We all love thicker fuller hair. It's a woman's crown of glory. At one point or another, most of us face the mother of all hair concerns - thinning hair. Hair loss in women is not as uncommon as you may think. For some, pulling out large amounts of hair is a part of life. But did you know there are ways to stop so much from coming out at once?
There are several reasons why this phenomenon occurs, ranging from medical ailments to less serious issues that can be corrected in the comfort of your own home. In fact, there is a science behind the regrowth of hair. Keep reading and we'll discuss a few things to look out for and some natural remedies you can try for thicker fuller hair.
Some Common Causes of Hair Loss:
Stress: Stress can play a big part in hair damage, thinning and hair loss.
Scalp Buildup: With all of the hair products that we use, having buildup accumulate is a sure sign of an unhealthy scalp. This could cause your hair to shed at jaw-dropping speed.
Clogged Pores: Our bodies produce a waxy secretion called sebum. This secretion is most abundant in the face and scalp. Harsh climate conditions and the use of drying skin products can cause this fatty substance to accumulate. Genetics or a change in hormones can also bring it on. Buildup inside of the follicles can reduce hair growth and subsequently make your hair fall out!
Aging: Hair loss is a natural part of aging. However, with the proper care, there are ways you can slow down the process and regain thicker fuller hair.
Medication: Hair loss can be a side effect of some medications and can interfere with the normal cycle of hair growth. There are two types of drug-induced hair loss: telogen effluvium and anagen effluvium. Telogen effluvium affects the hair follicles during the resting phase and usually occurs about 2-4 months after taking the drug. Anagen effluvium occurs during the growth cycle and affects the cycle that produces new hair. This usually occurs within a few days of taking the medication.
Possible Medical Concerns
Above all else, if you feel your hair loss could be the result of a medical condition, it's important to speak to a medical professional. There are a number of medical reasons that could affect hair loss. For example:
Alopecia Areata: This condition results in round bald patches appearing on the scalp, but it can also affect any area of the body where the hair is present.
Vitamin D/Zinc Deficiency: Vitamin D is an essential nutrient and in regards to hair, it stimulates hair follicles. When the body is deficient the hair can certainly be affected. Zinc directly affects your immune system/blood and tissues, this includes your hair. It is crucial to maintain a well-balanced diet for many reasons so don’t forget…..this also supports a healthy head of hair.
Heavy Weight Loss: Losing a large amount of weight in a short amount of time triggers chemical changes in the body that have unavoidable side effects, such as hair thinning.
Natural Remedies to Regain Thicker Fuller Hair
Wonder Curl Activated Charcoal Detox: Our Activated Charcoal Shampoo Bar removes buildup from your hair and scalp.
Apple Cider Vinegar: ACV naturally acts as an astringent by removing buildup when washing your hair. This can be used once every two weeks. Keep in mind, overuse can dry the hair but once every few weeks will not only cleanse your scalp, it'll help rebalance the PH in your hair. Additionally, ACV seals the hair cuticle to help reduce breakage making your hair easier to manage.
Peppermint Oil: Removes plaque, increases blood flow and soothes the scalp.
Tea Tree Oil: Can clear the follicles and allow your hair to breathe.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, and even alcohol are found in some hair products. Therefore, these products can be toxic to your natural skin causing irritation.
Stimulate Your Hair Follicles: This technique is called the "Inversion Method" and it made my hair grow an inch in one month! Here's how it works, lay on your back with your head flipped over the side of the bed. Massage our scalp for a total of 4 minutes every day until you see results. (Tip: you can set a timer on your phone or find a 4 min to sing along to). This will increase the blood flow to your scalp and stimulate the follicles for thicker fuller hair.
Bottom Line on How to Regain Thicker Fuller Hair
The trick is to be gentle with your hair and don't freak out! It's important to remember how common female hair loss is. Take immediate action at the first sign of thinning and try to limit how much you brush or comb it. It all boils down to this....be patient, don't give up on finding a solution and take all measures possible so you can regain thicker fuller hair!
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