Few Reasons of Experiencing Hair Loss

 

Physical & Emotional Stress

There are two different types of stress that cause temporary hair loss, physical and emotional stress. Physical stress include traumas such has car accidents, surgery or even rough colds. Emotional stress includes events such as experiencing the death of a loved one, having a high anxiety job or even raising children. Everyday events can be causing you to lose your hair. Hair loss becomes noticeable 3 to 6 months after the stressful event.

 

 

 

Hormonal Changes and Medical Conditions

Hormonal changes such as post pregrancy and menopause can cause temporary hair loss as well. Medical conditions such as scalp infections, alopecia, and certain skin disorders can also cause temporary to permanent loss of hair as well. 

 

 

 

Medications

Certain medications can cause hair loss as a side effect of using the drug. Drugs used for heart problems, cancer, and birth control have a high likelihood of causing hair loss. We recommend you speak to your doctor to see if the medication you are taking can cause hair loss. 

Don't Forget Your Beauty Sleep

 

Lack of sleep can cause havoc on your skin. Most people experience puffy eyes and dark circles due to too only a few nights of missed rest. But what if you are consistently missing sleep? Research shows that chronic sleep loss can cause serious damage on your skin.

 

 

Losing those precious hours of sleep causes the body to release the chemical called cortisol. Cortisol is a stress chemical that weakens the immune system and plays a role in muscle and collagen loss as well as osteoporosis. According to Psychology Today, "the chemicals emitted when we experience continuous stress can lead our bodies to undergo internal changes, which can potentially promote the visible ones that we associate with aging."

So how can you save yourself from fine lines and lackluster skin? The answer is simple, get more sleep. According to the Mayo Clinic, adults should at least be getting between 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Stay consistent! Keep a regular sleeping schedule. Before you got to bed don't forget to wash away dirt and makeup from your skin and moisturize with daily a skincare regimen. 

 

 


Don't Forget Your Beauty Sleep

 

 

 

 

 

3 Tips for Beautiful Healthy Hair!

 

Regular Trims!

Cut off those nasty split ends! Regular trims keep your hair healthy and allow it to grow faster!

 

Wet not dry!

Comb your hair when wet rather than dry to prevent split ends! Make sure the comb is wide tooth to prevent tangles. 

 

Protection is Key!

Protecting your hair from the sun is just as important as protecting your skin. So the next time you go sunbathing don't forget your hat!

 

 

 

Are You Washing Your Hair All Wrong?

 

We all believe we are washing our hair right, we've ONLY been doing it for our entire life. Get ready to be shocked! Here are some No-No’s that can be causing major damage to your hair!

 

Say Good-Bye to Burning Hot Showers!

We all love steaming hot showers, but such hot temperatures can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. Try to lower the temperature once you start cleaning your hair. 

 

Don't Rush It!

Don't just wash out the shampoo from your hair right away. Leave the shampoo in your hair for at least two minutes before rinsing it out. Allow your hair to soak up all the nutrients and vitamins in the shampoo

 

Am I Doing This Right? 

Don't just shampoo your hair, shampoo your scalp! In order for the shampoo to work properly, you need to massage from the scalp down to strands. 

 

Hey! Calm Down!

Go easy when brushing your hair. Use an Ouch-Free brush or an extra wide comb when going through strands to prevent breakage. 

 

Congratulations! You are now a pro at washing your hair properly! 

 

Stress is one of the leading factors of hair loss in America. The top three types of hair loss due to stress are: Telegon Effluvium, Trichotillomania, and Alopecia Areata. 

According to the American Hair Loss Association, "two in every 100 people will get hair loss due to stress at some point in their lives." 

Telogen Effluvium:  significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hairs might fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.

Trichotillomania: is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, tension, loneliness, boredom or frustration.

Alopecia areata: A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata (al-o-PEE-she-uh ar-e-A-tuh), possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles — causing hair loss.

Hair loss due to stress does not have to be permenant. Your hair can grow back, take steps in controlling and reducing your stress.