May 6, 2012

Hair Thinning Treatment Tips for Women

No one wants to deal with the fact that their hair is thinning. However, for a woman, it can be especially traumatic. And while there are certainly immediate cosmetic options like weaves and wigs that can help to mask the problem, those don't get down to the root of the issue: how to stop (or at least hinder) the hair from thinning out in the first place.

If you're looking for some hair thinning tips for women, here are a few helpful ones.

Watch your diet. Some people think that it's just a myth that your diet can affect the overall appearance of your hair, but the truth of the matter is that anything that we take into our bodies, one way or another, affects our appearance. Our hair, on average, grows between ¼ and ½ of an inch per month and what we eat definitely speaks to how healthy those hair strands are. Some of the foods that are good for the hair include salmon, green vegetables, poultry, nuts and whole grains.

Use volumizing hair products. A lot of women with thinning hair also have hair that is naturally fine and limp. This is why selecting products for naturally fine hair is a wise idea. There are many options that are available at various drug stores, but a lot of them contain beeswax that can actually clog your hair follicles and weigh the hair down (so be sure to check the labels). High-end products like Kerastase Mousse (the volume amplifying kind) and Frederic Fekkai Full Volume Mousse are both highly-praised for how they take hair from limp to full in just a matter of moments. Also, if your hair is limp, make sure to wash it often (daily if necessary) to keep the dirt from being heavy on it too.

Get a massage. Some people consider a massage to be a luxury, but if you're combating thinning hair, it's actually a priority. Not only does gently rubbing the scalp increase blood circulation, but it also opens up pores that may have been blocked over time, which stimulates hair growth. You can book an appointment with a massage therapist or you can even go on YouTube to get some ideas on how to perform one on yourself.

Be open to medication. This shouldn't be the first option that you go with, but being that over 90% of hair loss is genetically-related, medication may be the best and ultimate resolve. If you do choose to go this route, make sure to discuss with your physician any potential side effects that may come with taking a particular hair drug. There's no sense in trading out one set of (health) issues for another.

Find the right stylist. When it comes to hair restoration, it doesn't hurt to make two appointments. One should be with your dermatologist so that your scalp can be medically examined, and the other should be with a licensed cosmetologist so that some treatments that you may not be aware of can be explored. Remember, people get licenses to prove that they are studied in a certain field. If you feel like you're at your wit's end, scalp and hair professionals may have just the solutions that you're looking for, but didn't know how to find.

(Guest Post by Carol Montrose)

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  1. Anonymous9:59 AM

    If your hair is thinning on the top, it helps to quit washing your hair in the shower, where the water pounds down on top of your head, and begin leaning back and having someone wash your hair,

  2. Expert9:59 AM

    Comb hair from the bottom, up, moving up only after all tangles are gone from that area. Don't "scrub" hair with fingernails and keep hair clean and well brushed.

  3. Radha3:30 PM

    Thick hair comes from your good genes, no hair product can make your hair thicker, even though they said it will, until your next shampoo.


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