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4 Main Causes Of Hair Thinning

4 Main Causes Of Hair Thinning
By Pearlyn Tham 7 months ago 2199 Views No comments

Know What Causes Hair Thinning Before You Find The Right Solution

Not all hair changes are the same so study your hair loss pattern and examine your lifestyle.

If you have a receding hairline

This is generally a sign of male pattern balding. On women, this can result from wearing a certain hairstyle for a long period of time. For example, if you always tie your hair back very tightly into a bun or a ponytail, the repeated stress on your scalp can cause something known as traction alopecia. With this, you may see little hairs breaking easily along the hairline which then becomes sparser over time.

The solution: Don’t tie your hair tightly all the time. As traction alopecia takes years to form, make the change early enough.

If your parting or crown is thinning visible

Sometimes, this can be caused by temporary hormonal changes in women, like pregnancy. But if the situation doesn’t get better over time or worsens, this is a common sign of female pattern balding.

The solution: Consult a dermatologist or trichologist who may prescribe you medication like Minoxidil. You can also work with your hairstylist on the right haircut, like leaving your fringe longer and sweeping it up to cover balding areas.

If you skip certain food groups

Hair loss can come about when your body lacks some minerals and vitamins like iron or Vitamin B. An iron deficiency can be the result of anemia – other symptoms include fatigue, dizziness and constantly cold hands and feet. You can be short on Vitamin B if you do not consume sufficient fish, meat and starchy vegetables like potatoes.

The solution: Hair loss can come about when your body lacks some minerals and vitamins like iron or Vitamin B. An iron deficiency can be the result of anemia – other symptoms include fatigue, dizziness and constantly cold hands and feet. You can be short on Vitamin B if you do not consume sufficient fish, meat and starchy vegetables like potatoes.

If you style your hair a lot

It’s called over-styling, which means you frequently use styling tools like curling tongs, straightening irons or even a blow-dryer on high heat. This can affect the hair roots and weaken your hair over time. Also, using a lot of styling waxes and mousses can cause product build-up on your scalp. A greasy scalp makes a weak base for hair.

The solution: Use a hairdryer on lower heat or let your hair air-dry and work with your hairstylist on a hairdo that doesn’t require so much styling work. If you have a lot of sebum and product buildup on your hair, do a treatment like DrHair® Hair Defence. This deep cleansing scalp treatment unclogs hair follicles and uses a mix of peptides and phyto-nutrient active ingredients to nourish hair at the roots.

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Former women's magazine editor Pearlyn Tham bought her first foam cleanser and liquid foundation at the age of 13. More than 20 years later, she has since moved on to eye creams, liquid lipsticks and – her security blanket – sunscreens.