How To Stop My Hair From Thinning And Falling Out

How To Stop My Hair From Thinning And Falling Out

Hair Loss And Balding

For some,¬†hair loss¬†can be hereditary or it can stem from improper hair care habits and even¬†poor diet.¬† The most common form of hair loss is known as¬†male pattern baldness¬†and¬†female pattern baldness.¬† It happens most often to those who are aging.¬† In men, when balding occurs a¬†receding hairline¬†and¬†bald spots¬†will be apparent.¬† In women, you will notice that the hair will begin to thin significantly.¬† Even with old age you don’t have to settle for thinning, unattractive hair.¬† Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve the health and appearance of your hair.¬† Your hair is your crown and it is the first thing others that approach you see.¬† You’re probably thinking “how to stop my hair from thinning and falling out”. Here is what you can do.

Types Of Hair Fall

First, I want to touch on what different types of are hair loss there are.¬†¬†Hair shedding; it is a normal part of everyday life and is also part of the natural¬†growth hair cycle.¬† You should not be alarmed if your hair is shedding.¬† It is normal to lose about 80-100 strands per day.¬† Only be alarmed if you notice that you are losing significantly more, and you don’t see that the same amount is growing back.¬† The second type of hair loss is¬†“Genetic”.¬† When your hair is thinning because of genetics you’ll gradually lose hair volume.¬† The¬†hair follicles¬†have started to shrink and they produce shorter finer hair during each hair growth cycle.¬† Thirdly, there is reactive hair loss.¬† Severe stress, crash dieting, nutritional deficiency and internal imbalance all play a role in reactive hair loss.

Most Common Triggers

There are several different triggers that could potentially lead to hair loss.  This could make it even more difficult to figure out how to stop your hair from thinning and falling out.  As a result,  it becomes more of a task to remedy the situation at hand.  Hormonal imbalance may be a factor for you.  Remember, I always talk about getting right on the inside first before the outside can be taken care of. Oestrogens hormones are known to be essential to the health of the hair and allows the hair to grow its optimum length and time.  As for men Androgens hormones are not beneficial to the hair and could shorten the hair growth cycle.

Stress

It is all truth that stress will cause you to go crazy, cause poor health and make your hair fall out.  The androgen hormone(male hormone) that we spoke about earlier can cause excessive hair loss when the hormone level is raised.  In addition to hair fall, stress can also trigger other problems.  Dandruff, scalp problems can alter the way that the digestive system functions.  All of these factors can impact your hair negatively.

Anemia And Iron Deficiency

This one is a major concern especially for women.  Monthly, we have a menstrual cycle that causes us to lose a significant amount of blood.  This is unfortunate because iron is what is necessary to produce the hair cells protein.  You can nurture this problem by including iron rich foods in your diet.  Spinach, legumes, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, broccoli and tofu are some good options.  Eating these foods daily will help you to raise your low iron levels within 2-3 weeks.

Vitamin B12

If you are lacking in vitamin b12 it is going to take a toll on your hair.  Want healthy red blood cells? Then vitamin b12 is a must.  Red blood cells help to carry oxygen to the tissues.  Our hemoglobins job is to carry oxygen, repair cells in your body and this includes the cells to stimulate natural hair growth.

Age

No one can avoid aging it is an inevitable part of life.¬† We do have the power to control the effects of getting older by making small changes.¬†¬†Menopause¬†is a very common change a women’s body goes through as she ages.¬† This change also has an effect on how healthy her hair will grow.¬† Hair loss is more likely to happen during the time leading up to menopause and after.¬† As humans age, it is normal for some to have hair that gets finer and more brittle.¬† It’s a normal part of the aging process but can be remedied at same time.

What Can Be Done?

The most important step on your journey to growing a healthy head of hair is to first change your diet.¬† Try getting more¬†protein¬†through fruits and vegetables.¬† Be more aware of the foods you eat(stay away from junk foods that don’t offer you any benefit).¬† Also, exercising and drinking more water will help your body to clean and circulate blood which will allow for more natural hair growth.¬† Moving and keeping the blood circulating throughout your body, will trigger your brain to get things up and running.

Taking A Natural Supplement

There are several natural supplements on the market created by mother nature that actually work and do as they promise.  You can treat your hair loss by eating more supplements, vitamins and minerals.  Some of these are vitamin c, biotin, niacin, iron and zinc. If it is too much of a task for you to get these in with your meals you can purchase them in pill/capsule form to use on the go.  Not to mention, nutritional deficiencies are one of the major causes of hair loss.

Change Your Hair Care Habits

Finally, you may also be losing hair because you are over styling your hair. Also, using hair care products that are not suitable for you and your hair type.  Excessive and rough styling will cause you to lose more hair than necessary.  Protective and low manipulation styles are the best.  Put your hair in a style that will last for a week or two without needing to restyle it.  That way, you can give your hair a break and cut back on hair loss and breakage. 

Switch To Natural Hair Care Products

Switching to natural hair care products will also help you to keep your hair and stimulate natural hair growth too.  Products such as whipped shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil are great options and can be used as a hair moisturizer and conditioner.  They are high in vitamin e which is essential for healthy hair growth.  Along with these products you can also add essential oils to your natural hair care routine.  Rosemary, peppermint, lavender, cedarwood, sage and tea tree oils are known for helping to nourish and regrow the hair.  Adding these products to your natural hair care routine will yield healthy and attractive looking hair.