How to deal with hair loss ?
Facing hair loss, we often lose our means. We worry, we wonder what to do, we wonder if it’s serious or not …
First of all, we must know that the hair contains on average from 100,000 to 150,000 hairs, and that we lose from 40 to 100 daily. This is part of the normal process of hair renewal: the hair has a duration of growth of 3 to 5 years, and then fall to make room for new hair. In the spring and fall, more than 175 per day may be lost to seasonal changes.
On the other hand, a hair loss will be estimated as pathological when one loses for several weeks more than a hundred hair a day.
How is hair loss explained?
Many parameters will be able to lead to a hair loss.
One of the first reflexes must be thinking about vitamin D deficiency or minerals, especially iron or zinc. Indeed, they play an important role in the good health of the hair. Iron, by its action in the production of red blood cells, acts indirectly on the oxygenation of the hair. Zinc, on the other hand, is involved in the synthesis of keratin, a major constituent of hair since these are composed of 95% keratin. A deficiency in one or the other of these minerals will cause a fragility of the hair, then eventually fall if nothing is done to overcome this deficiency.
Moreover, a hair loss can be linked to a dysfunction of the thyroid. This tiny organ has indeed a major role in the functioning of the body. In case of thyroid problem, the hair will be impacted, and significant hair loss may occur. A blood test will confirm or disprove hypothyroidism, or a deficiency of minerals or vitamin D.
Other factors may lead to hair loss: traumatic stress, first of all, but also smoking or chemotherapy. The drop-in hormones during menopause, or the genetic predisposition in men, also causes a rarefaction of the hair.
Finally, it can also happen that a hair loss is due to friction, during an extended wearing of helmet or cap for example! Too tight hairstyles, or straightening, can also cause harmful pulls to the hair, which will then be weakened and fall more easily.
Natural tips for hair loss
First of all, an adapted diet makes it possible to make up for the deficiencies in minerals. Eating foods rich in zinc and iron is a good start. Seafood and red meat, for example, contain a lot. Specific dietary supplements can also be taken in cure.
The establishment of a healthy lifestyle can also greatly help. For example, deciding consciously to take more breaks or to meditate, can effectively fight against stress. Similarly, reducing or even stopping smoking can only have a positive impact on the health of the hair.
In terms of care to give to his hair, it will be best to choose mild shampoo, non-aggressive, and, in case of coloring, a color of natural origin, so as not to attack the hair. A self-massage of the scalp will also help stimulate the scalp. You can also use, subject to the conditions of use of essential oils (away from children, do not be pregnant), essential oil of cedar during massage.
Finally, in case of significant hair loss, it may also be necessary to consider revisiting the hairstyle … Keep loose hair rather than hanging them in a ponytail – for smooth hair, no longer braiding or hair straightening – for afro hair … some ways that will help reduce harmful tractions.
What methods to strengthen your hair?
In order to be able to propose a personalized treatment, the specialized institutes will first practice a capillary diagnosis. This examination, lasting about 45 minutes, will study the entire capillary system: hair, scalp and hair bulbs, in order to detect all the deficiencies and accurately determine the overall condition of the hair.
The hair therapist can then offer the appropriate treatment, institute or home. Among the treatments offered in the institute, there is first the massages. Realized by a professional, the massage of the scalp will promote a better vascularization and oxygenation of the scalp. Other care will be performed through a specific device using infra-red pulses. This will help stabilize the fall and stimulate regrowth.
The hair therapist can also choose from a range of internal and external products, formulated to stop hair loss and reactivate the growth, care to use at home as part of a personalized treatment.
So, if a significant loss of hair needs to alert, answers do exist. First, a blood test will be done to eliminate any mineral or vitamin D deficiencies or hypothyroidism. We will also look at the hairstyle, so as not to weaken the hair, and we will pay attention to his lifestyle. Finally, a capillary diagnosis can be envisaged: the latter will provide a precise inventory of the state of overall health of the hair and allow to set up a personalized treatment protocol.