how to stop hair from thinning

How to Stop Hair From Thinning

Thinning hair is among one of the most frustrating things for a person to experience. People always think that this mostly happens to men, however, they are wrong, it happens to plenty of women too. Luckily there are plenty of options available to stop and slow down the thinning process. For those of us who have plenty of extra cash, they can do a hair transplant like Wayne Rooney, which is hands down the most effective way to get your hair back. However, for most people, this is too expensive. Here I will give you some practical and easy ways on how to stop hair from thinning.

Stop over-treating your hair

Many people suffer from hair loss simply because they are putting too many chemicals on their hair, this disrupts the natural hair growth pattern. Using heat products also ruins the hair and kill it. Both of these cause the hair to fall out. Try ditching unnatural hair treatments for a couple of months and see if your hair improves at all.

Brushing your hair the right way

Are You Guilty of Brushing your Hair the Wrong Way?

Who would have thought that there’s a right and wrong way to brushing hair? Well, actually, funnily enough, there is. Brushing your hair from the top to bottom pulls out a lot of hair in the process. Brush your hair starting from the bottom which will be much more gentle on your hair. Read my post here on how to brush your hair the right way.

Don’t wear your hair up too tightly

Hair is sensitive so you gotta treat it that way. When you wear it up and it’s very tight it will strain on your hair and make it likely for some hair to fall out. Also, be careful with your bobble/pony choice, many of them cause hair to fall out. A great one is the invisi bobble which is like a curved plastic ring that holds the hair. You can get one here at Boots. I’m obsessed with them at the moment and they’re super stylish too!

Are you getting all of the vitamins and minerals that you need?

Make sure you don’t have an iron or B12 deficiency. Lacking any of these can cause unnecessary hair loss. There are plenty of supplements that you can take. Also, make sure you are getting enough protein because apparently hair is made of protein!

Use hair products that target hair growth

Use hair products that already have the added minerals and nutrients that your hair needs. The right hair products can also destroy any lurking bacteria that can cause further hair loss. Check out these hair products.

Don’t forget to look after your scalp

Hair grows from the scalp which means, from a common-sense perspective that looking after your scalp should be just as important as looking after your hair. It’s very easy to overlook the scalp and it does mean washing your hair will take an extra minute. The best way to look after your scalp is to massage your scalp in a circular motion after you have applied shampoo or conditioner. This will reduce stress and help improve hair growth. Don’t skip this because it can make all the difference in thinning hair.

See a trichologist

Some hair problems are medical or hormonal. If you have tried a few of my tips and your hair is still thinning, go and see a trichologist. They will be able to rule out and find the underlying issue. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

I hope you found these tips on how to stop hair from thinning useful. There are many different tips and tricks out there but these are the ones that I find are the most useful and practical. Remember that a bit of hair loss is totally normal and hair does naturally shed a bit every day, so there’s no need for worrying if it’s only a little.

Let me know if you tried any of these tips and what worked for you! Looking forward to hearing from you.

Hollie xx

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  1. Teri Calhoun says:

    This post was very informative and interesting.  As an older woman I am very interested in the subject of thinning hair.  For someone with very curly hair I have learned the hard way that there is a right and wrong way to brush one’s hair; or should I say a painful and less painful way.  Nutrients are also very important to the health of your hair and massage, I would think, keeps good circulation in the scalp which allows the nutrients we eat to nourish the scalp as well.  I have a friend who has verry long hair that is thinning so badly that she appears to be bald in places.  Could you recommend something for her problem?

    1. Like you say, nutrients are very important! Sometimes our hair also needs to eat the right things.

      If your friend has very long hair, I recommend cutting it, it will help it stay thicker. Also, she should see a doctor to rule out any serious problems. 

      Good luck!

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