Thinning hair is a problem for many men, whether it’s down to an underlying medical issue or an unknown cause. Thin hair may well be easier to dry than thick hair, but the benefits end there. Having said that, there’s no need to worry! There are various ways in which you can properly care for your thinning hair. Who knows, you may just find a new favourite hairstyle along the way!
There are two types of hair loss
Genetic Hair loss is where you are likely to experience gradual reduced hair volume and hair density. This is a very common condition called male-pattern baldness. Reactive Hair loss is excessive hair shredding triggered by an internal imbalance. The most common causes are vitamin and mineral deficiencies such as a lack of iron, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Hair is highly sensitive to general health and is often the first indication that something isn’t right within your body.
Diet Lacking in Protein, Iron and Vitamin B12
What you eat plays a huge role in the health of your hair. If you’re not getting enough protein, iron, vitamin B12 and other vitamins and minerals, your hair may not be as healthy as it could be as our body needs these specific nutrients to produce hair cell protein. Oily fish, lentils, leafy greens and eggs are among the things you might want to try adding to your diet to help stimulate hair growth and support overall health.
Stress can disrupt your eating habits and digestive system, as well as raise your levels of male hormones, which causes hair loss. To keep stress levels nice and low, make sure to take some time out of your day so that you can focus on yourself. You could try running, meditation or read a good book in the park. There are many hobbies that are proven to help reduce levels of the stress, why not give one of them a try now?
What Can You Do To Help Yourself?
Try Taking a Daily Supplement
Hair is often the first part of the body to suffer from a deficiency. If your hair is lacking in volume or thinning, you might need to increase your iron levels. Try to eat red meat at least twice a week. Eggs, tofu and brown rice are also good sources if you’re vegetarian. What’s exciting is our new Daily Energy Boosting Multi-Vitamins are an expertly blended combination of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, including Vitamins A, C, D3 and B12, Magnesium, Iron and Riboflavin. Taking one a day after breakfast is a great way to make sure your hair is receiving all of the nutrients it needs.
Wash Your Hair Regularly
It’s a common theme that many men worry that the more they wash their hair the thinner it will become and ultimately disappear. In reality, washing hair actually thickens it because dirty and greasy hair makes hair flat and clump together. For best results, it’s worth using a hair strengthening and anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner with warm water daily or every other day. What’s great is that our new 2-In-1 Shampoo and Conditioner is not only designed with high-quality ingredients to reduce dandruff in your hair, but it also includes the vital hair strengthening ingredient – keravis – which penetrates the hair cuticle to build strength from within, whilst reinforcing, lubricating and protecting the surface of the hair.