As we grow older, most of us expect at some point in time to be affected by thinning hair. In fact, as far as women are concerned, more women consult a medical professional about thinning hair rather than about hair loss. So if this problem affects so many of us, is there something that can be done.
Firstly, hair thinning can be caused by a number of factors, such as hormonal changes, poor diet, or by scalp problems. It can also be caused by an overuse of styling products that cause the hair to break sooner than it should. As your body can only replace hair at a certain rate, it may not be able to grow new hair fast enough to replace the hair that is breaking.
The good news is that most of these hair thinning contributors can be treated quickly and easily without complex treatment.
Changing your diet to increase the amount of protein, vitamins B12 and B6, and zinc can help combat hair thinning as all of these vitamins (and others) help to promote healthy, strong hair growth and improve circulation to the scalp.
Giving yourself a gentle scalp massage and ensuring you wash your hair regularly using a mild shampoo can help remove excess oils from the scalp that could be preventing your new hair growth from appearing. Naturally, you need to make sure that your rinse out all traces of your shampoo residue otherwise you are not doing your scalp any favors.
Alternatively you could try one of the hair thickening products that are available on the market. There are many different brands available, but the downside with most of them is that they only offer a temporary solution. Indeed some of them will only last until you next get your hair wet. So whilst they can be a good short term fix, for a long term solution it can be a somewhat cumbersome choice.
One quick fix to cover thinning hair, which may or may not work for you, is to change your hairstyle. Consulting a good hairdresser may help you to find a new style which works to cover that patch of thinner hair until your hair has had chance to grow back. Alternatively you could decide to shave off all your remaining head hair. That way no-one will know that you suffer from thinning hair.
But perhaps most importantly, if you do suffer from thinning hair, it is important to consult a medical professional to find out what the cause is. The quicker you establish the cause, the sooner you can embark on the correct treatment for you.