How to Stop Hair Loss: Causes & Treatments

Learn how to stop hair loss with Aveda’s hair growth products and expert tips

Hair loss and thinning can be a frustrating and distressing experience for anyone. While hair shedding is a part of daily life, excessive hair loss can be a sign of an underlying health condition or a result of poor haircare practices.


If you’re unsure if your hair is thinning or have started to notice significant hair loss, read on and discover how you can adjust your hair routine to address your concerns with the best products for hair growth and thickness.


How Can You Tell If Your Hair Is Thinning?

If more hair than usual is falling out when you brush or wash your hair, if your hair part is getting wider, if your ponytail seems thinner than usual or if you notice your hairline is receding, this may mean that your hair is thinning.


What Causes Hair Loss and Thinning?

Before you start thinking about how to regrow hair and reverse hair loss, it can be useful to understand where this issue stems from. There are several factors that can contribute to hair loss and thinning, including:


  1. • Genetics: Hereditary hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women.
  2. • Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause can cause hair loss.
  3. • Nutritional deficiencies: A lack of essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin D, and biotin can lead to hair loss. Your hair requires certain nutrients in order to stay thick and healthy.
  4. • Stress: A stressful day at work doesn’t typically cause hair loss but if you’ve been through a life-altering event that has caused you emotional distress, itmight just be the reason behind your hair concerns.
  5. • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions such as alopecia areata, scalp infections, and autoimmune diseases can cause hair loss.
  6. • Over styling or over processing your hair: Many of us love trying out new hairstyles but doing it too often might end up damaging your hair, whether you pull it too tight into a ponytail, heat style it too regularly or apply products with harsh chemicals.


How To Prevent Hair Loss

While some causes of hair loss cannot be prevented, there are several things you can do to reduce the risk of hair loss and promote healthy hair growth:


  1. • Eat a balanced diet: A diet rich in vitamins and minerals can help promote healthy hair growth.
  2. • Consider incorporating legumes and tofu for protein and iron, fortified plant-based milk for calcium, whole grains for fibre and complex carbs, fruit and veggies for all your vitamins and nutrients.
  3. • Manage stress: Practising stress-reducing techniques such as going on daily walks, meditating to clear your mind, or simply starting a hobby that makes you feel happy are three great options.
  4. • Avoid tight hairstyles and use gentle hair products to avoid damaging your hair.


Aveda's Best Hair Loss Treatments


Aveda offers a range of hair loss treatments that are designed to promote healthy hair growth. The best hair loss treatments include products from our invati advanced™ solutions range, specifically targeted for thinning hair.


Aveda’s best shampoo for thinning hair is the invati advanced™ exfoliating shampoo, which is designed to gently exfoliate the scalp and revitalise hair from the root to the ends, getting rid of any build-up that might be clogging your pores.


To perfectly pair with your exfoliating shampoo, our invati advanced™ thickening conditioner is supercharged with naturally derived amino acids that mimic your hair’s building blocks. This thickening conditioner also contains a blend of nourishing coconut and kukui oils that works as an instant boost of hydration.


If you want to take your routine for hair growth to the next level, consider introducing a leave-in treatment, like our invati advanced™ scalp revitalizer. This hair treatment penetrates the scalp to support your hair’s natural keratin. When used daily, this spray for hair growth instantly thickens your hair and lifts it from the root.


Using a hair and scalp mask at least once a week is an excellent way of providing your hair with some extra nourishment, and boosting the benefits of your shampoo and conditioner for hair growth. Our invati advanced™ intensive hair and scalp masque works as a deep conditioning treatment for hair growth, without ever building up or weighing your hair down. It uses plant-based styling polymers to plump each individual hair strand. The final result? Fuller, thicker hair that looks healthy from top to bottom.


For the best hair growth results, incorporate a thickening spray or hair tonic. Formulated with a botanical blend of certified organic amla, wheat and corn, our thickening tonic expands each and every strand of your hair to create a fuller look. It’s the perfect solution for thin or thinning hair, or for anyone who simply wants a boost.


Overcoming hair loss doesn’t happen overnight but with our hair growth products and tips, as well as patience and consistency, you will be able to restore your hair back to life.