Excess hair loss affects 50% of women by the age of 50, meaning that 8 million women in the UK are currently experiencing the condition. Discovering hair loss, thinning or breakage can feel alarming, but many of the causes can be treated once correctly identified.
Thinning hair might be triggered by your diet, lifestyle, hormonal imbalances or milestones such as post-partum or the menopause. Stress can also play a key part, producing more cortisol which attacks the immune system and thus ‘switches off’ the hair follicle as your body goes into survival mode. Interrupted sleep will also impact hair shedding and loss.
Oestrogen levels drop both after childbirth and during the menopause, with hair entering the ‘resting’ phase where it may fall out and feel thinner. In cases of post-partum, a woman can generally expect normal hair growth to return within nine months of giving birth, and for menopause-related cases, HRT could prove helpful to rebalance hormone levels.
Take our interactive quiz to discover the key cause of your hair loss or thinning, and how best to treat it:
How to style fine or thinning hair
Whatever the cause of your hair thinning, breakage or loss, a new range promises thicker-looking, more volumized hair. PROfiller+ from John Frieda is available at Boots and has been formulated to give fine, thin hair an instant plumping boost. Fine, fragile strands will appear and feel stronger and bolstered against breakage, a key trigger for hair loss.
Including a shampoo, conditioner and thickening spray, the 3-step system is suitable for colour-treated hair, is silicone free and is vegan-friendly, delivering results after just one use.
Infused with biotin, known to provide hair with strength, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and nourish, PROfiller+ is proven to thicken hair overall by 200% when the shampoo, conditioner and thickening spray are used together versus using a basic shampoo.
Find the John Frieda PROfiller+ Thickening collection of Shampoo, Conditioner and Spray in Boots stores and online at boots.com. Enjoy 3 for 2 on PROfiller+ products until 30 June.
This article is not designed to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any illness. Always seek the advice of your GP or another qualified healthcare practitioner if you have a health concern.