Our hair is bound up with our sexuality and self-image and it’s something we often take for granted. Until we start to notice our crowning glory is looking thinner than it used to be, or that large amounts of hair are falling out during shampooing or styling.
A certain amount of hair loss is normal, as each hair follicle produces around 20 new hairs during its lifespan. When a hair is already fully matured, it sheds and a new one grows in its place. And, as we get older, the hair suffers from volume los that may appear like thinning hair. In fact, it’s the diameter of the hairs gets smaller, so at the end when you reach 40 you simply don’t have the fullness you had when you were 20. And these weaker and thinner hair strands will not grow to the same length as the younger, thicker strands.
But thinning hair doesn’t mean that baldness is imminent. There are many causes why your hair may fall out. Medication or other medical treatments might be useful for dealing with the primary cause, yet there are tons of things that can be done to treat hair thinning regardless of the cause. But there are many things you can do on your own to treat thinning hair, in spite of the causative factor.
See below basic tips to treat thinning hair:
Use of hair products that are gentle
When thinning hair is already noticeable, switching to all-natural, gentle hair products are advisable. Many shampoos, conditioners, and other products contain chemicals that can harm the scalp and hair and can speed up hair loss and damage the hair that’s left.
- Use shampoo that doesn’t contain alcohol and sulfates. These ingredients are very damaging and drying to the hair.
- Look for conditioner without silicone content. These may weigh the hair down leading to hair thinning.
- Look for hair styling products made with natural ingredients.