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3 Causes of Hair Loss and How to Combat Them
by April Maguire
Losing a few strands of hair in the shower is hardly the end of the world. However, if you’re shedding more than 100 hairs a day, you may be experiencing higher-than-average hair loss. Left untreated, this condition can lead to hair that looks thinner and less healthy. In rare cases, women may even suffer from bald spots and patches.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize hair loss and restore your mane to its natural beauty. Here are some of the lifestyle factors most likely to affect hair growth, as well as tips for combatting them.
It’s no secret that stress can cause a host of medical problems. However, you may not realize that stress and anxiety can also affect the strength and thickness of your hair. As follicles produce less new growth, you won’t have enough strands left to replace the ones falling out. To combat stress-based hair loss, women should aim to get more sleep and minimize their daily anxiety.
Too Much Treatment
From drying and flat-ironing to coloring and bleaching, over-treating your hair can cause a variety of issues including thinning and breakage. If you feel you’re losing more locks than usual, consider cutting back on the hair dye and heat styling for a few weeks. You can use various essential oils and even black pepper to stimulate your follicles naturally. Additionally, you can strengthen hair using a protein-rich mix of egg yolks and olive oil and apply moisturizing masks on a regular basis.
Lack of Iron
When was the last time you checked your iron levels? Along with causing fatigue and muscle weakness, an iron deficiency can have a serious effect on the strength of your hair and even lead to hair loss. Rather than suffer the symptoms of iron deficiency in silence, women should seek testing and treatment from their doctors to safeguard their health and their hair. Additionally, you can boost iron levels by eating foods like beef, pork, fish and spinach. Don’t neglect vitamin C either, as it aids in iron absorption.
Regardless of age or gender, hair loss can be devastating. However, the important thing to remember is that most cases of situational hair loss can be reversed. By eating well, striving to keep your stress levels down and avoiding the hairdryer, you can boost your odds of getting back the thick voluminous hair you desire.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair loss and how to treat it, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!