Aug 20 , 2018

Combatting Thinning Hair

There are few things more alarming to a woman than to stand in front of a mirror and see a thinning hairline or dull/lackluster hair that has no volume. Most don’t realize that it is quite normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day, but losing more than can indicate a deeper issue. The good news is that ‘most’ times thinning hair is harmless and more a cosmetic concern rather than a health concern, but it is wise to keep a close watch. If after altering your hair care routine you continue to see significant hair loss, you should consult a physician about your concern and narrow down the cause. However, if the issue is not overly alarming, there are things that can be done to help. Keep reading for some good tips to help you find a great solution and eliminate or reduce your concern.

Hairstyles That Pull On Hairline

Most women love ponytails because of the simplicity of the hairstyle and it is a great way to keep your hair out of your eyes. The stress caused by ponytails, and another tight hairstyles such as braids or cornrows that pull too strongly on the delicate hair of your hairline, can and does cause loss and thinning to occur. If it is necessary that you keep your hair up in a ponytail or you enjoy that style, be sure to use a clip that is elastic or fabric rather than metal. Elastic helps ensure that your hair does not get tangled as easily and generally pulls out of your hair more easily when you remove the ponytail. Also pull hair up loosely, not super tight and severe, as the more tension and stress you add can result in hair loss.

High Heat

Every woman loves their curling iron, flat iron or straightener, but the heat from these devices are extremely difficult on hair. The heat causes bonds within the hair strands to fracture, which causes brittle hair that will break and fall out. If you must use irons of any sort, do not leave them on one area of your hair for too long. A good rule of thumb is to move the iron in and around your hair every 10 seconds or so. If you hear one of your iron devices ‘sizzle’ or you burn your finger, the heat setting is way too high, and that means it is also burning your hair. The best way, of course, is to try and let your hair dry as naturally as possible and to use some heat-protecting spray that might help lessen the damage that irons and blowdryers are doing to cause additional hair loss and damage. A great way to help add volume to hair without pulling on the hairline or involving heat and other methods is to use a clip on hair topper.

quality hair extensionsThe Pantry Is Your Friend

There are a lot of foods that are high in vitamins such as Vitamin B12, iron and zinc. All of these things can and do help restore and revitalize thinning hair. If your diet includes a lot of leafy greens, nuts, beans, fish, and even lean meats, then good for you as consuming these things may also help restore thinning and dull hair. Essential oils are also helpful with hair loss. Some of the most popular are lavender, rosemary, carrot, and cypress as they all contain regenerative and balancing properties among others.

Products That Restore

There are some products that target hair loss as it is such a huge concern for women. Many products, such as topical medications and hair-thickening gels, are aimed at specific issues and help to restore hair growth,containing various oils and minerals that aid in hair growth. A hair thickener or volumizing product coupled with a good quality hair extension can go a long way towards achieving the look and feel you are after.