I once read: “hair growth is like a garden, how well it grows depends on what’s underground”.
To be honest, I usually link hair loss to men and not women. Or that’s what I used to do until my mom confessed to me she was having trouble dealing with hair loss. And not too long after that, I found a famous influencer from Montreal struggling with hair thinning as well…and she is my age!
There is really not a big difference in terms of gender. Most women start experiencing hair loss around their 50´s, but there are also thousands of younger women losing their hair nowadays.
Very tight ponytails or styles can cause your scalp to irritate and your hair to fall. Even hair styling products that may contain chemicals will damage the scalp and cause the hair shaft to break, and your hair will start thining. Rock a relaxed hairstyle once in a while and look for products that are free of sulfates or any hard chemicals.
From birth control to cancer treatments (chemo) all of these can take a toll on your hair. Some other drugs that mess up hair growth are blood thinners and medicines that treat high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and depression. Damage is not permanent though, once treatment is finished hair grows back.
If you are lacking certain nutrients, like iron, protein, and vitamin B, which are essential in the production of keratin, get ready to lose more than a pound but also some locks.
This is one of the most common reasons for “unexplainable hair loss” This is an autoimmune disease and it’s occasionally associated with alopecia areata, which causes hair to fall out in big patches. Your own immune system is attacking healthy hair follicles BY MISTAKE. Damage isn’t permanent and corticosteroids can help regrow hair for women with alopecia areata. ATTENTION! See a doctor if you have this problem.
that causes stress can make women go through telogen effluvium, a temporary shedding because of nutritional deficiencies or hormonal changes. If hair falls out in clumps, better nutrition and lots of rest are your two best allies.
I think it’s safe to say that for EVERYONE hair loss is a difficult experience, but it’s inevitable as we age, and it’s ok to try to slow down or reverse this process. The real question is…
Good news. Yes! There are treatments for temporary and even permanent hair loss. Some of the most common options are:
These are all helpful and targeted to specific problems, but our expertise lies in natural cures and ingredients you should use more to come later, ’till next time,
*Don’t take any medication without a prescription.