How to Prevent Thinning Hair

At 18|8 Austin, our mission is to be your comprehensive partner in perfecting your look. We pride ourselves on providing world-class haircuts, undeniably classic straight shaves, and other grooming treatments to help you do just that, but truly looking your best goes beyond the barbershop. Thinning hair is the bain of many a man’s existence, and while we offer scalp treatments to help restore hair, there’s plenty you can do at home to prevent thinning hair in the first place. Here’s how.

Get Your Shower Routine in Order

It’s tempting to use a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner for the sake of convenience, but if thinning hair is a concern, this is a major misstep. That’s because the two-step formula of shampoo and conditioner has a basic functional logic: shampoo opens the cuticle, helping to clean the hair, while conditioner closes it, sealing and moisturizing the hair to keep it strong. A 2-in-1 can leave the cuticle open, making your hair vulnerable to damage and moisture loss that can weaken it further.

Check Your Diet

One potential culprit behind thinning hair is nutrients. Hair needs lots of protein, iron, and vitamins like D and B12 to stay strong, so make sure you’re getting enough of those in your diet. Lean meats like salmon are great sources of these minerals.

See a Specialist

If your hair still seems to be thinning, it may be time to bring in a professional. The professional scalp treatment at our fine men’s salon is designed to supercharge your hair with a high dose of hydration and minerals, giving it everything it needs to look its best. Plus, your stylist will take a close look at what’s going wrong with the hair and scalp, giving you a personalized recommendation for taking care of your hair moving forward.

Schedule an Appointment at Your Austin Barbershop

Thinning hair is a problem that many men face, and fighting it will take a combined approach of at-home care and professional treatment. Feel free to contact us if you have more questions about how to stop thinning hair at home, or simply book an appointment online if you’d like to come in for a scalp treatment. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we wish you luck in keeping your hair from thinning!