Can Hair Grow Back After Thinning?

By Leah Williams •  Updated: 08/27/22

Quick Answer: Hair can grow back after thinning depending on what caused it.

Did you know it’s common to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day

If you feel like your hair is thinning, this could mean you’re shedding more than you should. The good thing is that thinning hair does not necessarily lead to baldness. It does, however, make your head look unattractive.

The human body has about 5 million hair follicles – 100000 of them are found on the scalp, and each strand grows in stages. Pretty cool, eh?

If there’s that much hair on your scalp, I’m pretty sure you can’t help but ask “can hair grow back after thinning?” You’ll find the answer and more as we go along. Keep reading! 

What causes hair thinning?

Before going deep, let’s look at the possible causes of hair thinning or excessive shedding of hair.

How long will it take for hair to grow back after thinning?

The short answer is, that it depends on the underlying cause of hair thinning or hair loss. 

There are different factors at play that leads to hair thinning and determining those variables can lead to a rough conclusion of how long hair can grow back.

Some of these factors are hair products, hairstyle, chronic stress, hereditary hair loss, and conditions like alopecia areata, and scalp psoriasis.

Harsh hair products such as gels and extreme hold spray as well as color treatments and perms could trigger hair thinning and even hair loss.

That said, if you suffer from hair loss, you should consult a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and prescription medication. 

How can I regrow my thinning hair?

There are different treatments for hair thinning that can help with hair growth pretty quickly. However, it is important to consult a specialist before starting any treatment.

These are some of the most effective treatments that can stimulate hair growth:

Moreover, there are also home remedies for hair thinning including:

How to Avoid Hair Thinning

Realistically, there’s no surefire way to hair thinning, but it can be reduced through the following tactics:


Thinning hair can seem alarming at first, but it can be treated as long as you seek intervention right away. That way, the cause of hair thinning can be addressed pretty quickly. 

Seeking professional medical advice is the best way to diagnose the cause of your hair loss and underlying medical conditions. Also, to arrive at the most effective hair loss treatment! 

Read this article on the best shampoo for thinning hair!

Leah Williams

Leah Williams is the founder of Lucky Curl and has been in the hair care and styling industry for the last 15 years. Since then, she has developed incredible expertise and a deep understanding of how to treat and style the most difficult hair types and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the readers of Lucky Curl.

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