Today I am going to share 5 tips to prevent hair loss and thinning.
Hi there and thank you for joining me today. We all lose hair daily, and It’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, more than that can indicate a problem.
It’s very important to know that hair loss in women is a very common issue, and as a matter of fact research shows that at least 1 in 3 women will suffer from hair loss or hair thinning at some point in their lifetime.
It’s very hard to pinpoint what causes hair loss in women, but it’s important to know that there are 2 different types of hair loss.
You can have a Genetic and Reactive Hair Loss
When it comes to Genetic Hair Loss
A lot of it has to do with genes and hormones. If any of your relatives experienced hair loss in their lifetime, chances are you might too. With genetic hair loss what happens is that you get hormone imbalances. And this causes the Hair follicles to shrink, making the hair that comes in to be thinner and finer and this hair can break easily.
Then we have a Reactive Hair loss.
This hair loss is the result of a trigger. This can be caused because of some imbalances internally such as nutritional deficiency, severe stress, crash dieting and even medications.
Now let’s talk about what you can do to improve the health of your hair and prevent hair loss.
1. Eat a healthy and well balanced diet
Sometimes we can be deficient in vitamins such as vitamin D, B12, iron and that could be the reason we experience hair loss. So, eating complex carbs such as vegetables, and whole grains, eating healthy fats like avocados and olive oil, and healthy protein that comes from fish and lean meats is a great way to keep your hair strong and healthy. If you want to learn about some other foods that will help you grow a healthy hair check out this blog post that talks about what to eat for healthy hair.
All of these foods are full of amazing anti inflammatory properties, vitamins and minerals that will keep your immune system strong and your overall well being healthy.
Stop over processing your hair
Doing anything too much is not good for us, so it's best to give your hair a break from time to time. Things like over styling, over bleaching, over washing will damage the hair follicle and you’ll experience dry, brittle hair that will eventually fall out.
Avoid hairstyles that pull on your hairline
When you wear tight ponytails, buns, they constantly pull on your hair which in the end you’ll experience traction hair loss. When you wear your hair up make sure you use scrunchies that are soft and that will not pull on your hair much.
Avoid using High Heat on Your Hair
We all use heat tools to style our own hair, but make sure you use the right heat setting for your hair type. I know I am guilty of this too, I used to always use my heat tools on the highest setting until I found out that you’re supposed to use the heat setting for your hair type. If you have fine, thin hair your heat setting should be at 300 F. For Normal Hair the heat setting should be 350-380 F and for Thick Hair 350-400F.
Relax as much as possible
Since stress is one of the biggest reasons we can experience hair loss, it’s very important to indulge in daily self care Things like: meditation, deep breathing, bathing, shopping, reading or whatever makes you happy is what you should do every single day. Spend time with yourself and reflect at the end of each day asking yourself what you did for yourself that day that made you happy.
Now I’d like to ask you a question. What is one thing that you love to do everyday that makes you happy. Leave me a comment below.
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