Thinning hair can be stressful whether you are a man or a woman. I can tell you this from experience. I have always had thin, wavy and weak hair. I thank God every day that I am a stylist with the resources to camouflage it.
I will tell you from my experience that there is a 95 percent chance that you can help your thinning hair and it definitely will not include hair extensions!
I will explain that in a bit.
If you think about it, hair is literally an excretion of your body. It is protein. Depending on your body, how it works, what you eat, what medications you are taking and hormones, your hair is a direct reflection of what is going on inside.
My beauty school teacher, Mario Ricciardi, shared this with me 30 years ago and I will never forget it. He said that mostly all men and women never need to go bald.
His reasoning was that the biggest reason that people go bald is because they have clogged follicles. Kind of like a blackhead.
An oily scalp tends to be mistreated. People are more likely to shampoo their hair more frequently with the intention of drying up the oil. The last thing you want to do is dry it up because it will harden and clog the pore/follicle. Instead you should actually be using a shampoo that controls oil and using a light conditioner ( not all conditioners are heavy and moisturizing).
When your hair is thinning that means the follicle is clogging and hair is having a hard time coming out. You will notice on shorter hair the hair can appear thinner and more wired-like because of the thickening of the oil. I put all of my clients with this problem on a 6-week regimen using Lakme K-Therapy Active Shampoo along with their Shock Concentrate. It works by reducing inflammation and regulating the oil excretion. After 6 weeks they should notice that the scalp is less red and the hair at the root area will actually feel thicker. They then continue the shampoo and use a preventative lotion after every shampoo to keep the follicle healthy. It has helped the majority of my clients.
This is just one of reasons for hair thinning.
Your diet can impact your hair if you are not getting the proper nutrients.
Also stress. Your body is trying to tell you something. Listen to it.
Medications and hormonal changes can effect your hair. Thyroid conditions can also impact the scalp. It can inflame the follicle ( if you look close you can see that the area is red and each follicle has a little bump.) It’s worth a try to use the product I mentioned above. It is meant to clean out the follicle and aid in inflammation. I can’t promise but it has worked on the majority of my clients.
Alapecia is in a class of its own. I wish I could say that there was SOMETHING that I could recommend for this condition but there really isn’t any discoveries of what actually causes it. I hope they come up with a reason and a cure soon.
Last, I mentioned hair extensions as a no-no for thinning hair. I am not a fan.
The reason you would want them is because you have thinning fragile hair. That is the reason you shouldn’t have them. It puts way to much stress on the hair which will only cause more damage. Trust me. It will make things worse.