What To Do If You Have Thinning Hair


Just because your hair is thinning doesn't mean there's nothing you can do to improve your hair density. Here are a few tips on what to do with your thinning hair.

Most people will deal with thinning hair at some point in their lives. Most people don't know what to do about it. 50% of women over the age of 50 reports noticeable hair loss. 

Necessities for Natural Hair Health

Our bodies need essential vitamins and nutrients to thrive. Thinning hair is one way the body tells us we're not getting enough of something in our diet. It's not the only reason, but the hair does feed on protein, vitamin B, and iron, so if you want to improve hair health make sure you're getting enough of these three nutrients. Zinc is another major roleplayer in overall hair health. If your hair needs a boost, try improving your diet with more intake of protein and iron, and add some zinc and vitamin B supplements as well.

Scalp Stimulation and Sensitivity

Taking care of the scalp is very underrated. We often forget about our scalp health because it's covered with hair, and we can't see the top of our head without a mirror. A common cause of hair density loss comes from hair follicles closing, which happens when your scalp isn't being stimulated enough.

Give yourself a really good, stimulating head massage in the shower, rubbing the pads of your fingers in a circular motion all over your scalp. Consider using a tea tree oil-infused shampoo to stimulate blood flow to your scalp.

Scalp treatment is a service you can get at some hair salons. They'll comb your scalp with a special brush that lifts dead skin, opening up the follicles, and then they shampoo and deep condition your hair with a vigorous scalp massage.

Overshampooing and over-conditioning are both overlooked causes of hair loss. Overshampooing strips away the natural oil your scalp produces to keep your hair follicles healthy, causing them to close.

Over-conditioning has a similar effect, clogging the pores with what is basically lotion you're dolloping onto your head on a daily basis.

Consider shampooing once every 2-3 days instead of daily.

Style For Volume

It's easy to create the illusion of thicker and fuller hair by blow drying and styling techniques. Opt for a ceramic hair dryer as ionic blow dryers can flatten the hair shaft making it look too flat. Aim the nozzle at your roots and for an extra boost of volume. You can also use hotrollers (pick larger sized rollers) and roll the curls away from your face. Once your curls are have cooled down you can use texturizing spray at the roots for more lift. Use dry shampooo the day after in order to revive your style and create more volume.  

Stress and Hormonal Imbalance

Stress is a leadingcause of hair loss. If you live in a stressful environment at work or home, consider what you can do to decrease your stress levels. Meditation, exercise, changing jobs, finding a new hobby, and improving your personal relationships are all great ways to decrease stress levels.

Hormonal imbalance is related to stress, but can also come from poor diet, aging, physical inactivity, and heredity. If you feel your hormones are imbalanced, see a doctor and try to remedy this imbalance through natural means. You will be surprised at the positive effect this has on your hair health.

These are just a few ways you can improve your thinning hair. If you take action on any of these tips, you will notice an improvement in your overall health and your thinning hair.

Author Bio : Jackie C is the founder of Her Glow Up, a beauty site with the latest insider scoops on beauty trends, makeup and hair. 

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