: Facts on Hair Thinning :

What is Hair Thinning?

    • Hair thinning is described as a hair mass decrease problem where hair loses some of its natural thickness
    • Hair mass decrease means you may have the same number of hair follicles, but thinner individual strands which reduces hair volume
    • This concern can also be seen in the case of female pattern baldness

What causes Hair Thinning?

  • 1. Ageing - Hair thinning is common in ageing. Hair strands become thinner and lose volume. The rate of hair growth also reduces.
  • 3. Hereditary: Hair thinning could also be due to a genetic condition known as hereditary hair loss.


  • 2. Lifestyle habits are a key contributor to thinning hair. These include:
    • Over-treating your hair with colour treatments, perms, relaxers, and more.
    • Using harsh hair products loaded with chemicals, such as extreme-hold hair sprays and gels. Temporary hair colouring can also be damaging for your hair.
    • Nutritional deficiencies such as lack of iron, folic acid, and other minerals in your diet.
    • Experiencing increased levels of stress can raise hormones like cortisol and in turn curb hair growth.
  • 4. Underlying medical considerations can also lead to this condition. You might have thinning hair if you:
    • recently had a baby
    • have discontinued taking birth control pills
    • are going through hormonal changes
    • are being treated for an autoimmune disease
    • have a weak immunity
    • are having a skin disorder

Symptoms of Hair Thinning

Visible symptoms of hair mass decrease commonly include

    • Thinning hair fibres
    • Reduced hair density
    • Wider parting
    • A thinner ponytail
    • Increased scalp visibility
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: FAQs on Hair Thinning :

  • My hair part is expanding and/or the thickness of ponytail is shrinking, is my hair falling out?

    No, these are symptoms of hair thinning. You may have the same number of hair follicles but your hair strands are thinner.

  • Can Hair Thinning lead to baldness in women?

    Thinning hair refers to minor to moderate hair loss. Unlike widespread hair loss, thinning hair doesn’t necessarily cause baldness. It does, however, give the appearance of lesser hair due to increase scalp visibility.

  • Can women go completely bald?

    Women are less likely to go completely bald but are more likely to suffer from hair thinning.

  • Is Hair Thinning a sign of female pattern baldness?

    Yes, hair thinning may be a sign of female pattern baldness but it is not always the case.

  • Can Hair Thinning lead to Hair Loss?

    Yes, thinner individual strands are more prone to breakage, and since hair growth slows as you age, the damage becomes more obvious.

  • Can using hair oil on thin hair lead to Hair Loss?

    Yes, oil application weighs down hair that is thin and could lead to hair breakage or hair fall. If you have hair thinning, avoid or limit using oil on your hair strands.

  • I have fine hair, will I have hair thinning?

    No, not necessarily. Fine hair is a hair type. Hair Thinning is irrespective of hair type. However, if you do have hair thinning then your scalp will show more quickly since your hair is fine as compared to someone with a coarser hair.

  • I have coarse hair, can I use anti-thinning products?

    Coarse hair is a hair type. Hair Thinning is irrespective of hair type. You can use anti-thinning products if you are experiencing Hair Thinning.

  • Is receding hair line a sign of Hair Thinning?

    No. If you are having Hair Thinning, your hair line is preserved. Receding hair line is a sign of hair loss visible in men.

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