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Thinning hair as a women - Our best advice for full hair

by Lotte Lindgren on Jul 11, 2022

Read through by Dorthe Kristensen

Hairdresser and former co-owner of the award-winning hairdressing chain Zoom by Zoom
With many years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Dorthe has advised many customers about hair and hair care. Dorthe has read through this blog entry to ensure high quality and professionalism. This blog post is professionally updated on April 9, 2024.

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Tired of thinning hair?

Is your hair perpetually thin? You have tried all possible solutions but nothing works for you. Fortunately, you have landed in the right place. Here we review everything you need to know about thinning hair in women.

Why is my hair thin?

There can be many reasons why one's hair becomes thin. There are also types of thin hair if you have had thin hair all your life or if you suddenly find that your hair has become much thinner. This can often be the first step towards finding out where your hair is thinning.

Apart from genetics playing an incredibly large role, the other primary cause is inappropriate hair care. This means that you e.g. using the wrong products or wearing too much hair excessively over a long period of time. It can also be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, stress or hormonal disturbances, such as pregnancy, puberty and menopause. If you are experiencing a definite loss of hair, there may be other things you should also keep in mind, you can read our blog post about hair loss in women here.

Causes of thinning hair in women

There can thus be many reasons for thin hair in women, often it can also be combinations of different reasons that make the difference. We have tried to collect some of the most important reasons why women's hair is thinning.

Genetics and hormonal changes

If one or both of your parents have very thin hair, there is also a probability that you are or will be thin-haired. This is because your genetics, i.e. hereditary predispositions, are of great importance for the type of hair you have. Therefore, it may well sound like it is completely hopeless to do anything about it if it is genetically determined. But don't worry, there are a whole lot of things you can do to reduce thinning hair, which will be detailed under Good tips for healthier and more voluminous hair.

During one's life, the body will go through a series of phases which can create hormonal disturbances, which can cause thinning hair, e.g. pregnancy, puberty and menopause. As a starting point, it is unfortunately not something that can be avoided. It is a question of the body's well-being and balance, and therefore it can be a very good idea as a prevention to ensure that the body is in vitamin and mineral balance. We recommend our hair vitamins, which are a dietary supplement that, among other things, contains biotin, which contributes to maintaining normal hair.

Unhealthy hair care routine

Thin hair in women also often has something to do with our hair care routines. We buy ourselves poor products, but may not have a full grasp of whether they are healthy and good for the hair. We have collected our best recommendations of products that can treat thin hair under the best products for thin hair.

Another mistake we can be bad at making is styling our hair with heaters or damaging hairstyles. If you use a blow dryer, straightener or curling iron every or every other day, you should consider whether you can reduce it. The heat dries out the hair so it breaks more easily. If you have thin hair, it can therefore be particularly bad to style your hair with heating devices, as the hair will most likely become thinner the more you expose it to heat. So if you want to avoid getting very thin hair, be careful with the straightener!

You must be especially careful not to overstyle your hair too often. Sometimes the simple hairstyles/styles can be the best, there are a lot of hairstyles that are gentle on the hair. Also try to find styling methods where you avoid using heat, for example via heatless curlers if you want waves in your hair.

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Problems or infection in the scalp

One of the reasons that is also often prominent are problems with the scalp, which can also appear to a greater or lesser extent. It can be anything from a dry scalp to outright dandruff or an infection in the scalp. In order to produce the most optimal strands of hair, a balanced scalp is required. It is therefore important that if you have thin hair and scalp problems that you first of all get your scalp under control. If you want to read more about dry scalp, we have written a blog post about it right here.

Unhealthy lifestyle and stress

Do you eat healthy and varied? Are you getting the recommended amount of exercise? Do you have mental peace? It is probably not all of us who can answer yes to all three questions and that is also perfectly okay. But if you have thin hair, you should consider whether you can optimize one or more factors that affect your lifestyle. It is not rocket science to work out that if one's body does not thrive optimally, then there will be some things that do not work as well as possible, e.g. Your hair. It is therefore important to be in balance both physically and mentally, as both can have a negative effect on your hair if they are out of balance.

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Pregnancy

When a woman is pregnant, her body goes through a huge number of changes, one of which can be thinning hair. This can be due to a number of factors specific to pregnancy, including increased levels of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that can disrupt the normal growth cycle of hair follicles. During pregnancy, some women may experience a condition called telogen effluvium, where more hairs are in the resting phase than usual, this often occurs at 12-16 weeks. When several of your hairs go into the dormant phase, it also means that they will fall out as soon as they have finished this phase. Therefore, many women experience hair loss after pregnancy.

Menopause

Menopause is a natural process in life that women experience, typically between the ages of 45-55. During this period, their body goes through many changes caused by a decrease in estrogen production, which affects the whole body - including their hair. The lack of estrogen causes the hair follicles to shrink, resulting in fewer and shorter hairs growing. This is why women may experience thinning hair during menopause.

Menopausal hair loss can begin anywhere between two and four years before menopause begins and can continue for up to four years after it ends. It generally starts with thinning at the crown or temples. In addition, due to hormonal changes during menopause, more hair loss than usual can occur, leading to further thinning of the hair strands.

