A full, healthy, and bouncy hair is every woman’s pride and joy but research shows that we won’t have this for very long. When we reach a certain age – or maybe even earlier than that – we lose the luster and thickness our hair once had. Although hair falling out and thinning are normal for women, excessive loss of hair strands in a day and noticeably thinning hair is not. If you’re in a situation where you’re saying, “My hair is falling out!” then read on.
Excessive hair loss and thinning could be caused by a number of different things. The good news is, we can do something about it. Before we go to that, let’s do some myth busting! Here are a few myths about female hair loss and their explanations:
Myth #1: Brushing 100 times a day will keep falling and thinning away. NOT TRUE: In fact, excessive brushing could lead to more damage and hair fall.
Myth #2: 100 strands of hair lost in a day is fine! NOT TRUE: Research shows that this could be an overestimate, although it varies from one person to another. New studies indicate that the normal hair-fall in a day ranges from 20-50 strands.
Myth #3: Cutting hair will result in thicker hair regrowth. NOT TRUE: It may seem like it’s thicker at first. The part of your hair that’s near the root is thick and tapers to a point at the end. When it grows longer, you’ll see that’s it’s the same thickness with the hair you’ve had before.
There are a number of reasons why hair is falling out or thinning. Some of these are: nutrition, heredity, stress and hormonal changes. In order for you to accurately know what causes your hair to fall out or thin, consult a professional. Natural hair loss products could help but it’s more complicated than it seems because there are different types of hair loss and the causes are different too which means that a specific treatment is necessary.
Here are a few tips on how to stop or lessen hair loss:
1. Use hair products that have less chemicals such as organic shampoos and hair products made up of natural ingredients. It’s yummy for the hair!
2. Stop activities that cause strain to your hair, such as tying it too tightly, brushing too hard, over-styling and etc.
3. Eat a well balanced diet. Happy body = happy hair as well. You could also take supplements and vitamins for hair loss.
4. Prevent sun damage. Like skin, it’s essential for hair to be protected from the heat of the sun which is one way for the hair to lose its moisture.
5. Check the types of medication that you’re taking (if any). Some medications, such as birth control and NSAIDs, thin out hair. Hair can grow back when the medication is stopped but there are rare cases that they don’t.
Taking care of your hair should be part of your healthcare routine. If it’s not, then you have to really incorporate it. The results of taking care of your hair are long term but it’s definitely worth it when you still have thick, healthy, and shiny hair at the age of 50 or 60.