Hair loss can be caused by various reasons. Approximately, we lose an average of 100-150 hairs per day, although it can increase in the change of spring-autumn season, during pregnancy, postpartum, or if you have had COVID. Don’t be scared, it’s totally normal.
It is a hair renewal, in which those hairs that are weaker are replaced by those that are in full growth. Among the most frequent causes of hair loss are stressful situations or poor diet.
During the last year, we have spent much more time at home than usual. This has harmed our hair since we do not directly perceive the changes of season, but when we leave, we find ourselves fully with the heat, and our hair did not have time to get used to it. This caused the delay of the seasonal fall and it was condensed in less time.
Remember that if the fall is abundant or lasts longer than the seasonal period, you should contact your closest doctor or go to the hair specialist, the trichologist.
How to prevent hair loss and strengthen it? (10 tips)
1. Wash with a light shampoo
It is essential that your hair remains light and does not weigh down. Use a light shampoo that facilitates the generation of the scalp. To lighten your hair, massage the mane in circles with your fingertips to promote blood flow. Remember to remove the shampoo completely.
2. Healthy diet
Bad eating habits directly affect your hair. Maintain a healthy and balanced diet, rich in red meat, eggs, and Omega 3. Pumpkin is the fruit most used against hair loss, as it contains Zinc that helps to regrow hair.
3. No more stress
You have to take care of yourself inside and out. Stress is one of the biggest causes of hair loss. As we said, it is normal that at this time the stress levels have increased a little, relax! You will notice it both on your skin and on your hair.
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4. The importance of brushing
Many times we comb our hair roughly and without following a proper method. Always brush your hair dry as wet hair is swollen and more susceptible to breakage. Always start brushing from the ends and work your way up from medium to root: with this technique you will avoid pulling and tangles that will end up splitting the hair.
It is also important to choose the right comb or brush. Brushes made of plastic generate static electricity in the hair, so it is preferable to use those made of titanium, carbon, flexible nylon or natural fibers. Specifically, brushes with natural bristles have the same external structure as human hair: this makes them especially recommended since they are very respectful of the hair root.
5. Exfoliate the scalp
As with skin, ingrown hairs may remain on the scalp. You can exfoliate them to oxygenate the skin on the head more and remove the excess oil that accumulates in the pores of the skin. In addition, with exfoliation, you can avoid other problems such as flaking or dandruff.
6. Use stimulants
You can use products that contain Keratin, Vitamins B5, B6, Biotin, and Zinc to help your hair come out more robust. Stimulating shampoos increase blood circulation and help reduce hair loss.
7. If you have dyed hair
Taking care of your hair when you wear dye is essential to maintain a good, hydrated, and resistant mane. Use a shampoo that strengthens your hair, without dragging the color, with proteins, and that reduces hair loss.
8. After washing
Once you have washed your hair, apply some ampoules that help strengthen your hair will contribute to the healthy growth of your hair.
9. Don’t forget to protect your hair from heat
Exposure to heat weakens and refines hair. Use a heat shield before using heat tools like blow dryers, flat irons, or curlers. With damp hair, always apply a specific product that protects the hair fiber.
10. Extra tip: cut the ends frequently
When the ends are dry and battered, it is common for them to split and this causes the hair to split in half until it reaches the roots. As a result, hair falls out more easily. We recommend you go to the hairdresser every 6 or 8 weeks to touch up your ends (or when your hair requires it).