Thinning hair is a problem for millions of men and women across the United States and all over the world. So today I’m going to show you how you can thicken your hair without going under the knife.
These are proven techniques and they work.
The problem is that 320 million Americans have thinning hair. It’s men, it’s women and this is a problem that affects so many of us, especially as we get older in life.
We don’t have a solution for baldness. If you are a gentleman and you’ve got a huge bald spot on your head, none of these techniques unfortunately will work.
But if you’re like most Americans who have thinning hair, you’ve got hair that’s a bit sparse, that’s a bit thin, that’s not as thick and lush as it should be, you may have patchy areas where you don’t have hair, these things that I’m gonna show you today can definitely help you.
If you’ve got an area that’s pretty big and there’s nothing there, you’re like Kojak or the Rock, then unfortunately you’ve got to undergo surgery, like hair transplant.
But for all of those of you who don’t have that, keep reading to find out what I’ve got here because it’s gonna definitely help you.
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The first thing that you can do is de-stress. A lot of us lose hair, we have hair fall out, when we’re in periods of extreme stress.
Sometimes it’s not just an event like somebody close to you died or losing a job or a divorce. Sometimes it’s just the chronic effects of just being in a high-stress job, being in a stressful marriage, having kids, that can cause you to lose your hair.
It’s this process that we call Telogen Effluvium and unfortunately there’s no way to really diagnose it, except just knowing that you are having a lot of stress in your life.
If this describes you, I would encourage you to see a therapist, meditate, do yoga, exercise, do those things that can help you to de-stress.
Get yourself out of that stressful job, do what you need to de-stress and you just may find that your hair actually gets thicker.
Nutritional supplements are a great way to improve thinning hair. A lot of the causes of thinning hair, especially
women over the age of 30 and over the age of 40, can be nutritionally based.
An iron deficiency, vitamin D deficiencies, those are pretty common causes of hair loss, especially in people as they get older.
One thing that you can do is use a good nutritional supplement. The one that I recommend, which is the one that’s the newest, most advanced supplement for hair out there, is called Nutrafol. It comes in a formulation for men and it comes in a formulation for women.
This contains a lot of different things, from vitamins and minerals to biotin and basically everything that you need to help you to thicken your hair if your issue comes down to nutrition. Even if you’re not sure, it’s great for your skin and for your hair
I would encourage you, if you’ve got thinning hair, take a look at Nutrafol. The studies show that after about two to three months of use, you can get thicker, more luscious hair by taking it.
The third thing is topical rosemary oil. What you’re not going to find on my list of things that you can do to thicken your hair are prescription medications, because there are other options for you other than putting yourself chronically on a prescription medication.
There was a study that compared topical rosemary oil to minoxidil, which is a main ingredient in Rogaine and this study found it really compared head-to-head how rosemary oil, topical rosemary oil applied to the scalp, versus topical Rogaine or Minoxidil, and it found actually very similar, equal results.
So applying topical rosemary oil, which is completely natural to your scalp, has the same effects as Minoxidil, but with one caveat – it causes less skin irritation and itching than Minoxidil.
If you want to avoid the chemicals and the prescription products, try topical rosemary oil. Try combining it with a nutritional supplement, like Nutrafol and you’re gonna be doing hopefully really well. As well as de-stressing.
Number four is low light laser therapy. This started out as a bit of a joke way back in the day, where you may have seen advertisements on late-night TV for a comb that had a laser attached to it that you would comb through your hair, called the HairMax laser comb.
It was on different infomercials and some people make fun at it. Well the crazy thing is that there are many scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals that show that low light laser treatments, like what is used with the HairMax laser comb, actually work.
They can actually thicken hair and we believe that this low light cold laser, so it’s not a laser that burns your skin or feels hot, it’s cold on your skin, but this laser can actually cause the hair to go into a growth pattern. To go from telogen or a quiet phase, to go into a growth phase.
So low light laser therapy is great option. You can still buy the HairMax laser comb. They have now much more advanced versions over what they had before. There’s one that is made like a band over your head.
There’s also baseball caps called the PowerFlex Cap. If you take it and you look inside of it, you can actually see all these laser beams that you put on to your head.
This stuff actually works. So if you’ve tried the destressing, if you’ve tried the Nutrafol, if you’ve tried the topical rosemary oil and it’s not quite getting you there, then I would recommend that you take that next step – low light laser treatments.
Unlike the other ones, this is going to be pretty expensive. To get the PowerFlex Cap, it will cost you $1,999, but it’s still better than surgery.
What if the low light laser therapy doesn’t work? What else can you try?
Platelet Rich Plasma pr PRP. It is basically your own tissue, where they draw your blood, they spin it down, remove the platelets, which are chock-full of growth factors, and that is actually injected into areas of your scalp to grow hair.
Studies are showing that it definitely works. I know of a lot of doctors who are doing it and I’ve heard from many of doctors who swear by and say that injecting PRP into the scalp works really well.
This is a great regenerative therapy. This is using your your body’s own regenerative mechanisms to actually make it younger and to help grow more hair.
If those other options aren’t working, then PRP is definitely an option. Keep in mind that this is not permanent and most doctors recommend doing PRP at least twice a year, sometimes more often. You have to keep in mind that you’re gonna be spending a good amount of money on this because it is a minimally invasive treatment and a doctor or a nurse typically has to do it. But it definitely works.
Hopefully this has been helpful for you. If you’ve got issues with hair, try those less invasive, easier things first, going up to the PRP.
Unfortunately, if you have got areas of baldness then you want to consider going with surgery.
Samantha is a hairstylist with over 12 years of color and stylist experience. She enjoys using her knowledge to create what her clients really want when they sit down in her chair. Her passion is creating unique looks that her clients feel great in.