- Although it’s normal to shed 50 to 100 hairs each day, some people experience excessive hair loss.
- Gradual thinning naturally occurs with age.
- Many women experience hair loss a few months after having a baby due to hormone levels returning to normal.
- Thyroid disease, due to an overactive or underactive thyroid, may also cause extreme hair loss.
- Poor nutrition, including inadequate protein or iron intakes can contribute to hair loss.
- Birth control pills along with other medications including drugs to treat arthritis, depression, high blood pressure and heart problems may cause thinning hair.
- Hair loss can be a symptom of a larger health problem such as lupus or diabetes.
Key ingredient to look for
Neem leaf strengthens, stimulates circulation and reduces flaking and irritation. It’s often found in hair products due to its keratin protein strengthening and conditioning qualities. It has anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties to heal and soothe skin.
Invigorating, warming and stimulating, rosemary increases circulation, improves blood flow and regenerates the scalp while nurturing.
- Eat a nutritionally balanced diet rich in whole, natural foods. The skin on plants such as potatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers contains the mineral silica which can strengthen hair.
- Get enough iron, either through lean meats or a supplement.
- Avoid aggressively handling your hair by twisting, rubbing or pulling at it.
- Let hair dry naturally when possible as extremely high temperatures found in hair dryers can damage strands.