This post was sponsored by PURA D’OR but, as always, all opinions are my own. :-)
Recently as I was admiring my daughter Britta’s thick tresses, I began to feel a little melancholy creep in, remembering when MY hair was like that. The last several years my hair has thinned dramatically compared to its’ “glory days.” It’s disconcerting to say the least when you run your fingers through your hair as you’re washing it and LOTS of hair comes out. I’ve even talked to my doctor about it because I know there are medical conditions that can cause higher than normal hair loss. Fortunately (unfortunately?) my hair loss seems to be your garden variety hair loss that comes along with the honor of growing older. :-)
However, even though it seems to be my destiny to have thinner hair as I “mature” (my mother has experienced the same fate,) I have discovered a few things I can do to give my hair more of a fighting chance. Here are 5 simple things you can do to help slow the progression of hair loss, and maintain healthy locks for as long as possible!
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5 Ways To Simple Ways To Fight Thinning Hair
1. Start At The Scalp
Strong, healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp! One way to promote scalp health is to give yourself a mini scalp massage every time you wash your hair. The massaging action increases the blood flow to your scalp, and more blood flow means more hair growth.
Another easy way to keep your scalp healthy is to use hair products that nourish and invigorate your hair at the scalp level. I recently learned about a company called PURA D’OR that makes a variety of products designed to do just that! PURA D’OR shampoos and conditioners contain natural extracts and nutrients that help stimulate and invigorate the scalp to promote hair growth.
I started using PURA D’OR shampoo and conditioner just a few weeks ago, and I’m already seeing vitality and volume return to my hair.
2. Ditch The Chemicals
Most hair products are designed to make your hair look good, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re good for your hair. Dyeing your hair frequently and using products with synthetic ingredients can lead to damage over time!
Look for hair products that contain natural ingredients, like oils and plant extracts. Natural ingredients are gentler on your hair, and they can also provide additional benefits as well! PURA D’OR shampoo and conditioner I’ve been using contain ingredients derived from coconut, nettle, seaweed, and more. Natural ingredients like these actually feed your hair, rather than causing further damage.
3. Consider Contributors
All kinds of things can contribute to hair loss. Stress and tension can be huge contributors to hair loss! If you experience a lot of stress, it may help to adopt some stress-relieving practices, like yoga or meditation.
Other contributors to hair loss can include hormone imbalances and poor diet and nutrition. Taking a daily vitamin and mineral supplement can help provide your body with the nutrients it needs for healthy hair growth. Products like PURA D’OR shampoo and conditioner also contain hair-healthy vitamins like Biotin, too!
4. Drop Bad Habits
There are plenty of behaviors that can contribute to hair thinning and hair loss. Frequently using hot tools like hair dryers and hair straighteners is sure to cause damage to your hair. Brushing your hair while it’s still wet, and even brushing your hair when there’s product in it can cause breakage. Smoking causes poor circulation, which in turn slows hair growth. Even drinking alcohol and coffee can slow your immune system enough to contribute to hair loss. It may be time to drop these habits for the sake of your hair!
There are plenty of hair-healthy habits you can start doing, too. The hair shaft is largely composed of water, so it’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water or tea. Exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet will also benefit your hair (and your body too, of course!)
5. Read The Reviews
Many hair care products claim to fight thinning hair and hair loss, but it can be hard to know which products actually live up to the hype. But now we can find out, since we have the world wide web at our fingertips! The thoughts of people who have tried these products for themselves are just a click away!
It’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to read customer reviews for hair care products to find out if they’re really worth the money. When I went online to read up about PURA D’OR products, I was surprised to find that they had over 13,000 reviews from passionate customers! I read review after review from people just like me who were struggling with thinning hair before they started using PURA D’OR shampoo and conditioner. Those reviews convinced me to give the products a try, and I’m really glad I did!