Baldness and thinning hair can affect any gender. And while the underlying reasons can vary, it is usually something people want to avoid. Thinning hair doesn’t always inspire you with confidence.
Fortunately, this blog is here to help. We take a look at what causes hair thinning and how to deal with it. Read on to learn more.
What Causes Hair Thinning?
Hair thinning is sometimes genetic. In these cases, no amount of lifestyle modifications will stop it from happening. However, it can also result from lifestyle issues or medications. Addressing these can often bring your hair back fuller and bushier than before.
If your hair is thinning, it is entirely up to you whether you want to accept it. Usually, there isn’t a magic pill to fix it, but there are various strategies you can try to improve the situation. Hair doesn’t usually grow back overnight. Most interventions take several months before they start bearing fruit.
How To Push Back Against Hair Thinning
There are several things you can try to push back against hair thinning.
Improve Your Diet
Hair thinning can occur if you eat a poor diet, or you don’t eat sufficient calories. That’s because hair is non-essential, so it is often one of the first things the body neglects if it lacks energy or nutrients.
Consider eating foods and consuming supplements that add more iron, zinc, biotin, and protein to your diet. These nutrients are vital constituents of hair or substances the hair follicles consume to make hair. Lacking any of these can make hair brittle or thin.
Dial Down Your Stress Levels
Another approach is to dial down your stress levels. Elevated cortisol in the body can have a profound effect on hair fullness and quality.
You might recall episodes from your life when you felt under immense pressure, stress, or anxiety, and your hair started to look flat or thin. That’s because cortisol and other stress hormones can shut down healthy hair production if they remain elevated for a long time.
Try to relax and take time for yourself. Avoid the need to be constantly on the go. That’s what can burn people out.
Chair Your Hair Care Products
Another cause of hair thinning can be poor-quality hair care products and treatments. Avoid harsh chemicals or heat styling tools that can damage your hair and make it more prone to breakage. Use mild shampoos and avoid sulfates as these can cause damage over time. Natural oils, such as jojoba, coconut, and even olive oil are the best conditioners.
Change Your Hairstyle
You can also push back against hair thinning by changing your hairstyle. Often simple adjustments are all you need to feel better about hair loss and get on with your life as normal.
For instance, you might want to explore hair extensions. These give you instant fullness without having to wait for new hair to come through. You can also get various wigs that look ultra-realistic. Even wearing a hat could be a good solution if it’s a cold winter’s day or a hot summer evening.
Talk To Your Doctor About Your Medications
Lastly, you might want to try talking to your doctor about your medications. Some drugs can cause hair to thin and fall out prematurely and there may be alternatives.
Coping With Hair Loss Psychologically
While you can push back against hair loss, you can’t always deal with it outright. It might remain a part of your life, despite your best efforts.
In these cases, it’s important to come to terms with what’s happening. In many cases, hair loss and thinning are a part of the aging process and, therefore, a part of life.
You can accept what is happening by reminding yourself of the value of life. It might not be a pleasant experience, but it is something you can embrace and bring into your identity.
Summary: Now You’re Ready To Deal With Hair Loss
This post proves that there are things you can do to push back against hair loss and feel happy living in your body. You don’t have to hate what you see in the mirror.
Most of the strategies discussed above are things you can start doing immediately and without requiring anyone’s permission. Combining several of them may be sufficient to bring your hair back and help you feel your best again.
Just remember that hair loss is something you can adapt to psychologically. If you are struggling, talk to a professional or join a local support group.