In the Autumn, seasonal hair loss becomes our enemy number one. Yes, even though it is normal to lose between 50 to 100 hairs per day, and we know that there are successive hair renewal cycles… Nothing prepares us for the moment when we see the floor of the house – or the bath, pillow or brush – full of hair. From genetics, age, stress, a poor diet, or hormonal imbalance, there are countless causes that can lead to transient hair loss. The good news? There are a few secrets that can help you fight hair loss.
Zaftyg tells you everything.
Wash your hair at least twice a week
Not washing your hair for a long period is harmful, since excessive oil weakens the roots and clogs hair follicles, causing hair loss.
Massaging your scalp in the shower improves blood flow and promotes hair growth, in addition to helping products to penetrate the roots better.
Use natural products
Treatments based on natural ingredients do not compromise the health of the hair. Do not frequently use cosmetics that contain alcohol and avoid too many chemical procedures like straightening.
Natural castor oil is rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants, being a strong ally against hair breakage. Additionally, it regenerates and promotes blood microcirculation of the scalp, nourishes the roots and accelerates growth. Apply a little on the roots before going to sleep or use it as a mask.
Rinse your hair properly
Product residue will leave your hair oily and vulnerable. Also, when washing your hair, make sure the water is not too hot, as it will dry out the hair and damage the scalp.
Untangle your hair only when it’s dry
When the hair is wet, it becomes more fragile, and there is a greater tendency to pull the strands and break them. The trauma can even affect the root, causing the hair to fall out. Extra tip: Use a good hairbrush with natural fibers and be gentle during the procedure.
Reduce the use of hairdryers and/or straighteners
Excessive use of heat weakens the hair, making it fragile and prone to falling out and breaking. Choose to let it dry out more often. If you persist in using the heat tools, never do so at high temperatures or without applying a protective spray.
Invest in a healthy diet
As your hair needs proteins, minerals and vitamins such as iron or B-12, you should follow a diet based on lean meats, fish, soy to reduce hair loss. Stay away from sugar and processed foods.
Avoid stress at all cost
Practice yoga or meditation. Stress is one of the most closely-related causes to hair loss.
If your protein and iron intake are not high enough, you can bet on supplements like fish oil, Biotin, Viviscal and Omega-3, to receive an extra boost.