Thinning hair can be caused by a variety of reasons - be it lifestyle habits, genetics, a combination of both, of certain medical conditions.
The good thing about hair thinning is, it does not happen overnight, so this means you have ample time to get the root cause identified, and remedied.
Below are some of the causes of hair loss:
- Over-treating your hair, such as using colour treatments, perms, and relaxers.
- Using products that are harsh for your hair, including extreme-hold hair sprays and gels.
- Wearing a tight ponytail. Yes, doing this can tug on your hair and pull them out of your follices, gradually causing thin/bald spots.
- Dietary elements can also cause thinning hair, such as not taking enough iron, folic acid, and other minerals that help follicles produce hair naturally.
- Stress can be a cause for hair to fall out too, as the condition produces the hormone cortisol, which kills of new hairs that are trying to grow out.
- Women who have just had a baby, and undergoing hormonal changes can also be prone to hair loss.
1) Scalp massage
This concerns applying gentle pressure around your scalp to encourage blood flow.
2) Use anti-thinning shampoo
This shampoo provides volume for your hair, and also contain vitamins and amino acids to promote a healthier scalp.
3) Take multivitamins
An overall good health is crucial to ensure one has a healthy scalp. Certain nutrient deficiency can cause hair fall, so get yourself screened so that your doctor can recommend a daily multivitamin. Nutrients like iron, folic acid, and zinc keep your hair thick and strong, so try and take these. However, make sure that you take the right recommended dosage as an overdose of certain nutrients have caused more harm than good.
4) Consume Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids
Omega-6 can be found in plants while Omega-3 is find in fish and some seeds. The former is crucial to ensure overall skin health, which benefits the scalp, while Omega-3 helps your body fight inflammation, which causes numerous conditions, including premature hair loss.
Thinning hair can grow back, depending on what caused it to thin in the first place. If a person loses hair due to nutrient deficiencies, stress, pregnancy, or other non-genetic reasons, regrowth is possible.
However, sudden hair thining or hair falling out in clumps could be signs of an underlying medical condition, which requires you to seek immediate medical attention.
In any case, if you experience heavier-than-usual hair fall, or a rapidly receding hairline, it is best to seek a doctor's help.
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