Hair loss affects millions of women every year and can be frustratingly difficult to manage. Research has shown that certain medications, age, hormones and diseases are the biggest culprits behind thinning hair. Whether it be hair thinning or alopecia, stress and diet can contribute to hair loss. Although thinning hair can cause you to feel stressed and self-conscious, there are things you can do on a daily basis to help combat and reverse the damage.

Stress, hormones and a diet lacking in protein can cause hair loss. Additionally, low iron levels, thyroid problems, menopause and other styling can take a toll on your overall hair wellness. If you feel that your hair loss is more than normal, you should consult your doctor to ensure there is no underlying issue.

Trichologists (specialists in the scalp and hair) advise that losing around 100 hair strands a day is average, so don’t fret if you notice some hair loss when shampooing or styling your hair. Don’t fret, you are not alone in the fight against hair loss. We’ve compiled a list of recommendations for dealing with thinning hair.

Healthy Hair Starts From Within

A diet lacking in fat or protein can cause your hair to grow slower and be susceptible to damage. We recommend increasing your iron and niacin intake (vitamin B3) to boost blood flow to the scalp. Adding a biotin supplement into your routine will also kick-start new hair growth. VEGAMOUR’s Lovestruck Biotin Gummies for Hair feature a unique combination of vitamins and minerals that strengthens strands, nourishes the scalp and supports healthy hair growth. Pop 2 vegan strawberry-flavored gummies a day for fuller, thicker hair that shines.

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Avoid Heat Styling

It goes without saying that blow drying and heat styling can be extremely hard on hair. Too much heat will result in dry, brittle hair that easily breaks, resulting in little to no length gains, so try to let your strands dry au naturel after showering or pulling yourself out of the water. Avoid washing your hair every day and be sure to do a hydrating deep conditioning treatment at least once a week until you see improvement. We recommend sleeping with a bamboo pillowcase to help ease the friction of your hair rubbing against your pillow. This pillow case gentle and it allows skin and hair to glide across the surface to reduce split ends and damage.

Get A Haircut

Although it can seem counter-intuitive, regular visits to the salon are the best thing you can do for your hair. Even for those with thinning hair, it’s better to get a haircut on a regular basis and strengthen your ends than to visit the salon only a few times each year. Regular cleanups will give you healthy hair and having clean, crisp ends give you the look of fuller hair!

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Incorporate A Growth Serum In Your Routine

If you’re someone who struggles with excessive hair fall and breakage or just looking for the best way to make your hair look thicker and more voluminous, VEGAMOUR's GRO Hair Serum is the only vegan hair serum for fuller hair that actually works. VEGAMOUR GRO Hair Serum tackles this by nourishing your hair from the inside out. GRO Hair Serum features phyto-actives that not only stimulate your hair follicles but also inhibit the production of DHT, extending your hair’s growth phase while strengthening your roots. The result: increased hair density by up to 50%.