Do you sometimes feel like your hair isn’t as thick as it once was? It could be down to something really simple and very easy to address. Try our proven tips to get your hair back to its former health.
It could come from anything from a bad diet to putting your hair into a bun, discover what could be causing your hair to thin and how you can help restore it to its former glory.
1. Eat more protein
Protein packed foods are great for the hair. If you are not sure whether you are eating enough, keep a food diary or a count. Fish and meat are great sources of protein.
2. Loosen up
If you find yourself constantly pulling your hair into a tight ponytail, then stop! The same goes for wearing hair extensions and excessive blow-drying, as they’re all putting strain on your hair follicles. Instead, choose a loose hairstyle and try to give your hair a break.
3. Listen to your body
A common sign of a thyroid condition is thinning hair, particularly hypothyroidism which is seen in post-menopausal women. Other symptoms include weight gain, dry skin and tiredness. If you suffer from any of these, seek advice from your doctor.
4. Check your vitamin levels
Two vitamins your hair really loves are Vitamin D and vitamin B12. Low levels or deficiencies in these can result in slow hair growth or even worse, thinning. If you’re concerned, get a blood test to check these levels before you start taking a supplements, just in case there is a different issue.
5. Iron levels too!
Life gets stressful, there’s no doubt about that and our busy lives, can mean low serum ferritin levels, a protein that stores iron in the body. Low iron is one of the most common causes of hair thinning and an iron supplement could help.
6. Look after your scalp
A healthy scalp means healthy hair. Look for products that help to tone the scalp, like a Scalp Toner or an exfoliator. This will help to loosen flaky build-up and stimulate growth.
7. Use conditioner
Not using conditioner can leave to dehydrated hair which becomes brittle and damaged over time.
8. If you’re worried, see a trichologist
If your hair feels thinner or you can see your scalp more, don’t ignore the warning signs, book in to see a trichologist. They can help to determine the cause and help you to get on track to regaining your hair. The Wimpole Clinic trichology team are experts in this field and their consultation includes a thorough review of the hair, your diet and possible factors for thinning hair.
9. Live healthy
Your hair is a reflection of your health, so if you’re skipping exercise, eating junk food or drinking too much alcohol, it will show. A healthy lifestyle will naturally lead to healthy hair.