Our hair is something that so many of us feel is almost a safety blanket, of sorts. We love being able to style it and color it different ways to suit our style as we go through our lives. Unfortunately, one of the major downsides of aging can be developing dull, thinning hair. Bummer, right? Although age isn’t the only factor that can cause your hair to become dull and/or thin – pregnancy, stress, and even certain medications can also play a role in your hair changing in this way. If you’ve been experiencing dull, thinning hair you’re probably feeling frustrated and ready for it to go away. We’re going to share a few things that you can do to help get your hair back on track.
Keeping up with healthy hair habits
One of the most important things when you experience any sort of change that you don’t necessarily like with your hair is to keep on with very healthy hair habits…or if you don’t have healthy hair habits now is the time to start adopting them. Don’t wash your hair daily, use hair products that are designed to help your hair type, and give yourself a scalp massage regularly. These are just a few of the healthy hair habits that are suggested by the experts when it comes to keeping your hair in a healthier state. Sometimes when we get frustrated with our hair like it becoming dull or thin, we feel like ‘what’s the point?’ but now is NOT the time to stop doing anything for your hair.
Do a self-check on yourself
Experts suggest that you can actually do a little self-check to determine if your hair is actually thinning. All you do is gently pull at your hair around the scalp area. It’s suggested that if you have more than 6 strands of hair that come out in this process you do in fact have a problem with your hair thinning. If you find you are experiencing some thinning problems then it’s time to take some more serious action for your hair care routine. Adding a haircare product that’s known to promote shine AND volume to hair is going to be a really great addition to help your hair in this more vulnerable state. Of course there are also some over-the-counter hair growth products available to add to your routine, as well as some chatter about using essential oils as well.
If it gets more serious
If you try the first suggestions and notice that your hair isn’t getting any better with the thinning or dullness it’s time to take it to the professionals. Going to a doctor, it’s suggested that you ask for a blood test to test different health conditions that can result in hair loss. Because hair loss can be serious, it’s not something you want to take lightly if you notice it’s not getting any better. Seek the help of a doctor to find out more information about what could be going on.
Have you struggled with dull, thinning hair? What worked for you?