In some circles of society this is quite a delicate matter, so I understand if you feel a little embarrassed. Please, don’t be bashful. I might be able to provide some remedies which could help. First of all, you need to work out why the hair is falling out. Each reason will have a different method to treat it.
I decided not to use the book for this blog… because I need to keep my researching muscles in trim, so cue some on line searching. It turned up some really interesting information. There are so many reasons that your hair might fall out. One of the things I have to mention though is acknowledging that losing your hair, whether you are male or female, can be equally devastating. So, knowing what is happening in the body can help you treat the hair loss, and possibly, in some cases, reverse it.
The first reason for hair loss is physical trauma. So, if you have had a car accident, surgery, illness, a really bad case of the flu, then you can get temporary hair loss called telogen effluvium. Generally speaking, when the body recovers from the trauma, and if there are no other issues, the hair will grow back. Often women who have just given birth have hair loss as well. Essentially, if this is the reason for your hair loss then once your body recovers from the trauma, then it should grow back.
Another reason for hair loss might be too little vitamin B or too much Vitamin A. It is important to note that you CAN overdose on vitamin supplements. It is vital to read about the strength of your supplements and make sure you are aware of the recommended daily amount of whatever you are trying to take. If you stop taking the Vitamin A, then once the body has naturally dealt with the excess, you could recover your hair loss. In the other situation, take a dose of 100% of your RDA of Vitamin B. If your hair does not begin to grow back, then you need to see a medical professional because there might be something wrong.
If you have a lack of protein in your diet, then the body will ration protein use and will shut down hair growth. So, if you are already shedding your hair naturally at 75-100 hairs daily, then it won’t take long for it to seem thin or receding if it isn’t being replaced. It can also be a symptom of suffering from anaemia. Remember to keep protein in your diet, especially fish, lean meats, pulses and eggs.
There are occasions that the body gets confused and attacks the hair follicles, killing them off. Generally this is due to some auto-immune conditions such as lupus. If you have these issues, you need to keep watch. More hair loss may indicate a flare up is on it’s way.
What has amazed me in researching this blog is how many issues can cause hair loss. I haven’t touched on genetic issues, or hormone imbalances, or drug side effects or even overstyling. There are many old wives tales about how to encourage hair to stay put. The best of them seem to be about encouraging blood flow to the scalp, either by massage or by using peppermint oil. It might work… but then again it might not. If you have a genetic predisposition to hair loss, then… sorry. There isn’t a great deal you can do.
But the best advice? Rock the style you CAN have, and don’t try and have a style that isn’t going to fool anyone. I am thinking bad toupee’s and comb overs here. It is not a good look for anyone.