Hair fall and hair thinning have been two of the main problems women have encountered for years. There are several factors why this happens — aging, nutrition, heredity, etc. Aesthetically, hair is essential and you might even say that it’s a woman’s asset so it’s true when we say that nobody really wants a head with sparse, thin and almost lifeless hair.
A lot of girls and women have been asking the age old questions: “How do I get thicker hair? How can I help my hair grow out thick?” We have the answers to these questions with different hair care approaches but before we go to that, we need to know what’s happening beneath the surface.
Some causes of hair thinning include a poor diet, stress, side effects of medication and etc. but the most common cause of thinning hair in women is hormonal imbalance or low progesterone levels. This occurs with women who are at their menopausal ages — sounds inevitable! Yikes! But with proper care (and or medication), it’s possible to restore your hair to its fullness and former glory.
Let’s take the natural approach first. While medication can definitely do its part in making your hair grow thicker, it’s not the only solution available. Here are a few tips that you could try without getting into medication:
1. Apply a protein conditioner to your hair once or twice a week. The protein allows your hair to look thicker because it expands the hair’s diameter. This will also strengthen your hair and prevent breakage.
2. Be gentle. Avoid heating and too much styling for the mean time. Choose to air dry your hair instead of blow-drying or ironing it. Be careful and gentle when towel drying and brushing your hair.
3. Prevention is better than cure. If you find that your hair is not thinning out yet, it’s better to start preventing it from happening. Eat right, drinks a lot of water, use natural hair care products, and relax when you feel stressed.
4. Use Panthenol containing conditioners. Panthenol targets the hair root and hair shaft, helping hair grow thicker.
5. Use a wide-tooth comb instead of the one with closely set teeth. This prevents further damage and breakage.
Now, let’s move on to the medication (or supplements). Like with any other medication out there, it’s always important for you to consult a physician so you can see what medication is really right for you. Here are some that are commonly used (again, consulting your physician first):
1. Biotin — take Biotin supplements because one of the known benefits of this is stimulating healthy hair to grow out.
2. Minoxidil — this is actually an antihypertensive drug which promotes hair regrowth. Taking this medication will also slow down the hair loss process.
3. B-complex supplements — a lack of vitamin B could be one of the reasons why your hair is thinning.
There are several treatments out there for thinning hair. We recommend that you take the natural approach of course and remember that prevention is always better than cure, keep up the healthy habits.