By Mutton Club Staff
As we age and our hormones change, many of us have to contend with thinning hair, which is seriously no fun at all. We often place a lot of our self worth feelings in our hair. So losing it can be really distressing. Here’s what our community recommends in terms of female hair loss treatment. Because it pays to be informed about what may be possible to help, as soon as you notice change.
Hair loss can be the result of many things, including medical treatment, but it can also be hereditary or potentially a thyroid issue. So it’s worth checking with your doctor if you notice big unexplained changes. It pays to go as natural as possible with your hair products and skin care in general as you never know what may be contributing to the issue. Hair products that contain phthalates or parabens, for example, can increase the damage to your hair and scalp.
Hair dye is generally made up of chemicals that damage the scalp and hair unless you are using an all-natural product. If you’ve been using a chemical based hair color try giving that a rest for a while.
Avoid shampooing every day as this will wash out the natural nourishing oils in your hair. Applying coconut or argan oil at least once a week can also help as it brings back the lost natural oils that are being washed away.
Recommendations from our community
The following have been recommended by members of our community for caring for thinning hair:
- Plantur 39 caffeine shampoo
- John Frieda thickening serum
- Philip Kingsley hair thickening shampoo
- Regaine for women (also available for men)
- Aloe vera either directly on the hair or taken orally
- Starflower/borage oil
- Supplements such as Solgar Hair and Nails
- Eating foods high in zinc, magnesium and iron such as pumpkin seeds, green leafy vegetables and dark chocolate.
- Ensure you have enough iodine in your diet to assist with absorption of minerals in the body.
- Have a ferritin test so you can identify if you’re on the low side which can cause hair loss and then take action accordingly. If you have low ferritin, this means you also have an iron deficiency.
If you’re really worried try consulting a trichologist, an expert in hair issues.
If all else fails don’t be afraid to try a wig. There are some great ones out there which look completely natural when worn correctly. Lots of women of African descent have great fun using wigs to completely change their style from time to time. Caucasian women often feel shame about wearing a wig but this is rather bonkers we reckon!
We can all experiment with wigs whether or not we’re trying to cover up thinning hair. So get creative with wigs or other hair coverings such as a funky turban or cleverly tied scarf. Invest in one great wig and you could save loads on hair care products and hairdressing fees.
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