Thinning and hair are two words we don’t ever want to see together. We realize it’s inevitable, but it’s alarming when you think about how early it can start (i.e., anytime). Some of the warning signs are obvious. But when it comes to hair loss, you want to detect it before you start noticing an abnormal amount of shedding or your shower drain clogging up more frequently. There’s one key warning sign to look out for if you want to prevent hair loss before it starts. Scroll through to find out what it is.
Using more dry shampoo recently? Having to wash your hair more often? If your hair is feeling oilier than usual, it could be a sign that your hair is thinning. It may sound strange, but if you connect the dots, it makes sense. If your scalp produces the same amount of oil, but the amount of hair is diminishing, it’s going to be oilier. So keep an eye out on your dry shampoo habit. And if you think you have something to be concerned about it, read on for the best ways to stop the process.
The right combination of antioxidants, nutrients, and nourishing oils can bring damaged hair back to life. Look for a vitamin without synthetic fillers, like magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, and chromium. Hair La Vie’s Revitalizing Blend ($35) contains 20 all-natural ingredients, including the hair-growth power player biotin. When it comes to supplements, the key is to stick with them. If you want to see results, you can’t be taking them every other day or just when you remember.
Today there are plenty of at-home devices that mimic the in-office light treatments to stimulate hair growth and awaken dormant follicles. NutraStim’s Pro Hair Growth Laser Comb ($279) uses low-level laser light technology in a handheld, cordless comb. Just comb it through your hair for eight minutes three days a week, and you’ll start to see an improvement in density and fullness in three to six months.
If you prefer home remedies, try scalp massage. It increases blood flow to the scalp, which stimulates your follicles. To boost the benefits even more, use castor oil for your massage. It’s loaded with proteins, vitamins, and nutrients that penetrate your scalp and strands, promoting growth.
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