Dr. Ziering Quoted in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING | 12 Best Hair Thickening Products for Fine, Thinning Strands

Volume is one of the most sought-after benefits for hair, especially for those with fine, limp or thinning strands. Hair loss is more common than you may realize: pattern loss affects 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. alone. “While there are many factors that can contribute to hair loss and thinning, the most common causes are genetics and hormones,” says Dr. Craig Ziering, D.O., F.A.A.D., dermatologist, hair transplant surgeon and owner of Ziering Medical. “Hair thinning may also be caused by underlying medical conditions like Hashimoto’s disease, Lupus, anemia and others,” Dr. Ziering says. “Poor lifestyle habits can impact the quality and appearance of your hair like crash dieting, too much stress, over-treating your hair and wearing tight hairstyles or hair extensions for extended periods of time.”

Celebrity hairstylist and curl expert Sophie Rose Gutterman agrees that some elements within your health and beauty routine can also contribute to thinning, including “not taking care of the scalp, applying harsh chemicals like bleach or a relaxer, as well as changes to medication.

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