It is a known fact that as you age, your hair may begin to thin or even fall out naturally, While we always recommend you speaking with a doctor about your hair loss, it is possible that your hair loss may be caused by a vitamin or mineral deficiency, stress, or a health condition that needs to be treated. Once you figure out the cause, you can better resolve your hair issues. Keep in mind that hair thinning and/or loss is very common and nothing to be ashamed of. There are many factors that could be causing it. The journey may seem hard and tedious, but it is our goal to assist, encourage, and educate you during this time. You are not alone.
The products that you use on our hair are very important. It is important that you use products that are suitable for your hair length, texture and goals. However, have you thought about the fact that getting the right vitamins and nutrients in your body can be just as important? We recommend taking a daily multivitamin and additional supplements if you need them. Your doctor may find that you are deficient in certain vitamins or minerals and that is what is causing your hair loss. With a prescription or a recommendation from your doctor, you can find a multivitamin that will help address any deficiencies. Regarding supplements, there are many supplements that people use for certain issues. There are hair loss supplements that may be sugary, there are supplements that are not necessarily for hair loss and thinning, but can help, and there are supplements that help boost certain areas in the body. It is important to understand the difference and understand which issue each supplement option is addressing and if there are any side effects. For instance, some supplements that are catered towards hair regrowth are filled with unnatural products and added sugars that may ultimately cause more harm than good.
We usually recommend our very own KeraViatin for Hair and Scalp Health supplement. It contains a blend of vitamins, minerals, and vital nutrients. KeraViatin helps the underlying cause of hair loss and gives your body that extra boost of nutrients it needs. In addition, the ingredients such as curcumin have been shown to help your immune system as well, which is much needed these days!
While taking supplements and vitamins, be sure to eat a variety of healthy foods and clean up your diet. Protein, biotin, and zinc, among other nutrients, are very important when eating to improve the health of your hair. Drinking plenty of water and getting lots of rest can also help improve your hair’s health. Think of it this way, your body has so many organs to keep healthy on a daily basis. Your hair is one of the last things that your body is concerned with keeping healthy. So, if you are maintaining optimal health, everything, including your hair, will be healthy and strong!
Another factor that a lot of people do not realize causes hair loss, is stress. This year has been very stressful for all of us, so it is more important than ever to control your stress levels and treat yourself well. There is even a medical name for hair loss caused by stress: telogen effluvium. This can happen after a major stressful event in your life and often goes away on its own when your stress levels decrease. 2020 was definitely a majorly stressful year, so your hair loss could be caused by everything going on. Take the time to reduce your stress levels and feel better. In addition to eating healthy, exercising, drinking plenty of water, and sleeping well, add things to your daily routine that help you stress less. They could be journaling, meditating, reading, watching your favorite television show, taking a bath, painting, etc. Find what works for you and make sure to get a little bit of alone time each day. You can’t help others if you are running on empty yourself. If you are finding it hard to manage your, you may want to speak with a mental health professional to get tips on how to deal with everything going on this year.
While you work on your internal health in this hair regrowth journey, you can also use topical hair treatments on your hair to help improve it. The Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment is a topical treatment that contains 2% of minoxidil, which is the only FDA-approved treatment for hair loss in women. If used twice per day, every day, in problem areas, you’ll see results. It is a very simple treatment that packs a punch. Keranique also offers a variety of shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and more, all designed to help improve hair loss and thinning. If you’d like to see our catalog of products and get more information on their benefits, you can click here.
If you are not ready for medicated treatments, you can use essential oils to start regrowing your hair. Mix rosemary, lavender, peppermint, or thyme essential oils in your shampoo or with jojoba or coconut oil. Massage directly on your scalp and remember that you only need a few drops diluted with something else because they are very strong! Be sure to massage your scalp often, as this can help improve circulation and help your hair grow quickly.
When you are working to improve your hair growth, you should treat your hair very gently. Don’t be rough with it while cleansing in the shower, drying, or using hot styling tools. Even better, give the tools a break for now and opt to air dry your hair naturally. Instead of tugging on it with a towel after you shower or bathe, use a soft T-shirt to gently squeeze out the excess water. Be gentle when you comb it as well and don’t wear any tight hair styles that could cause your hair to fall out even more.
While you’re waiting for results, why not ask your hair stylist for help with hair extensions? There are so many different extensions to try and they can give you instant volume, body, and length. Be sure to ask which ones are best for thinning hair because you don’t want the extensions to exacerbate the issue itself.
Have you ever experienced hair thinning and/or hair loss? Which products helped you the most? What did your doctor recommend?
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