Thinning hair is something that so many people have to ‘deal’ with in their lives. For many, they chalk it up to part of life. However, there can be a number of factors that play into the cause of thinning hair. Some people even begin to notice thinning hair occurring as early as their 30’s. While there are so many different things that can play into thinning hair, there are certain habits that can increase the chances or odds of you developing thinning hair yourself. You’re going to want to avoid stressors that lead to thinning hair, and we’ve got those common stressors to avoid!
Reduce The Heat
Look, we get it – you want to look and feel your best all the time and your hair being done can play a major role in that. While we’re all about you doing that, and feeling great about your hair on a daily basis, you’ve got to start reducing the amount of heated hair styling tools you use on a regular basis. The thing is that even when you do use high quality hair styling tools, heat is heat and it does put a lot of stress on your hair. This isn’t to say you can never use heated hair styling tools, but experts suggest avoiding using them every single day.
Clean Up Your Diet
Experts have really discovered that there’s a major link between what we eat and drink and our hair’s health. That being said, if you have a diet that isn’t allowing you to really get the essential nutrients your body needs on a daily basis, it’s time to re-evaluate that and get your diet in check. Incorporating vitamins can be incredibly helpful as well, especially since so many Americans are known to be deficient in things like vitamin D. Keep a food journal and figure out where you can start cleaning things up and incorporating more fruits, veggies and lean proteins to ensure that your body is getting the essential nutrients it needs so that your hair is able to be healthy and gorgeous.
Rethink The Way You Wash Your Hair
Many experts suggest that most people are actually washing their hair incorrectly. When washing your hair, it’s suggested that you really massage and get into the scalp when doing so. Most people just stick to massaging their actual hair with shampoo, but your scalp is really what needs the extra TLC. In addition, don’t apply conditioner everywhere. Instead, most suggest to apply conditioner about half way down your hair and to the ends. Applying conditioner to your scalp and roots of hair can lead to your hair looking greasy or too oily.
In addition to all of these stressors, many are beginning to suggest that you think twice about keeping extensions in your hair too often as they too can add to stress on your scalp and hair that can result in thinning hair.