The Truth About Thinning Hair
Written by Nicola Moulton
7 Sep 2022
The thing about thinning hair is it’s not just a physical change. It can be an emotional one, too. Which is why we wanted to lay some ideas out here in a clear, concise and helpful way. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned about how to tackle pretty much anything connected to your hair or body, it’s that an ‘inside/out’ approach always makes sense, so you can tackle the issue…head on.
Will Washing Your Hair More Frequently Cause Thinning?
No, if you use a gentle shampoo, it’s fine to wash as regularly as you like. Some experts recommend that when you lather up, you massage the shampoo gently into the scalp, and let it run down through the hair shafts, rather than trying to rub directly into the hair, which might result in you tugging on it and causing friction.
Does Hair Conditioner Weigh Hair Down?
Actually, your conditioner is probably doing the opposite: swelling the hair cuticles with moisture and making it softer and easier to style - minimising damage from brushing and styling.
Does Blow Drying Thin Hair?
No - it’s ok to use a hairdryer, straighteners - any kind of heat appliance - just put it on the coolest setting and don’t overdo it. Ideally, stop before the hair is 100% dry, and always use a heat protector spray, too.
Can Supplements Help With Thinning Hair?
We think it’s always best to take an ‘inside out’ approach. Our Collagen Super Powder provides 10g collagen PLUS Biotin which supports healthy hair.
What Other Supplements are Good for Thinning Hair?
Vitamin D As well as being anti-inflammatory, Vitamin D plays an important role in the hair cycle. Vitamin D binds to receptors in hair follicles and promotes growth, new follicles help to maintain overall thickness and slow the rate at which existing hairs fall out.
BEAUTY PIE’s Like Sun is a high-strength, bioavailable vitamin D3 supplement, which also includes vitamins K2 and E suspended in olive oil, making this softgel easy to take.
Multivitamins A good multivitamin (and our Perfect Daily option is BRILLIANT) can provide a great basis for the normal functioning of scalp and hair. Ours is highly effective mix of 22 incredible nutrients, in two capsules a day. With well-absorbed nutrients, these capsules contain optimal daily intakes of all the B vitamins, vitamin C plus Bioflavonoids, vitamin A, vitamin E, plus Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium and Zinc.
Vitamin C is vital for the absorption of iron into the body, and iron deficiency has been shown to contribute to hair loss.
Our Efficient C supplement delivers 1000mg of naturally-derived Vitamin C to help support your normal immune function, collagen formation for the normal function of your skin, bones, teeth and gums, your energy metabolism, iron absorption and nerve health, and your general wellbeing.
What's a Good Hairstyle for Thinning Hair?
We asked our good friend, London-based hair-stylist-to-just-about-everybody Adam Reed about this. He said a layered cut can help, as it will give the appearance of fullness. Also avoid anything that feels annoying or uncomfortable, like pulling a ponytail too tight, or wearing a fringe or bangs too long so that you have to keep pushing it out of your eyes.
How Can I Prevent Hair Thinning?
Our new Renewed Density Anti-Hair Loss Ampoules are designed with hair thinning in mind.
Used regularly, these ampoules contribute to the prevention of hair loss * using a REDENSYL complex that supports the hair follicle and increases the quantity of hair in the growth phase. Hair becomes fuller and stronger with extended use.
*Test carried out on 20 volunteers for 12 weeks.
Renewed Density Anti-Hair Loss Ampoules
Increases the amount of hair in the growth phase.
Increases stem cell division of the hair follicle.
Helps stimulate keratin synthesis.
Helps the incorporation of cystine in hair proteins.
Inhibits the release of irritating factors related to hair loss.
Free from: sulphates, silicones, parabens, artificial colourants.