Hair loss is not something that only men have to deal with. Up to 40 percent of the complaints about hair loss actually come from women. Seeing a little – or a lot – of extra hair in the drain can not only be very annoying for women, but can also be a sign of an underlying imbalance in the body that needs to be addressed.
If you have noticed that your hair falls more than usual, read on to find out what may be the cause, and what you can do about it.
Excess, or sensitivity to the hormone androgen
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the number one cause of chronic, progressive thinning hair in women is androgenetic alopecia . This condition, which is believed to be genetic, is characterized by diffuse hair loss throughout the scalp, especially at the top. An excess of androgens, or “male” hormones, can cause this type of hair loss, or can be caused when hair follicles are too sensitive to androgens that exist naturally in the body. In any case, natural solution is to balance hormones and reduce inflammation in the scalp and body.
If excess androgens is the problem, cleaning your diet by reducing sugar and refined grains and increase the intake of vegetables and healthy fats can be a great help. This type of diet also help hair loss by reducing inflammation in the body. To combat inflammation further, try to incorporate more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel, walnuts and chia seeds.
inflammation of the scalp can be treated topically as follows: Add two drops of peppermint oil , two drops of rosemary oil and two drops of tea tree oil to one tablespoon of carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba. Massage the mixture into your scalp before going to bed. Wash normally in the morning with a natural shampoo or apple cider vinegar .
When it comes to hair health, we can not emphasize enough the importance of eating a clean, food comprehensive balanced diet. Although almost any deficiency or imbalance in your diet can affect the hair, five of the most influential are vitamins A, B and E complex, and minerals zinc and iron. Get enough of these in your diet can do wonders for your hair and overall health. But before we get to the bottle of supplements, try to incorporate the following foods:
Vitamin A: meat, fish, dairy, cantaloupe, carrots, apricots, and leafy greens
vitamins B: red meat, fish, eggs and oatmeal
Vitamin E: sunflower seeds, almonds, avocados, and leafy green leaves
Zinc: seafood, red meat, a variety of seeds, chocolate and spinach
Hierro: red meats, organ meats, seeds and green leafy vegetables
It is noticing a pattern here? Leafy greens healthy pasture-raised meat, fish, fats and are all great for hair.
not let hair shiny, thick you see in the ads fool you. Many shampoos and conditioners contain commercial products that, over time, can really irritate the scalp and lead to hair loss. The biggest offenders are sulfates, which have been shown to damage hair follicles in studies on rats, and sodium chloride and isopropyl alcohol, which both have been linked to loss of scalp and dry hair.
The solution to this is easy. If you have not done switched to an organic shampoo with soft, natural ingredients, now is the time! Shampoo with apple cider vinegar is also a popular, cheap and effective way to clean the scalp and stimulate your locks manner.
There are a myriad of other reasons for hair loss in women, so if none of the causes above rings true, you may want to consider talking a health care professional about other possibilities. These could include thyroid imbalances, weight loss, stress, pregnancy, menopause and autoimmune disorders.
Despite having a full head of hair depends in part on genetics, as everything related to the health of the health of your hair is very influenced by your lifestyle and environment. Therefore, if you take the time to be generally healthy, your hair is likely to follow suit!
Teresa is a freelance writer and yoga teacher currently living in Sri Lanka. She loves to write about policies, ideas and practices that promote the health of the planet and create healthy people.
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