Every woman dreams of having thick and vibrant hair. Unfortunately, as we age the hair loses its lusciousness and starts getting thinner and thinner.
“As we age, hair decreases in density and the individual hair strands become thinner. The hairs produced become much finer, until, eventually, the follicle can even stop producing new hairs,” says Tsippora Shainhouse, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills and a clinical instructor at the University of Southern California.
Luckily for you, there are some ways you can prevent your hair from thinning!
Keep on reading to learn the 5 ways to deal with your thinning hair:
1. Fake It
“Hair density can be hard to improve, but thickening and volumizing shampoos can help make hair appear fuller and can even make individual strands appear thicker,” says Shainhouse.
Choose a shampoo that contains Filloxane which can add some volume to your hair.
Have you noticed that moisturized skin looks better than a dry one? Well, the same rule implies for your hair too.
“Reducing age-related hair dryness and brittleness can reduce hair breakage, which will also make hair appear less dense and thinner,” explains Shainhouse.
As we age, the scalp starts producing less oil and that’s why it’s extremely important to keep it moisturized by using hair masks, conditioner or some kind of oil treatment.
3. Baby Your Strands
We naturally lose 60-100 hairs a day. If you regularly, blow-dry, straighten and highlight your hair you’ll shed more hair. The same thing happens when we start to age.
“Aging hair is less resilient and needs to be treated with more care,” says Shainhouse.
Avoid using harsh chemicals and styling products that contain alcohol.
4. Oral Supplements
Oral supplements can help you build thicker and stronger hair. Look for supplements that contain silica, biotin or horsetail since they’re the ones that promote hair growth.
5. See a Doctor
Sometimes hair thinning can be a sign of vitamin deficiency.
“It is not uncommon for aging women to develop iron-deficiency anemia, thyroid disease, or have low vitamin D levels. Each of these conditions can contribute to hair thinning, loss, and poor hair growth,” explains Shainhouse.
Visit your doctor to do a blood test to check for these deficiencies.