Is your hair thinning?
Any unknown topic or something that you’re not quite familiar with can be scary! Whether you’re a man or a woman its a concern for both sexes. When we loose hair while coming or have a picture taken of the profile and notice thinning spots of hair we may get a little frightened. I’m here to say the day and answer all your questions.
To ease some of your minds, its normal to shed up to 100 hairs a day. That’s not cause for alarm, nor does it mean you’re going bald. About 90% of your 100,000 hair follicles are growing at any given time. The other 10% are in a resting (telogen) phase, and the hair falls out after about 2 to 3 months. It’s replaced by new hair, and the growth cycle starts over again.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s a growing problem, affecting some 30 million women in the United States — with some forms of loss occurring at earlier ages, and being seen in increasing numbers.
What causes hair thinning?
Some medications and some health issues can contribute to hair loss. If you have recently had surgery, gave birth, some medications, crash diets, severe stress, menopause and/or thyroid problems. The sun can also cause damage, dry or brittle hair that can crack or split, these can make your situation worsen. Poor nutrition and unhealthy eating habits can cause hair loss. Last but not least, hair thinning can be hereditary.
Both men and women tend to lose hair due to some hormonal changes in the body. It is mainly the alterations in the metabolism of androgen in the body that brings about hair loss. Androgen is the male hormone that plays a very important role in both hair loss and hair growth. This metabolism of androgen gets involved with an enzyme, the 5 alpha reductase which tends to combine with the male hormone, testosterone to give DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). This DHT is the natural metabolite of the human body that is the main reason for hair loss.
How to combat hair thinning.
You may feel like you can’t do anything about your hair loss, but o contrary. I will tell you exactly what you can do to combat hair thinning. If you going through surgery or the other seniroes listed above make sure you are getting your daily intake of vitamins. Vitamin intake should include Vitamin A, C, E, B6, B12, Biotin, Inositol, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid. For sun protection pick a product t hat has a 15 SPF or above and a good treatment conditioner. You may consider using a shampoo that has the essential oil called, Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree oil helps unblock clogged hair follicles, moisturizes hair and keeps the scalp free of bacteria and fungal problems. A mild solution of Tea Tree oil and natural shampoo also helps cradle cap in infants. There have also been reports that by massaging the oil into the scalp, new hair growth is promoted. Tea Tree Oil can fight off DHT!
Looking for products to use?
Here are what the experts are suggesting: Arbonne Hybrids, Balancing Hormone Cream, Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Hair & Scalp Revitalizer, BefoRE Sun To The Rescue Hair Protectant.
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