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5 Top Tips for Thinning Hair

By January 27th, 20214 Comments

5 Top Tips for Thinning Hair
Susan Johnston of NaturallyCurly writes;

You’ve finally learned to love your curls . . . and now you’ve noticed those once-lustrous locks are thinning. Oh, the injustice! Don’t despair—we’ve compiled five tips to keep you and your curls looking chic and stylish at any age.

1. Rule out a medical issue.
While everyone’s hair thins a bit with age and thinning hair can be genetic, it can also be a sign of a medical issue like anemia or thyroid problems. Debra Jaliman, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist, recommends asking an endocrinologist or dermatologist to rule out these issues. “Most medical doctors are not the ones to rule out medical issues. A dermatologist or endocrinologist would be the best medical experts to go and see,” she explains. A poor diet may also contribute. Fortunately, “if you lack iron and start eating red meats then the hair will regrow once your diet is appropriately balanced,” says Jaliman.

2. Consider Biotin supplements.
According to Jaliman, biotin supplements (also called vitamin H for “Haar and Haut,” which mean “hair and skin” in German) can help thicken hair and strengthen nails. Though biotin occurs naturally in some foods, few food sources are rich in the vitamin, so during the 1940s, Swiss scientists developed a synthetic process to replicate it. Biotin supplements are now available over the counter, and Jaliman says they are extremely effective.


  • Shelly says:

    i have been taking Biotin for everyday about 6months. i take 5,000 mcg and its working!!!! Hair is more thick and stronger….retaining more length. i definitely recommend it to anyone. Before i was taking only 1,000, but didn't notice a difference till i increased it to 5,000 after doing research.

  • Alethequeen says:

    Hi ladies. Marilyn, I too have PCOS and I wanted to know (if you don't mind sharing) what has been working for you? Since I've been on CurlyNikki and learning the proper way to take care of my hair it has begun to get thicker and flurish I just wanted to know if there's anything else that I can be doing to really get it back to it's glory. Thanks in advance. Anon: PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Marilyn,
    if you don't mind…what is PCOS? Because I've experienced thinning at the top of my crown.


  • Marilyn says:

    I can personally relate to #1, for the past few years I've experienced thinning which I thought was affiliated with weaves. When I went to the dermatologist he tested my hormone levels and told me that I had PCOS. Now that I am seeing an endocrinologist and on the right medication my hair is finally on track :-)

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