Dreaming about restoring your full set of hair but worried about experiencing serious hair problems?
Lately, I’ve been receiving plenty of questions from you guys, asking me about the causes of hair loss and what you can do to accelerate your hair growth. So you can enjoy a shiny, healthy looking hair.
The fact of the matter is that losing large patches of hair can be a warning sign of a much more serious condition.
So you need to take action from the first significant clump of hair that you see clutched to your hairbrush.
And I don’t mean to alarm you. But the more you ignore this problem, the bigger the impact it can have on your entire hair and scalp health.
Take Mary’s example, a patient of mine who came to see me. She was desperate to get rid of this problem. But as it turned out, her problem had a quick and easy fix.
And I’m about to share that with you. That and much more.
I’ve Decided To Put Together A Short Q & A, To Help You Better Understand And Combat The Underlying Cause Of Your Hair Loss Problems, From The Most Simple To The Most Complex
And while we’re at it, I urge you to use this short list of Questions and Answers as a clear indicator, revealing the main cause of your hair loss, so you can wrestle it accordingly.
So let’s jump right to it.
#1. What are the main causes of hair loss?
Your diet should be the first thing you take a look at. Going on crash diets and letting go of proteins all together will pull the alarm signal in your body, which will just take away the proteins needed for growing hairs.
So, if your diet’s very poor in proteins, try consuming more…
- White meat poultry (turkey or chicken breast)
- Lean beef
- Pumpkin seeds
This will help resume the resting phase of your growing hairs and power up your hair growth.
Stress is another factor, which can also take a toll on your hair.
The trouble here is that dealing with too much drama sucks the energy right out of your body.
In fact, it may take up to 3 months for you to see the shocking effects that stress may have on your hair.
So what can you do under these circumstances?
You should try using meditation and other stress releasing tips and tricks.
What you need to know is that the sooner you relax, the sooner your body can start focusing on hair growth and not hair loss.
Beauty products and treatments, such as dyes, blow dries, chemical treatments (i.e., perms) can be quite aggressive and can result in hair damage and breakage.
Other health conditions triggering hair loss such as:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Autoimmune diseases
- Thyroid disorders
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Skin conditions such as psoriasis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
#2. Does washing up my hair every day increase hair loss?
You should know that this is nothing more than a myth.
Every day you lose approximately 100 strands of hair. And washing up your hair daily won’t add up to that number.
#3. Is dry shampoo killing your hair follicles?
The shocking answer to this is “yes”.
Dry shampoo soaks up the excess oils in your hair and gives you that annoying and itchy scalp rash, which will weaken your follicles and make your hair fall out.
The more you’re using dry shampoo, the more this will increase the inflammation of your scalp and trigger rampant shedding.
#4. Does brushing my hair too often cause split ends and damage it?
Yes, that is true. But the best way you can avoid all this is by using a wide-tooth comb.
And if you still have difficulty in detangling it, then it’s best if you use a conditioner. This will make it easier for you to comb your hair and minimize the breakage as much as possible.
#5. How much of a problem are tight hairdos?
Something as simple as keeping your hair in a ponytail can have a massive impact on your hair health.
Because this will almost always pull your hair from the hair shaft and weaken the roots to the point of breakage.
And in some cases, cornrows, ponytails, and pigtails can affect the follicle so much so that it can cause permanent hair loss damage to some parts of your scalp.
So tackling all these issues should rid you of your temporary hair loss.
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- Correia, Maria Ana, et al. “Modern human hair, nail and breath isotopic signals and their relevance to diet assessment in the past.” AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Vol. 162. 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY, 2017.
- D’Ortenzio, Lori, et al. “You are not what you eat during physiological stress: Isotopic evaluation of human hair.” American journal of physical anthropology 157.3 (2015): 374-388.