Thinning Hair For Dummies(Cure for Thinning Hair)

  • Thinning hair was traditionally classed as a male problem, but today women are increasingly at risk of thinning hair.

    For example, in the USA 70 million people have thin-looking hair: 40 million men and 30 million women.

    That number will increase - 4 million more women and 4.7 million more men will have thin-looking hair in the next decade.

    The problem will grow as the population ages. By age 65, 48% of all women have noticeably thin-looking hair. 75% of all men report they have thin-looking hair(https://www.thinhairgrowthguide.com/frontal-hair-loss-receding-hair-lines/).

    Men have their hair thin out around the hairline, at the back of the head, and at the crown.

    Woman’s hair thinning(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684510/) is more spread out over the area between the bangs and the crown of the head.

    It’s important not to confuse the expressions "thin hair," "fine hair," and "thinning hair". They’re quite different.

    • Thin hair has to do with the actual number of hairs on your scalp.

    • Fine hair refers to the texture or size of the individual hair strands.

    • Thinning hair is hair that is in the process of becoming sparser.

    Cause of Thinning Hair :

    • Genetic predisposition - a family history of thinning hair.

    • Health problems such as Hyperthyroid.

    • Medications - chemotherapy, hormone medications, birth control pills.

    • Stress and trauma.

    • Disorders of the immune system.

    • Poor nutrition and diet.

    • Vitamin or mineral deficiency, particularly iron.

    • External environmental toxins and pollutants.

    • Constant pulling or tension on the hair.

    • Over-processing the hair (frequent chemical processes).

    • Aging.

    Treatment for Thinning Hair

    Cure for Thinning Hair

    The best way to deal with the thinning hair is to find out the source of your problem.

    • If you color, highlight, straighten or perm your hair - give your hair a rest for a few months.

    • Use styling products sparingly - too much will weigh your hair down.

    • Avoid products that contain alcohol.

    • To camouflage your thinning hair, go for a short cut rather than long hair.

    • The length will only emphasize the thinning.

    • Use hair restorative shampoo and conditioner – they are proven to reduce the occurrence of thinning hair.

    • Use hair products designed to add volume.

    • Do not comb your hair when wet, let it dry naturally and finger comb it.

    • Don't comb or brush your hair too often.

    • Use a wide-tooth comb.

    • Don't use a blow dryer on thinning hair.

    • Don't braid your hair, or use ponytail.

    • Head massages used in conjunction with plant-based products can stimulate hair growth.

    • Eat healthily and take a good multi-vitamin and calcium supplement.

    • Drink sufficient amounts of water daily.