Thinning hair is a common problem that affects around 40% of women by the time they reach 60. In general, loosing 50 to 100 hair strands per day is considered as something normal, but if you start loosing more than that, then this may be a warning sign. There are many factors that can cause thinning hair in women, such as: hormonal changes, medical conditions like thyroid issues, scalp infections and alopecia areata, stress, or simply poor hair maintenance. Depending on the factors that cause hair thinning, there are different approaches for treating this common hair problem.
If you notice that your hair is thinning, the first thing you need to do is to change the shampoo, hair sprays and other hair products that usually are rich with chemicals that can cause some side effects. To prevent thinning hair, use natural shampoos or a volume enhancing spray. These products will make your hair more strong and healthy.
It may seem strange to you, but healthy diet can also be considered as treatment for thinning hair. Such treatment involves eating foods that are rich with iron, protein and zinc, such as: eggs, pumpkin seeds, wheat germ, liver, soya products and bran flakes. If for some reason you can’t get enough iron and zinc from your diet, you should take them in a form of supplements. These supplements can be easily found in health food shops.
Another highly effective way to treat thinning hair is to regularly wash your hair with cold water. Many hair experts suggest that thinning hair can be treated with cold water. You may find this method quite strange or impossible to do on a day to day basis, but at least you can try to rinse your hair with cool water.
Thinning hair can also be treated with aromatherapy. The aromatherapy involves using essential oils such as: jojoba oil, rosemary, lavender, thyme and grape seed oil. These oils are rich with minerals and vitamins which are quite effective for preventing thinning hair.
If natural methods doesn’t help you, there are several medical solutions, such as steroid tablets and steroid injections. But these methods can be exhausting and painful. To avoid the pain of the steroid injections you can try using hair extensions. The hair extensions are safe way to hide your thinning hair with no pain or side effects.