Why is your hair becoming thinner? 

Mar 31, 2023

Thinning hair is a problem for guys and girls, but who’s to know what causes it – and what to do about it? We always suggest seeing a medical professional called a trichologist if the problem is getting serious (as your GP for a referral) but in the meantime, here’s our take on what might be causing it, and what you could do about it!

First up, genetics.

If hair loss runs in your family, you might have inherited a genetic predisposition to hair thinning. Don’t worry though, there are solutions out there! We recommend speaking with your trusted general practitioner or dermatologist to determine the underlying issue and possible treatments.

Hormonal changes

Hormonal changes are another common cause of hair loss, especially during pregnancy, menopause, or with conditions like PCOS. Our hormones have a significant impact on our overall health, so it’s essential to keep them balanced to avoid any unwanted changes.

Nutrient deficiencies

These can also play a role in hair thinning, so it’s important to ensure your body is getting enough vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, biotin, and vitamin D. If you’re unsure if you’re getting enough nutrients, speak to a healthcare professional for advice.


Anxiety and stress are common problems that affect many of us, and they can have an impact on the health of our hair too. High levels of stress can lead to hair thinning or hair loss, so it’s important to find ways to manage stress in your life.


Certain medications, like chemotherapy drugs, can cause hair loss, while others used to treat high blood pressure may contribute to hair thinning. If you’re taking medication and are experiencing hair thinning, speak to your doctor about potential solutions.

Styling Tools

Overuse of heat-styling tools, tight hairstyles like braids and ponytails, and chemical treatments can all damage hair and lead to hair thinning. Try to be gentle with your hair and avoid excessive styling to keep it healthy and looking its best.

Your Overall Health

Certain medical conditions, like thyroid disease or autoimmune disorders, can also cause hair thinning, so if you’re experiencing hair loss, it’s always a good idea to speak to a healthcare professional.

Remember, there are solutions out there, and it’s always best to speak to a healthcare professional if you’re concerned. Take care of yourself and your hair, and we’ll see you in the next newsletter!

Love Marc, Sabrina and the Marc & Maxwell team! x


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