Thin hair may be caused by genetics, or it can be related to the aging process. Stress, diet, smoking, changing hormones, and pregnancy may cause the hair to become thinner. An allergy to chemicals or other substances in your environment can also be a reason for thinning hair. While thinning hair is common in both men and women, it’s something that causes frustration for some. The good news is there are effective hair-thickening conditioners, like Hair ResQ, available on the market today for those who desire a thicker head of hair.
Symptoms of Thinning Hair
Hair loss can be temporary or permanent. Some people first notice circular or patchy areas in the scalp or eyebrows where the hair is thinning. Men may also notice these patches in their beards as well. Others notice a gradual thinning that begins on the top of the head. The hairline often recedes further back on the forehead. People lose about 100 hairs each and every day, but new hair usually grows back in at the same time to replace those that are lost. When the cycle of loss and growth changes or is disrupted, or if the hair follicle becomes damaged, the hair begins to thin.
Ingredients That Can Actually Cause Your Hair to Thin
The best hair-thickening conditioner is one that is made from natural ingredients. Harsh chemicals like sulfates are used in hair products to strip away oils and dirt. The problem is that these same ingredients are also used in household cleaning products and paint removers. These ingredients include:
• Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) has been shown not only to strip away the protective oils your scalp needs for healthy hair, but it also degenerates the proteins in your scalp, leading to thinning hair and hair loss.
• Parabens are used to extend shelf life in products, but they are also used in hair products. The problem is, they mimic estrogen in the human body, and cause a hormone imbalance which can lead to hair loss in women.
• Some synthetic fragrances added to shampoos and conditioners are chemical-based and potentially cause hormones levels to become imbalanced, resulting in hair loss.
• Formaldehyde is often used as a preservative and is sometimes found in hair-smoothing products despite warnings from the FDA that it can cause negative health effects in addition to severely damaging the hair.
How Hair-Thickening Conditioners Work
Unlike hair replacement treatments which are often a costly, long-term solution, hair thickeners must be continued on a regular basis to maintain thicker hair. The average person has 10,000 hairs on his or her head. A thickening conditioner causes each hair to swell, which provides a lusher, fuller appearance. There are natural ingredients found in the best men’s thickening conditioners that not only promote healthy growth but also stimulate cell metabolism creating a denser appearance for the hair. Because most women will have noticeable hair loss by age 60, these high-quality, natural ingredients found in thickening conditioners are an excellent way to combat thinning hair.
Look for hair-thickening products that are pH-balanced; color-safe; and free from sulfates, parabens, glycols, gluten, phthalates, and GMOs. The best hair-thickening solutions offer natural ingredients such as caffeine, which stimulates hair follicles and encourages growth.
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