When hair that was once healthy and voluminous starts to deteriorate and fall out many men and women can feel helpless and powerless, this can cause a great amount of stress and anxiety for many people. This article will explain some preventive steps and what you can do to replenish damaged hair.
First of all there are some myths pertaining to hair thinning and loss that may need dispelling, for example you will often hear people say that this is a result of genes from the male parent or too much coloring or washing too many times can cause hair loss, These are complete myths and are totally false. Genetic pattern baldness can come from either parent and is not limited to just the male side.
The first thing to note is that the most common cause of hair loss is genetic, this is clinically known as Androgenic Alopecia, however this can be exacerbated by a lack of vital minerals and nutrients that promote healthy growth towards hair hair follicles. Other causes could be stress, yo-yo dieting and pregnancy.
Nutrient deficient diets can greatly exaggerate any underlying causes of baldness and thinning, and in many cases this can be as a result of a lack of vital minerals such as zinc, selenium, calcium, sodium and potassium. A lack of these nutrients can hamper blood flow to the scalp, therefore increasing the rate of loss. In order to prevent the onset of hair loss it is therefore important to have a healthy and nutrient rich diet as this will help very much towards keeping hair healthy and strong.
Recent studies have also highlighted that loss of hair or hair thinning is a possible precursor of a more serious health condition such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, stress and more. All hair loss and thinning is as a result of a disrupted Growth Cycle and needs to be addressed.
It is important that as soon as you notice any increased amount of hair falling out, that you seek treatment quickly as once a hair follicle has gone then it can not return but early treatment can revitalise hair growth. However if detected early enough there are a range of products available on the marketplace that can help to reverse hair loss, these can range from tablets, shampoos or creams. These treatments claim to focus on improving nutrient flow to hair follicles which can lead to increased hair growth.