I’ve wanted to share this information for quite some time. Mainly because this is something that I deal with on a daily basis. Every time I wash my hair, I find strands and strands accumulating in the shower drain. But it doesn’t end there; once I begin to style my hair, I find more and more hair strands in my fingers and my brush. As much as I loose hair though there seems to be more growth; which is actually a blessing. So, why am I sharing this? Well, I wanted to know if there were any natural remedies that would help with this situation and if there is something I can do to help reduce the hair loss.
So, although hair loss is a touchy subject it is one we should not neglect. There may be many different reasons for hair loss and addressing the issues will help in finding a natural solution.
One thing we can all agree on is that hair loss affects both men and women; it is definitely not selective! There are many reasons for hair loss such as hormonal imbalances, under active thyroid gland, nutrient deficiencies and insufficient scalp circulation. Nonetheless there are natural ways to address hair loss and help boost hair growth. Here are some tips you can try for yourself:
Thyroid issues – as mentioned an under active thyroid may be the reason for your hair loss, so it is best to seek medical care to determine if this indeed is the culprit. For some natural remedies that will help with hypothyroidism be sure to read this post where I share some tips.
Manage stress – amazingly enough stress can cause your body to malfunction and one of the side effects is hair loss. Not to mention that increased hair loss will also cause stress. So, instead of worrying and wondering why you are losing your hair, calm down and control the stress levels in your life. Everything from lack of sleep to poor diet will add to your stress levels and continue the vicious cycle.
Focus on your diet – protein is important for hair strength and growth. It is wise to include two to three 3 oz servings of protein rich foods in your daily diet. Foods rich in protein include meat, poultry, fish and a combination of 4-5 servings of dairy, beans and nuts. Omega 3- fatty acids will help to reduce inflammation and create a healthier scalp. So be sure to include omega 3 fatty acid enriched foods such as fish, eggs, nuts and seeds into your daily diet as well.
Vitamins are essential – B-complex vitamins will help to rejuvenate the hair follicles for more hair growth. Reduce hair thinning with 100 mg of a B-complex supplement that includes biotin and vitamin B6. These vitamins will help by increasing scalp circulation and rejuvenating hair follicles.
Iron – there many be an iron deficiency in your body and if you are prone to anemia this may also be one of the reasons for hair loss. It’s important to visit your family physician to determine if in fact you are anemic. If you are, then iron supplements may be necessary or iron rich foods such as liver or other organ foods, red meat, dark green leafy vegetables, artichokes and beans.
Fashion tips – it’s important to avoid hair bands, rubber bands, dyes and perms, since they can be harsh on the hair and scalp and increase hair loss. Be gentle with your hair, don’t over brush or over wash your hair. If your hair is thinning it’s best to not neglect and fashion accordingly…here are some tips:
Consider using scalp coloring products to reduce the contrast between your hair and scalp if it beginning to show through.
Cut your hair short so it doesn’t hang and appear thinner.
Try parting your hair on the side. That takes the focus off the crown, where hair often thins.
Using body-boosting hair products, which can make hair look thicker.
The human body is truly magnificent and it will signal you when something is going wrong. Hair loss is a sign that should not be neglected. It can be pointing to a deficiency in your diet or perhaps signaling you to slow down. Whatever the reason, please don’t ignore the signs it is sharing with you.
Dr. Daisy Sutherland is the Founder/CEO of Dr. Mommy Online . She is a doctor, author, speaker, social media strategist, brand ambassador, wife & mom to 5 children. Dr. Mommy's mission is to ~ Help Busy Women and Men with her 'Get Real' approach to living a happier and healthier lifestyle. Don't forget to grab your FREE gift... 7 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated