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August 22, 2016

How-To: Build Weight In Thinning Hair


How-To: Build Weight In Thinning Hair

After having her son, Charity noticed her edges were falling out and her hair was thinning. “It was heartbreaking and surprising,” she said. So she tried Nioxin—and was blown away. Nine years later, she’s still using Nioxin’s System 5 because it works.

Charity’s story probably sounds familiar—you definitely have a skinny-stranded client that could use some oomph. This cutting technique is perfect for those with coarse, dense, dry hair, and the minimal layering keeps the weight line strong.

Hear Charity’s Story!


  • 1

    Apply System 5 Scalp Treatment, then blow-dry the hair with Diamax and layer with a cocktail of Rejuvenating Elixir and Definition Crème prior to her cut to create a smooth, luxurious blowout and ensure cutting accuracy. Section the hair into four quadrants.

  • 2

    Cut the perimeter to no elevation, point-cutting for a more natural line.

  • 3

    Point-cut interior layers for movement and fullness.

  • 4

    To maintain the strength at the perimeter, blend minimally or not at all.

  • 5

    Apply Regular Hold Niospray and use a ¾-inch iron to curl the hair. Allow each curl to set until cool, then separate curls by hand and finish with Strong Hold Niospray.

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