5 Ways To Stop + Reverse Hair Loss
By Alix Turoff
Many of us remember our younger days when we would make fun of our parents for their thinning hair or receding hairline. “That will never happen to me!” we’d chirp, “I have enough hair to make a separate wig!”….until it does.
For whatever reason (vitamin deficiencies, advancing age, medical treatments, etc), we start to notice more and more hair in our hair brush. Our drains clog from all the hair we’re losing in the shower and no matter how many bobby pins we use, we just can’t seem to put our hair up in a ponytail.
Fortunately, there are a lot of great products out there to combat this issue ranging from vitamins to creams to treatments.
5 Products To Thicken + Strengthen Your Hair
If you’re into supplements, the Viviscal Hair Growth Program ($39.99) may be for you. One bottle comes with 60 extra-strength tablets, which nourish thinning hair, help curb hair loss, and promote existing hair growth. The tablets are formulated with an exclusive marine complex called AminoMar in combination with other essential vitamins and minerals, which work to promote healthy hair follicles. Two tablets a day for three to six months can give your hair a noticeably thicker texture!
If you’d rather not make your haircare routine any more complicated, Rene Furterer Nouveau Forticea Shampooing Stimulant ($29) is perfect for you. Replace your usual shampoo with this one designed to help prevent hair loss and to stimulate growth of thinning hair. Microbeads of stimulating essential oils work to encourage microcirculation in the scalp. Peptides formulated with Pfaffia extract and nutrients are absorbed by the hair to promote faster and thicker hair growth.
If you’d rather not swap out any of your existing products, add Alterna Caviar Repair Lengthening Hair & Scalp Elixir ($38) to your haircare routine. Applied to clean, damp hair, all it takes is a pea sized amount massaged into the hair after a shower to leave hair soft and smooth. In as little as two weeks of regular use, the hair absorbs the formula and becomes noticeably longer and stronger, all the while preventing further breakage and hair loss.
If you have hair loss or breakage from color/processing, Rita Hazan makes a great Weekly Remedy Treatment for Deep Hydration & Superior Shine ($42) and it’s only a two-step process! Use it weekly in the shower instead of conditioner to repair damage. Apply “Treat It” and “Seal It” from the roots of the hair to the ends and rinse immediately to maintain optimal hair health and help prevent breakage and hair loss.
If you have thinning eyebrows, RevitaBrow’s Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner ($110) will work to strengthen, condition, and nourish your natural eyebrows so that you don’t have to go through the trouble of filling them in with a pencil. RevitaBrow uses peptides, vitamins and botanicals to define brows, stop hair loss, and enhance their natural look.