Are you struggling with thinning hair or bald spots? Hair loss is a very real and problematic issue that affects many people. If you are dealing with this, you probably landed on this post in hopes of finding a solution for what to do for female hair loss. The good news is, we have some tips that will help you.
Reasons for hair loss can include:
- hormone changes
- vitamin deficiencies
- excessive use of hot styling tools
- tight ponytails or hats
- thyroid issues
- poor diets
Read on for ways to prevent hair loss, breakage, and balding. Also revealed below, a product that has been highly touted for its ability to restore and rebuild hair in bald spots.
Here is my story that led me to finding this.
A few years ago my hair started thinning.
Coloring, heat abuse (flat irons & blow dryers) and lots of braid or pony tail styling combined with vitamin deficiencies and stress made it so that I was increasingly losing hair.
I have always had massive amounts of hair so I didn’t think it was a big deal until I was starting to see some of my scalp which was a bit shocking.
I relentlessly read everything I could find on the subject matter. Men are expected to bald and while that is unfortunate for them as well, it’s a much more emotional thing for women. Hair is such an important part of us feeling good about ourselves and having confidence, so it’s pretty crucial that it exists.
There are medicinal things you can do to help hair loss internally (and I do this as well) which includes supplements specifically formalized for Hair, Skin & Nails. These restore some of those natural ingredients we probably don’t get enough of on a daily basis.
But, the real gem was something I found posted on a forum back in the day, and I can vouch for its efficacy. A lady had mentioned that her Grandma had always used this “secret” weapon on bald spots or thinning areas of hair, which she had learned about while she was going through Chemotherapy – it had brought her hair back quickly after being bald. Come to find out it has a lot of ingredients similar to the popular hair treatment Ovation Cell Therapy which is highly touted as a hair restoration/beautification system. I haven’t tried Ovation myself but I did buy some for my Mother as a gift and she liked it but never purchased more after the initial trial I bought for her. I believe the main ingredient in both of these formulas is protein, which has been proven to help aid in hair growth.
Hey(air) Is For Horses
This may seem weird because it’s a horse product and not a human product. But, if it works on animals why wouldn’t it work for us too? When I was growing up Mane & Tail (a horse shampoo) became a fad and then they began to sell it in stores for humans. They still do, so there must be something to that.
Horses will often either bite or rub chunks of their hair off and their blankets will create bald spots on them. When people show their horses, this looks unsightly – so they use a cream called Eqyss Mega-Tek Rebuilder to quickly restore hair to those areas. If you read the reviews (for horses) you will see that this cream will quickly fix those bald spots.
It smells great, tropical, like coconuts. I use it on my nails, balding/thinning spots, and sometimes just all over my hair. People swear by this stuff for helping them grow their hair longer, but personally I use it more as a bald spot treatment than for lengthening.
It’s a bit expensive, but I have had my bottle for years since I only use about a quarter size every week or so. Amazon has a huge bottle but they do make smaller ones as well that you sometimes have to go to your local Equine store to find. I have a few of their other products as well and they are all amazing, but this is the only one of their products specifically for hair re-growth.
Causes of Hair Loss
A cause of hair loss can be blocked hair follicles. With all of the products we use today we can sometimes self-create a layer of build-up which is not allowing new hair growth to come in at the rate it should. It is important to use a balancing shampoo once a month or so to remove any of the film left behind by shampoos and conditioners with heavy emollients. You will notice doing this once a week will actually make all of your favorite products work MUCH BETTER. It’s like a clean slate/reset. I recommend Neutrogena’s Anti-Residue Shampoo which is inexpensive and you can find pretty much anywhere.
Over-washing. Society seems to be overly obsessed with hygiene and most people shampoo every day, but the scalp actually creates the best natural oils for your hair if you let it.
Wash your hair every other day or less if you can – and use a boar bristle brush to bring the scalp oils down from the roots to the end. The stimulation of your scalp with the natural brush will also be beneficial. I remember reading that you should brush your hair with 100 strokes every night but, really, ain’t nobody got time for that.
Another important factor is making sure you use a wide tooth comb if your hair is wet, otherwise you are damaging and pulling out more hair than you should be. I added a link so you know what I’m talking about but I usually purchase mine from Sally’s.
Finally, I say this because I know it’s true but I don’t always follow it myself, try to minimize the amount of heat you use on your hair. Unfortunately, most of us have a busy lifestyle and can’t rush out of the house with wet hair, but as much as possible try to let it air dry or wash it at night and wrap it with a (microfiber like this one is best) towel if you can.
Tips for Growing/Restoring Hair:
- Take a good vitamin supplement made for hair/skin/nails.
- Do not brush your hair when wet except for with a wide-tooth comb. Start at the bottom and work your way up to the top.
- Minimize use of heat and styling tools you use.
- Use a microfiber towel to absorb most of the moisture before styling.
- Use a shampoo that removes residue once a month.
- Don’t over-wash – try to skip a day or two between washing.
- Use a boar bristle brush to distribute scalp oils and condition hair.
- Massage your scalp when you shampoo and condition, it will stimulate growth.
- If needed for bald spots or to lengthen hair, use a cream like Eqyss Mega-Tek Rebuilder a few times a week.
Using these tips, you should be back to stronger, fuller hair in no time.