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Apart from Hair fall or receding hair line, now Hair Thinning is becoming a major problem, especially for young adults which makes their hair look less dense and lifeless. So, lets discusses in this article, how to prevent and cure thinning of hair and make it look denser and fuller.

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Remember, a hairfall may also look like hair thinning creating more space between each hair shaft, so make sure if it’s really hair thinning. Because of the above reason, a Good hair growth product seems working for hair thinning to many individuals.

Now let’s get into this topic, Do you know the reasons behind hair thinning?

  1. Getting exposed to too much sunlight which eventually degrades hair follicles and the melanin pigment within in, which makes its protein synthesis rate slower and hence thin hair.
  2. Exposing hairs to harsh chemicals and doing hair treatments in which you get to do hot irons on damp hair which breaks down the protein chain in hair shaft, which other than thinning can also change your hair texture and make it more prone to split ends.
  3. A pH change in your hair which disturbs hair cycle and leads to hair thinning along with hair fall, dandruff etc.
  4. Using professional shampoos with harsh chemicals. Professional shampoos are not for daily use, they should be used only once in a while for important events. Or frequent shampooing dry hair, which strips off natural oils in hair and make it rougher and more fragile. Even if your scalp turns oily or sweaty daily, a gentle shampoo along with a gentle conditioner can be used on a regular basis.
  5. Lack of maintenance, like letting hair to sweat excessively with no post maintenance and many more.
  6. A diet very low in healthy fats and proteins can also adversely affect your hair health.
  7. Hot hair baths, yes! Only cold water on hair is preferred which locks moisture and helps in giving smooth and silky hair. On the other hand, hot and hard water will dry your hair out making it frizzier and drier.


Coming into prevention, Diet comes the first, you should take a diet rich in protein, iron, folic acid, multivitamins, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and biotin. Eat a balanced diet. Taking them as supplements in dietitian prescribed doses are also completely fine. A good sweaty workout along with supplements help you get maximum benefits.

After physical health comes the mental health, stress, anxiety and other actions like this releases cortisol in your body, which is believed to disrupt your hair growth cycle. To manage stress, go for a good 10-minute meditation under raising or setting sun.

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Smoking and prolonged alcohol intake can also lead to hair related problems like thinning, balding, hair fall etc,. So, consider reducing its frequency or quit it.

A lot of us think conditioning our hair post shampoo will affect our hair and lead to damage, that’s not the case. It is a very necessary step in order to have smooth and manageable hair, conditioner also helps hair to lock moisture. If you are a person washing your hair daily, get yourself a gentle conditioner and make sure to thoroughly wash it off.

Hair maintenance is the key part. Oil your hair regularly pre shampooing, dermatologists generally do not recommend keeping oil overnight, wash your hair after 2 to 4 hours post oiling, it helps to prevent chemicals in your shampoo targeting your hair shafts and roots directly. Along with acting as a protective barrier, it also helps in nourishing your hair and scalp.

1.Use a good hair serum with sun protection like Biolage and OLAPLEX No.7.

2.Avoid using ironing tools too frequently

3.Go for a air dryer instead of a hair dryer

4. Don’t rub your towels too harshly on your wet hair

5. Don’t tie your hair when it’s damp

6. Avoid tight hairstyles


The above said precautions are for those who think that their hair thinning has started or what to prevent it before they see any symptoms. Now what to do if you are experiencing hair thinning? Let’s go from affordable to expensive.

1. Scalp Massage

Many of you do not know the extraordinary benefits this scalp massage is going to give you. It basically is going to awake your sleeping scalp. It tremendously increases the blood flow and improves the hair strength making it do its work (hair cycle) to its fullest giving you a very healthy and dense hair. Do not massage your dry hair, make sure to use any kind of hair oil before you do that.

If you want a still more easy way to do a head massage, get a good quality, wide toothed wooden comb and comb your hair giving a little pressure on your scalp for at least 5 minutes after applying oil. Do it at least once a day.

2. Oiling Hair

Hair oiling is a key part in ancient Indian Ayurvedic hair care. The first option would be coconut oil, this oil is proved to penetrate the hair shaft which basically means more nourishment right? Be it any oil, go for their cold pressed versions which is going to give you maximum benefits. Along with coconut oil, argan oil, almond oil, olive oil can be used as per your convenience.

3. Hair Packs

You can go for packs available in the market with hair supporting ingredients especially protein and biotin. Coming to home remedies, there a few, which gives you extraordinary results.

1. Coconut + Fenugreek

Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and blend it well the next morning along with the blended mixture add 4 to 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and blend again, your pack is ready. All the said packs should be kept for 30 to 45 minutes and then should be washed by luke warm water.

2. Curry Leaves + Flax Seeds

Soak flax seeds overnight and blend it the next day along with some curry leaves and apply it as a pack. This works really well if you are suffering from frizzy rough and unmanageable hair.

3. Hibiscus + banana

This is a instant pack, add some hibiscus flowers to 1 or 2 well ripened bananas, if needed you can also add some almond oil, give it a nice blend and apply as usual.

4. Shikakai + Reetha + bhringraj

Soak shikakai and reetha overnight and add some freshly pluck Bhirigaraj leaves, preferably yellow one, if you do not have fresh Bhirigaraj go for its powder and blend it well and stain it with any clean cloth. Apply it on your hair and scalp and after a span of 10 minutes add water massage your hair until it foams and wash it off at least 3 to 4 times with cold water. You will not need any shampoo, follow it up with a conditioner as usual to control frizz. Remember, keep this pack away from eyes, if contact happens, wash it off thoroughly with water.

4. Shampoos for Hair Thinning

In this category, there are 2 different types of shampoo,

First, are the volumizing shampoos, which will give you a temporary solution by making your hair look more in volume and hence thick.

Second, are the medicated shampoos which have many ingredients and actives and are especially formulated to get thick and fuller hair.

5. Serums

Go for serums with capixyl, redensyl, procapil, aminexil, anagain, baicapil, and multipeptides. These can help you in both hair thickening and hair growth. Serums from Minimalist and ARATA are good.

6. Suppliments

As said above, you should take a diet rich in protein, iron, folic acid, multivitamins, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and biotin. If not, go for supplements for a temporary span consulting a dietitian with recommended doses.

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