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How to Care for Thinning Hair: A Guide for Women

Posted March 17, 2014 by m0j0admin in Beauty Tips

How to Care for Thinning Hair: A Guide for Women

More than 35 million women yearly worry, experience anxiety, and are stressed out about their thinning hair. Unfortunately, there are not nearly as many support structures for women with hair loss as there are for men, and ever fewer products. Even worse, some hair growth products are meant only for men, or are too expensive for someone to afford. However, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the appearance of thinning hair as a woman. By following these simple tips, you can be confident in your appearance again, as though you didn’t have thinning hair at all.

Avoid hairstyles that tug or pull at the hair, like ponytails or buns. These are likely to damage and pull out even more hair, and will make your hair loss more apparent as your remaining hair is pulled taught against the scalp. Instead, choose hairstyles that are loose, and allow the hair to fall naturally to the shoulders.

Take multivitamins or prenatal vitamins. Often times, hair loss comes as a result of insufficient diet and nutrition. By taking multivitamins daily, and taking prenatal vitamins as an adult, you will be sure to be getting the adequate nutrients required to help limit your hair loss and even encourage hair growth and re-growth.

Do not use conditioner in your hair. Conditioner adds a layer over your hair, which can make it more likely to come out. Conditioner also makes you rub your hands violently through your hair more often, as you apply and remove it.

Avoid products that sit heavily on the hair. Some hair styling products, creams, waxes, and other similar products can be very heavy, and tug or pull at the hair all day long. The chemicals can also react negatively with the scalp, resulting in more hair being lost or shed.

Massage your scalp daily to increase the blood flow to your scalp. In addition to encouraging hair to grow back, massaging the scalp also helps already existing hair to grow longer.

Avoid wearing hats or restrictive head accessories if your hair is thinning. Though it may seem innocent to cover your thinning hair with a hat, this may in fact promote additional hair loss, as the scalp receives less oxygen while stifled under a hat.

Consider using all natural or organic hair products. If you hair is falling out as a result of an allergy to your hair products, it may be beneficial to try a different hair product for a while and see if you hair grows back.

In a perfect world, no woman would have to deal with thinning hair. However, more realistically, many women have to deal with losing their hair. By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that your hair breaks less, you lose less hair, and even the hair you have lost may begin to grow back. Each rule is simple, and more affordable than expensive treatments, and so should be considered above all other more drastic options. By following these tips, you can be confident in your hair and yourself again.

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