How To Tell If Your Hair Is Thinning and How To Treat It
For many millions of women, our hair is a huge part of our identity and a good hair day can be a huge confidence booster. You’re sure to receive kind compliments when you’re having a good hair day and you subconsciously find yourself walking taller if you feel good about yourself. That said, when we don’t feel as though our hair is looking and feeling at its best, it can have an effect on our self-esteem. A bad hair day is inevitable for every once in a while and on those rare days you simply just have to embrace it, pull your hair up or reach for a hat and put on a smile. But when your hair is a constant cause of concern it can really affect your day-to-day life.
What is the most common concern for women when it comes to the health and appearance of their hair? Hair thinning. Fine and thinning hair is a real problem for a lot of women and this only becomes more prominent as we age. Now we don’t want to set off alarm bells ringing when a little hair fall is entirely normal (in fact, on average you lose 100 strands of hair from your head each day) but recognizing the signs and causes of thinning hair and understanding the process of how this happens and what you can do to treat it will empower you to take the best actions to help the health and look of your hair should you wish to.
How do I know if my hair is thinning?
Having fine hair is a common concern among women and it seems as though we’re all after a little more body in our hair, aren’t we? But wishing for some extra volume in your fine and often limp strands of hair and experiencing visibly fine and thinning hair are definitely not the same thing.
Often, those of us who think we have thin hair probably do, but plenty of it so can disguise this. But when your hair is noticeably thinning through a lack of hair on your scalp, you will be able to tell this from the touch and feel of your hair. You may easily feel and see your scalp and when you pull your hair together in a ponytail, it will feel extremely thin and with very little density.
Why does hair thin?
Well, that’s the million dollar question, because thinning hair can be down to a number of different reasons and several factors can come in to play all at once to cause the hair to shed and thin.
Typically, hair will thin over time and it is rarely a drastic change but a gradual recession of hair density so it can often be hard to recognize that it is happening. Often you will have lost around 15% of the volume in your hair through excess shedding and an increase in hair fall before it becomes apparent.
Hair thinning can be caused by a number of factors, the most common being due to a hormone in the body, androgens and this is a genetic factor that reduces the time in which your hair is in the active growth stage, therefore hair will grow back finer.
You can treat thinning hair in a number of ways and your health care professional may even prescribe women to a hormonal contraceptive to try and counterbalance the level of male hormones (androgens) in the body. However, there are products you can use in topical application to help improve hair growth and density too.
How to treat thinning hair with Grow Gorgeous
Grow Gorgeous are the experts in hair growth and created a whole range of products that care for the health of the hair and promote hair growth. Specifically, they have developed a range specific to target visibly fine and thinning hair. Their Intense range made up of Hair Density Serum Intense, Hair Density Shampoo and Hyaluronic Density Conditioner contains a complex blend of actives and use intelligent ingredients technologies to create powerful and effective hair care products that promote new hair growth and improve hair density.
As an extension to their cult product, Hair Density Serum, Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum Intense concentrates on treating visibly thinning as it contains a 6% concentration of solubilized caffeine to really wake up the hair follicles plus a glucoside compound which actively increases hair density. The serum is designed to be applied to your scalp every day and works within eight days to visibly improve hair length, whilst increasing hair density by 13% over the course of four months.
Used in combination, Hair Density Shampoo Intense and Hyaluronic Density Conditioner Intense also help generate new hair growth and increases the density of the hair. With Biotin to nourish the roots ready to grow at optimum speed and length, caffeine to stimulate the roots, aiding in hair growth and Niacin, known for playing an important role in cellular repair the shampoo improves density. The conditioner has a unique quality in that it is suitable to be applied to the scalp (usually a big no-no for our regular showering habits) but because of the ingredients such as Charged Hyaluronic Acid to swell each hair strand and give a fuller, thicker feeling and look to the hair and a cocktail of amino acids that inject the hair with protein, making it fuller and stronger so hair fall is far less common, the advanced hair and scalp conditioning formula works to increase hair thickness and restore softness.
Written by Rachel Jones, Hair Care Expert at Grow Gorgeous
I’m certain I’ve tried every hair product on the market, so I’m confident when I say I know which products make the cut. When I’m not trialling new shampoo formulas, you’ll find me indulging in my other passions; baking cookies, perfecting a new yoga pose or with my nose buried in a good book.
Grow Gorgeous is a haircare brand created for women all over the world just like you. Women who were unhappy with their hair condition and desired fuller, thicker, longer hair. Grow Gorgeous works amazingly on two slightly different ‘problematic’ areas: for women who desire fuller, thicker, longer hair and for those who need it due to thinning hair. We’re loved because we’re a luxurious beauty range too, packed with a mixture of exclusive and powerful ingredients that nourish and pamper your hair.