I admit that in the last year, the thing I’ve been researching most when it comes to hair is the best hair treatment for thinning hair. I found several things, from hair health vitamins and supplements for hair and health to good shampoos for thinning hair. A lot of theory, but nothing really practical… Still, the question is, did they have any good effect on my hair or they were just another hair improvement myths?
Probably this picture isn’t the best one, but thinning hair is by definition the type of hair with a lot of volume and healthy hair in the upper side and very damaged ends. The hair typically gets thinner from the ends to the root.
WHAT IT MEANS: As I said before, we usually lose around 100 hairs a day, which is absolutely a normal thing, but do we have to worry if we notice this number is actually much bigger? Probably…
If hair falls out in strands, it means it’s not doing very well and that there is something that lies under this pretty massive fall. In this case the hairs usually fall out of the roots, so you get the feeling of having “less hair”.
THE USUAL CAUSE: You may not believe it, but the most common factor that makes hair thinner is actually STRESS. When I first heard it, I was like “What does it have to do with it all, seriously?!”. There’s actually a big connection between stress and hair state. Now, when I say “stress” I don’t necessarily mean that situation when you have to finish a project for work and you’re desperate because you don’t have enough time. No. Stress is actually represented by a very powerful psychological factor, something really tough or unexpected. It could be losing someone you love, getting a divorce or even losing a job. These are just a few examples, stress is actually very likely to appear in many situations.
THE MEDICAL CAUSES: One of the most common medical causes for thinning hair are hormonal derangements and treatments with certain medicines that have this as a side effect. Diabetes could also make hair thinner and experts say that a sudden massive hair thinning could be a sign of a diabetes occurrence. Other medical causes are anemia and iron or protein deficiency.
WHAT TO DO: The first thing you have to do is to find the cause of the thinning. If you have recently started taking a drug, you should check the side effects and find whether hair thinning is one of them or not. If you see it on the list, then it’s better to consult the doctor or the pharmacist and change the drug with one that doesn’t produce hair thinning.
If you also have other symptoms that could suggest something more serious, then it’s better to see a doctor, just to make sure everything is all right. There may not be anything wrong, and if there is any problem, there are a lot of simple treatments.
If you don’t see anything else unusual going on with your body, then you could start taking vitamin D supplements. This is a tip for helping your hair grow and strengthen.
WHAT I AM DOING: I’m still confronting with hair thinning… Though I don’t think I would ever get rid of it, my hair seems to be improving day by day. I’m using specially designed for thinning hair products and guess what? They seem to be working pretty well.
RECOMMENDATIONS: As I said, probably the most important thing you can do for thinning hair is taking properly care of it. If you’re doing your best and it doesn’t seem to be improving, then try again! There must be a solution, a better product you haven’t tried before and that could have a better effect. Seriously, don’t give it up! I will show you some of the products that work for me, but these are definitely not the only ones that make your hair healthier. There are a lot of things you can try, here are just some.
Also, note that curly hair is much more likely to get thinner at the ends than straight or wavy hair. It’s about this type of hair’s structure.
As I’m still dealing with hair thinning, I’m really curios if there is any product better than the ones I know, that would miraculously get my hair better. So if you have any idea, you really have to tell me this! 😀