Our Davines Naturaltech Specialist Will has plenty of advice when it comes to the specific problems with hair and scalp.
Today he’s talking the three F’s… FINE, FRAGILE and FALLING OUT
Both males and females can be victims to the scalp to peeking through the strands of your hair. If it’s a sudden occurrence, it’s best to chat with your doctor and explore options to remedy the situation.
Here’s some common causes for the three F’s
The way you regularly treat your hair may have a bearing on the condition and thickness of your hair. Do you routinely use hair extensions or tie your hair super tight in the same spot over and over causing your hair to fall out? The fancy name for this is called “traction alopecia,” which is a thinning or balding due to excessive pulling and braiding. Ease up and loosen things off a little girlfriend! Using too many chemical processes or styling your hair roughly with heated styling tools can also lead to thinning, especially for those prone to fine, weak hair.
Stress and trauma can cause your hair to thin. When you experience something stressful, such as sickness or death in the family, a divorce or a high-stress job, your growing hairs are pushed into a resting phase instead of continuing the growth cycle, so your hair appears to be finer and thinner. The hormone Cortisol is the one to thank for this. Once you chill out and regain some peace in your life, the hair likely will begin to grow again – usually after three months.
Some medications cause your hair to fall out or thin over time. Some of these medications include blood thinners, antidepressants, and even contraception. If you notice a change in your hair after starting a new medication and it’s bothering you, see your doctor about choosing another type of medication to manage your condition.
you are what you eat
Watch what you put in your mouth… Malnourishment can all cause hair to become finer and thinner. The seed won’t grow if the soils are dire. Nutrients that contribute to hair and scalp health include silica, omega’s, niacin, biotin, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, and C. A varied diet based on the basic food groups should provide ample amounts of these nutrients. Goodbye processed crap – Wholefoods all the way!
Thanks to your parents
If you have a family history of fine, thin hair, then it may be a fact of life for you and your family. Male pattern baldness is the most common reason for thinning hair in men. Even if you’re a woman with fine, thin hair, it could merely be genetics that causes hair to grow finely, thin with age or fall out altogether.
Will’s 3 step recipe to combat the three F’s
- Feed your follicles the good stuff. Eat wholefoods and supplement with Zinc, Silica, and Omega.
- Come in and talk to me about the Naturaltech Energizing line. ENERGIZING stimulates circulation and new hair growth using caffeine phytoceuticals and improves hair elasticity, preventing loss and breakage. It also reinforces weak hair to avoid breakage. I’ll personally prescribe you whats best to combat your F issue!
- Chill out. Schedule in some calm time by taking a morning walk or a daily meditation practice. Breathe and lower your Cortisol levels.