It was a beautiful summer evening. And as I was lazing on the beach with the wind in my face and the sand between my toes, an intense gush of air flew by and off with it went a huge chunk of my hair. Petrified, shocked and quivering, I woke up to realise I was actually experiencing one of my most regular nightmares.
Hair is a woman’s crowning glory. It is what defines her aura and serves as an extension of her personality. I mean let’s get real, we ladies are more protective about our mane than our men. So, when we see a bunch of our gorgeous locks on a paddle brush instead of on our heads, where it’s supposed to be, we fret. Hold on, fret is an understatement, our lives turn into a panic-stricken mess.
Now, hair loss can be genetic like andogenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss) that is hauntingly irreversible or like the very common telogen effluvium that can be treated. But ladies, find yourself a fairy god mother a.k.a. a reputed Trichologist that masters in hair transplants to make those bald patches history or recommend other feasible alternatives.
Now don’t set off being dramatic about hair loss. Losing up to 100 strands each day is normal as it is a sign of hair growth. But if you find your hair thinning more than usual, this should help you figure some of the causes for your hair fall.
What causes for hair fall?
1. Break Up With Stress
Isn’t it funny how our hands always reach out for our hair when we’re stressed? Now imagine the internal repercussions. Find a stress buster instead of busting hair. Pause. Breathe. Relax and indulge your senses with an invigorating head massage with a hint of lavender oil. Not only does this magical oil help promote hair growth, it also reduces stress.
2. Battle Post-Baby Hair Loss
Due to a surge of oestrogen during pregnancy, women experience a surge in hair growth. Post-delivery, hair growth resumes its normal pace and women experience mild to intense shedding. So, mommies reach out for organic shampoos that promote hair growth and are infused with vitamins that curb hair fall.
3. Fill The Vitamin Void
There are some things that even Vitamin Sea cannot fix. So, check for vitamin deficiencies as they are also one of the main causes of hair loss in women. Hair growth vitamins like Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, Iron, Zinc and Protein are what you need to load up on. Also popping a Biotin supplement could accelerate hair growth.
4. Say NO to heat-styling
Turning up the heat isn’t always a good idea, especially on your lovely locks. Excessive heat styling can cause a condition called trichorrhexis nodosa that causes damaged, weak points in the hair shaft making hair more susceptible to breakage. Nurture the hair with shampoos and conditioners that’s repair the shaft and promote hair growth both at the same time.
5. Make That Lifestyle Change
A lifestyle check is always a good idea. If you are still mounting up the sugar and can’t keep away from your daily smoke breaks, then it could be causing your hair to fall. So, ditch these body baddies and nourish your locks with a serum that shows your hair some love as you detox and cleanse your body from the inside.