Hair thinning can be painful but luckily there are some ways to reverse or mask a thinned out sitch’. We checked in with Michelle Blaisure, Certified Trichologist and Product and Technical Specialist for Bosley Professional Strength to find out how an expert handles hair thinning, brought on by a number of causes.
Rebuild Hair with a Protein Treatment
Hair thinning can be attributed to many different causes and is commonly attributed to chemical or mechanical breakage. In this case, Michelle notes the best cure is to restore your hair with a protein-heavy product, since hair is made of protein. “A good protein reconstructing conditioner or hair bonding conditioner will help to immediately stop the breakage and thinning,” she says.
Play the Wellness Long Game
If your hair is thinning out because of an internal issue, such as stress or a hormonal imbalance, you will need to address the issue head on before getting your locks back on track. Unfortunately, there is no overnight one-step tip. Instead, Michelle advises taking a long-term approach to wellness, which will, in turn, alleviate hair-blocking stress. “Reducing stress by eating a healthy diet to address any deficiencies, getting 7-8 hours of sleep and some form of exercise will help,” she says.
Test Your Hormones
If there’s something else at play – hormones are a common culprit in hair thinning, get a blood test to determine the root cure, and rule out any potential issues.
Buy the Right Products
In each scenario, the right products can help hair to grow to its full potential. “Hair products like Bosley Professional Strength’s system kits: $41.95 are specially designed for thinning hair, as they contain botanicals and proteins to help give instant thickness and volume to fine & thinning hair while helping to create a healthy scalp environment that promotes healthy hair growth and helps slow excessive hair shedding. Results are seen in about 30 days,” says Michelle, who also suggests Bosley’s Hair Thickening Fibers: $30 to give instant coverage to thin spots and create a look of thicker hair.
Get a Thickening Cut
While you’re waiting for your hair to grow back, getting a cut that gives the appearance of fuller hair can help boost your confidence if hair is thinning. “Taking some length off the bottom and adding a slight layering will remove weight and give a fuller look to the hair. If hair is short, leave the top a little longer to get the look of thicker hair,” says Michelle.
Give Scalps TLC
A more long term solution to prevent or reverse thinning is to pay attention to the scalp – this is where thinning stems from, so you want to make sure you give this area extra TLC. “Using products that nourish the scalp and promote healthy hair growth on a regular basis will help you to produce the best quality hair that you can,” adds Michelle.
You Are What You Eat
Remember that what you put into your body will find a way of expressing itself outwardly, which is why a healthy diet should be a priority. “If you are eating a lot of fast food or processed foods, take a good supplement so you are sure to get adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. If you’re looking to target hair thinning, Bosley Professional Strength Healthy Hair Vitality Supplements were created with specific ingredients to help with thinning and poor quality hair. Be consistent in product use and be patient as it takes time to correct hair thinning,” she continues.
There’s Pollution In Your Hair – Clean It
Aside from patience, sticking to a cleansing routine can make a big difference when it comes to hair growth. “A recent study shows that pollution particles from fossil fuels can suppress certain proteins in the scalp that are involved in hair growth. That being said, cleansing the scalp on a regular basis is important as pollution affects the scalp and if the scalp gets out of balance then bacteria can build-up and cause scalp problems that can contribute to hair loss,” Michelle points out.