Unlike extensive hair loss, thinning hair doesn’t necessarily lead to baldness. However, it does highlight the appearance of sparse spots of hair. While thinning hair happens more gradually, it gives you time to identify the causes and determine the best treatments.
Wash Less Frequently
Too much shampoo or frequent washing damages your hair because it strips the good oils along with the bad, which dries hair out and makes it brittle and difficult to style. Hair washing frequency depends on your hair type. Generally, you should wash your scalp at least twice a week with shampoo indicated for your hair type.
Conditioner is an essential step in maintaining healthy hair. It replenishes moisture and natural oils lost during shampooing. Also, volumizing conditioners work to strengthen each strand and provide more volume per strand, helping hair look thicker.
Make Good Hair Choices
When it comes to thinning hair, the products and styling tools you use can accentuate the appearance of hair loss.
You Are What You Eat
This old adage is definitely true when it comes to your hair. As hair follicles are made of mostly protein, a healthy diet filled with protein and other vital nutrients is important for hair health. Make sure you’re eating enough and select a variety of foods, including:
Check Your Medications & Supplements
Certain medications can interfere with hair growth or loss. As people age, they develop more health issues, requiring more medications for conditions like heart disease or high cholesterol, which can affect hair. Women should expect a fair amount of hair loss after stopping hormone-based medications or after pregnancy.
If you are taking medications that contribute to your thinning hair, ask your doctor for advice to counteract hair loss.
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