3 Reasons You’re Losing Your Hair and What To Do About It

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I hate to admit it, but at some point in many naturals’ life, hair loss becomes an issue. The truth is no matter how far from superficial we are, losing our hair never feels okay. Below, find three common reasons why you maybe experiencing hair loss and what you can do about it.

Your birth control is promoting your hair loss.

According to the American Hair Loss Association there are four major hormonal causes of hair loss one of which is due to imbalanced androgenic hormones which is behind Androgenic Alopecia. When the androgen hormone is not balanced by the others and becomes more prominent, hair loss occurs. Causes are related to taking high androgen formulated birth control, other prescribed drugs and changes due to pregnancy and menopause.

FIX: Talk to your doctor about changing your birth control or employing the help of anti-androgen drugs.

If your prescription drugs are effecting your hormones talk to your doctor about other drug options that may interfere less with your hormones.

You’re crash dieting.

Telogen Effluvium is hair loss that can be traced to an event that has caused a strain on your body from an incomplete diet, traumatic life events such as mourning a death or child birth.

FIX: The doctors over at Medicinenet.com suggest taking a multi vitamin with vitamins and minerals like B12, zinc and vitamin D may help significantly with this kind of hair loss. Always consult a healthcare professional before you start an extreme diet.

Your doctor can best determine your cause of hair loss and provide even a better, more specific vitamin regimen tailored to your own needs.

You have a scalp disorder.

Some of us wait years before we treat an overly sensitive scalp that is also prone to massive scaling.  Sometimes a worsening scalp condition triggers an onset of hair loss.

FIX: Visit your dermatologist to learn what could be triggering your scalp issues and subsequently your hair loss. They maybe able to provide prescription medications or suggestions that can ease the problem. A healthy scalp will provide room for normal and expected hair growth.

Check out my video below for a look at other hair loss issues and some helpful fixes.

What are some remedies you employ to combat hair loss?

Cassandre

Just another naturalista playing by my own rules! Got hair that doesn't seem to grow past your shoulders? Check out my free Grow Your Hair Faster Video Course

One thought on “3 Reasons You’re Losing Your Hair and What To Do About It

  1. Hello ladies,
    I am not a medical expert, Ive been suffering from alopecia areata for 8 years now and for the past 6 months i’ve seen results i havent seen since my first patch…I want to share my story and experience and what I did that ended up working for me in the end to give me the results i have now.
    First, anyone reading this is probably does alot of online research and looking for what works for others.

    UNDERSTAND THAT ALOPECIA AREATA IS A AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER!!

    That means that this is an internal problem. Topical treatments will only take you so far, but they cannot correct your insides…I’ve tried numerous remedies and had my hair grow back but after several weeks, months and even a year break it began to fall out again. I was too stubborn to even accept the fact that I had developed a food allergy that affected my immune system, and rather than break out it actually contributed to my hair loss. Hair loss is always a symptom on an underlying problem that is connected to something going on inside your bodies.

    I am mostly speaking to the women who have been going through this for years, having your hair grow back and thin out/fall out and grow back and fall again. I highly suggest you visit a doctor and ask for blood work to be done to check your iron levels, any vitamin deficiencies ( vitamin B and D in particular) or even ask what type of test should be done to determine why your immune system is attacking your body, it may even by a food allergy that was developed over the years or at least since your hair loss began.

    My experience
    I am allergic to gluten and that allergy was the main cause of my hairloss. I since then did a 7 day detox plan just to cleanse out my body (my own decision) I did research to search for the foods ranking the highest in iron, vitamin a, b(6 n 12), c d, take a spooful of cod liver oil every morning or other morning when i can. I replaced pastas and white rice with green veggies, kale and brocolli as fillers for example, and have chosen to eat sockeye salmon and mackeral, pork liver (it contains the highest level of iron in foods) and turkey and chicken for protein. My favourite meal is sheppards pie with sweet potatoe and ground beef. (no more white potatoes) I mainly drink carrot juice which i blend and add oranges for flavor. I eat sunflower and pumkin seeds as snacks and drink ginger tea a few times a week.

    I highly recommend that when you are searching remedies for hair loss treatments, please look for diets and check with your national dietician sites as well since they will provide you with a guide of what foods contain what vitamins and how much to consume daily. It took a lot of work to change my diet but its worth it after 8 years. I personally love my natural hair its almost at shoulder length now since i cut it all off back in April 2015.

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