Thinning hair in men

Hair loss and thinning will affect most men sooner or later as it is a natural process. As a man, you often want to be able to reflect on your father's hair splendor and see what hair density you can look forward to. When the hair starts to thin and where it settles will vary from person to person. It is very common for the hairline to start receding so that you get high temples or for it to thin out more and more at the top of the ice. Therefore, shaving bald or cutting hair very short is often the solution for many thin-haired men.

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What you do about thinning hair as a man

Thinning hair in men can almost never be avoided unless you are willing to have a hair transplant. Otherwise, there are unfortunately only things you can do to postpone hair loss. Among other things, it can be very effective to massage the scalp to increase the blood supply. Here you can e.g. use a Deep Scalp Brush, which is incredibly comfortable and can be used on both wet and dry hair. In addition, it is particularly suitable for cleaning the scalp of sweat, bacteria and dandruff when you are in the shower. There are also a number of growth-promoting products, e.g. Grow and Glow Shampoo for thin hair. In addition, there are also our hair vitamins, which e.g. contains biotin, which contributes to maintaining normal hair.

You must do this if you have thin hair as a woman

It can be a jungle to find your way around how to best manage your thin hair. We've collected some of our best advice here:

Establish a good and healthy hair care routine

Start by researching which products are particularly suitable for thin hair and which do not contain harmful chemicals. We can recommend our Grow & Glow Series, which is growth-promoting and free of sulphate and silicone. The focus is therefore on external hair care and therefore you should also consider products such as hair mask, hair oil or serum.

Avoid heaters

If you style your hair every day or every other day with either a straightener or a curling iron, you should minimize your consumption. If you are going to style your hair with a heater, always remember heat protection! Consider possible alternative hairstyles that are suitable for thin hair, e.g. you can braid your hair so that it gets natural waves without being damaged - you can get inspiration here.

Take care of your hair when it is wet

If you have thin hair, you must take extra care when it is wet, as that is where the hair is most sensitive. You should e.g. only wash your hair 2-3 times a week, let it air dry or use a microfiber towel for the hair (find it here), brush the hair with a gentle hair brush (we recommend the Curved Paddle Brush) and then apply some kind of serum or leave- in conditioner that increases the hair's elasticity when it is combed (see e.g. Repair & Shine Hair Serum).

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Get a hairstyle that emphasizes volume

One's hairstyle is very decisive for whether one's hair appears thin or not. Although you might think that long hair will make your hair appear thicker because there is more of it, you are wrong! Instead, you should get a page cut, which will frame the face and lighten the hair so that it can hold volume better. If you have thin hair, it can be difficult to get it to hold volume if it gets longer than the shoulders. We have collected a lot of good hairstyles for thin hair here.

Protect hair against the seasons

It can be hard on the hair when the seasons change. Therefore, it is important to adapt your hair care to the season you are in. It is, for example, important that the hair receives optimal care and nutrition during the cold winter months and a lot of moisture and protection during the drying heat of summer. You can compare it to your skin – it needs different products for different seasons.

Read more

If you would like to read more about how to get thicker hair, you can read one of our other blog posts about how to get thicker hair here.

Best products for thin hair

We want to help women and men who are upset about their thin hair, because every day should feel like a good hair day! That is why we have developed a number of products that promote growth and help with thinning hair. The series is called Grow & Glow and consists of a shampoo, conditioner, serum and hair mask. The products ingredients have shown up to 89% reduction in hair loss and 52% increase in hair density after 150 days of use. If you want to read more about the ingredient Capilia Longa and its results, read here.

Grow & Glow Shampoo

The best shampoo for thin hair is Grow & Glow Shampoo! Not only does it increase your hair growth and hair density, it also gives your hair instant volume. In addition, it also gives the scalp a mild exfoliation, so that the scalp is fresh and in balance. You can read more about the Grow & Glow Shampoo and how to use it here.

Grow & Glow Conditioner

Finally, you must never forget to use conditioner after washing your hair! Conditioner closes the hair and gives it care and moisture. Our Grow & Glow Balm is also growth-promoting and therefore has several properties. When you have thin hair, it can be a problem to use conditioner as it can make the hair greasy and weigh it down. But like the rest of the series, this conditioner will neither make your hair greasy nor weigh it down! Instead, it will leave hair soft, shiny and with instant volume. You can read more about the balm here.

Grow & Glow Serum

As an extra boost to your hair growth, you can use the Grow & Glow Serum. It contains the same growth-promoting ingredients as the rest of the series and is sprayed easily and quickly into the scalp, after which it is gently massaged in. Here you can therefore more target the treatment to the places where you want the effect, e.g. if you have thin hair on your side or high temples. You can read more about the serum here.

Grow & Glow Hair Mask

The latest product in the series is the Grow & Glow Hair Mask. Since the primary purpose of the series' shampoo, conditioner and serum is not to provide care and moisture, we have developed this hair mask that can do just that and at the same time be growth promoting. Use it preferably 1-2 times a week, depending on how often you wash your hair. You can read much more about its amazing properties here.

Hair vitamins

In addition to the external care of the hair, we must not forget the internal. If you have thin hair and want to ensure that the body has the prerequisites to produce normal hair, it may be a good idea to pay attention to whether you are getting enough vitamins and minerals through your diet. Our Hårvitaminer is a dietary supplement that, among other things, contains biotin, which contributes to maintaining normal hair. They have a delicious strawberry flavor, so you rarely forget them. You can read more about our hair vitamins here.

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