Help! My hair is thinning…what can I do, where can I go?

Don’t panic! Help is at hand. Thankfully science along with technology has come to the rescue. There are a multitude of options, but first let’s look at what needs to be done.   


Fixing hair loss is a long-term commitment. The more you know about the cause, the better understanding you will have on what products are out there to help. Most hair loss products request that you follow a hair care regime. This regime is essential to a healthy scalp and a beautiful head of hair. Products that can help usually demand consistency.

Three-step process

There is normally a three-step process involved in hair loss prevention and hair regrowth. It starts with the use of a daily hair thickening active shampoo followed by a coordinating conditioner and finally a serum to finish off the routine. All the components work together in harmony to cleanse the scalp gently, improve circulation and strengthen the hair itself. Such products also have the ability to make thin hair look thicker while regrowth takes place.

Harmful ingredients

One of the things to look out for is the ingredient list. Make sure there are no silicones and parabens as well as no sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) in the mix. Due to detailed research these chemicals are known to cause irritations, hair shredding and drying of the scalp. What you will find is that a lot of hair loss products are made up of natural ingredients. It is also known that in the cheaper hair care products, ingredients are put in to make hair artificially look good hiding its true condition.

Seek specialist advice

Did you know that because of the several types of baldness, there are different treatment products? Therefore, engaging the services of a professional in the area of hair loss is a really good idea. Some men even go for prescription drugs! Men have different needs to women hence the treatment that is chosen is dependent on a lot of factors.  There is a lot of information about hair loss available online so probably the first step to take is research what company/professional would suit your needs and then get guidance on products that can help.

Disguise versus treatment

If your hair loss is severe, wigs and toupees are holding their own in the market place and definitely still work as an option. Hair extensions are very popular and are widely available as well. But to really deal with hair loss at its core, treatments on an ongoing basis are required.


Hair loss comes in different forms and whatever the cause it can take a toll on one’s self esteem. Topical products are the most generic form of treatment and they are easy to get. All you must do, is follow the directions, stay consistent and rectify the root cause. So, if you are on the road to losing your hair there is help available and no doubt the internet is a good place to begin your research to see what is the best solution for you.