From health to styling: expert tips on dealing with thinning hairIf you’re worried about hair loss and you’re wondering what the best ways are to prevent it, you’re in luck! An expert has revealed the best ways to prevent thinning hair and maintain full, thick locks. Here we’ll look at Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver’s top hair thinning prevention tips.

Tip #1: Be careful how you style your hair

There’s been a worrying increase in the number of women suffering from traction alopecia. Linked to hair styling, this type of hair loss occurs when excess pressure is placed onto the hair follicles. High ponytails are particularly troublesome for the follicles, pulling the hair tightly at the root. Extensions are also a danger to the hair so always use them with caution.

Tip #2: Have your Thyroid checked

Thinning hair can be a result of a thyroid issue; particularly hypothyroidism. This is especially common in women who have gone through the menopause. As well as thinning hair, you’ll also notice symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue and brittle nails. If your thyroid is to blame for your thinning hair, the right medication can stop it in its tracks.

Tip #3: Regularly condition the hair

If the hair becomes dehydrated, it can lead to thinning. Ensure you keep it well-nourished by conditioning frequently. It’s important to use a lightweight conditioner, containing glycerine and panthenol to ensure the hair becomes stronger without going greasy.

How to treat thinning hair

The above tips can help prevent the hair from thinning, but what if the damage has already been done? Well, the good news is there are lots of different treatments available including:

  • Topical treatments and medication
  • Laser treatments
  • SMP
  • Hair loss products

The treatment you should opt for will depend upon numerous factors, including the severity of the thinning. If it has only just begun, topical treatments and medications can stop it from progressing and potentially even encourage regrowth. However, for more severe cases, LLLT (low level laser treatment) and SMP would be a better option.

Overall, you don’t have to accept thinning hair as a natural part of getting older. There are plenty of solutions out there and a hair expert can help you discover the best one to treat your thinning locks.