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Hair Loss Prevention

September 27, 2016Infographic, , Standard

Hair Loss Prevention

A Guide For Women, By Women

Men aren’t the only ones losing their luscious locks. A reported 20 million American women suffer with hair loss each day. For many, it’s is caused by aging, hormonal fluctuations, or the pill. For others, it’s the result of work for family stress (Telogen Effluvium).

Take the time to follow the Do’s and Don’ts and stay proactive in building Healthy Hair for Life!

DO

  • Manage Stress
    Stress may disrupt hair’s natural growth cycle, eventually causing loss. Take time to -stress each day with yoga, meditation and other calming activities.
  • Enjoy the sunshine
    all-natural sunshine stimulates the body’s production of vitamin D, an essential nutrient that new studies indicate may prevent hair loss.
  • Get Lots Of Vitamin E
    Vitamin E may increase circulation and nutrient delivery to hair follicles, helping hair to naturally thrive. Look for a good supplement (15 mg)
  • Remember: Biotin!
    Biotin keeps hair from becoming thin and frail. Strengthen hair each day by eating biotin-rich foods like carrots, fish, nuts, Fruits and cucumbers.
  • Check For Signs Of Loss¬†
    Be sure to monitor hair for the top 4 signs of hair loss below–the sooner it’s spotted, the faster it’s treated and corrected!

DON’T

  • Stress Out
    According to the American Hair Loss Association, stress causes changes in the biochemistry of hair follicles, leading to hair loss (Telogen Effluvium).
  • Use High Androgen Birth Control
    Births control pills with high *androgen index* may cause DHT production and hormonally – induced hair loss
  • Binge Drink
    Heavy drinking can dehydrate the body, depriving the scalp of the nutrients and stability needed for natural hair growth.
  • Smoke
    Smoking may decrease circulation, starving hair follicles of the blood supply needed to maintain healthy growth. Free radicals in cigarettes may also damage hair follicles.
  • Avoid The Doctor
    Only a professional can diagnose the root cause of hair loss. Early diagnosis is essential in swift and effective treatment!

Top 4 Signs Of Hair Loss

  1. Thin Hair
    Unlike men, women lose  hair evenly through the scalp. Check regularly for changes in volume and density.
  2. A Wider Part
    When styling your hair, be mindful of how wide your center part appears, ‘Widening” may be an indication of hair loss.
  3. Hair Accumulation
    Check for accumulation on brushes, your pillow and in the shower. Seek a professional if accumulation increases suddenly
  4. More Visible Scalp
    How visible is your scalp? If you begin to notice more, chances are good you are losing hair.

By The Numbers
If hair loss has you feeling frustrated and desperate, rest assured you are not alone.

According to statistics gathered by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), men and women are willing to make serious sacrifices to reverse hair loss:

  • 47% Would trade their life savings
  • 60% Would sacrifice new friends
  • 30% Would give up sex

When Is It Time To See A Physician?

Hair loss is not to be taken lightly. in addition to causing mental and emotional stress, hair loss may also be an indication of serious health issues. Causal factors could include hormonal imbalance, prescription medications and nutritional deficiency– each of which may need immediate medical attention.

Always consult a physician when noticing changes in physical, mental or emotional well-being. Only a licensed medical professional may diagnose the root causes of hair loss and provide effective treatment options.

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