Dealing with Thinning Hair

Hair care products are probably the easiest way to deal with thinning hair. There are large varieties of hair care products that are designed to give volume to your hair. From shampoos to conditioners, conditioning rinses, mousses, styling spritzes and leave-in volumizing lotions – they will all aid any issues you have with thinning hair.

1. Encouraging hair growth

Medication that can stimulate hair growth is available, with most of them targeted at men. However, some of them can be used by women as well.

One of them is Rogaine, also known as Minoxidil, which was initially used to treat high blood pressure. When doctors noticed that it also stimulated hair growth, it quickly became popular as a hair loss treatment. Its drawbacks are that it requires continuous use in order for hair re-growth to take place and continue. The hair Rogaine grows is also fuzzy and is a lot finer than the hair you used to have.
Cortisone shots work only for a small percentage of people when it comes to hair re-growth. Side effects are in abundance unfortunately, and some of them include weight gain, moodiness and water retention.

Another drug commonly used to combat hair loss is Propecia. Like Rogaine, it requires a continuous intake and takes up to a year to show results.

2. Hairpieces

Partial hairpieces, wigs and ‘hair integration units’ can all be used to cover up a visible scalp. The good part about these options is that they are not medical and thus have no harmful side effects. The cons of resorting to this option is that the hair pieces in most cases look anything but natural, are very expensive and could possibly fall off at the most inconvenient times.

3. Surgical options

Hair transplants are generally recommended only for men – as they are the gender who most commonly suffer from bald spots. Women rarely have bald spots with a large percentage suffering from an over-thinning of hair. This situation however does not make a hair transplant procedure possible.