August was Hair Loss Awareness Month and while hair shedding is a part of everyone’s daily life, in some cases, shedding can turn into something more.
If you’ve started to notice significant hair loss and are unsure what to do about it, read on and discover how you can adjust your hair routine to address your concerns with the best products for hair growth and thickness.
What causes hair loss and thinning?
Before you start thinking about how to regrow hair and reverse hair loss, it can be useful to understand where this issue stems from. Doing so helps you create a solution that is tailored to you and achieve the results you’re looking for quicker and more efficiently.
There are several factors that can trigger hair loss, including:
Over styling or overprocessing your hair
Many of us love trying out new hairstyles but doing it too often might end up damaging your hair, whether you pull it too tight into a ponytail, heat style it too regularly or apply products with harsh chemicals. Remember to give your hair a break and the care it needs in between hairstyles!
What you eat impacts your health and look, and your hair requires certain nutrients in order to stay thick and healthy. If it has recently started to thin, ask yourself: is there any way you can improve your diet to get all the vitamins and nutrients you need?
Legumes and tofu for protein and iron, fortified plant-based milk for calcium, whole grains for fibre and complex carbs, fruit and veggies for all your vitamins: carefully choose your ingredients to give your body everything it needs to thrive.
A stressful day at work doesn’t typically cause significant hair loss, but if you’ve been through a life-altering event that has caused you emotional distress, that might just be the reason behind your hair concerns. If you’ve started to notice your hair falling out from stress, finding the right coping mechanisms for your situation is key.
Going on daily 15 minute walks to get some fresh air, meditating every day to clear your mind, even if just for 5 minutes, or simply starting a hobby that makes you feel happy are three great options. If you feel like you need extra support, seek professional counselling to better treat and manage the underlying issues.
Have you recently had a baby? If so, your pregnancy hormones have dropped and that often leads to hair thinning and shedding. Don’t worry, these changes are only temporary, as are your hormonal shifts. With time and the right products, you’ll be able to restore your hair.