As we grow older, we realize how much time, effort, and money we’ve spent on our hair. After endless salon trips, hair treatments, and products--our strands have been through a lot. While it seems as though all of that hard work should result in zero worries at all, that’s simply not the case. The biggest hair concern for both women and men that comes with age is thinning hair, and ultimately hair loss. It’s a complex topic, and sadly none of us are immune to it. As a matter of fact, nearly half of us will experience hair loss at some point or another. But, that’s where VEGAMOUR comes in. With the right hair products and hair maintenance routine, you can either delay the hair thinning process or treat the condition altogether. Today, we’re sharing a step-by-step guide on how to care for your mane if you’ve seen some signs of thinning, or if you’re already attempting to add some thickness.
What Causes Thinning Hair?
Thinning hair can be caused by a variety of reasons, and most of those stem from either your lifestyle choice or your genetics. If you don’t believe that the cause of your hair loss is hereditary, then it may be time to take a closer look at your habits. Anyone who frequents in using color treatments, heat styling their hair, or using products with harsh chemicals is a likely candidate for hair thinning. You should also take a closer look at your diet and see if you’re getting enough iron. Approximately 20% of women who experience hair loss also have an iron deficiency. With low iron levels, the hair follicle isn’t able to get enough oxygen in order for the hair to grow, but an iron deficiency is fairly easy to treat. Thyroid issues are also a big culprit in terms of hair loss for women. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism disrupt the hair growth process, with the former causing your hair to become drier and more coarse, and the latter causing it to become ultra-fine. It could even disrupt the growth of your eyebrows.
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Supplements: We believe that strong hair starts from the inside out, which is why supplements are a key part of this routine. You’ve likely heard of the wonders that biotin can do for your hair, and we’re happy to say that all those stand true. Our GRO Biotin Gummies are the perfect example of this and have quickly grown a cult-following thanks to the results. The gummies contain biotin along with other B-vitamins, folic acid, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E.
An Iron-Packed Diet: If you think that your hair loss is in relation to your hair diet, it’s time to switch things up. Without giving your body the proper nutrients to function, you can’t expect to have long and healthy hair as a result. A clean, iron-packed diet is the best way to go to determine any results. Try eating leafy greens as many times throughout the day, as well as avocado, fish, nuts, and legumes.
Scalp Massages: This may sound way too easy, but hear us out! Scalp massages don’t only feel amazing, they can also be very beneficial to the overall hair wellness. Massages can help increase blood flow to the hair follicles, thus encouraging the follicles to receive more nutrients and oxygen. This increase in nutrients and oxygen can lead to hair growth at zero cost. Apply pressure onto the scalp with your fingertips or a handheld scalp massager and massage in a circular motion for the best results. For optimal results, apply a scalp detoxifying serum and massage it in before you wash your hair.
Scrubs, Serums, and Other Hair Treatments: You can never go wrong with the right products as part of your routine. Exfoliation is a great way to help stimulate growth and incorporating a scalp scrub or scalp detoxifier gets rid of any dead skin cells and makes room for nutrients. The key to healthy hair starts with a well-hydrated scalp, so you’ll want to keep it as nourished as possible. Our GRO Hair Serum is also a great product for hair loss because it extends the hair’s growth phase encouraging natural hair growth. Keeping the scalp moisturized with essential oils is never a bad idea either. Try an oil-based treatment one to two times a week and see how your scalp reacts to it.
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