The Thinning Hair Challenge

Thinning hair problems aren’t just for men. More and more women are experiencing this challenge and we are here to help. If you have an incredible shrinking ponytail or receding hairline, we’ve outlined some causes to this problem and ways to conceal it.

Typical hair grows half an inch a month. However, this slows down as we get older. There are a number of reasons why women lose more hair than normal. Alopecia, a hereditary condition, is when a woman’s hair follicles vary in size, some thick and some thin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this affects about 30 million American women. If your loss of hair is sudden, there are a wide range of conditions that can bring it on, with some of the most common being pregnancy, thyroid disorders, and anemia. Others include autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, according to WebMD.

Put Your Best Cut Forward

To keep your hair from looking thin, a blunt cut just above the shoulder works best. Frequent trims will also keep hair looking healthy and fresh.

Lather Up

Using a volumizing shampoo will help plumb up your locks. Look for those that contain wheat, rice and silk proteins which help prevent breakage and coat hair to look thicker.

Be Gentle

Don’t overuse styling products on your hair or over brush your locks. A great technique for blow-drying is to turn your head upside down to dry. This creates volume.

Specialized Products

Utilize products that are specially formulated for thinning hair such as Specifique by Kerastase. This product utilizes technologies that help restore the scalp’s natural balance.

Biotin is Your Best Friend

Biotin is a dietary supplement that helps strength both hair and nails. It is found in many cosmetic products or over the counter supplements.

Do you suffer from thinning hair? Leave us your tips in the comments below!

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