Thinning hair is an absolute nightmare for any woman. Women learn from an early age that their hair is their ‘crowning glory’, an irreplaceable part of themselves and their beauty. So it’s hardly surprising then that when their hair starts to thin, women start to feel more than a little uneasy.
There are many reasons why a woman’s hair may start to thin, ranging from autoimmune disorders to hormonal imbalances and physical stress. Initially, the causes are not always obvious, but the signs of thinning often include: the hair part starts to widen and bald patches start to appear on the scalp, large amounts of hair are left in the shower and on the pillow. When you first notice these signs, it’s important to take action immediately to prevent any further thinning hair.
Ways That Women Can Prevent Thinning Hair
While genetics are part to blame in thinning hair among women, there are also things you can do to prevent or at least not cause thinning hair. Here are some of the ways you can prevent thinning hair even before it starts:
Limit your use of hot styling toolsI know you ladies like have beautiful curly tresses, but regularly using hot styling tools such as flat irons, curling irons, blow dryers, etc., can be very damaging to your hair. Constant use of heat tools causes an imbalance within the hair strand, making the hair more prone to breakage, more brittle and falling out. Try to give your hair a rest for a month or so and let your hair dry naturally. If you must use heat to style your hair, make sure to use heat -protecting products so your hair is protected from damage. When you use products like Beautiful Hair Renew Lotion that adds shine and softness to your hair, you can reduce the heat volume on your tools.
Pick the right hairstylesWhether you have a thick hairline or it’s already thin, some hairstyles can cause hair loss. These hairstyles include the beloved high ponytails, braids, buns and cornrows. These are all beautiful and trendy hairstyles, but they require tight hair ties that can pull some of your hairs once removed. At our Uptown New York Style hair salon, I teach the stylists how to properly create these styles so that it’s less stress on your hair. Long hair can appear flatter and show thinning areas of the scalp whereas shorter cuts are often gentler on thin hair and therefore reduces your chances of hair loss.
Avoid chemically processing your hairChemically straightening, lightening and bleaching your hair can all lead to thinning hair and hair loss. These process not only weaken the hair, they also damage the hair shaft. If you’ve been subjecting your hair to these processes it’s time to come see us at our Solana Beach hair salon to treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment. Both permanent and semi-permanent dyes contain hydrogen peroxide, which chemically changes the color of the hair pigment. Your hair will always gets a little damaged when applying color, even if you’re going back to your natural hue. If you must color your hair yourself and can’t make it to our salon to have it professionally done, Scalp Base Protection is an excellent is a new concept in scalp care products that I developed specifically to prevent scalp chemical burns and hair loss.
Eat natural nutrientsFoods that are high in minerals and vitamins like zinc, vitamin B12 and iron can help revitalize thinning strands of hair. You’ve probably heard these before, but these foods include fish, green leafy vegetables, lean meats and nuts. It is said that foods such as olive oil and raw eggs are not only editable, but good for your scalp. We’ll have to go more in-depth about those two (myth or fact) in a different article.
Consider hair thinning solutionsIf your hair is thinning or you’ve already lost a noticeable amount of hair, you can try topical medications, although this doesn’t always work for everyone, there are side effects, it can take several months to produce results and you will most likely have to use it for the rest of your life. A better alternative is a custom part hairpiece or custom hair system that is specifically made for you. There are other solutions as well such as hair transplants. If you can tolerate the pain and have roughly $4000 to $15,000 laying around, this could be a viable option for you.
To find out more about your hair thinning options or to schedule a free complementary consultation, call (858) 794-6833 or get in touch online.