There is broad concensus that hair loss is on the rise, so with more women affected than ever the question of what you can do to stave off the problem is essential.
There is a seemingly never-ending list of potential issues that might trigger hair loss before we even get to the most common… age-related hair loss, better known to the medical world as androgenetic alopecia.
To start with there is a list of conditions that can spark a hair loss event which include some that many of us will experience. Pregnancy is a great example, postpartum hair loss can begin straight after pregnancy as the body readjusts, and take many months to resolve completely. Thyroid disorders and hormone imbalances can play havoc with our hair, as can any illness or accident. Many of us will know of someone who lost color in their hair or even lost their hair, following a traumatic event like a death or break-up.
While all of these might be triggers, the sad truth is that the vast majority of us discovering hair loss will have to face the fact that it is of the hereditary variety. Our genes will ultimately dictate the point on our path at which our hair begins to thin dramatically. Though we can all look forward to a slow decline in the thickness and luster of our hair as we age. In our twenties the average woman will have a little over 600 follicles per square centimeter, this number drops to under 500 by the time reach our fifties. While you might notice that decline it is unlikely to draw unwanted attention unless you are actually suffering from androgenetic alopecia, this results in a highly visible lack of hair across the top of the scalp.
While there is no cure for androgenetic alopecia, it is absolutely essential to give your hair the very best chance. Some simple lifestyle changes will help with that.
Ensuring that your diet is balanced is a must, identify any areas of weakness in your current diet and either make the changes necessary or, at the very least, reach for some supplements. Iron of course, but also the fatty acids that you might be lacking if your diet does not include much meat, eggs or oily fish.
Never, ever, ever skip breakfast. Your hair gets its nutrients last, while you might dispute it your body regards hair as pretty much non-essential. So it lives on leftovers, best to make sure they are decent by eating regularly and enough, consistency of supply is a factor for the second fastest growing cell in your body – so try to eat something every four hours to keep it well supplied.
Beyond that, you are urged to take your health seriously and exercise regularly. Combine that with a sensible approach to getting enough sleep and a good hair care routine, which should include a regular scalp exfoliation, and you are well on your way to optimizing your chances of hanging on to your hair for the maximum time.
Hair Loss For Women
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