Most women know the feeling of untangling a brush that is fully covered in hair or picking up a long hair from a piece of pitch-black clothing. And there is nothing wrong with it! In fact, it is medically considered as completely normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day. Although it does sound a lot, it is not compared to the thousands of hair on your head.
However, there can be phases in life where you lose more hair than normal. Caused by taking hormones regularly, after battling a heavier infection, or through physical or emotional stress, women tend to suffer from an increased hair loss, also known as alopecia.
About one-third of women struggles with some kind of hair loss, may it be diffusional or alopecia areata, hair loss is still a widely undiscovered field for many practitioners. One of the reasons for it is that the causes for hair loss are often very complicated to determine. The consequence: vague diagnosis.
As full, thick and healthy hair is still considered as one of the beauty standards in our society and is fundamental to our self-confidence it is a very sensitive topic and can be emotionally draining.
As there is no magic cure existing to prevent hair loss, it can be extremely frustrating to find something efficient that prevents your hair from thinning or even falling out.
Therefore, this article offers a few inspirations and potential remedies that may stop your hair loss.
As your hair is just as individual as you are, not every method might work for you. However, the key is to not lose hope and to try out many different things until you will find the best solution for yourself!
1.Take Your Vitamins
Vitamins are extremely important for healthy hair and can have a positive effect on your hair growth.
Unfortunately, we are not always able to receive all crucial vitamins through our nutrition. Therefore, taking vitamins regularly, especially when a deficient is known, can prevent your hair from thinning or even falling out.
The following vitamins are known to promote hair growth:
- B Vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
2. The Right Shampoo For Your Hair
As the market is swamped with different shampoo and conditioner options reaching from affordable to luxury brands, it can be very stressful to find the perfect fit for your head.
However, the secret is to use a mild shampoo and conditioning. Shampoos with a lot of silicon and overall rougher formulars tend to dry hair out which leads to breaking and eventual hair loss.
3. The Magic Oils
We all have it in our kitchen: olive oil. According to research, olive oil helps to reduce genetic hair loss. It can therefore be used as a deep conditioner for your hair. Even better results are promised with rosemary oil. However, as rosemary oil is a highly concentrated oil, it needs to be mixed with a carrier oil before being applied to your scalp.
One of the best ways to use rosemary oil is to mix it together with olive, argan, coconut or jojoba oil. Therefore, simply mix one teaspoon of carrier oil and add a up to 5 drops of rosemary oil to it. After, apply the oil to your scalp 30 minutes before your hair wash. Best effects are promised by also massaging the scalp.
Also, widely known as Rogaine, Minoxidil is known as a very successful liquid to prevent hair loss and can be purchased on the counter of any pharmacy. After the shedding effect – which makes your old hair fall out – your hair roots starts to rebuild and eventually results in new hair growth.
The application is very easy: just apply a few drops of it on your scalp daily and let it sink in before you got to bed.
5. Scalp Massages
Yes you heard that right – scalp massages can not only be very pleasant, but also stimulate your hair roots and thus promote an increased hair growth.
Several studies revealed that scalp massages that last 11 to 20 minutes a day causes a higher blood circulation which consequently results in less hair loss and even positively affects hair regrowth. It is up to you whether to use your fingertips or getting a scalp massager.
And last but not least be patient! Hair loss among women is often temporary, however, regrowing your hair takes a lot of time.
Thanks a lot of this educative article. These are very helpful advices on what to do.
Love your tips, I will definitely use them!
Very informative Sophia! I love it
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Thank you Sophia for this interesting article! I enjoyed learning more about the topic