Noticing your hair thinning or falling out can be alarming. At first, you might notice a few more strands coming out when you shower or brush your hair. Then it potentially turns into seeing bald spots and the look and feel of your hair changing as well. As frustrating as it may be, remember that you are not alone. Hair loss is very common and could be caused by a multitude of reasons. In fact, most women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. However, just because it is common doesn’t mean that you have to accept it. There are many things you can do right now to start regrowing your hair and help yourself feel confident again.
First, you should talk to your doctor about your hair loss. They may do tests to find out if your hair loss is caused by an underlying condition or vitamin deficiency. They may also tell you that your hair loss is likely caused by a hormonal issue like giving birth or menopause and it will go away naturally. Once you’ve figured out the cause, if there is any, you can work to regrow your hair. Your doctor may prescribe you medications or hair treatments that will help. But below we have highlighted some additional tips that we think can be helpful during your journey.
Work on adjusting your stress levels. Stress can cause a lot of health issues including hair loss. It even has a medical name: telogen effluvium. This can happen after a major stressful event in your life and often goes away on its own when you start to calm down. Give it some time and work on your stress levels. Ask your doctor about supplements you can take to de-stress or talk to a therapist about what is bothering you. Your doctor may also recommend self-care practices, exercise, and other de-stressing tips. Another good tip to de-stress is to take some time to do something you love every day. It could be reading a good book, taking a hot bath, watching your favorite television show, or even getting a drink from Starbucks. It doesn’t have to be intense; it just has to be something that relaxes you and makes you happy!
Clean up your diet. Your diet can greatly affect your hair goals. Be sure to get enough healthy protein, iron, and a variety of vitamins and minerals in your daily diet. Through bloodwork and other tests, your doctor can let you know if you may be deficient in any vitamins or minerals and if that could be linked to your hair loss. In addition, make sure you are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and keep your hair hydrated as well. Remember that healthy hair starts from the inside.
Under your doctor’s care, you can also try taking a supplement to help boost your hair’s growth. The KeraViatin for Hair and Scalp Health contains a blend of vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, and phyto-nutrients.
KeraViatin has shown results because it helps address underlying causes of hair loss and helps promote hair growth and strength. It contains curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, which has been shown to help increase your hair’s strength and growth. It has also been linked to a healthy immune system which is definitely a bonus right now!
You can also try a hair regrowth treatment. We recommend our Keranique Hair Regrowth System which contains 2% of minoxidil. Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved treatment for hair loss in women. When used twice a day, every day, it has been shown to increase hair growth and strength in women. The combination of minoxidil and our specially designed shampoo and conditioner will certainly help put you on your way to healthier and stronger hair.
If you are not quite ready for a medicated treatment, you can go a more natural route and use essential oils. Some studies have shown that essential oils can be almost as effective as minoxidil. The best essential oils to try are rosemary, peppermint, lavender, and thyme. You can put a few drops in your shampoo or conditioner or mix them with jojoba and grapeseed oil before you massage onto your scalp. Massaging your scalp can also help increase hair growth and it just feels so darn good!
While you are working to regrow your hair, you need to treat it with TLC. You should give your hair a break from hot styling tools. You should also be gentle when you brush it and never brush it when wet. If you have to, use a wide-toothed comb when your hair is wet. A detangling spray can help as well. Don’t pull on your hair or tug on it with a towel or wear any tight hair styles. If it pulls your hair back or you get a headache from the hair style, just give it a break for now while you work to regrow your hair.
Make sure to treat your dandruff or any other underlying scalp conditions. Sometimes this can cause excessive shedding of your hair. Use a medicated shampoo or rinse to get rid of the dry skin and flakes. If you aren’t sure how to stop the dandruff or other scalp conditions, talk to a dermatologist or a hair stylist that knows how to treat your condition. They may also be able to recommend products based on your specific needs.
Unfortunately, sometimes it just takes time to regrow your hair. You could be using all of the right products, eating healthy, and taking supplements but it still may take a few months to get your hair back to where it was. In the meantime, there are things you can do to make your hair appear fuller. Ask for a new hair style to give your hair a boost. Use a volumizing spray like our Lift & Repair Treatment Spray for instant lift, body, and volume. Lastly, try a spray-on root touchup, a hair mascara or even eyeshadow to change up your color instantly or hide thinning sections.
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