Hair loss is a very common problem, amongst both men and women. In fact, 40% of women will experience hair loss by the age of thirty-five; 65% will experience it by the age of sixty.
Meanwhile, twenty-one million women suffer from hair loss, normally because of alopecia. Arounnd 40% of the people who suffer from alopecia are female.
There are a lot of reasons that one might lose their hair. Besides the common culprits of genetics and alopecia, there are easily treatable causes.
Stress is a big problem; treating hair too roughly (overstyling, pulling back tightly, too much heat) can cause hair loss, as well. A vitamin deficiency can also make hair fall out, and inactive hair follicles can stop production of new hair.
Whatever your problem is, there is, undoubtedly, a solution. Read on to find out what it may be!
For those who want a product that is easy to use, but that come with noticeable results, essential oils are the perfect choice. The oils to pick here are rosemary oil and tea tree oil. Both have been shown to promote hair growth, as well as to maintain scalp health, with is an essential part of hair growth itself.
Using it is a fairly simple process. In order to reap the benefits, simply add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner. Do not add to both; pick one. If you are using tea tree oil, it might be best to put it in your conditioner, because it can be drying. Always choose 100% therapeutic grade oil.
One of the more common reasons for hair loss is a vitamin deficiency. If you aren’t eating well, or if you are suffering from certain medical conditions, you may be missing out on vitamins essential to hair growth. Namely, you’ll be missing out on Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D, all of which are necessary for hair growth.
This is a fairly easy fix. If you believe that you’re losing your hair because of a lack of vitamins… just start taking vitamins! When choosing your vitamins, you should make sure they have a good dose of Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D. If at all possible, you should choose one of the supplements on the market labeled specifically to help hair growth.
Stress is another common reason for hair loss. Having hair fall out, or not producing more hair, is a common stress reaction in humans of both genders, though stress related hair loss is normally more noticeable in women than in men. Because this tends to lead to more stress (this time about hair loss), it can become a vicious cycle.
In this case, there is no need to purchase equipment or anything else to do this. All you need is a quiet place to be alone. Once you have found a place to be alone and relaxed, sit in a comfortable position, but with your spine straight. Then close your eyes, and take deep, calming breaths. Focus on them. Repeat until you are calm. Do this a few times per day.
Keep Hair Loose
A lot of women start to notice hair loss at the back of their head…where their ponytail is pulled tight.
That’s no coincidence: Hair loss can be caused by keeping hair pulled tight for long periods of time. That’s why, in order to keep your hair from falling out and not regrowing, you should keep your hair loose.
This tip is less about something you should do, as it is about something you should not do. In order to stop hair loss, you should not put your hair up whenever possible.
However, if you have to put your hair up, you should do so loosely, and in a less stressful position. Think a low ponytail instead of a high one. You should also try fabric ties, instead of elastics.
Try a Scalp Massage
This seems like it would be too good to be true. A massage can actually promote hair growth? It doesn’t seem real. However, it is very real, and is a common treatment to try to combat hair loss in men and women. It has been shown that stimulating the scalp can, indeed, spark hair growth and activate folicles.
A massage seems simple enough. But, in order to kick start your hair growth, it needs to be done properly. It’s best to have someone do this, rather than try it yourself; however, it can be done alone. Have them massage over your scalp carefully with the tips of their fingers. For best results, combine with the essential oils listed above.
As you can see, hair loss is very common, as are the causes behind it. Whether you’re stressed, suffering from a vitamin deficiency, or are simply losing your hair and want to stop it, these remedies are great choices for you.