Tackling Thinning Hair


If you’ve noticed that your hair is thinning, or if a loved one’s hair is thinning, you may have a lot of questions on the subject. You may also be wondering what you can do to combat this natural process and make your hair thicker, or, at least, feel and look thicker. Here’s some information on the subject that can help.

Why Does Hair Thin?

Hair thinning and hair loss is extremely common as we age. In fact, nearly everyone will experience some degree of hair loss as the years pass by. There are various reasons for this. One is that the average person’s rate of hair growth simply slows as their body ages. Hair strands can also become smaller and have less pigment. Even if you had thick, coarse hair during your younger years, those reaching middle age and older ages tend to find themselves with thin, fine, light-colored hair. You may find that many of your hair follicles stop producing new hairs too. Men can often start showing signs of baldness by the time they are 30 years old, with many being completely or almost bald by the age of 60. This is called male-pattern baldness, which often starts out at the temples or at the top of the head, and is related to the normal function of the male hormone testosterone. Women can develop female-pattern baldness, where hair becomes finer and you may start to see the scalp through hair.

How to Tackle Thinning Hair

There are, of course, various things you can do to combat signs of thinning hair. Here are a few that you might want to take into consideration.

Hair Transplants and Treatments

Perhaps the most effective way to tackle thinning hair is to have a hair transplant or a hair treatment like FUE hair transplantation (Follicular Unit Extraction) carried out. These procedures can help your body to start naturally growing your own, natural hair again. It’s important that you choose a qualified professional if you do choose to have these procedures, ensuring that they are training and have plenty of experience alongside good reviews.

Scalp Massage

Scalp massages can encourage circulation in your scalp, which can, in turn, encourage hair growth through stimulation of the hair follicles. Whether you decide to go for a professional massage or use a range of home head massaging tools, this is a step that can really help.

A Healthy, Balanced Diet

A healthy and balanced diet can give your body the nutrients it needs to thrive. Look to get plenty of vitamin A, B, C, D and E in your diet, as well as iron, zinc and plenty of protein. If you’re struggling to tick all of these boxes, you could also try supplements.

Essential Oils

Many people claim that essential oils can help with hair growth. Popular options include Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Cedarwood and Lemongrass - and they all smell great too!

These are just a few suggestions, but each could help you to encourage and promote hair growth with the best results.

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