Hair shedding is a natural part of the hair growth cycle. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s totally normal for women and men to shed an average of 50 to 100 strands per day. But if you’re losing more than 100 strands per day, you may have excessive hair shedding. And when left unchecked, excessive shedding can turn into thinning hair and hair loss. Keep reading to learn how to stop hair shedding and make thinning hair look thicker!
Why Is My Hair Shedding?
Excessive hair shedding can have many different causes. In some cases, excessive hair shedding is caused by physical changes such as drastic weight loss or giving birth. Or excessive hair shedding may be caused by an underlying medical condition.
Talk to your dermatologist about the possible reasons for your hair loss. Your doctor can recommend a hair fall treatment such as medication, a hair growth supplement, or even hair restoration surgery, depending on the extent of your shedding.
Looking for something less invasive? Go for a non-medical solution that can reduce or conceal hair shedding. Keep reading for five tips to help you fight hair shedding.
5 Ways to Fight Hair Shedding
1. Take a Break from Heat
Hot tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons can dry out the hair shaft, leaving it brittle. Eventually, brittle hair can break off and shed. If your hair is damaged, take a break from hot tools and embrace heat-free hairstyles while your hair recovers.
2. Avoid Stress to Hair & Scalp
If you love wearing a ponytail every day, you could be causing more shedding. Tight hairstyles like ponytails and braids put stress on the hair, which can cause it to break off. Loosen up your hairstyles and use hair fasteners designed to be gentle on hair to avoid further breakage.
3. Cleanse Correctly
Choose a shampoo that makes thinning, shedding hair look thicker. Toppik Hair Building Shampoo gently cleanses fine, thinning hair with a lightweight formula that doesn’t weigh hair down and leaves it healthier and fuller-looking.
4. Nourish Dry Hair
Dry, brittle hair can be more prone to breakage and shedding. Keep your hair moisturized to help prevent hair shedding. Apply Toppik Hair Building Conditioner to hair after every wash to revitalize thin, thinning, or damaged hair. Toppik Conditioner’s nourishing complex of keratin proteins and aloe leaves hair stronger, thicker and healthier looking.
5. Conceal It – Instantly!
Hair loss treatments can take time to work. Conceal your hair shedding now to instantly regain your confidence with Toppik Hair Building Fibers. Toppik Hair Fibers are the #1 cosmetic solution* for women and men to instantly transform fine or thinning hair. Toppik is made from premium keratin fibers that are almost identical to human hair, and they have an innate static charge that helps them cling to even the tiniest hairs. So they blend undetectably, making your hair look naturally thick and full in seconds. Toppik Fibers work on all hair types and textures, and they come in nine shades to match virtually any hair color.
How to Apply Toppik Fibers:
- Dry or style hair as usual. Then shake Toppik Hair Building Fibers onto thinning areas.
- Gently pat hair to disperse Fibers. If desired, lightly comb, brush or style hair after applying.
- For longer-lasting results and added shine, follow with Toppik FiberHold Spray.
Have you ever experienced excessive hair shedding? Do you have any tips to stop hair shedding? Share your experience with other readers in a comment below!
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