By Casline from South Africa
Use shampoo products with panthenol in it. I have very thick hair and made the mistake in buying a shampoo with panthenol in it my hair seem to have trippled, so I KNOW shampoos with panthenol works. It clings to your hair shaft. And as recommended don't wash your hair everyday.
Take 5000 mg. biotin every day and always with a high potency B-complex. Also, please have your thyroid checked, as this is a common symptom of thyroid disease. I hope this helps.
There isn't really anything to make your hair thicker because the amount you have has to do with heredity and hormones. However, ill health and medications can also cause thinning so if you are taking medications and/or are in ill health then talk to your doctor. The doctor won't be able to do anything about it but at least you might understand better the reason for the thinning.
As Straightace mentioned you can camoflauge the thinning by appropriate for your skin coloring haircolor. I was a hairstylist for thirty five years so another thing I can suggest that helps a lot is a short hair cut because that also helps to hide the thinning. I had one client for almost a decade who eventually became almost bald like men do on top because of medications she had to take and we finally went to a wig store together. She was so happy with the choice we picked out together and I cut it to suit her and taught her how to wash and style it herself.
I am so sorry you're so sad about the thinning but rather than being frustrated about it please just make the best of it and focus on your other attributes to boost your spirit because everyone has them (attributes) :-)
Don't wash it everyday, that's very hard on your hair. Do it every few days. Keep taking the vitamins. (Super B complex works) Have you tried Rogaine for Women?
I just read most of the answers that were given for fine/thin hair questions in the past. There are lots of great ideas! Here are the three things that I didn't see mentioned:
*If your scalp shows, dye your hair a color close to your scalp color. For Caucasians, a pretty light golden brown is good. Very blonde fine hair can barely be seen against the air sometimes.
*Don't feel you must always be au-naturale. Very few women are! Over half of American women dye their hair, and that's just for starters. Two women I know personally, who are considered to be extra-attractive, hardly ever appear without wigs or hairpieces. As far as I know, one of them never leaves home without fake hair.
*My hair is very fine, and I find it holds much better when I set it with old-fashioned rollers or hairpins and sleep on it then when I use electric appliances. Even though I have a perm, if my hair is blow-dried or set on electric rollers, it usually droops within a half hour. Sometimes I pin curl the hair on the top of my head and the bangs, which especially adds body.
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