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My Hair is Thinning - What Can I Do About It?
June 16 2020

My Hair is Thinning - What Can I Do About It?

Thick luscious hair is something that everyone seems to envy. Thinning hair, while more common among men, thinning hair affects women as well. Hair loss and thinning hair is typically a gradual process, enabling you to take action to address the issue before it progresses. While thinning hair is often a hereditary condition, some steps can be taken to slow and even reverse the process.

Consider Your Diet

A healthy diet is a critical element to overall health affecting every function of the body, including the health of your scalp and hair. A diet that is deficient in protein, vitamins, and minerals can cause the body to direct essential elements to the body's most vital systems. When this occurs, less critical functions such as hair growth can be affected. A well-balanced diet is crucial for a healthy scalp and to enable hair follicles to produce strong, healthy hair.

Change Your Hairstyle

Many of today's hairstyles can also affect the health of your scalp, hair follicles, and hair. Tight ponytails, braids, and hair extensions all put stress on the hair, which can cause hair to break off before the hair follicle is ready to produce a new strand. Hairstyles that include the use of hot tools such as flat irons, curling irons, and hair dryers can produce high heat, which dries your hair, making it brittle, as well as harm the hair follicle and its ability to function correctly. Loosening up your hair and limiting the use of hot tools in your daily routine can allow your scalp and hair to heal and promote healthy hair growth.

Use of Hair Products

Carefully choosing which hair products you use and using them properly will help to keep your scalp and hair healthy. Many hair products on the market are designed and formulated to not only clean your hair but also promote a healthy scalp and hair follicles. Other hair products such as sprays and dry shampoos can accumulate if used excessively, clogging the hair follicles, and stunting the growth of new hair.

Recognize Your Body is Telling You

The human body is an extremely complex system that often produces symptoms that indicate an underlying health condition. For instance, thinning hair is often associated with hypothyroidism found in post-menopausal women. Hair loss, as well as weight gain, dry skin, and tiredness, can be signs of a more serious medical condition. Thinning hair can be a sign of a variety of health conditions, including stress, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and even heart disease, so it is vital to recognize symptoms and address them with a professional.

Visit The Professionals at New Look Institute

Thinning hair and hair loss is typically a gradual process. While it is normal to lose as many as 100 strands of hair every day, when you start to notice more hair in your brush or comb, in the drain when you wash it, or on your pillow when you wake, it may be time to consult with a professional.

Thinning hair and hair loss is a complicated condition that is often caused by more than one factor. At New Look Institute, our professional hair specialists are trained to recognize and address the many causes of thinning hair and hair loss. Determining the cause of your hair loss is the first step to reversing the process and ensuring the health of your scalp, hair follicles, and hair.

To learn more about thinning hair and what you can do about it, contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation.