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{November 1, 2010}   How to deal with thinning hair?

By- Nidarshana Sharma

Thinning of HairHair loss is emotionally devastating for those who suffer from it. It has become very common today, due to increasing levels of health concerns, hormonal changes in the body. It can also be caused by age. As you age, your body undergoes some changes and the result is seen in the form of hair loss, wrinkles etc.

Receding hairlines and a bald patch in the middle of the head can have detrimental effects on one’s self-esteem especially so, when your hair has been your crowning glory since your younger days.

For a person who is suffering from a significant amount of hair loss, here are some options to choose from

1. You can simply accept the fact that you’re losing hair and it is a part of the aging process. Some people just deal with whatever hair they have and accordingly style their hair. This is generally followed more by men than women because women simply cannot accept such hair loss as they fear what the society might think.
2. Some people hide their balding head by adjusting their hairstyles. Growing certain parts of hair and combing them over the bald patch is a common form of camouflage. Men generally follow this method, though it ends up looking comical as time passes. Women adopt a curly hairstyle to add bounce and volume to their hair.
3. Another option is wigs and toupees. A thousand wigs are available in different styles and colors. A lot of women have successfully hidden their thinning hair by wearing custom made wigs which look natural and do not invite any kind of doubt or suspicion. However, for men wigs are not too feasible an option because they’re ill-fitting or funny- looking. In spite of that, a lot of men do risk being ridiculed and stick to wigs.
4. Some people consult beauty experts and go in for treatment. Women can change their diet and go in for some dietary supplements to aid growth of hair.
5. Massage your scalp regularly. Scalp massages will improve blood circulation on the scalp and aid hair growth. It will also help in removing any particles which choke the hair follicles.
6. A good haircut aids to keep hair healthy and makes thinning hair less noticeable, easy to manage, and add volume. Dry haircuts are the best, instantly adding long lasting volume and manageability.
7. If the hair is thin but in good condition, that is to say it hasn’t been over-processed with colorings and bleaching, then a combination of highlights and low lights can thicken the strands and create a fullness effect.
8. While choosing shampoos and conditioners and hair styling products, make sure they address the condition of thinning hair.

Hair loss and thinning of hair are problems affecting a large number of people across the world. Although breakthroughs are being worked upon, there is still time for a concrete solution to arrive. If your hair is falling at an alarming rate, then it’s time you took things in your hand and followed the above mentioned steps.

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