Hair Loss is a very sensitive and personal issue and it can cause some very serious issues down the line, so today I am going to be talking all about it and remove the stigma attached to it.
What is hairloss?
SO before anything I would like to add that hair loss is normal, each person usually loses about 50 to 100 hairs per day. We don’t notice it because when we brush our hair it naturally comes out with each stroke and because we have hair growing out at the same time. So if you see your hair coming out when you brush/ wash your hair, there is no need for panic as this is very normal. The first time I washed my hair after going natural I nearly got the shock of my life for all the hair that came out but then I realised I hadn’t brushed my hair in a whole week. So the rule of thumb is always that if you don’t have a bald spot and the hair loss is not excessive, you don’t have to go into a frenzy.
Hair loss occurs when new hair doesn’t replace the hair that has fallen out. One of the main causes of hair loss is STRESS, lol, stress really causes so much nonsense in our lives but fortunately, hair loss due to stress is only temporary. However there are many factors which can be a reason for hair loss, namely;
Family History(heredity) – this condition(androgenic alopecia) usually happens with aging. this is more common in men, what we know as male-pattern baldness but women can also be affected by it. It occurs gradually and in predictable patterns eg receding hairlines in men or thinning hair at the crown of the scalp of women.
Hormonal changes and medical conditions – There are quite a few conditions that can cause temporary or permanent hair loss including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, and thyroid problems. Medical conditions like alopecia areata can cause hair loss, scalp infections and a hair-pulling disorder
Hair loss can also be a side effect of certain drugs used for cancer, arthritis, depression etc
Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair extremely tight.
Most baldness is caused by genetics (male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness). This type of hair loss is not preventable.
How do I prevent hair loss?
- Be gentle with your hair – detangle your hair when it is wet with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb/detangling brush to avoid tugging and breaking your hair. Limit direct heat on the hair, swop out rubber bands for scrunchies and let your hair be free as much as you can.
- Ask your doctor about medications and supplements you take that might cause hair loss.
- Protect your hair from sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light.I did a post about protecting your hair from the sun…you can read it here
- Enhance your calm – the more you stress the more hair you will lose and the more you will stress and it becomes an endless cycle of constant stress and hair fall. You can also get the Growpro supplements with Ashwaganda that is said to help balance your mood so you can enhance that calm,click here to purchase and get a 10% discount by using our discount code Beautysquad
Hair and scalp health is super important in the prevention of excessive hair fall so make sure to get your daily required vitamins in, whether it be via a balanced diet(which is great for skin too) or a really good supplement.
Hope you got some great tips from this and as always if you have any questions, tips, or suggestions pop them in the comments below, we absolutely love talking to you guys.
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Until next time
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