First of all, it all depends on whether the thinning of your hair is occurring at a follicular level, whereby you are losing more hair than is the Ďusualí 100 hairs a day or your hair has stopped growing Ė or whether the thinning you are experiencing is actually due to the ends of your existing hair thinning and breaking away. ...More >
Considering some of the change in habits youíve described, it could be that your haircare regime is contributing to the thinning of your hairís lengths and ends. As youíve been letting your hair grow, not getting it trimmed regularly and colouring it more frequently, it could be that the ends of the hairs are thinning out due to styling damage, age and colour damage. As the ends Ė the oldest part of your hair Ė are subject to longer-term damage through styling and colouring, they get weaker and break away.
This will contribute to your hair looking and feeling less thick, because the individual hairs have become thinner or have broken away and therefore reduced in number. This type of hair thinning is usually far easier to treat than hair loss. If this is the case, a cut, to remove some of the thinner weaker ends, followed by a professional restorative Keratin treatment, may help to repair damaged bonds, rebuilding and restoring damaged hairs, making them individually appear thicker and your overall hair fuller.
If, however, your hair thinning is happening at root level, and is occurring as a result of hair loss or lack of growth, determining the cause can be trickier. Hair loss in young women can be caused by a number of reasons, from diet and lifestyle to an undiagnosed medical condition. If this is the case, a visit to your GP may be necessary. Alternatively you could make an appointment with a hair loss specialist clinic, such as Unlimited Hairloss Solutions, where a trichologist will be able to carry out a thorough scalp analysis and blood tests, to help determine the root cause of your loss. The benefit of visiting a hair loss specialist is that they will be able to then also prescribe you a hair replacement programme, based on your individual needs, once the cause and extent of your hair loss has been determined.