Six Hair Care Tips for Women With Thinning Hair
Nearly 35 million women experience anxiety and stress caused by rapidly thinning hair every year. It can also strain your pocketbook when you cannot find the right products. Fortunately, these six inexpensive alternatives can effectively combat noticeably thinning hair.
Stay away from hairstyles that pull on the hair. These styles tend to stretch and cause damage and breakage. Ponytails, braids, buns, anything that can pull or tighten your strands should be avoided if you want to keep your hair intact. Instead, wear it down and loose. If you do not like it that way, you should consider cutting it shorter with some layers. As a result, your hair will look fuller and be less prone to breakage.
For other hairstyling ways to achieve a fuller and thicker look take a look at our article, “8 Tips & Tricks To Make Your Hair Look Thicker.”
Take a vitamin supplement. A few vitamins are helpful for thinning hair. Biotin is known for helping hair to strengthen and grow. However, many foods contain biotin, so most people do not need to supplement.
Vitamin A is necessary for growth, and it also will keep your hair moisturized. However, this vitamin can have adverse effects if you take too much. Take a low dose if you want to supplement. Many foods contain this vitamin, including carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and kale.
Many people have low levels of Vitamin D, which is known to cause hair loss. A simple test from your doctor could tell if your levels are low. A supplement would be advised if so.
(Alway consult with your doctor before adding any vitamins to your daily schedule)
Shampoos and Conditioners
Use shampoos and conditioners with natural ingredients. Many shampoos and conditioners have harmful chemicals that can dry out and damage your scalp and hair. Avoid any products that include sulfates, silicones, alcohol, or parabens.
There are products that do not contain these harmful chemicals that can be found in your local pharmacy or beauty supply shop. You may have to look a little harder to find them. Read the labels.
If you would like to speak with a professional regarding what products are best, feel free to reach out to The Public Image Salon. We supply the best products for all types of hair, including thinning hair, right in our salon.
To strengthen and thicken hair to achieve a much fuller look, we highly recommend the GrandeHAIR Rejuvenation Serum. However, we can provide you with a hair consultation during your hair appointment or you can visit our beauty supply store and we will be happy to guide you with the best products for your individual needs.
Mousse, Gels, Hairsprays
Avoid styling products such as mousse, gels, or heavy hairsprays that can put weight and stress on your hair follicles. These products can weigh the hair down and cause it to stiffen up and break more easily. So whenever possible, don’t use these products at all. If you must, though, look for a light hairspray that will keep your hair feeling soft without becoming still and brittle.
Try to avoid heat on your hair. Hairstyling tools from blow dryers to curling irons and hair straighteners can cause damage to your hair. Heat can dry it out and leave it brittle and prone to breakage. If you need to use these appliances, try to keep the heat level down low. The less heat, the better your hair will be.
Massage your scalp to increase blood flow. Increasing the blood flow to your follicles can help stimulate hair growth.
Use the pads of your fingers for a gentle massage starting at the top of your scalp and moving down the back and sides. To make the massage more beneficial, add natural oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, or almond oil. This spa treatment can be performed at home and will leave you and your hair feeling relaxed.
Ideally, no woman would ever have to face thinning hair. However, since this is not a perfect world, stick with these hair care guidelines to combat breakage and hair loss. These rules are simple and far more affordable than purchasing expensive prescription hair treatments or scalp solutions.