These Could Be The Reasons You Are Losing Hair
If you’ve ever woken up with numerous strands of hair on your pillow or find a clump of hair at your feet each time your brush it, you’re not alone. Hair loss is quite common even if you’re not part of the Pioneer Generation.
The key to preventing hair loss is getting to the root of the matter, no pun intended. According to Eugene Teo, Brand Director of Chez Vous, hair loss usually a combination of factors that include diet, hormones and stress among other things. Kate Lim, Trainer, Kerastase Paris agrees, adding that genetics, pregnancy and medical conditions can also play a part in contributing to hair loss. Here are some of the things you need to pay attention to if you’re suffering from hair loss.
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According to Eugene, a lack of proper nutrients required for healthy hair growth is one of the main factors for hair loss. Eating a diet that includes eggs – rich in protein, the building blocks of hair, green leafy vegetables like spinach, nuts and bananas that are rich in vitamin B is essential for healthy hair growth. “Vitamin B helps to increase red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicle, which promote healthy hair growth,” explains Kate. Eugene also suggests taking vitamin supplements that include Vitamin B, biotin or folic acid.
“Stress can cause the scalp to harden,” says Eugene. He goes on to explain that stress and the lack of blood circulation can cause the skin on the scalp to become stiff. “When your scalp is soft and elastic, your hair doesn't fall because it the scalp supports each strand." To increase circulation in order to keep the scalp soft and supple, he suggests massaging it for three to five minutes each time your shampoo your hair. Another option is to get a relaxing scalp treatment at the newly-opened Chez Vous Hideaway. Just settling into this Insta-worthy and calming VIP room for your treatment reduces stress levels. Of course, the treatments help too.
Not shampooing enough is another reason your hair could be falling out. Eugene says that if your scalp is congested, the build-up could block hair follicles, leading to hair loss. Shampooing regularly is a good way to tackle build-up, but Kate also suggests getting regular in-salon scalp treatments to exfoliate build-up of product and dead skin for a healthy scalp that’s conducive to hair growth.
We’re all familiar with the role hormones play in wrecking our skin, but they are also to blame for hair loss as well. The one to watch out for is DHT or dihydrotestosterone which, under some circumstances, will cause your hair follicles to close up and die. But hair loss can also be due to a thyroid problem, occur post-pregnancy or be caused by certain medications. It’s best to visit a trichologist if hair loss persists.
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