Repair and Prevent Hair Damage: Excessive Hair Shedding

Excessive hair shedding can be a scary experience. The hair’s condition (like the skin’s condition) can show signs of bodily distress like stress, malnutrition and hormones imbalances.  Shedding can also stem from harsh manual manipulations like tight ponytails or braids and combing with a heavy hand.

Repair

A trip to your doctor is recommended if hair loss is excessive.  If you still have decent volume to your hair then you may be able to do-it-yourself. To help the hair grow back, the scalp needs to be pampered. Scalp treatments and biotin shampoos will help waken follicles from remission and create a good environment for growth.

Prevent

Eating healthy, staying fit and releasing tension (both physical and mental) can prevent hair loss.

  • The most important thing to a healthy-looking outer appearance is good nutrition.  Zinc and iron deficiencies are known to cause hair loss. Omega 3, 6, and 9 are essential for nice hair texture and moisture level. Biotin, silica and horsetail promote hair strength and shine. These vitamins and minerals are present in most multivitamins, with the exception of Omega 3, 6, and 9, which are oils that are available on their own.
  • All combs have different functions. It is important to use the correct comb for the job to prevent damaging and losing more hair than necessary. You can prevent the most tangles by combing your hair before you wash it. Washing tangled hair just makes it more tangled and possibly matted-up, especially with damaged hair.
  • Detangle hair before a wash. If necessary, use an oil treatment to help with detangling.
  • Comb hair with a shower comb when washing out the conditioner under running water.
  • Comb hair starting at the ends and working your way to the roots.
  • Don’t carelessly pile your hair on top of your head while washing.
  • Don’t put excessive tension on hair when it’s wet (no tight ponytails or braids).

The information presented will help guide you in restoring your hair. It could take anywhere from one wash to a couple of months of pampering to achieve your desired results.

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