Hair growth is a great barometer of our health. You may think you’re doing things right, but if your hair is thinning or not growing as it should, there’s some area of your health you need to examine more closely. Here are 10 places to look if you’re dealing with thinning hair:
- Toxic preservatives—phthalates—in your cosmetics mimic hormones and throw off your normal hormonal balance.
- Birth control as a contraceptive or to regulate your periods can throw your hormonal profile out of whack.
- Menopause. They call it ‘the change’ for a reason. Menopausal women often complain of hair loss.
If hair loss isn’t one of the top side effects of your medication, your doctor may not mention it. Nevertheless, research it for yourself and you may be surprised to find that hair loss is indeed one of the tradeoffs for the meds you’re taking.
Which side of the family do you take after? Look at your mother and grandmother. If they have thinning hair, you probably will too.
4. Mechanical Damage
- Hair Weaves. Weave addiction is real. The glue used to hold the track in place may cause an allergic reaction, but more commonly removing the track will pull out healthy hair along with it.
- Braids. Hair braided too tightly can cause breakage especially along fragile areas of the hairline.
5. Nutritional deficiency
You might be able to get away with a less than adequate diet when you’re younger, but not as you begin to age. Without the right nutrients your hair just won’t grow properly.
6. Wrong products for your hair type
You may have used the same shampoo and conditioner or line of products for years with great results, but things change. Maybe the product changed or maybe you changed. Take Elsa’s advice and let it go. There are many great natural skin care products that can help you grow your hair.
7. Harsh Styling Techniques
Trying to keep up with the latest styles may mean lots of intense manipulation of your hair—teasing, flat ironing, perms, or relaxers. Try protective styling to give your hair a rest.
8. Nutritional Supplements
Yes, supplements can cause hair thinning. I’ve seen this with formulas for hair growth. The hair grows but it’s thinner than normal. It’s always best to get your nutrition from food, but when taking supplements do it one at a time and give yourself at least a month before adding something new. This way you can pin down the problem if something goes awry.
9. Shampooing too Often
Washing your hair excessively means you’re removing the natural oils that moisturize the hair shaft. You can also exacerbate the damage by using blow dryers or curling irons. Again, less shampooing and more protective styling.
Aside from menopause, aging brings changes in circulation to the body. Less blood circulation to the scalp means less hair growth. However, Hair Loss Black Book teaches ways to overcome this problem naturally.
Although I mentioned the problem of blood circulation last, it’s actually one of the more common reasons for hair loss in women. I learned from the Hair Loss Black Book program that many otherwise healthy women find themselves dealing with hair loss, and it often boils down to a loss of circulation due to the aging process.
Most people fighting hair loss focus on their hair, but they should really focus the scalp. I also learned from the program that, besides the problem of circulation, there are two other key enemies to the health of your hair that if not addressed effectively will cause significant hair loss—if not baldness.
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