Did you know?
It is normal to lose hair. We can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing!
For most of us, a good hair day puts us in a good mood. And why not? Hair is a crown we never take off! When even an occasional bad hair day can seriously put a damper on our mood, imagine how dreadful it is to deal with your precious hair locks beginning to fall off.
You’ve already realized that sometimes your hair falls out a lot, and not just a few hairs a day. There is quite a bit of hair in your hairbrush, on your pillowcase in the morning, and every day in the shower. Especially now, during the Covid-19 pandemic, high-stress levels can also result in premature hair loss.
You may not know this but guess what: hair fall is an annual cycle. Some people experience hair loss sporadically, but for most, the end of summer and the beginning of fall is when hair fall is most likely to happen.
During summer, you had a head full of flowing gorgeous hair, but now it is falling out and losing its sheen? Don’t worry; this is pretty normal! Hair also has cycles. It prepares itself for winter, just like trees changing leaves and getting ready to adapt to the cold chills of the oncoming winter season.
In spring, everything is reborn again, and so is your hair. Your hair grows at a faster rate and might even be a bit difficult to tame. And then summer rolls around, and your mane is in better shape than ever.
What to do if I am having heavy hair fall on a regular basis?
Does this annual hair fall cycle sound familiar? “No, I am having more than the usual amount of hair in my hairbrush.”
There are many ways you can combat hair fall.
If you think that your hair loss could be due to hormonal changes or medical reasons, please see a professional who can provide testing and treatment.
Addressing nutritional gaps with supplements
There are supplements that can help you with your problem – both to prevent and treat it. Use nutritional cosmetics which contain essential vitamins and minerals to care for your hair. A supplement with keratin, biotin, collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, all the alphabetic vitamins, or any combination of the above can help your hair grow back longer and stronger. Remember to be consistent with the pills and commit to them daily.
Vitamins and Minerals can help prevent hair fall.
Vitamins and minerals are the essential components that your hair follicles need for normal functioning of your hair growth cycle. In other words, if your body is deficient of them, you may experience hair loss.
This condition is called ‘Telogen effluvium’ (resting phase of hair growth cycle), which is a temporary hair loss condition. You can successfully resolve it through a balanced diet rich in the necessary nutrients for hair growth.
Vitamins that are good for hair growth:
- Vitamin A (present in spinach, carrots, eggs, pumpkin, etc.)
- Vitamin E (present in sesame seeds, avocado, broccoli, almonds, etc.)
- Vitamin B7 (cereals, salmon, cauliflower, etc.)
- Vitamin D (yogurt, orange juice, soy milk, etc.)
- Vitamin C (cabbage, lemon, oranges, cilantro leaves, etc.)
Essential mineral nutrients that aid hair growth:
- Iron (present in lentils, pomegranates, flax seeds, etc.)
- Zinc (present in nuts, green beans, mushrooms, etc.)
- Protein (present in yogurt, lentils, milk, chickpeas, etc.)
Natural cosmetics to the rescue
Not everyone likes supplements and for some, even a healthy, well-balanced diet, may still fall short of needed nutrients.
“As we get older, our ability to absorb nutrients from food decreases. Also, our energy needs aren’t the same, and we tend to eat less“, explains Dr. Howard Sesso, an epidemiologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
At Per Purr we have created for you the perfect line of hair care products made with essential oils in its purest forms, natural plant oils and ingredients like silk and oat proteins; sea clay rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids; and sugars derived from fruit and seaweed which helps in preventing moisture loss. All Per Purr products are organic, 100% natural, biodegradable, and are free of parabens, sulfates, artificial colouring and synthetic fragrances.
Extra! Anti-hair fall homemade hair mask
Try this easy to apply home-treatment that works like a charm:
- Mix a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil + a heaping tablespoon of virgin olive oil + 10 drops of essential rosemary oil.
- Apply to scalp, massage, and allow it to condition your hair for 30 minutes. For added benefits, wrap your hair with a warm damp towel. This will help open up the pores of your scalp.
- Rinse and wash as you would normally. Repeat once a week.
In conclusion, we remind you that hair fall is normal. We want to emphasize that while these above tips work well, if your hair fall issue is not solved or keeps coming back, please consult a Dermatologist or a Trichologist for treatment. Let us know in the comments below if you have any other tested and tried tips to control hair fall.
Also, if you are looking for safe and organic hair products to promote hair health naturally, you can check out the everyday haircare range by Per Purr Cosmetics.