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6 HAIR CARE TIPS TO HELP WITH HAIR LOSS

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Hair shredding is a part of everyday life! We've all been there. After a good brushing session, the wad of hair stuck in our brush normally leaves us asking ourselves whether this is normal. Yes of course it's a fact that we lose a few strands over the course of the day, the average person who brushes or combs their hair every day can loose up to 100 strands a day. However when you sit and think about it it seems quite a lot, when in fact it is no cause for concern.

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But when you start pulling out clumps of hair over a period of time then you may need to address the issue. I know after the birth of my daughter I was shredding hairs for months on end after she made her entrance into the world. So much so whenever I ran my fingers through my hair I would often find myself pulling so much hair from in between my fingers, it became a worry. It did turn out that it was all pregnancy related. During a pregnancy an elevated estrogen level prolongs the growing stage, after you give birth these estrogen level plummet, meaning a lot more hair follicles go into a resting stage and it seems as if more hair is coming out in the show and when you brush. 


However for some people, continuous hair loss can become more of a worry. Hair loss is often increased by a hormonal imbalance, stress, a mineral deficiency, dieting, genetics, pregnancy, medical condition or even certain medications. But I do want to share some ways in which you can prevent further hair loss and perhaps a potential solution to a more severe problem, but more on that later. When it comes to hair loss, you tend to worry about the hair you are losing and the more you worry, the more you lose and so it becomes a vicious cycle but it's important to try and figure out why you're losing so much hair. Hair loss doesn't happen fast, so it can take a long time to try and suss out what has triggered the hair loss. It can be a process of elimination and as a starting point making simple changes to your lifestyle can ease hair loss. 

A nutritious diet & more water

By making changes to your diet and lifestyle is an absolute must if you desire beautiful soft, long tresses. Add more fruit and veggies into your diet, try snacking on some healthy carbs such as fresh fruit crudités or whole wheat crackers. Not forgetting to up your protein intake too, including at least some form of protein at breakfast. In addition to these changes, make sure that you drink plenty of water around 8-10 glasses a day.

Take a supplement

By adding some essential minerals and vitamins into your diet isn't always so easy, especially if you already have an underlying health condition or are allergic to some types of food. Taking supplements to ensure that you get all the vitamins and minerals into your body, especially Vitamin A, as this is crucial for healthy hair. Vitamin B12 creates more creation of red blood cells, which ultimately provides more oxygen for your body. Along with Vitamin C, and Iron. Vitamin E encourages circulation in the body and helps grow new blood vessels, which helps hair to grow. By taking some form of supplement will ensure that your body is getting what it needs. 

Limit hair styling treatments and products

It's time to get smart about styling! Using harsh chemicals will only spoil your hair growth and so embracing a more natural way of styling is the way to go forward when is comes to hair loss. Avoid hairstyles that place tension on the hair and the hair follicles, so try avoiding heavy styling creams and serums, as they can add unnecessary weight to the hair. When it comes to treating dry or damaged hair try adding some natural products into life, like Aloe Vera as it can give your hair a new  lease of life, in the way it looks and feels. 

Stay away from the heat

Harsh hairstyles that consistently use hair bands, clips, rollers or pull hair into tight styles such as cornrows, pony tails can effect the hair folliciles badly. As can incorrectly used chemicals such as dyes, bleaches, straighteners and hair dryers. Being someone who has thick wavy hair, there are times where I need to dry and straighten my hair, but all this heat, styling and brushing can really be damaging so try and stay away from the heat where possible. So instead of an everyday use limit to these two to three times a week

Only wash your hair 2-3 times a week

I wash my hair far too much, every other day! I know, I know. I should be allowing the natural oil do it's thing rather than using shampoos and conditioners to clean my hair. The natural oils to help condition and protect hair follicles and the more you wash them away, the more likely they are stripped away. So only wash your hair 2-3 time a week! By using a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type is also important. I have found a couple of natural products that have helped with my hair type - thick and curly. 

DON'T freak out

If you do find yourself losing a lot of hair, more than usual and you have been making certain lifestyle changes to try and encourage hair growth, there may be an underlying problem. Losing hair can leave you feeling stressed, and you need to realise that your are not alone and it's most definitely nothing to be worried about. So don't freak out if this happens to be you as there are plenty of options available to you including FUE Hair Transplant. So it may be worthwhile making an appointment to discuss your options. 


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