How to: Boost and Care for Thinning Hair
No matter how old you are, your hair type or your washing regime, thinning hair can affect anyone at any stage of their life. If you’ve recently been worried about thinning hair, here’s what causes it, and how to counteract it.
Signs of thinning hair
- Increased shedding: You may notice more hair than usual in your brush, or on your pillow
- Visible scalp: As your hair starts to thin, your scalp may become more visible
- Widening part: You may notice your hair part looks wider than before
- Receding hairline: Your hairline may gradually move higher, creating a more pronounced V-shape or a widow’s peak
- Reduced hair volume: Your hair may feel thinner and less full, making it difficult to achieve voluminous hairstyles
- Weakener hair strands: You may find that your hair breaks more easily and feels limp or lifeless
What causes thinning hair?
There’s no definitive answer to what causes thinning hair – but the following factors can help you understand why your hair’s thinning.
- Genetic factors: The most common cause of hair thinning is a genetic condition called androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness
- Hormonal changes: Hormonal imbalances and changes such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause can affect the hair growth cycle
- Ageing: As we age, our hair follicles can shrink and produce thinner, weaker hair strands
- Diet: If you’re not getting enough vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, biotin, and vitamin D, this can contribute to hair thinning
- Overstyling or using harsh hair treatments: Too much blow-drying, using hot tools, and using harsh chemical treatments can damage your hair’s follicles
Seeing your doctor as a first step can help identify the underlying cause and help you find the right treatment options.
Hair care for thin, fine hair
You can give your hair the best chance of regaining its strength and thickness by adjusting your washing and styling regime.
- Gentle handling: Avoid excessive brushing, tugging, or using hair accessories that can pull on your hair
- Avoid heat styling: Minimise your use of heat styling tools like flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers
- Eat a balanced diet: Eat foods rich in protein, vitamins (especially biotin and vitamin D), minerals (such as iron and zinc), and omega-3 fatty acids
- Maintain regular haircuts: Trimming your hair helps reduce split ends and can make your hair look thicker
- Dry your hair gently: Use a microfibre hair wrap or turban after washing and don’t briskly rub your hair to dry it – alternatively, let your hair dry naturally
Which products are best for thin, fine hair?
John Frieda’s PROfiller+ range with Biotin & Hyaluronic Acid is designed to boost your hair’s thickness and reduce hair loss due to breakage. When all three products are used together, they provide 200% thicker*, fuller hair and instantly create the look and feel of more hair.*When using PROfiller+ Shampoo, Conditioner & Spray vs. basic shampoo
How does the PROfiller+ range work?
- When you use PROfiller+ Thickening Shampoo, micelles remove unwanted deposits, clean your hair, and help build hair strength
- John Frieda’s PROfiller+ Thickening Conditioner increases thickness by creating three-dimensional space in between strands
- Finish with John Frieda’s PROfiller+ Thickening Spray – it gently coats your hair with a light, flexible film to provide a thicker look and feel with natural movement
What are the benefits of using the PROfiller+ range?
- When all three PROfiller+ products are used together, they give fine, thin hair an instant plumping boost
- Can help reduce hair loss due to breakage
- The lightweight formulas won’t weigh your hair down
- Biotin helps strengthen hair, and Hyaluronic Acid hydrates hair
- Vegan-friendly and silicone-free
How to use John Frieda’s PROfiller+ range
- Work PROfiller+ Thickening Shampoo through wet hair, lather, and rinse well
- Smooth PROfiller+ Thickening Conditioner throughout wet hair then rinse well
- Spray PROfiller+ Thickening Spray throughout damp, towel-dried hair, making sure to fully cover your root area and under sections
- Style your hair using a blow-dryer until completely dry
Who can use the PROfiller+ range?
Anyone can use John Frieda’s PROfiller+ range – but it was designed for people with thinning hair. If you have short hair, you can use the range, but the visual effect of thicker hair may be more noticeable for people with longer hair.