For most of us, our hair is our mane feature (sorry…) so it can be extremely distressing when we begin to lose it. For the record, it’s totally normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs per day, but having patches on your head where hair is not growing is something else.
Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors. If other members of your family have hair loss, it could be genetic. Hormone changes are another possible reason, as is age. Lack of nutrients, illness, and the way you treat your hair are also options to consider. Here are ways to help hair loss.
Deficiencies in vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin C, iron, zinc, and some B vitamins can contribute to hair loss. Biotin and folic acid may help, as can eating foods rich in these minerals.
Considering your hair grows out of your scalp, it’s important to keep this area as healthy as possible. Exfoliate your scalp once a week to get rid of dryness, and pamper yourself with a scalp massage as this will encourage new hair growth. Using nutrient-rich serums and rosemary oil has also shown to benefit luscious locks.
Hair is delicate and should be treated as such. Avoid making your ponytails too tight as this can put strain on your follicles. It’s also a good idea to take a break from any chemical treatments like perming or straightening.