MY REMEDIES FOR THINNING HAIR

Hello there. I want to tell you right off the bat that this blog post is going to sound a bit like a commercial. That’s because I’m going to recommend some products that I’m using that I believe are tried and true and worth telling you about if you are dealing with thinning hair like I am. Part of the unfortunate consequences of aging is the very real fact that as we age and our hair grays, the texture changes, and it often begins to thin.  So today I wanted to share with you my remedies for thinning hair. I can’t even believe I am actually saying this, because frankly, thinning hair was something I never dreamed I’d be worrying about. You see, I’ve always had very thick hair, so thick in fact that my hairdresser used to charge me extra because my thick hair took so long to blow dry.

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Well recently I’ve begun to notice a lot of hair in my brush, on the floor of my bathroom, and in the shower. So much so that my husband even commented on it. I had cleaned out my brush and he saw the little mound of hair on the sink and said, “Is all that hair yours?” Well, that’s when I began to worry and ran to the dermatologist for advice. I actually put that pile of hair in a ziplock bag and showed it to the doctor. I was pleasantly surprised when she said it didn’t actually look like a worrisome amount, as we all shed about 100 hairs a day on average. Then she parted my hair and said that if I had significant hair loss the part would be much wider and show more of my scalp.

But I know me, I know my hair, and I could tell it just wasn’t quite as thick as it had always been. So I asked my dermatologist how I could treat the problem. She suggested that I start shampooing with Bosley Revive Nourishing Shampoo for Color Treated Hair. She said that Bosley was the expert on the subject of hair loss and restoration. So, I took her advice and have been using the shampoo for several months now and believe it is helping. I was also having a problem with my scalp actually breaking out. My doctor said in that case I should be using a sulfate free shampoo, which this is.

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I also addressed my hair loss concerns with my hairdresser. She has been doing my hair for 10 years and probably knows it better than I do. She did start to notice more hair left behind in the shampoo bowl and thought my hair seemed thinner as well. Her recommendation was to start using a product from Redken called Cerafill Defy Shampoo.

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So here’s what I do. First I wash my hair with the Bosley shampoo because I believe it rejuvenates the scalp and hair follicles to help promote growth. Then I wash a second time with the Redken shampoo because this shampoo contains ingredients to strengthen hair and nourish the scalp. It also seems to plump up the hair strands which improves the appearance of thinning hair. It actually does make my hair look and feel fuller.

I have also felt that my hair feels coarse, dry and wirey. My hairdresser says this is what gray hair does, especially when it’s color treated like mine. Dang, the ravages of age! So to help smooth my frizzes, add shine and protect my color treated hair, I have discovered a product called Fekkai Color-Protecting GlazeI used to use the Frederic Fekkai Shampoo sold at Costco and it came with this glaze. I no longer use the shampoo because I’m using the brands I mentioned above, but I love this glaze. I put it on my wet hair after shampooing and the brush just glides through my hair.

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Speaking of brushes…the paddle brush I’d been using forever actually began to feel like it was pulling my hair out as I brushed. Maybe it was my imagination but I decided I had to find an alternative. My hairdresser told me about the Wet Brush Pro. I bought one and I absolutely LOVE it, so much so that I purchased one for my granddaughter who screams when we brush her wet hair. Not anymore!

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OK, so I have one last product on my remedies for thinning hair list, it’s Redken’s Cerafill Maximize Dense fx Hair Diameter Thickening Treatment. I massage a little bit of this into my hair before I blow dry it and I really can see a significant difference. The maker says, “It plumps up existing hair to increase its diameter by 9% – that’s like gaining up to 9,000 more hairs after one use.” What this product does is it plumps each strand of hair to create fullness. All I can say is it works.

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One last mention…

My dermatologist told me I should be taking Biotin. I’m not big on swallowing pills so I found these delicious Hair, Skin & Nails Gummy Vitamins with Biotin which I take every day.

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So guys, sorry if this sounded like a commercial. I really just wanted to share my remedies for thinning hair because it’s a real problem for me, and may be for you too. If so, I hope you found this helpful. Do you have any other suggestions to battle against thinning hair? I’d love to hear them!

So there you have it: MY REMEDIES FOR THINNING HAIR

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  • janet

    I’m 63. I started coloring my hair for gray coverage in my early 30’s. At first it was just highlight, then high and low lighting, on and on it went. Finally in my late 50’s I was at the point my hair needed to be colored weekly or I looked like a skunk! It was then that I went through the painful but necessary 2 year saga of going very light, so that I could go gray. After nearly 5 years gray I couldn’t be happier! Hair falls out less, no worry about roots, the texture is fabulously soft and I get more compliments on my hair now than I EVER did when coloring! Nature has a plan, I decided to go with it and couldn’t be happier. Not to mention the cost savings is enormous! 🙂 Thanks for the introduction to new products!

  • Hi Janet, thanks so much for your valuable comment. I love that you reminded us that “Nature has a plan.” I’ve never looked at it from that perspective but surely you are right. It’s great to know that the texture of your gray hair is fabulous. I do admire lots of women who have wonderful, thick gray hair but I’m just not ready to go there yet. I wish I could just accept growing older gracefully and embrace it like you have. Good for you! I’m sure you are a great inspiration to many women. Thank you!

  • Hi Kathy, thank you so much for mentioning the need to get one’s thyroid checked, as yes, that was the first thing my doctor suggested to me. Mine came back normal, and although one never hopes to have a medical problem, I was admittedly kind of hoping that if I had a thyroid problem it would explain the hair thinning and the dreaded weight gain that also seems to creep on with age. I imagine my problem is related to hormones and aging. But, like you say, if others share my problem they need to get tested to insure there is no underlying medical problem.