Hair Thinning Problems : Causes & Cures
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you have a hair thinning problem. This hair loss can be due to a variety of reasons- genetic, environmental, nutritional deficiencies, etc.
While genetic hair fall cannot be undone (though it can be managed), other types of hair loss are generally reversible! This article will help you determine the cause of your hair thinning problem, and will provide you with natural remedies that can help you get your hair back to being healthy, lustrous, and thick.
What Are the Causes of Hair Thinning?
As mentioned before, hair thinning can be due to a variety of reasons. Some of the common ones are listed below:
- Genetics: This is the most common cause of hair loss in the world, and can affect both men and women (androgenic alopecia).
Male pattern hair loss usually appears in the form of a receding hairline, and an ‘M’ shaped pattern. It can also result in complete baldness. In women, however, the hair loss appears in the form of thinning hair and can be noticed as a widening hair part. Complete baldness is rare in the case of women. This type of hair loss is generally irreversible but can be managed with the right care.
- Environmental Factors: Extremely cold and dry weather can damage your hair, as can high humidity. External agents such as pollution, second-hand smoke, and exposure to toxins are almost impossible to avoid in today’s busy world, and are also major factors that can contribute to your hair thinning problem.
- Nutritional Deficiencies: Improper diet can lead to a deficiency of nutrients and minerals such as iron, zinc, vitamins A, D, E, and H (also called Biotin), folic acid, etc, which might be the reason for your hair loss.
- Stress: Hair loss due to stress is a vicious cycle- hair loss causes stress, which in turn causes more hair loss.
- Improper Hair Care: Frequent chemical hair treatments, and using hair products laden with chemicals can cause damage to your hair, causing it to fall.
How to Treat Hair Thinning Problems Naturally?
There are two main ways you can combat your hair thinning problem- by paying attention to your diet, and by using natural remedies on your hair.
As mentioned before, the right nutrition is very important for hair health. It is important to be aware of what deficiencies cause hair loss so that you can adjust your diet accordingly. Add foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins B and C, and zinc, iron and copper to your diet. Eggs, leafy greens, carrots, beans, milk, nuts, seeds, and other fruits and vegetables are all extremely effective foods for hair fall problems. In addition, drinking at least 8 glasses or 2 litres of water every day can also help increase the growth rate of your hair and prevent hair thinning.
At Zemé Fresh, we strongly believe nature has answers to most of our problems. Natural remedies and natural products can help with your hair thinning problems while also making your hair healthier.
- Oil Massage
An oil massage is an extremely effective way to treat your hair thinning problems. Massaging helps increase the blood flow in the scalp, strengthens hair roots, and stimulates hair growth. Using the right oils for the massage is also very important as they provide nutrition directly to your roots. You can use oils such as coconut oil, lavender oil, or rosemary oil, or you can use Zemé’s all-natural hair oil infused with onion seeds, methi and hibiscus to see some fantastic results.
- Say ‘no’ to chemicals!
Frequently bleaching and dying your hair, and regular heat treatments can brutally damage your hair, causing hair loss. Using chemical-laden shampoos regularly is also extremely harmful to your hair, making it dry, brittle, and more prone to falling. Switch out your shampoo with natural alternatives or use all-natural cleansers such as Zemé’s no lather Hair Cleanser, which is made up of completely natural ingredients such as reetha, shikakai, methi, amla, and curry leaves- all of which are time-tested herbs proven to be effective in increasing hair growth!
- Mask it!
Natural hair masks can provide your scalp with essential nutrition that helps solve hair thinning problems. You can use items such as amla, yoghurt, honey, curry leaves, cinnamon, eggs, and lemon to make your own hair masks, or try Zemé’s Hair Mask made of flax seeds, neem leaves and aloe vera that promotes hair growth, improves scalp health, and prevents breakage.
- Extra Protection
To protect your hair from environmental influences such as heat and pollution, wear a hat or a scarf when you go out. We also recommend using natural serums such as Zemé’s Leave-In Serum, which you can use regularly to protect your hair when you’re out and about. Our serum contains rosemary, rose petals, and hibiscus help that can help detangle your hair, reduce frizz, add shine, and protect them from heat and humidity!
In addition, making basic lifestyle changes such as meditating, exercising, and sleeping well can also help you reverse your hair thinning problems!
Can Hair Loss Be a Sign of Something Serious?
Hair loss by itself is not a sign of something serious. However, if you seem to be losing hair from all over your body, even your eyelashes and eyebrows, there might be a cause for concern. Sluggishness and muscle ache are other symptoms that should not be ignored. Excessive hair loss, along with these other symptoms, can be due to underlying conditions such as hypothyroidism, anaemia, lupus or PCOS. We strongly advise you to not self-diagnose and visit a medical professional if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.
Hair thinning is a very common problem and can be managed and reversed with the right care. It is very important to not stress- just follow these tips patiently and you will see results very soon. Good luck!