We have to deal with thinning hair as we grow older. We often grow “bald spots,” sometimes in just a few limited areas in the scalp. Sometimes, the hair thins in a general direction.
Aside from the natural process of aging, there are many other causes for thinning hair. Fine hair, especially, has a strong tendency to grow thin. The frequent use of strong chemicals in hair treatments makes you prone to thinning hair. Stress has also been identified as another common cause. The lack of certain essential nutrients in your diet can also be party to this condition. So can some medications you take for certain medical conditions. It can also be hereditary.
Whatever the cause of your condition, there are certain things which can be done to lessen the impact of thinning hair. The condition can also be managed, if not downright eliminated. What are some of the most effective tips or treatments for thinning hair?
Be faithful to the habit of washing your hair. Although this may look pretty basic, and essential — hygiene-wise, you have to appreciate the reality that fine/ thinning hair retains dirt more than healthy and robust hair. Thus, it becomes important to wash your hair more often than those who are blessed with thick locks. Make sure, though that you do so in the gentlest way possible. Do not scrub. Do not use excessively hot water. Fine hair tends to break easily, so you have to handle it with kid gloves.
Use a shampoo/conditioner treatment which builds volume so that your hair will look thicker and more voluminous than it is.
Avoid combing or brushing your hair more than called for. And when you do so, do it very gently.
If you have thinning hair only in a specific site in your head, you can choose a hairstyle which will not make the condition too noticeable. A professional in the field of hair-care and styling can help you craft a style which will suit you. Using hair color can also go a long way in making your hair appear fuller. Consider fresh and innovative hairstyles. Opt for one which will camouflage your mane’s limits. There are chic approaches which give the illusion of thick, lush, and full tresses. Do not be afraid to play with styles and colors. Be adventurous. If your hair is short, grow it out. If it is long, cut it short. If you have straight tresses, curl them.
More often than not, thinning hair stays in one or more areas, with the other parts, remaining thick. If this is your case, play up the healthy parts through the use of highlights or color. Play up the advantages. This will veer interest off the thinning portion.
If you want to get a permanent, choose gentle and big waves. Tight ones tend to result in greater harm to thinning hair. Also, make sure that your stylist uses a top-caliber product with a minimum of harmful ingredients.
If you have long hair, and you notice that it is starting to thin out, consider getting hair extensions.
Take on an eating plan which is hair-friendly. Include iron and protein – elements essential to building fortified keratin, the scalp’s outer-layer. Spinach, nuts, beans, legumes/lentils and meat are rich in these nutrients. Including foods which are rich in these will go a long way to making your hair healthier and stronger. This is a natural and healthy treatment for thinning hair.
Consider the benefits of olive oil. Although its use will not prevent the thinning of hair, a natural olive oil massage/treatment every week can make your mane more lustrous, making it look thicker in the process.2016-08-18