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How to Treat Thinning Hair

As we age, the overall density of our hair changes, the individual strands become thinner and finer. But just because hair loss and thinning comes naturally does not mean that you have to be okay with it and just accept it. To help you battle hair thinning and help you keep your crowning glory, hare are some effective treatments that you can use.

Hair Food

Just like any part of our body, our hair needs to eat, too! You just have to remember what kind of mineral and nutrients our hair grows for. It thrives on iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and protein. These nutrients are rich in foods like green, leafy vegetables, fish, nuts, beans and lean meats.

Scalp Massage

Even though you are in such a hurry and only have a few minutes to take shower, you need to spare a little of your time for some scalp massage, especially when you start to notice more hair fall and less hair on your head. When you shampoo, massage your head because this will help improve blood flow to your scalp. More blood flow to your scalp means that it becomes a better environment for hair to grow, the massage also aids in helping shampoos or other hair treatment you use get absorbed better.


Laser treatments, like low light laser therapy, works by reducing the inflammation in the hair follicles that inhibits them from growing back or regenerating. There was a recent study performed which showed a significant increase in the hair density after about twenty-six weeks or laser treatments with a take home device.

Relieve Yourself from Stress

Take time to relax, take it slow and breathe in the fresh air because it could definitely help. Sudden and chronic stress both have effects on the growth of hair, this is probably why we have days off from our stressful jobs. Find a meditation or an activity that relaxes you the most, you will not only feel refreshed, you’ll have your hair back, too!

Help from Hormone

Yup, it could be this serious. There are some people, most especially women, who are more genetically predisposed to female pattern hair loss. If you are using birth control pills, it can suppress the overproduction of male hormones. This may be also why the thinning of hair increases in women at menopause, if you are in hormone therapy, then it might help minimize hair loss. Check in with a doctor so that you can be guided with this.