Why thinning hair isn’t ‘just part of getting old’

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Next time you run a brush through your hair and feel it thinning, don’t just assume it’s ‘part of getting old’.

For most women, thinning hair seems to be part of the inevitability of ageing just as much as going grey can be.

But, that’s not the case.

Instead of accepting thin hair as your fate, working out why your hair is thinning and taking action can stop and even reverse the effects of thinning hair.

Why is my hair thinning?

To reverse the effects of thinning hair and stop it from continuing, it’s important to understand what could be causing your hair to thin.

The first thing to understand is that your thinning hair may not be just an ageing issue.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40% of women have noticeable hair loss by the age of 40.

While many are told this is because of ageing, it’s argued that such a diagnosis isn’t helpful in restoring your hair’s health and thickness.

What exactly is causing your hair to thin?

It could have something to do with a natural protein known as FGF5.

This protein regulates the hair cycle, encouraging hair loss so it can grow back anew.

If you have too much accumulate on your scalp, it will speed up your hair loss and encourage hair thinning.

The accumulation of FGF5 can happen for a number of reasons.

According to Health.com, there are numerous reasons why your hair could be thinning including:

  • Physical and emotional stress
  • Too much Vitamin A
  • Lack of protein
  • Anemia
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Vitamin B deficiency
  • Lupus
  • Dramatic weight loss

How can I stop my hair thinning? Will my hair grow back?

We’re all unique and there are different ways to treat different cases of thinning hair.

Luckily, for the majority of us there are effective and scientifically-verified ways to turn your thinning hair around.

Studies have shown that suppressing the FGF5 protein can reduce your hair loss and give you a fuller head of hair.

Read the story that one community member kindly shared with us.

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