According to a few studies done by reputable online sources, it was noted that up to about 65% of women noticed that their hair was not the same as it was a few years ago and that it was either falling more or thinning out more. This is something that should not be overlooked.
Besides the fact that some of the reasons may just be due to bad hair habits such as constant coloring using chemical-induced products or regularly blow-drying your hair so the dry heat hurts the hair follicles or sometimes taking some types of drugs as well, all play a part in this. In the same study over 80% of women do not speak to their GP’s or doctors about this and so don’t get it sorted out during the early stages.
Hiding this information from your doctors will not help resolve it anymore that going to the hairdresser will. It may make it worse trying to cover up hair loss or hair thinning by getting additional chemical treatments done at the beauty salons where a lot of the products either burn your hair or dry it out to the point of no return, even though it may seem that when you leave the salon your hair couldn’t look ‘healthier’.
Why Your Hair Is Thinning
Institutions such as the Mayo Clinic have stated that there are many reasons for hair thinning such as heredity, medications, hormonal imbalances to name a few and that anyone, both men and women, can experience hair loss or thin hair.
Hormonal Changes possibly due to pregnancy, childbirth, thyroid problems, or menopause can cause excessive falling of hair. Sometimes is someone’s having a medical condition such as alopecia areata it can cause patchy hair loss, scalp infections. Learn more about this here: https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/beauty/haircare/a20659618/hormonal-imbalance-hair-loss/.
Heredity (Family history / Genetics) is the most common reason for hair loss in many numbers. Conditions such as female-pattern baldness or male-pattern baldness are a normal occurrence that accompanies aging. For instance, thinning hair in women and a receding hairline in men are symptoms of this.
Supplements or Medication can also have these effects on people’s hair. Certain drugs may be too harsh for the human system and can have a diverse effect on hair follicles and the texture and structure of the hair leading it to weaken due to toxic elements being introduced to it through the medication being given to patients to treat ailments such as heart problems, gout, depression and anxiety and especially cancer.
Stress and Upsetting factors have also been known to fall into this category. This is more of a temporary side-effect of a person who had gone through some shock at some time in their lives. Hair fall can occur several months after this period.
Hair Treatments are also to blame for this condition. Especially certain hair oils in hot oil hair treatments, that are meant to be good for your scalp, have a reverse effect on it, leading to an inflamed follicle and weakening it which in turn leads to hair loss. That is why it is always good to use FDA approved products that have Biotin in them, such as Keranique amplifying lift spray which is a safe and tested method to use in strengthening the hair shaft from the root to the tips without pulling or damaging the hair in any way. These kinds of treatments are less harsh and do not involve excessive heat treatments or harmful toxins being added to the hair. Instead of sprays like these add protection to the hair and helps it treat itself from within each strand.
How to Prevent This from Happening to You
At all times and with everything, prevention is much better than cure! So, what are the things that we can start doing today to either avoid hair thinning out or to stop it in its tracks?
We have a few suggestions below for you to take heed from today onwards:
- If possible, avoid any medication or supplements that will harm your hair. If you are not sure, to ask your GP or Trichologist or do some personal research yourself to find out what ingredients are harmful to hair and which ones will help your hair, there are tons of resources online.
- Avoid touching your hair unnecessarily by constantly rubbing it, twisting it, or pulling ai it.
- Smoking has been known to affect hair loss in men, so either cut down on your smoking or stop doing it, altogether.
- When washing your hair and brushing it, treat it as gentle as possible. Wash it gently by massaging your scalp lightly and try not to brush it while it’s still wet. If necessary, try a wide-toothed comb, to prevent breakage.
- Harsh treatments, such as those provided at salons, constant blow-drying on a hot setting, hot oil treatments, hot rollers, and permanent extensions, can all harm your harm and your scalp, so try, and avoid them as best as you can. This online source can give you an idea of which of the bad eggs to look out for https://www.morroccomethod.com/blog/hair-regrowth-10-harmful-chemicals/
- Did you know even natural elements such as sunlight and harsh weather conditions can harm your beautiful main? Sunlight’s ultraviolet rays can harm your hair and as such need to be avoided at all costs. Wear a sun-hat when you can and try and avoid exposing your hair in the sunlight for long periods.
- Sometimes people who are being treated by chemotherapy use a ‘cooling cap’, which is designed to reduce the risk of hair loss during the treatments by narrowing the blood vessels beneath the scalp. To find out more about this see this website.
Seek more natural and organic solutions not just for your skin but also for your hair, you will thank yourself in the long run. And if you’re a DIY buff, you can even create your treatments at home using the safer ingredients in your kitchen cabinet. But if you do not have time, make sure that the products you are using have an open ingredient list and use more natural additives than artificial ones, and are also FDA Approved.