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As you get older, changes in the thickness of your hair are not uncommon. Thinning hair results from genetics, nutrient deficiencies, and even illness. By the age of 35, approximately 66% of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss or thinning. So, it begs the question - can hair grow back after thinning? Let’s find out.
Can thinning hair grow back naturally?
If your hair is thin because of genetics, it won’t grow back naturally. In other words, you need to think about the steps you can take to treat your thinning scalp. However, if your hair thinned because of a nutrient deficiency or illness, it may grow back by itself over time, providing your condition improves. Research shows that 95% of hair loss in men is caused by androgenetic alopecia, so your thinning hair is likely a result of your genetic makeup. So, what do you do to treat it and give your hair the best chance of growing back after thinning?
The best treatments for thinning hair
Two medications have been scientifically proven to treat hair thinning and hair loss in men - Finasteride and Minoxidil. Finasteride blocks the production of a hormone called DHT, which binds to your hair follicles and causes them to thin out and die. Minoxidil stimulates blood and oxygen flow to the affected areas of your scalp, providing your hair follicles with the nutrients they need to regrow. These two medications work in conjunction to combat thinning hair and stop the process of hair follicle decay.
While Finasteride and Minoxidil don’t work 100% of the time, consistently applying both treatments over the course of several months provides you with the best possible chance of treating your thinning hair. Our popular Full Works treatment plan includes both Finasteride and Minoxidil.
What else can you do to grow back thinning hair?
If you’re not ready to start hair loss treatment, you can try a few other things, including our DHT-blocking shampoo that works similarly to Finasteride. This shampoo is a proven DHT blocker that lowers the levels of DHT in the scalp thanks to the ingredient saw palmetto. Switching from a regular shampoo product to a DHT-blocking solution might improve the thickness of your hair, but it’s best used in conjunction with the above treatments.
Another point to think about is your diet, as nutrient deficiency can influence the thickness of the hair on your head. Specifically, biotin is responsible for producing keratin - a key protein that is present in the cells of your hair, skin, and nails. Taking a biotin supplement may also contribute to the health of the hair on your head, but it is not scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for hair loss.
Ultimately, you can take some steps to help your hair grow back once it starts to thin. The sooner you act, the better, as it takes the treatments a while to be effective. Begin your free consultation with Sons today to find out which hair care treatment is best for you, or get in touch with us if you have any questions about our treatments.