Jun
3
2011

Help for Thinning Hair


When we think of thinning hair, we usually think of men. It isn’t unusual, however, for women to experience thinning hair, especially when menopause begins. Women don’t usually get the typical pattern baldness that men exhibit, but you can certainly have hair that is thinner in spots, and even places where your scalp shows. If you are experiencing thinning hair, keep in mind that some of the following reasons can contribute to your hair loss.

Prescription drugs
can cause hair loss. Blood thinners and medications for arthritis and depression can cause you to lose hair. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist and ask them if your prescription medication may be causing your hair thinning.

The damaging effects of hair care treatments
or styling can cause thinning hair. If you suspect that this is the reason that your hair is getting so thin and limp, you should change the way you style your hair, or invest in a good deep conditioning treatment. Warren-Tricomi Repair Fix Restoring System is a winner for this. It’s the equivalent of a salon deep conditioning treatment at home.

Twisting or pulling your hair can cause your hair to thin. It’s a nervous habit that a lot of people have, and it can cause breakage and make your hair thinner.

Thyroid disease can cause hair loss. You should ask your doctor about this if you have signs and symptoms of thyroid disease; treatment for thyroid disease can result in hair re-growth.
Poor diet causes hair loss. If you have an iron deficiency, it can cause hair loss, but don’t take iron unless your doctor recommends it. Too much iron can cause more problems than too little. To help prevent further hair loss, make sure you’re getting enough omega-3 fatty acids. Eat fatty fish: salmon, sardines, herring or mackerel two or three times a week. Eat walnuts, and supplement with black currant oil or evening primrose oil. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for the correct dose.

Things you can do to disguise thinning hair:

Change your hair style. If your current style exposes too much of your scalp, try changing your part, or wearing bangs or a fringe.

Use a good thickening lotion and thickening hairspray. It really makes the most of the hair you have and hides thinning spots.

If you’re a woman and you have thinning hair, don’t despair. If you make some dietary changes, your hair may very well grow back. If your hair won’t re-grow, change your hairstyle and your styling methods. You don’t have to be embarrassed by your thinning hair, ever again.

Do you have thinning hair, and want to share some of the things you do to hide or fix it? Let me know on twitter, facebook, or leave me a comment here.

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