Getting To The Root Of Thinning Hair

woman with long hairDo you think your hair lacks the density it once had or do you experience more hair shedding than the common 100 to 150 hairs that most experts say is common?

Have you tried without success every hair growth serum, oil, tea rinse and treatment without success? Let’s take a look at this thinning hair issue and get to the root of it once and for all! It is common for many to experience thinning hair as we grow older but for some it may be caused by factors that we can control.

If the thinning is hereditary it is easy to confirm this by asking the female members in your family if they experienced it.

By observing the elders’ hair health, it is fairly easy to discern whether it is inherited or not. Before getting depressed assuming that the future of your hair is doomed also inquire about illnesses and the medication history. If the thinning occurred after an illness the medications taken may have contributed.

This is why it is very important to tell your hairdresser what current medications you take and if you are pregnant prior to getting any chemical services. Both can affect the overall outcome of your hair’s ability to take the chemical treatment process and neglecting to do so may cause significant hair loss.

Health conditions and medications can drastically affect your circulation which can in turn affect the body’s ability to supply the proper nutrients throughout your body.

Smoking and lack of physical activity can limit circulation. Toxins from the smoking are also thought to damage the DNA of the hair follicle, thus impairing growth. Keep in mind that it is the blood that carries both oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and organs.


The sudden loss of hair is a definite indicator that there is an issue at hand, whether it is due to stress, disease or an underlying health issue. Let’s take a look at causes for thinning hair that we need to consider prior to attempting to treat the issue.

Excessive Dryness of the hair and scalp can lead to falling hair but the hair’s texture should be noted as well. The use of heat either using blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons can pull the moisture and deplete proteins from the hair causing the hair to become ultimately weak; this leads to breakage and hair shedding.

The change in the hair’s texture is a primary indicator of the hair strands’ internal damage but it can also be an indicator of an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism. A change in texture can appear to be thinning because the hair doesn’t feel as dense as it once felt.

Ultimately, it feels as if there’s less hair, but the thinning is due more to the texture of the hair itself becoming finer and weaker than to individual hairs falling out. A person that may actually have hypothyroidism will experience some other symptoms that accompany the changes in their hair.

These symptoms include overwhelming fatigue although your sleep pattern is the same, sudden weight gain although your diet is primarily the same, slowing of heart rate, feeling chilly or cold and thinning or loss of eyebrows.

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About Melinda McCain-Magee


I have over twenty years’ experience as a hairdresser and educator. I have been natural most of my life and only relaxed my hair on three occasions, finding that natural hair was easier for me to personally maintain! I am currently licensed as a cosmetologist and certified professional life coach. I have degrees in human services and psychology and am currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work. As a fulltime stylist I found that 60% of my time with clients was devoted to counseling and motivating; so it seems my path has had divine intervention. I have been passionately, obsessed with healthy hair since childhood and dreamt of a world where everyone had a thriving mane. Many claimed I was blessed with growing hands but I know that with patience and dedication, everyone can reach their personal hair goals! I am currently focused on coaching but continue to consult those in need of direction with haircare. I can be reached at [email protected] or visit my website anewdaylifecoachcounselingservices.com!

About Melinda McCain-Magee


I have over twenty years’ experience as a hairdresser and educator. I have been natural most of my life and only relaxed my hair on three occasions, finding that natural hair was easier for me to personally maintain! I am currently licensed as a cosmetologist and certified professional life coach. I have degrees in human services and psychology and am currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work. As a fulltime stylist I found that 60% of my time with clients was devoted to counseling and motivating; so it seems my path has had divine intervention. I have been passionately, obsessed with healthy hair since childhood and dreamt of a world where everyone had a thriving mane. Many claimed I was blessed with growing hands but I know that with patience and dedication, everyone can reach their personal hair goals! I am currently focused on coaching but continue to consult those in need of direction with haircare. I can be reached at [email protected] or visit my website anewdaylifecoachcounselingservices.com!

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