In my last post, I gave an insight of what causes hair loss and gave examples of them. Let me remind you of what they are; Genetics, Stress and Trauma, hormonal changes, diet, health and medication.
HOW CAN ALL THIS CAUSE HAIR LOSS
Genetics, is a natural common condition cause by combination of genes, hormonal change and aging process. Both Women and Men will notice hair loss as they age so dont be afraid.
There are several ways of understanding stress related loss. Many conditions can actually lead to loss of hair they include; Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effuluvim and Trichotillomania.
The body system turns to the hair follicles which causes it to fall out in large chunks.
Before I go into What Telogen Effuluvium is, The hair has a cycle see below.
This explains how the hair functions as we grow. Now, What is Telogen Effuluvium? It is a condition where hair more than normal falls out which is caused by stress.
WHAT TRIGGERS TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM?
The answer is Stress and Trauma. WHY STRESS? Stress disrupts your hormone level in the body. with stress, it takes hair follicle to its resting phase making the hair weak and thinning which stops the hair from growing. This is the most common type of hair loss stress related.
In our daily lives, the way forward is to avoid stress related things or anything that will trigger stress.
Trichotillomania, is a condition most people are not aware of what they are doing. A typical example of trichotillomania is when you pull your hair from your head, eyebrows or other areas unconciously without noticing.
A person develops these signs when coping with stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness and boredom.
WAYS OF PREVENTING STRESS
- Get enough sleep and take a break from overworking yourself. There is a saying that says “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
⦁ Follow a healthy diet and eat right (not Junk)
⦁ Excercise daily and be fit
⦁ Give you body time to recover after a physiological change.
.⦁ Vist a Trichologist for consultation or a dermatologist.
⦁ Check your medication and always google to see it’s side effect.
HOW TO PROMOTE A HEATHY HAIR
⦁ The key and most important thing is to take a very good care of your hair to make it healthier.
⦁ Eat Protein, Our hair is composed of mostly protein. Having protein in our daily diet is very essential to our hair.
⦁ Avoid low calorie diet
⦁ Avoid over heating and over styling your hair
Now that this is said, I myself have been enlightened on how to protect my hair and keep it healthy. You should do the same and lets be aware and stop Hair Loss.