When it comes to hair thinning and hair loss, women experience this just as much as men. From genetics to the products you use, there are many factors that contribute to hair loss. If you already have thin hair to begin with, losing more of it just isn’t an option. When you’re experience hair loss and hair thinning, follow these steps for thicker, healthier hair.
Let’s start a with a before and after so you can see what I’m talking about. Hair fall out is normal, but I’ve started to notice an alarmingly amount of my hair falling out. Not only that, I’ve even started noticing visible bald spots in multiple areas. These are the 5 main things that has helped me get noticeably thicker, healthier hair.
Note: if you’re losing an alarmingly amount of hair, please speak with your doctor.
Tip One: Scalp Health
This is a really big one, if not the most important thing to remember. Your scalp is a huge indicator for the overall health of your hair. If you use a lot of hair products on the daily like dry shampoo, you’ll end up with a lot of product built up on your scalp. This can cause scalp irritation and may lead to hair loss. Washing your hair just won’t cut it. What you really need to do is invest in a product that will exfoliate your scalp while also removing any excess oils and build up. I started using is the Briogeo Scalp Revival Scrub Shampoo once a week.
Tip Two: Take Your Vitamins
Whether it’s from your diet or if it’s in the form of a gummy chewable, start taking your vitamins. Vitamins are not only essential for healthy hair, but just your body in general. I started taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies with Biotin and the Ritual Essential for Women vitamin.
Tip Three: Condition and Use Oils
I noticed that as my hair started to thin, my scalp was also very dry and itchy. Remember tip one about scalp hair? It’s important to keep your scalp and hair hydrated and moisturized. Mix equal parts of vitamin e oil, caster oil, and coconut oil, and slather it onto your roots and hair. Once all of your hair is fully coated, tie your hair in a loose top knot and go on with your day.
Leave-in conditioners and hair masks will also leave your hair looking and feeling hydrated. My go-to hair mask has been the Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Hair Mask.
Tip Four: Ditch the Heat
We all know that heat is very damaging to your hair, and overdoing it with the heat can lead to hair breakage and thinning. Limit the amount of heat you use on your hair. Switch from blow drying to air drying, and switch from heat tools with styling products. I have naturally wavy hair, so instead of my usual blow dry and flatten, I switched to using products like Ouai Wave Spray to enhance the natural texture of my hair.
Tip Five: Limit Bleaching and Dyeing Your Hair
The last decade I’ve had everything from blonde highlights to blonde half-balayage to full-balayage – and I LOVED it. What I didn’t love was how dry and brittle bleach left my hair. If you bleach your hair too frequently and don’t take extra care of it, your hair will pay the consequences. Limit how often you dye and bleach your hair.