Remedies For Thinning Hair
A peril of being a woman – once we finally overcome bad hair days, our hair starts thinning. The causes vary: stress, pregnancy, poor diet, illness, age, medication, a hair treatment gone wrong. Whatever the reason, it can be very concerning. If it’s not genetic, there are many things you can do to reverse the effects. Here are remedies (drug-free), which can help stop hair thinning.
*Before starting any new supplement, product or diet regime, consult with your physician first.
DS LABORATORIES REVITA SHAMPOO
DS Laboratories REVITA Stimulating Shampoo was recommended to us by Brian Austin Green’s sister, who is a colorist. Her hair began to thin at the front of the scalp after a stressful time in her life. She discovered this product and explained that using it in the shower would reduce 50 hairs down the drain to 5.
The shampoo is designed to maintain scalp vitality and act on follicle dysfunction, in order to achieve results in a short period of time. DS Laboratories selects natural ingredients for their hypoallergenic properties, as well as their effectiveness in stimulating hair follicles. Added bonus – it contains no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which strip color and dry out hair.
VIVISCAL HAIR GROWTH SUPPLEMENT
Viviscal hair growth supplements are taken once in the morning and once at night. Actresses, such as Cate Blanchett and Reese Witherspoon, swear by this brand. These vitamins promote hair growth and help reduce hair shedding. The drug-free supplement contains their exclusive marine complex AminoMar®, as well as Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Extract and Iron, to give you everything you need to nourish hair.
THE FOODS THAT PROMOTE HAIR GROWTH
Thinning hair is listed as a symptom of being anemic, a.k.a. iron deficiency, among many other disorders. Nutrition plays an important role in healthy hair. Crash dieting can also be a cause of hair loss. Getting enough iron is a crucial part to strong hair, and is one of the many vitamins and minerals your hair needs daily to get stronger and grow.
Approximately 20% of women, 50% of pregnant women, and 3% of men do not have enough iron in their body.
Top 10 foods that make hair grow:
- Salmon – This magic fish is the gold standard. Make sure it’s wild, if possible. This fish has omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for your hair to grow. If you really don’t care for fish, take an Omega-3 supplement; your body can’t produce Omega-3 and it needs it!
- Blueberries – These little babies top the list as far as antioxidants go. The Vitamin C blueberries contain supports scalp circulation and the blood vessels that feed the hair follicles.
- Oysters – The Zinc in oysters prevents a dry, flaky scalp, as well as hair and even eyelash loss. Zinc is essential.
- Whole grains – They provide another way to get your Zinc, if you’re not a fan of oysters.
- Lentils – Protein, biotin, zinc and iron are all in one food.
- Spinach – Packed with nutrients, the Vitamin A and Vitamin C in this green deliver oxygen to the scalp. The nutrients also create healthy follicles by aiding the production of sebum, the natural oil that nourish the scalp.
- Walnuts – Loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts keep the scalp oils going. This is the only nut with significant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, so skip the almonds and make it count. Also, the copper contained in walnuts helps prevent hair loss.
- Greek Yogurt – Yogurt contains Vitamin B5 which is often added into hair products, but B5 works much better from the inside out.
- Eggs – This traditional breakfast food provides your body with iron and key minerals that carry oxygen to the follicles.
- Protein – All types of poultry are great sources of protein. If you are vegetarian, incorporate some of the vegan proteins recommended by Geri G. Hair is almost 100% protein. Your body cannot replace the hair it sheds without protein.
There are other factors related to hair loss that involve your environment:
- Medications – Some medications and birth control pills can cause thinning hair. It’s listed in the side effects. The problem should rectify after completing the medication, or you can trying switching brands.
- Hair Extensions – Extensions attach to your own hair and the weight can cause breakage and even bald spots. Some stylists suggest giving your scalp a rest after removing extensions before putting them in again.
- Tight Ponytails – Ponytails can cause stress to the scalp and cause hair to break. Change the position of the ponytail to avoid over-stressing the same spot and the same hair. Head massages, after taking out a ponytail, are helpful to increase circulation.
- Cigarette Smoke – Smoking not only discolors hair like gray and blonde, but it also damages the hair cells. This damage can lead to hair loss.
- Cotton Pillowcases – If you toss and turn at night, a cotton pillowcase can be rough against hair. Especially hair that is color-processed; it’s already weakened. Switch to a silk or satin pillowcase to better protect your tresses.