Thinning Hair Causes and Solutions

Hair thinning can be painful, but luckily there are some ways to reverse or mask a thinned-out mane. If this is a concern of yours, know you're not alone- we get tons of questions about this issue. Let’s discuss hair thinning, discover how it can be brought on by a number of causes, and propose some solutions! Ready to talk about it?


Rebuild Hair with a Protein Treatment

Hair thinning can be attributed to many different causes and is commonly attributed to chemical or mechanical breakage. The best cure is to restore your hair with a protein-heavy product because hair is made of protein. A good protein reconstructing conditioner or hair bonding conditioner will help to immediately stop the breakage and thinning. At Social, we use Matrix SOCOLOR, which has bonding agents built-in (woohoo!!), as well as the REBOND 3-step Rehab System, at our sinks after a color service.


Assess Your Overall Wellness

If your hair is thinning out because of an internal issue, such as stress or a hormonal imbalance, you will need to address the issue head-on before getting your locks back on track. Unfortunately, there is no overnight one-step tip. Instead, we suggest taking an overall approach to wellness, which will, in turn, alleviate hair-blocking stress. Reducing stress by eating a healthy diet to address any deficiencies, getting six to eight hours of sleep, and doing daily exercise will help.


Test Your Hormones

If there’s something else at play (hormones are a common culprit in hair thinning), get a blood test. This will help to determine the root cure and rule out any potential issues.


Buy the Right Products

In each scenario, the right products can help hair to grow to its full potential. Hair products like Nioxin are specially designed for thinning hair. They contain formulated ingredients to help give instant thickness and volume to fine or thinning hair while helping to create a healthy scalp environment that promotes healthy hair growth and helps slow excessive hair shedding. Results are not immediate…be patient, people. Give it 30 days.


Get a Thickening Cut

While you’re waiting for your hair to grow back, getting a cut that gives the appearance of fuller hair can help boost your confidence. Taking some length off the bottom and adding slight layering will remove weight and give a fuller look. If hair is short, leave the top a little longer to get the look of thicker hair.


Give Scalps Some TLC

A more long-term solution to prevent or reverse thinning is to pay attention to the scalp. This is where thinning stems from, so you want to make sure you give this area extra TLC. Using products that nourish the scalp and promote healthy hair growth on a regular basis will help you to produce the best quality hair that you can.


And remember, your skin is your largest organ of the body…scalp included!


Establish a Healthy Diet

What you put in your body will find a way of expressing itself outwardly, which is why a healthy diet should be a priority. If you are eating a lot of processed foods, take a good supplement so you are sure to get adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. If you’re looking to target hair thinning, Nioxin Recharging Complex Hair Growth Supplement is created with specific ingredients to help with thinning and poor-quality hair. It’s a multi-nutrient blend that helps support normal healthy-growing hair from the inside out. Again, be patient with supplements, as it takes time for dietary changes on the inside to take effect on the outside.


Clean Your Hair

Aside from patience, sticking to a cleansing routine can make a big difference when it comes to hair growth. A recent study shows that pollution particles can suppress certain proteins in the scalp that are involved in hair growth. That being said, cleansing the scalp on a regular basis is important as pollution affects the scalp…. and if the scalp gets out of balance, bacteria can build up and cause scalp problems that can contribute to hair loss.


Let's talk about this privately. Call the salon at 908-534-4020 to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your concerns and possible solutions.



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