How to Fix Thinning Hair for Females

Hair loss is not only a man's dilemma. In fact, genetics and other factors play a role in women's hair loss. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), women's hair loss is primarily found on the top and sides of the scalp, compared with men's hair loss, which starts at the hairline. If you are looking for options to fix your thinning hair, you can relax. Expert fixes to fatten up your strands and restore your beautiful tresses are easier to execute than you think.

Hair loss can happen to women too. (Image: Kikovic/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

Wash your hair daily with a gentle volumizing shampoo, suggests Rinse your hair with lukewarm or warm water instead of hot water, which can dry out your tresses and further damage your hair and worsen hair loss. Avoid scrubbing your hair when washing and make sure to follow up with a volumizing conditioner to thicken your hair and mask bald spots while your hair is growing back out.

Step 2

Apply an over-the-counter minoxidil lotion to your scalp daily. According to the BBC, minoxidil was first used to treat high blood pressure but was soon discovered to promote hair growth and stop hair loss. Do not discontinue use of this product as hair will start to fall out again within 6 months of stopping.

Step 3

Eat plenty of iron-rich and protein-rich foods such as spinach, fish, lean meats and eggs, suggests These foods are responsible for adding keratin to your scalp, which promotes healthy hair growth and prevents shedding.

Step 4

Visit your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss surgical hair replacement such as hair transplant or scalp reduction. According to the BBC, hair transplants require that tiny pieces of skin containing hair be removed from the back of the head and implanted to the balding areas of the scalp. Scalp reduction requires the hairy parts of your scalp to be pulled taut, covering balding spots while the excess scalp is removed through surgical means.

Step 5

Speak with your doctor about any medications your are taking. According to, certain medications may promote hair loss. Your doctor can suggest alternatives to these medications, making it possible for your hair to regrow naturally.

Things You'll Need

  • Water

  • Volumizing shampoo

  • Volumizing conditioner

  • Minoxidil lotion

  • Iron-rich foods

  • Protein-rich foods

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