Is Your Hair Getting Thinner With Age?

By ·
Is Your Hair Getting Thinner With Age? featured image
Photo Credits: Thinkstock

Does it seem like your hair is getting thinner and thinner? Don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating, it just might be. There’s no reason to worry; thinning hair may be an inevitable change that can’t be entirely controlled—it happens because the size of the hair shaft diminishes with age. Age is part of the cause of hair that grows in thinner, but stress, hormonal changes and even a poor diet can also be the root of the problem.

According to New York stylist Mary Zongone, the effects can be somewhat minimized with the right plan of attack. To battle the effects of thinning hair, you need to take a two-fold approach: double up on the vitamins and nutrients that are known to increase density and grow hair, and use the right products to create the illusion of fullness. Try out some different shampoos and conditioners geared toward thinning hair like these from Aveda or a supplement that promotes hair growth like Viviscal. “Load up on supplements with biotin, which help grow thicker, stronger hair. Also, you can disguise the look of thin hair with the right cut. Angle around the face or add a heavy bang to change the look,” says Zingone.

Find a Doctor

Find a NewBeauty "Top Beauty Doctor" Near you

Give the Gift of Luxury

NewBeauty uses cookies for various reasons, including to analyze and improve its content and advertising. Please review our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for more about how we use this data. By continuing to use this site, you agree to these policies.