What does thinning hair mean for you?

Toppik on 29 March 2016

Are you seeing more hairs than usual coming out when you brush your hair? Are your loose hairs clogging the shower drain? Nobody wants to lose their hair, but you may not need to sound the alarm bells just yet.

Hair loss on comb

There are many factors that can cause hair thinning and hair loss, and not all of them mean that you are going bald. Thinning hair can be temporary or permanent without being a sign of impending baldness.

It's important to try and identify the cause of your thinning hair so that you have a better idea of whether or not it will lead to baldness.

That way, you'll know the best way to deal with your thinning hair so that you stay feeling confident and looking great.

It's important to try and identify the cause of your thinning hair.

Thinning hair causes that don't mean you're going bald

There are many causes of thinning hair, both temporary and permanent, that don't necessarily mean that you're going bald. For example, stress is a common cause of temporary hair loss while aging causes most people to lose some hair density. In both of these cases, thinning hair may not lead to baldness.

Other hair loss causes that may not indicate baldness include:

  • Temporary medical conditions – There are medical conditions, including pregnancy, that can cause hair loss. Always seek professional medical advice if you think your hair loss is related to a medical issue.
  • Certain medications – Medications such as the contraceptive pill can cause hair loss in some people. Consult your doctor about the side effects of any medications you take.
  • Lifestyle changes – Sudden changes such as crash-dieting or becoming vegetarian can cause temporary hair loss. Hair growth usually returns to normal once your body adjusts.

Thinning hair

Thinning hair causes that are signs of balding

Sometimes thinning hair is a warning of things to come and will eventually lead to baldness. If this is the case, the sooner you start hair regrowth treatments, the more likely they are to be effective.

Some common causes of thinning hair that can lead to baldness include:

  • Long term illnesses – Some long-term illnesses can cause hair loss that may lead to baldness. Some of these include polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid conditions and anemia. Always seek the advice of a doctor if you think you have a medical condition.
  • Alopecia areata – This is an autoimmune condition, meaning that the body's immune system starts attacking the body's own cells.
  • Hereditary male and female pattern baldness – Hair loss and baldness are often caused by genetics and occur in recognisable patterns. These are typically identified by a receding hairline and thinning hair on top of the head.

Female thinning hair

What to do next?

Styling products for thinning hair

Depending on your situation, there are a number of different ways that you can treat thinning hair. If your thinning hair is unlikely to lead to baldness, hair thickening fibres could be the perfect styling product to make your hair look thick and natural.

Hair regrowth treatments

There are products that can help you regrow your hair and thicken your existing hair follicles. Minoxidil treatments for men and Minoxidil treatments for women have been clinically proven to be effective in stopping hair loss and regrowing hair.

Hair styling and regrowth products can be used together to provide both immediate and long-term results, giving you a complete hair loss solution.

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