How to prevent hair loss naturally
Do you want to find way to prevent hair loss naturally? Hair loss can be very distressing and can be a cause for concern. Shedding hair is normal. In fact, the average person loses 50 to 100 hairs per day. But constant shedding and a noticeable change in appearance might have an underlying issue. While it is best to consult a doctor as to the reasons for severe hair loss, we do have some great advice regarding hair loss prevention.
Some reasons you are experiencing hair loss:
Temporary reasons such as diet or lifestyle changes.
Your hair follicles are very active and sensitive and nutrition can greatly affect hair growth. Vitamin and mineral deficiency can be a cause for hair loss. The most common nutrient deficiency for hair loss is not getting enough Iron. This can cause hair loss and disrupt natural hair growth. Most people who suffer from hair loss do seem to test low for Iron.
Another reason and common factor found with hair loss is a vitamin D deficiency. Healthy levels of vitamin D are essential for promoting overall health as well as stimulating healthy hair growth.
A mineral linked to hair loss and slowed hair growth is Zinc deficiency. Healthy levels of Zinc can promote hair follicle recovery. There are some other hair nutrients such as Biotin and Folate which can promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. If you are concerned about nutritional deficiencies we recommend seeing a healthcare professional to help you assess your nutrient levels. We also recommend choosing nutrient rich foods, beverages and supplements in your diet to promote healthy skin, hair and nails.
Over processing hair and wearing tight hair styles.
Too much chemical processing and bleaching can weaken your hair follicles and cause damage and breakage. Focus on cleansing and treating your hair with natural and nourishing products. At Sea of Herbs we pride ourselves on creating natural, cutting edge products that do not compromise on your health. Our treatment oils are natural yet powerful enough to undo the damage on modern hair chemicals. Try our Argan Intensive Treatment (Hair & Body Oil) for everyday style or a weekly intense hair treatment.
Pregnancy and postpartum hair loss (which is temporary).
Postpartum hair loss is quite normal and temporary as a woman’s body and hormone levels start to go back to baseline after pregnancy. Making sure to take care of your nutritional needs, getting enough rest and doing oil treatments is great way to maintain your hair’s health after having a baby.
Hormonal changes such Menopause and Thyroid issues.
Thyroid levels can cause major hair loss and if successfully managed hair re-growth can go back to normal. Likewise hormonal imbalances can cause hair loss for both men and women. Identifying and rebalancing those levels can help stop the hair loss usually. A holistic approach is also very helpful in treating hair loss through diet, necessary medications and other treatments such as scalp massage.
Age: As you age it is quite common to notice thinning of hair volume if left untreated.
Combat the signs of aging hair by regularly nourishing and treating your hair and scalp with natural oils and scalp massage. It stimulates new hair growth and keeps hair supple, soft and shiny.
Medical conditions like alopecia and scalp infections.
Medications such as those used for treating blood pressure, depression and cancer.
Stress (Physical and emotional).
Stress can cause Telogen effluvium. This means that stress can cause your hair follicles into a resting state where no growth is promoted and then over time clumps will fall as you comb or wash your hair (1). This can be very alarming and can add to existing emotional stress. But whatever the reason for hair loss, we encourage you to feel love and compassion towards yourself and be reminded that you are always worthy of love and care.
Five natural ways to prevent hair loss:
Diet has a major role to play in your body and your appearance. Make sure you are getting enough proteins, fats and nutrients to nourish your hair. The mediterranean diet is good example. Think healthy greens, proteins, and fats.
2) Take a multivitamin:
Sometimes hair loss could be caused be vitamin deficiencies.
3) Try a daily Scalp Massage:
Not only is a scalp massage relaxing and stress reliever, but it can also stimulate hair follicles for hair growth. We recommend our wonderful hair oils to relax, and nourish your scalp and hair.
This miracle oil is coveted for many ailments but one use is for restoring hair growth. Due to its high concentration of thymoquinone, Black Cumin Seed Oil can regrow lost hair and reverse the aging process that turns hairs gray!
5) Create a hair care routine:
As simple as it seems, properly taking the time to care for your hair and scalp is the best way to reverse the hair aging process and hair loss. Invest in natural, quality hair care such as Sea of Herbs shampoos, hair masks and hair oils. You can even add a few drops of our pure Black Cumin Seed Oil to our Hair Treatment Oil for your weekly hair oil sessions.
In short, it’s important to note that hair loss may be due to some underlying conditions. Even so, taking the time to incorporate a healthy diet and a hair care routine with a scalp massage is best for treatment and prevention. Do reach out to us if you have any questions and one of our expert herbalists would be happy to help.
6) Do Positive Affirmations:
This may seem like a silly or flippant step but it might be the most important one. The way you value yourself and see yourself can affect your physical appearance. And during the most difficult times where we experience loss, even hair loss we are never more in need of self acceptance and self love.
By accepting ourselves unconditionally we say, ‘I am worth it.’ We can then work towards finding solutions to our problems. When we realize our worth regardless of our appearance we can begin to heal ourselves and lovingly nourish our bodies and create rituals of self-care.