Thinning Hair – Causes and Treatment

 Thinning Hair – Causes and Treatment

Thinning Hair: Before we discuss thinning hair products, let’s briefly address the causes of thinning hair.

It seems, unfortunately, that the primary cause of thinning hair is genetics and hereditary factors. That is, someone with thinning hair probably had relatives who suffered the same problem. Because thinning hair is often out of our control, many people turn to thin hair products for help.

There are, however, some external reasons that are often cited for thinning hair or hair loss:

  1. Use of steroids – Many experts believe that elevated levels of testosterone are linked to hair loss, and, therefore, the use of steroids may also be a cause of thinning hair.
  2. Stress and Anxiety can be caused by thinning hair.
  3. Certain diseases, such as that of the thyroid, and certain infections, particularly that of the scalp, such as dermatitis, or scalp psoriasis, can not only be a cause of thinning hair, but also clumps of hair falling out.
  4. Certain medications such as Accutane, birth control pills, and anti-depressants–can lead to hair loss, and, therefore, probably also thinning hair.

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Biologically speaking, many women develop thinning hair due to fluctuations in estrogen levels or overproduction of DHT. In the case of men, it is primarily the DHT that is the cause of thinning hair and hair loss.

DHT is a by-product of testosterone, which can bind to hair follicles and cause them to shrink.

Many thinning hair products work by combating the culprit DHT.

Thinning Hair Products

There is a wide range of thinning hair products on the market, from prescription drugs to natural alternatives.

  • One of the biggest-selling thinning hair products is Minoxidil, which is a drug approved by the FDA for thinning hair.
  • Other thinning hair products /medications include Rogaine and Propecia. These drugs would need to be discussed carefully with your doctor, as they can have a range of side effects.
  • Thinning hair products that claim to be all-natural usually entail a topical formula that must be applied and rubbed into the scalp. Many of them work by trying to counter the effects of DHT.
  • Special shampoos are also available as thinning hair products.

Get your hair from thin to thick following the below things

  • Scrub your scalp.
  • Maintain your hydration
  • Do not overwash your hair.
  • Make use of a hair-volumizing product.
  • Pick the appropriate shampoo and conditioner.
  • Try a few yoga poses, such as Sarvangasana and Sirsasana (headstand pose)

Still, other thinning hair products and treatments include surgical procedures, such as transplanted hair, which entails removing hair from areas where there is currently hair growth and inserting them in areas where there is none, or where it is thinning.

Closely discuss such procedures with a qualified expert.

Priya Singh

Priya writes about women's health and yoga & meditation and loves exploring different places and clicking on natural landscapes when she is not working. She has been in the industry for over five years and has worked with different insurance companies and health startups.

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