Are you Experiencing Hair Loss?
Hair loss can affect people at any age, and during any period of their life... but when should you start getting worried? Well, it is 100% normal to lose between 40-100 strands of hair every single day. BUT when you start losing more than 100 strands of hair a day, that's when you might start noticing thinning hair. If you're waking up with lots and lots of hair strands all over your pillow, or you feel like loads of hair is coming out every time you shower or brush your hair, you are probably experiencing hair loss. If you have noticed hair loss around your temples or near the crown of your head, you might want to consider some of our hair loss solutions!
What are the Most Common Causes of Hair Loss?
There are hundreds of reasons as to why you may be experiencing hair loss, but there are definitely some causes that are a lot more common than others. If you're noticing hair loss, your first port of call should be visiting the doctor to identify if there is an underlying cause for your hair loss. If your doctor identifies an underlying condition that is causing hair loss, once it is treated, you should notice your hair slowly beginning to grow back. If your doctor identifies any nutrient deficiencies, you should use supplements that work to re-stabilise your body's vitamin and mineral levels. If this is the predominant cause of your hair loss, you should see hair regrowth overtime. Other key causes of hair loss are oftentimes related to leading both a sedentary and incredibly stressful life. Both of these factors can cause hair growth to become stunted and your hair to break easily. Stress can also cause your hair to go grey, prematurely.
How Can You Fight Hair Loss?
Though hair loss can be stressful, luckily there are ways to fight it! Generally, figuring out the root cause of your hair loss is the most effective starting point. If you know what is causing the hair loss, you can treat that underlying condition and that will hopefully cure the hair loss! Sometimes, however, hair loss can be caused by a multitude of factors that are all intertwined. Making some basic lifestyle changes can really be the answer to hair loss. Here are some of our simple solutions to combating hair loss on a day to day basis:
Your diet is an incredibly important part of your life. It gives your body the nutrients it needs to function in the most effective way possible. If you're not eating the right foods, your hair growth will begin to slow and it may start to become brittle and fine. You need to make sure you are eating an array of foods that give your hair the best nutrition possible. Foods like citrus fruits, chicken, spinach, broccoli, beef, kale, peppers, tomatoes, and peas all contain amazing nutrients like protein, iron, vitamin C, vitamin D, and B vitamins, that all work wonders for your hair. Ensuring you're eating a balanced diet is the best way to make sure your hair is healthy and strong.
Keeping fit is not only good for you physically, but it also is great for your hair. Moving keeps your circulation in check, which is key for strong healthy hair follicles. Exercise also generally means sweating! Sweating actually clears out your pores and removes any dirt that is clogging up your scalp. It also helps to clean your follicles and the hair strand, by stripping any nasties that have accumulated away. By keeping your body moving, your hair is actually also benefited and is kept much healthier than if you live a sedentary lifestyle.
Stress is an unfortunate part of life. It also affects your hair, which is not ideal. Stress you experience on a day to day basis is actually internalised by the body, and turned into free radicals. These free radicals adversely affect the body, and can accelerate the effects of aging, causing your hair to go grey quicker, and your skin to wrinkle quicker too. By managing your stress levels, you can work to combat the development of these free radicals and therefore give your hair it's best chance to longevity. Some of our favourite stress management techniques are:
- Journaling - allows you to express exactly how you're feeling and visualise the things in your life that are stressing you out. Once you have expressed your emotions, they are oftentimes a lot easier to manage and deal with.
- Yoga - is a form of active meditation that not only gets you moving, but also helps with relaxation and breath control. It is a great way to get out of your own head, and focus your thoughts, giving you the time and space you may need to de-stress.
- Meditation - is a super effective way of reducing stress on a day to day basis. 10 minutes of meditation can leave you feeling stress free, calm, and relaxed.
- Long walks - are an amazing way to reduce your stress levels and for getting your body moving at the same time. They are a good way of giving yourself the space for self reflection and giving yourself time for thought.
What Else Can You Do?
Though there are many ways in which you can change your lifestyle to reduce your hair loss, sometimes your body needs an extra push to start reproducing hairs and to start your hair regrowth journey. Hair growth supplements and hair growth shampoos and conditioners are great products that feed your hair the right supplements and nutrients that it needs to thrive. KeraHealth have produced a clinically proven formula that works to revitalize your hair with amazing nutrients, and results. The supplements include ingredients like:
- Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
- Vitamin B6
These ingredients all work together to protect and replenish your hair. Pairing the supplements with the KeraHealth follicle hero hair growth shampoo and conditioner does wonders for your hair, as you are stimulating hair growth both internally and externally! Some of the key ingredients included in the hair growth shampoo and conditioner are:
- Aloe vera
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
- B vitamins
Overall, these ingredients work together to deep clean your hair, scalp, and pores. They then revitalise and replenish your hair with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that you might be missing. The hair growth shampoo and conditioner also penetrates the hair follicle and repairs damage to the hair shaft. It also works to improve the texture of your hair and increase its thickness, volume, and shine.