Wash it less and use chemical-free products. These go together like peanut butter and chocolate. If you are not using a bunch of chemicals on your hair, you really do not need to be washing it more than a few times a week. Even for those with very active lifestyles, opting for fewer washes will help you keep your locks for longer. Going with chemical-free products – especially free of sulfates – will give you better results than constantly bombarding your delicate hair shafts with rubbing and chemicals. When you do wash your hair, make sure to let it air dry or just gently pat it.
Get a complimentary cut and style. You work with what you have, no matter what it is. For those with thinning hair, opting for short cuts and cuts with layers can make a lot of difference. Raggedy ends will make your hair appear heavier and less healthy. Opt for styles that will not require a lot of maintenance. For ladies especially, if you have thinning hair and your opt for a style that means you are going to have to torture your hair with heat tools every day to get it to look decent, it is probably not a good decision.
Eat better and relax. Nothing looks as good as healthy feels, right? Well, that healthy lifestyle will translate to better hair, too, especially if you focus on nutrient-rich foods. Hair loves protein – in fact, it is made of it! So, be sure to stock up on lean meats, fish, and nuts. Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C containing foods will also give your hair a boost. When you are thinking about lifestyle changes, you cannot just look at food alone to get your hair to its happy place. Stress is just as bad for your hair as it is for your insides.
Try out different thickening products, but be sure to read the labels and directions. Steering away from thick pomades or “wet” looks is a good idea for those with thinning hair. Thicker products are going to weigh your hair down and nothing is going to make your hair look thinner than if it is plastered to your head. For thinning hair, volume and lightness are the goals to fool the eye.
Whether you were born with a lion’s mane or a less dense cover, no one likes to see or to admit when your hair has started to thin. There are a lot of potential causes of hair loss, so do not always just chalk it up to the natural aging process. If you have had a dramatic hair loss or have recently changed something in your lifestyle and then notice more strands in the sink, you may want to check with your medical provider to make sure it is not a sign of something more. When you are ready to take more direct steps toward reversing your thinning hair, Dr. Guenthner and his team at The Dermatology Center of Indiana can help you with the latest techniques and technology.
The Dermatology Center of Indiana services Plainfield, Zionsville, Indianapolis, and Carmel along with many other cities throughout Indiana. Join us today in one of our locations where you are always welcome!