October 25th, 2022
Our Guide To Hair Thinning | RPR Hair Care
What Is Thinning Hair?
Thinning hair occurs when our hair strands start losing volume, thickness, and strength. As we get older, our bodies go through many changes including changes to our hair. As we approach our 30s and 40s, we may slowly start to notice our hair thinning, with more significant hair thinning generally occurring from 60 years and beyond.
Why Is My Hair Thinning?
As well as age, there are many other factors that contribute to hair thinning including genetics, stress, hormone changes and certain nutritional deficiencies. Some can be controlled, while others are just part of everyday life and our genetic makeup.
The Main Causes Of Hair Thinning
Genetics plays a major role in hair thinning and hair loss, with some people not experiencing much at all while others lose their hair completely, known as androgenetic alopecia. With this condition, a person will unfortunately experience permanent hair loss from their scalp. While there is no cure for genetic hair loss, there are many treatments and good hair care routines that you can adopt to slow down the process.
– Older Age
As we age, most people notice some hair thinning and hair loss. This happens as our hair growth starts to slow down and hair strands start to become thinner and smaller. So, if you had thick hair as a teenager and young adult, you may slowly start to notice it becoming thinner and finer as you grow older. With age, hair strands also begin to lose pigment becoming grey, with most people opting to colour their hair.
Lifestyle factors such as stress can have a negative impact on our body and hair. Stress related hair loss is often referred to as telogen effluvium. This type of hair thinning, or hair loss is normally short lived and can be controlled. Once the stressor or stressful situation stops, your body will normally re-adjust and stop shredding hair. With most people’s hair regaining its normal fullness within 6 to 12 months.
– Hair Treatments
Excessive hair treatments such as perms, hair colouring and hair relaxants can put extra stress on your hair leading to hair breakage in some cases. No such treatment causes permanent hair loss or hair thinning but if not done correctly can lead to hair breakage. Therefore, it is always important that you consult with your professional hairdresser and allow them to perform such tasks safely in the salon, optimising your hair health in the process.
– Hormonal Changes
Hormonal changes such as menopause, thyroid conditions and after having a baby can trigger hair thinning or hair loss. During these conditions or stages of life, the body goes through fluctuating hormone levels. When these hormone levels drop, hair generally becomes thin, shreds, or starts to grow slower. Most people experiencing postpartum hair loss will notice that it is short lived and generally regain hair fullness back within 6 to 8 months. On the other hand, people diagnosed with thyroid conditions or going through menopause might need to take prescribed medication or undertake hormone replacement therapy. These treatments are used to balance out hormone levels and help deduce hair thinning and hair loss.
– Nutritional Deficiencies
If you are experiencing unexplained hair loss, you may want to get tested for nutritional deficiencies such as Biotin, Folate, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin D, the list goes on, so speak to your doctor first.
As Iron and Zinc help carry nutrients and oxygen to our hair follicles, people with low levels may experience progressive hair thinning. Also, if your Vitamin D levels are too low, it can have an impact on new hair growth, but always speak to a trained health care professional before starting any supplements.
Treatments For Hair Thinning
As there are numerous reasons why one experiences hair loss or hair thinning, in turn, there are countless treatments available depending on your situation, such as scalp treatments, hair growth shampoos and conditioners and hair treatment or oils. So, if you are wanting to know ‘how to regrow thinning hair in females’ or ‘how to stop hair thinning’ we have found some easy and practical solutions for you.
– Scalp Treatments
To increase blood flow to the area, massaging the scalp with a hair mask such as RPR Rejuvenate My Hair Treatment is a fantastic way to stimulate the scalp and help encourage hair growth and thickness. It will also help with destressing and aid in general wellbeing. As this hair treatment is packed with Rosehip, Inca, Baobab and Biotin, it will increase hair elasticity and strength, reducing hair breakage. Also, dry scalps will be hydrated, and oily scalps balanced.
If you feel like your scalp needs some extra care due to dry skin and dandruff, our SO Clear and RPR Treat My Scalp shampoo ranges will ensure flaky and dry scalps are kept under control and managed, reducing the need to scratch and potential hair shredding.
– Hair Growth Shampoos
Choosing the right professional hair growth shampoo is very important. Hair growth shampoos such as the highly popular RPR Thicker, Fuller, Stronger Shampoo work to remove follicle clogging impurities and stimulate healthy hair growth from the scalp. This shampoo is packed full of essential ingredients such as Carob Amino Acids and a specially designed Baipexil Botanical Complex to help maximise length and thickness. These powerful ingredients will also assist in strengthening hair, reducing breakage, hair fall, and split ends, instantly giving the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. The range is also made in Australia, is vegan and safe for coloured and chemically treated hair.
– Hair Growth Conditioners
It is always important that you team up your professional hair growth shampoo with the correct hair growth conditioner. While shampoos help remove follicle clogging impurities and stimulate healthy hair growth and thickness from the scalp, a hair growth conditioner such as RPR Thicker, Fuller, Stronger Conditioner will work to condition, strengthen, and pump moisture into your established hair. It is important that when your hair is thinning that you look after it as much as possible and only choose professional, high-quality ingredients such as those contained in RPR Thicker, Fuller, Stronger Conditioner.
– Treatments & Oils For Hair Growth
Hair treatments such as the RPR Hair Booster will help pump vitality, fullness, and strength into your hair, while also reducing hair fall and revitalising the scalp. Unlike other hair treatments, this hair booster contains a powerful blend of Botanical Plant Actives, including Carob Aminos which are a rich source of protein and peptides from the Carob tree. This ingredient is used to help strengthen and restructure the hair, promoting smoothness and helping prevent hair breakage. Cuticles will be smoothed and sealed for longer looking healthier hair. Blow waves will also be bouncy with body & hold.
You may also like to use restoring oils such as RPR My Argan Plus Smart Oil to help strengthen and nourish the hair. This product contains the added benefit of Abyssinian and Amaranth Oils, both possessing amazing natural hair health benefits. Argan oil is also used to promote new hair growth and protect your hair from everyday damage, breakage, and split ends.
Our Range Of Products For Hair Thinning
So just remember it’s not all doom and gloom, in many instances you can regrow thinning hair with a good hair care routine and practices in place. To discover more products that boost hair growth and volume and give the appearance of longer hair, visit our website today.