HOW TO CARE FOR THINNING HAIR
Thinning and damaged hair is never a pretty sight. As hair is considered our crowning glory, we all want it to look perfect and be at its best condition. Hair loss is understandably distressing for both men but particularly for women who normally defines beauty as having long and gorgeous hair. In this blog post, we hope to discuss and provide insights on the many causes of hair loss and some hair care and styling tips to achieve thicker looking hair. Even though hair loss is thought of as something that only men are troubled with, women also suffer from the same fate. In fact, according to American Hair loss Association, an estimated 40 percent of hair loss sufferers are female. By age 50, roughly half of all women will be dealing with some degree of pattern hair loss. On the other hand, about 25% of men who are affected by hair loss starts seeing signs as early as age 21. Heredity plays a role in determining if and when you'll lose your hair. Both your parents’ genes have a say in whether hair loss is a possibility, but astoundingly, it's the DNA from mother’s side that has the strongest influence. It's expected that approximately 30 million women and as many as 50 million men will face hair loss as a direct result of their genetic make-up. Additionally, aside from your parent’s genes, there are other factors that contribute to thinning hair and hair loss such as certain medications, contraceptive pills, surgery, use / misuse of hair tools, childbirth, diet, iron deficiency and stress. Over time, most people struck with androgenic alopecia would tend to give up on any hair loss treatment or management but there are certain ways that could help in minimizing the appearance of thinning hair. Surely, there are ways that can be done to prevent thin hair from looking even thinner: 1. Fine hair is more prone to damage and breakage, use only mild and sulfate-free shampoos and follow with a moisturizing conditioner. Toppik’s Hair Building Shampoo strengthens, repairs, and revitalizes thin, thinning, or even damaged hair and Toppik’s Hair Building Conditioner contains a nourishing complex of keratin proteins, making hair stronger, healthier, and thicker-looking. 2. Prevent further hair thinning by reducing the use hair styling tools such as curling iron, straightener or blow dryer. If you absolutely must use any of these tools, always opt for the cooler setting and never skip to use a heat protectant prior. 3. Low Level laser or cold laser devices can also be used in stimulating the hair follicles with its light energy. There are a number of FDA approved laser devices in the market that are clinically proven to slow down or reverse the process of hair loss. 4. Some studies suggested the use of aromatherapy essentials oils in preventing hair from falling out and thinning. Along with aromatherapy, another precautionary tip is by washing hair with cold water. Hair experts have suggested that rinsing thin hair with c cold water will shut the cuticles and help hair to swell slightly making it appear thicker. 5. Poor diet or drastic dieting can also lead to hair loss. Lack of certain types of vitamins and minerals contributes to serious hair loss, so make sure to eat plenty of iron and zinc-rich foods, such as fruits and green leafy veggies. Protein is rather important to include in your daily diet to promote healthy hair growth and reduce damage. A protein deficient diet can inhibit your body’s ability to create new hair follicles, causing evident hair loss after a few months. 6. Correct styling is key to having thicker looking hair. Unfortunately though, lots of styling techniques that are used to create a voluminous, full look can cause pressure on fine hair that is more prone to damage. Add volume to hair without breakage by using the following product and styling tips: • Using medium heat, blow dry hair in an upward motion at the roots to help the hair dry in a more volumized and lifted state. • Use a wide-tooth comb when detangling instead of a brush to minimize damage. • Avoid wearing hairstyles that require you to constantly pull hair back into a tight bun or a ponytail. The pressure and constant strain on the hair can lead to a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. • Disguise hair loss and thinning hair by using products like Toppik Hair Fibers that transforms fine, thin and thinning hair instantly. Toppik Hair Building Fibers are made from natural Keratin of the highest grade, the same type of protein found in real hair. The Fibers have a strong natural static charge that creates a magnetic effect, tightly binding Toppik Hair Building Fibers to even the finest strands of human hair. Toppik products are available in Dubai, UAE exclusively at VIVANDI Trading. For details, call 04-335 3839 or visit the website, www.TOPPIK.ae
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