Hair loss is a problem that afflicts both men and women from all walks of life, all across the socioeconomic spectrum, and all across the world. It is a truly opportunistic leveler.
And while the factors that contribute to hair loss may be different in each unique situation, there are still common causative factors that exacerbate the condition, and some things you can do about it that you might find, in your case, to be helpful.
So let’s cover a few of these.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss, less commonly known by its formal medical appellation, “alopecia,” can affect not only the hair on the scalp but also the hair on the body.
Hair loss is caused by a wide range of factors. Some of these are genetic and hereditary. Hair loss often affects the children of parents who are, for their part, affected by it.
Hair loss can also be the result of hormonal changes or imbalances, which can be exacerbated by dietary changes or lifestyle shifts. Some people report that periods of excess stress contribute to hair loss.
Others are affected by hair loss as a result of aging (which, itself, alters the hormonal balance within the body). Age-related alopecia can present as a gradual thinning of hair, patchiness and bald spots, and loosening of hair.
Medical conditions can also aggravate hair thinning and hair loss. There are far too many medical conditions associated with hair loss to cover here, but some of the more common contributors (or even causes) are pregnancy, thyroid conditions, anemia, psoriasis, dermatitis, and dietary deficiencies.
On the latter note of dietary deficiencies, not absorbing enough essential nutrients can contribute to a condition known as telogen effluvium, which presents as hair loss (typically from the top of the head.) The body needs a rich, complex intake of proteins (such as biotin), fatty acids (in the hair’s cuticle and cortical cell membrane), vitamins, and minerals like zinc both to grow and support healthy hair.
We cannot diagnose the cause of hair loss, only offer some potential explanations as to the causes while describing the symptoms.
What we can also do is offer some insight into how you can fight back against this condition.
How You Can Help Slow Hair Loss (Or Even Encourage Growth)
As the causes of hair loss are so varied, so too are some of the recommended actions you can take to help slow down the progress of the condition.
Often, help guides suggest adjusting the diet in order to make up for any supposed deficiencies. Although hair loss is not always caused by dietary inadequacies, it rarely if ever hurts to include more hair-healthy foods in your daily intake.
For instance, increasing your protein intake is often recommended. Red meat, poultry, and eggs are great sources of protein as well as zinc and iron which are necessary for healthy hair.
Vegetarians and vegans should also consider increasing their protein consumption, albeit through different avenues. Vegetarian-friendly options that are rich in protein include beans and legumes. Some yogurts are also protein-rich (although not vegan-friendly).
Vitamins and supplements can also potentially help with hair loss, if you are having a hard time correcting a nutritional deficiency. Your body needs vitamins, specifically B, C, and E to support healthy hair, as well as iron and zinc. Others find that biotin supplements can be effective for hair loss.
However, it is important to note that you should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet or introducing any supplements or vitamins into your regimen.
Proper hair and scalp care can also be instrumental in preventing or decelerating hair loss. In fact, poor hygiene or inadequate hair care can directly contribute to hair loss in both the long and short runs.
Avoid any hairstyles or treatments that are harsh on either the hair or the scalp, or that cause dryness or irritation. If you have experienced problems with hair loss, be cautious about using styling irons, or dye or bleach on your hair. These treatments can dry the hair and scalp, causing irritation.
Irritation and inflammation can result in damage to the scalp and hair follicles, robbing hair of the nutrients necessary not only for new growth but for the maintenance and repair of existing hair. Consequently, hair may become dry, brittle, and even fall out.
Other people have success with over-the-counter hair loss solutions (consult your doctor first) or with organic hair growth serum options.
Our organic hair growth serum is doctor formulated, 60% organic, and 100% natural. Of our customers, 90% of those who consistently used this formula nightly reported new hair growth within 3 months.
It is formulated with a rich mix of botanical extracts, many of which are implicated in the growth of healthy hair. For instance, this organic hair growth serum contains rosemary, peppermint, sage, nettle leaf, and pea extracts, all of which are implicated variously in stimulating hair growth and follicle formation, as well as in the nourishment of existing hair.
Our formula also contains extracts that are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Together, these extracts help soothe the irritation that starves existing hair of much-needed nutrients while also fortifying and nourishing existing hair with proteins, fatty acids, and vitamins.
Moreover, the antioxidant effects of this organic hair growth serum can potentially help fight inflammation that can contribute to poor follicle health, hair loss, and slow hair growth.
While our organic hair growth serum contains powerful natural botanical extracts and ingredients, if you are going to use a product such as this, consistent use is crucial. It typically takes 3 to 4 months of consistent, nightly use to produce noticeable results. (Fortunately, our 2-ounce bottle lasts for up to 2 months!)
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