My routine for thinning hair

Hi everyone

I have got quite long hair especially now that I have been in lock down for so long but I also have very fine hair and the last couple of years I have noticed that my hairline has been thinning. I dont think that anyone else would notice including those who see me all the time but it is there so I felt like I needed to do something about it.

I noticed a change a couple of years back when I burnt my hairline and scalp on holiday. I know that sounds a strange this to associate with thin hair but I had always had such thick hair that burning wasn’t an issue. Then gradually over the last 2 years when I put my hair up I noticed that the front look thinner in patches. My mum has thinner hair like me so I was maybe aware of it anyway. I suppose it has now become a bit of a complex of mine so by tackling it and taking action it makes me feel more confident about it as well.

The products I use are The body shop Coconut oil and the Superdrug coconut oil. I use two different types because the coconut oil from the Body shop is runny and the Superdrug one is solid. What I do is get the coconut oil on my hands, the runny one you just pour in and the solid one you scoop out a clump and I melt it with the warmth of my hands. Once I have it in my hands I then massage it into my hairline and scalp for about 5 minutes. I pay really close attention to my hairline and the edges of my hair where personally my hair seems the thinnest. The back of my head my hair is really thick so if I put oil there it is more to moisturise and condition rather than for thin hair.

Hair loss or thinning is often down to inflammation of the scalp and this is one of the benefits of coconut oil that is has anti inflammatory properties. Coconut oil is also said to promote hair growth because it nourishes the scalp and penetrates deep into the root. It also repairs hair from heat and sun damage so it protects the hair I do have. There are so many products out there that are more specifically targeted to hair loss but I am using this as it is natural, vegan and cruelty free.

I also feel that the process of massaging my hair stimulates the hair growth as well as feeling really nice. I put the coconut oil on before my shower and leave it on for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of as long as I can in between dog walks, work and my allotment. Then just shampoo off, it doesn’t leave any greasy residue but does make my hair feel really soft and smooth so added bonus.

I would recommend coconut oil but I imagine in terms of the massage and leaving your scalp and hair feeling nice any oil you have in would also do the job.

Thank you for reading.

AKL