Lush, flowing hair makes a man or woman look very attractive indeed. In modern society, Personal grooming and hygiene are also much valued. Keeping these things in mind, have you ever worried about hair thinning? If so, then do not feel embarrassed or sorry for yourself. It is a very common problem nowadays, particularly due to hectic lifestyles.

What Exactly Is Hair Thinning?

The human hairs on the scalp undergo a normal, natural cycle. They grow in size, number, and thickness. But they also tend to fall off and grow back again after some time. But hair thinning is not related to these well understood phases. The thinning is the result of long term hair shedding and it needs to be treated by a professional doctor.

The hair specialists and dermatologists advice against taking this issue lightly. It is not always a temporary situation as there are many influencing factors. If you do not care for the hairs properly, normal loss goes out of hand. The excessive amount of hairs not only get lost, but they do not grow back. This leads to total baldness in both adults as well as younger people.

Hair Cycle And Shedding

The normal hair cycle has three distinct and separate phases. In anagen phase, Active hairs continue to grow and last for up to 6 years. Catagen phase, which is a changing growth period, lasts up to 3 weeks maximum. The final, resting phase called telogen holds on for 2 or 3 months. At the end of this phase, hair is shed and new hair replacement takes place.

The cycle starts all over again and continues in all normal males and females. Due to aging and stress, Hair loss can become excessive. This can be temporary, but if the thinning is causing you alarm then visit the dermatologist. Such hair loss is usually accompanied by a discernible absence of re-growth. There are many reasons for hair thinning such as surgery, pregnancy, disease, stress disorders, etc.,

Whatever the cause, the dermatologist is good at accurate diagnosis. He or she can tell apart normal shedding from thinning disorders. The doctor also prescribes an effective hair treatment plan. Make sure, You visit a board certified specialist who has complete skill sets. The reasons for thinning and the related symptoms vary widely from patient to patient.

Only an expert can resolve or curtail this troublesome cosmetic problem. Not everyone responds successfully or fully to treatment procedures. But controlling or containing the thinning is also a good measure. It will postpone or delay baldness, and the patient can lead a more satisfactory lifestyle. He or she can also pursue a more meaningful career without added anxieties or pressures.

Aren’t There Home Remedies And Simple Tricks?

Yes, It is true that hair care and regular maintenance helps a lot. Brushing, oiling, massages, and shampoos are used by everyone nowadays. But, Keeping the locks and tresses clean and shiny is not always easy. Some of these home remedies and guidelines can be effective.

Simple Instructions

Follow these simple tips and tricks for retaining glamorous and gorgeous tresses –

Healthy Lifestyle

Avoid junk foods, and exercise regularly for a physically fit body. Smoking and alcohol can also have a negative effect on the mane.

Protein-rich Foods

Fish, meats, nuts and other proteins, vitamins, and iron rich foods are good for the scalp. The hair is after all a type of protein, and you need enough of it inside the body.


Do not stress out, get a headache, and start losing your precious hair. Relax, listen to music, go for a walk, and above all, stick to a sleep quota.

Professional Hair care

A visit to the cosmetic clinic or hair specialist is always a good idea. The specialist reviews the hair and looks into all the thinning factors.

Scalp Care

Use scalp toners, ex-foliations, and conditioners for healthy hairs. Check for symptoms like weight gain, dry skin, and lethargy.

Home Treatments

  • Use warm Coconut oil to massage the scalp for 15 to 20 minutes. Leave the oil on for an additional 30 minutes or sleep with the oil in your hair. The mineral rich coconut delivers nutrition, prevents breaking, and fights dandruff.
  • Likewise, A cup of brewed green tea is also an effective hair care remedy. Make sure, you leave it on for an hour and rinse afterwards with tepid water.
  • Onion juice massage for 5 or 10 minutes is also a strong solution. You have to wash it off after 10 or 15 minutes.
  • A mixture of amla (Indian Gooseberry) powder and lime juice (1 tbsp. each) is also very effective. Cover the entire scalp and leave it on for 15 or 20 minutes. Use shampoo to wash later.

By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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