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What causes Thinning Hair--and how do I fix it?

August 28, 2019

 

What causes Thinning Hair--and how do I fix it?

Thinning hair is not just a problem that men experience. Many women struggle with thinning hair for a variety of causes. Being able to pinpoint the cause is the first step to treating the problem. On average, most people lose between 50-100 hairs daily. This is considered normal as outlined by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/hair-care/hair-loss-vs-hair-shedding. Losing more than 100 hairs per day is considered excessive, and medically referred to as telogen effluvium. 

 

Identifying the Cause

There are a number of things that can cause thinning hair. It’s possible that thinning hair is hereditary. Further, there may be other medical causes for thinning hair, such as having had a baby recently, change in medication, excessive weight loss, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases, and an infection or virus. 

 

There are also many lifestyle routines that can affect hair and cause it to thin. For example, overtreating your hair, using hash products on your hair, wearing your hair up too tightly, lack in minerals such as iron and folic acid, and excessive stress. 

 

Treatment

The good news is that though thinning hair is super frustrating, there are many things that you can do to treat this problem. One thing you can do which is so easy and FREE is give yourself scalp massages. Massaging your shampoo into your hair will stimulate blood flow.  Another low cost treatment is the use of Lavender oil. While it hasn’t been proved to cure baldness and thinning hair, there are success stories of it helping with pattern baldness and thinning hair. One other relatively low cost solution is to take multi-vitamins or supplements. 

 

Extensions

You may think that extensions are just for people that want longer hair. On the contrary, extensions can be used to fill in thinning hair. This is such a nice solution to a troublesome problem because it’s convenient. You don’t have to remember to take a supplement or vitamin daily. Your lifestyle can, for the most part, remain the same and you still solve the problem. If you’re wondering what the cost is for extensions, we have a number of amazing stylist that are experts in extensions and can advise you. 

 

Now that you know what can cause thinning hair, it’s time you found the solution that works for you. No more embarrassing bald spots or worrying about excessive breakage. If the cause of your thinning hair IS breakage, check out or amazing line of hair products to get your hair healthy again! 

 

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