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A few years ago I was up in Cape Cod during the dog days of summer when my hair took on a life of its own. If you’ve ever seen the episode of Friends where the group traveled to Barbados and the humidity got the best of Monica’s hair, frizzing up to the 10nth degree, that was me. My own husband almost didn’t recognize me and had to take a double take. Lots of hair gel and a slicked back look was de rigueur the rest of the week until the humidity level took a nose dive. Since then I’ve embraced the holy grail that is keratin to help me keep things in check. I know I should consider myself lucky to have an abundance of hair, even if the weather can make it hard to control at times. It seems that most of us wish we our hair was different than what it is in its natural state. Those with curly hair want it sleek and smooth and those with straight hair want body and bounce, but there’s one thing I’m sure we all can agree on. No matter what hair type we have, no one wants thin or thinning hair.
Here, 5 ways to combat thinning hair. Which one will it be your holy grail?
Nutrafol ($88) is an all-natural supplement for women who are experiencing hair loss due to inflammation and elevated stress levels and looking for thicker, fuller, healthier hair. A patent-pending blend of powerful nutraceutical ingredients with super power properties include Evnolmax, a form of Vitamin E clinically shown to support hair growth, Sensoril Ashwagandha, clinically shown to decrease Cortisol — a hair damaging stress hormone — and boost stress resistance, and BCM-95 Biocurcumin, a powerful anti-oxidant also capable of boosting your immune system response as well as other hair healthy vitamins and minerals chosen specifically for their ability to rebalance hair-damaging hormones, rejuvenate the hair follicle environment and strengthen the hair follicle from within. A one month supply will cost you $88 dollars but we highly recommend you join the subscription program for $88 per month which includes an ongoing 30-day supply with free shipping plus a hair mineral consultation and analysis (worth $250) and additional complimentary products and special offers.
ReTress Hair Rejuvenation Kit ($99) was founded by a Board Certified Dermatologist who created it specifically for women to boost hair density. This 4-step system includes a shampoo, conditioner, serum and vitamin supplement with natural active ingredients address the many causes of thinning hair. Key ingredients in the line include a patented Tri-Peptide Complex to support blood flow to help anchor the hair to the follicle, biotin, vitamin A and Zinc to support healthy hair growth, and essential oils to refresh and rejuvenate. Use it to resuscitate ailing hair or as a preventive measure.
Ducray Anaphase Cream Shampoo ($26) is ideal for those suffering from chronic hair loss or cause-specific hair loss due to post-pregnancy, stress or fatigue. Depending on the cause of your thinning hair you’ll also want to choose complementary no-rinse strengthening lotions and other appropriate hair care products to restore volume and boost hair health. Use it to gently cleanse, nourish and increase scalp circulation.
Philip Kingsley Tricho Pro Volumizing Protein Spray ($64) gives you thicker, fuller, shinier hair instantly. Formulated with Organic Quinoa Protein to repair, strengthen, protect and condition, Sweet Almond Seedcake to moisturize and strengthen, GreenTea Extract to prevent environmental damage and Hydrolized Elastin to boost elasticity and moisture levels as well as prevent damage to strands. Simply spray from mid-lengths through ends and style as usual.
Julien Farel Hydrate Restore Scalp and Hair Treatment ($39) cleanses and moisturizes your strands from root to tip as it promotes healthy hair growth by encouraging a healthier scalp. Hyaluronic Acid, Echinacea Stem Cells and other bio-actives infuse moisture, increase volume and restore the ideal pH level to your scalp so hair looks thicker and grows stronger.