches but condition my hair.
I’ve been converted into a Volume FIber believer, and hope you will, too.