Maybe you've noticed the bald patch on top of your head is growing, or your ponytail is getting thinner. It's only natural. Whether or not you go completely bald, thinning hair happens to everyone. While your genetics play a big part, your hair is no different from any other part of your body and you can make it healthier by changing your behavior.
While there are some medical treatments and even operations, if your situation isn't that serious you could just make a small change to your diet.
If you've noticed signs like a growing part, thin, brittle hair or a receding hairline, it's time to start one of these 7 solutions.
Note: Hair loss can be a sign of a more drastic condition, including hormone imbalances, so if you have severe hair loss see your doctor.
1. Massage your scalp
Yes, really! Not only do your deserve a nice relaxing massage, rubbing your scalp helps increase blood flow there. It's important to make a good environment for your hair to grow, and a healthy, happy scalp is part of that.
2. Add these foods to your diet
Just like protein builds muscle and fats keep your brain healthy, there are nutrients that make your hair thicker and healthier.
Protein, zinc, and B12 will all improve your hair growth, You can get them from leafy greens, fish, and lean meat. An iron supplement will also improve your hair.
A vitamin B12 supplement can also go a long way in helping hair problems. This list here offers go-to recommendations for a B12 supplement.
3. Reduce harmful treatments
Using a hair dryer, dying your hair and using a hot curler will all damage and thin your hair. Now, if you stop using these treatments you might still notice hair loss, but your hair will look noticeably fuller and healthier.
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4. Try hair-growth medicines
It can be embarrassing to shop for medicine to regrow your hair, and the cheery TV commercials can make these treatments seem like a scam, but they really do work.
While there are lots of different brands, the most common is Minoxidil (Rogaine) which you can buy over the counter.
But be warned: these treatments take months to kick in with daily use, so if you're concerned about your looks start using it now.
5. Cut out stress
We know, this is easier said than done, but it's really important. Stress causes your hair to naturally thin and even fall out. If you need help, we have some great tips.
6. Look into hair transplants
Again, this is a painful procedure that can embarrass some patients, but it does effectively make your hair thicker. If you're feeling desperate, ask your doctor about this.
7. Accept it - it's genetics
Women can inherit baldness from both parents, and if you have the genes there's not much you can do about it. If none of these treatments work, you may need to get used to living with thinner hair.
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