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What Causes Thinning Hair and Hair Loss

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One of the most common hair concerns out there is hair thinning. With many worried about their hair looking and feeling thinner, we offer an insight into the potential causes of thinning hair and share the best ways to support and maintain strong, healthy-looking hair.  

What Causes Thinning Hair? 

If you’re asking yourself “why is my hair thinning?”, it may be comforting to know that you’re not alone. Hair loss and thinning hair can be caused by a multitude of factors and, more often than not, is nothing to worry about. We naturally lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, but the below causes can increase the rate at which hair loss happens. 

Age  

Before you panic, know that hair thinning is an extremely common part of the natural ageing process. The width of each hair strand lessens over time, causing the overall appearance of hair to look thinner. 

With age, hair follicles can also stop producing new hair strands, which can result in thin-looking hair.  

Stress 

In times of high stress, the body releases more cortisol. An excess of this ‘fight or flight’ hormone can hinder the blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles. That’s why some people make the link between stress and hair thinning.  

If you’re concerned about ongoing stress and believe it might be contributing to your thinning hair, check in with your GP. 

Hormonal Changes 

Pregnancy and menopause can alter hormone levels causing oestrogen levels to fluctuate quickly. A lower level of the female hormone can increase the rate at which hair sheds, which could trigger worries about hair loss.  

Watermans Tip: Changes to the body’s hormone profile can occur in both men and women, and could explain crown thinning and thinning along the hairline 

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Hair Damage 

Did you know that breakage triggered by hair damage is one of the main causes of thinning hair? That’s why it’s important to maintain an effective haircare routine. 

Hair damage can occur as a result of excess heat damage, sun damage and colouring chemicals. All of these can be addressed with a revamped haircare routine that keeps hair nourished, protected and healthy.  

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How to Manage Thinning Hair 

Follow this targeted routine to help support strengthened hair growth and maintain healthy-looking hair.  

Use a Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner 

Start your regime off right with the best shampoo and conditioner for thinning hair. The Watermans Grow Me Shampoo is rich in Biotin, Niacinamide and Argan Oil to nourish the scalp, making it the optimal environment for hair growth. 

Follow this with our Condition Me Conditioner to inject moisture into dry, damaged hair, helping to reduce further breakages.  

Condition Me can also be used as a leave-in conditioning treatment. If hair is feeling dry and brittle, leave the conditioner in overnight to allow the hydrating ingredients to work their magic.  

Apply Scalp Serum 

A leave-in scalp serum is a fantastic way to target hair thinning right at the roots. Apply Watermans Grow More Elixir directly to the scalp, massage in and let the invigorating formula provide a natural boost to the scalp.  

Blending Lupine Protein and Cottonseed Protein with Rosemary, our scalp treatment is a great addition to your haircare routine, particularly if you’re concerned about hair thinning.  

Protect Hair When Styling 

If straightening, curling or waving using heated tools, remember to protect your hair. Our Protect Me heat protection spray is formulated with a myriad of natural hair health ingredients (including Sunflower Extract, Caffeine, and Coconut Oil) to not only help protect hair from heat, but help retain moisture, prevent fizziness and control split ends.  

Watermans Tip: Like our skin, hair can benefit from sun protection. Spritz hair with Protect Me for added sun and UV protection when spending time outdoors.  

For hair care products that support strong, healthy hair growth, shop the full Watermans collection online today. 

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