Research says: well, not research, but what is universally accepted as true (pun intended) – there is nothing more alarming for females than rapidly progressing loss of hair.

It is normal to lose about 50 to 100 strands a day, especially when you comb or brush your hair. But a number higher than that is worrisome.

What can you do?

How do you stop your hair from thinning – or even from shedding off? Most of the answers related to hair loss can be found at, however, here are five steps to stop thinning hair for women:

  1. Avoid Hairstyles That Pull on Your Hairline

When we talk about hairstyles that pull on your hairline, we mean cornrows, ponytails, and braids. You are most likely to notice how much these hairstyles pull on your hairline just after you have them fixed.

The pain often disappears after you acclimatized, though the effect on your hair is unremitting. Your hair might start thinning and/or start shedding, even at unnoticeably slow pace.

While you can have them once in a while without worrying too much, the best strategy is just to avoid them entirely and choose other alternative hairstyles.

  1. 2. Be Cautious About Chemical Treatments

There are a variety of chemical products for hair. Some are genuinely safe, though others will literally destroy your hair – especially when you are trying out what you haven’t used before.

Maintaining your natural hair beauty without chemical treatment is possible. Treatment will just give you instantaneous grace but may be your nightmare in the long term.

  1. 3. Avoid Devices That Use A Lot of Heat

Excess heat is just as harmful as chemicals. It is true that a small amount of heat can be used to straighten hair, but you should not overdo it to the point of overheating your hair.

Too much heat weakens the hair strands right from the follicles making them fall off easily. Continuous exposure to heat will ultimately make your hair to start thinning, and this could be the root cause of your hair loss.

  1. Consider Natural Remedies for Thinning Hair

You can find several online and offline shops that provide natural remedies for hair loss. These are proven natural remedies whose effectiveness have been backed by research and scientific studies.

Some have actually been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are considering natural products, ensure that you purchase them only from a trusted retailer.

Certain vendors have only crowded this niche for the money and might sell you products that do mot actually work.

  1. Ask Your Doctor for Help

If your hair is thinning at an alarming rate, your doctor can prescribe you medications such as minoxidil and finasteride to help with your condition.

Minoxidil is the medication that is applied topically and by increasing blood circulation in your scalp, can help to prevent thinning of your hair.

Besides, sometimes your hair loss could be a side effect of a drug you are taking, often – antidepressants. Your doctor can detect that cause and prescribe a different medication.


There are several factors that can cause hair loss/thinning in women. The best strategies for preventing thinning of hair is first knowing what is causing it and deciding on the right treatment for that cause. If your hair is still intact, take the preventive route and avoid hairstyles that pull on your hairline, chemical products, and excess heat. You can treat your hair loss using prescribed medications, and natural remedies.

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