Ten Reasons Behind Hair Thinning

Amy Grimes December 20, 2011 Comments Off on Ten Reasons Behind Hair Thinning

Your Hair Says a Lot About You

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  Long, short, bouncy, or sleek, for most women hair is way more than a bundle of fibers. It’s an expression of your style and personality. But if you start to lose your hair, it can really freak you out.

  Numerous studies shed no doubts on the fact that stress is bad for our well being. Upset stomach, increased heart rate, sleep deprivation are well known side effects of stress on your inside. But we often overlook what happens on the outside, particularly your scalp and hair. Just stop and think for a second. Didn’t you ever notice more hair on your brush when you’re under pressure? Or that your scalp feels more sensitive and itchier? Many of us fail to make make the connection, but what is happening with skin on a top of your head, can be a reflection of what is going on inside.

  Some major life event, like death in the family, divorce, childbirth or surgery can have a shuttering effect on your entire body, sometimes making your scalp so ill that hair starts falling out in clumps. Even much more benign influences that come with stopping birth control pills may cause hair shedding. This effect is temporary and it is called telogen effiuvium, by doctors. Telogen effiuvium starts with trauma and it causes a large number of hair follicles to switch from growing phase to resting phase.

  Although hair shedding starts immediately, you might not notice it until two or three weeks had passed. Telogen effiuvium can between two to six months, and it can take up to 18 months for follicles to recover. This condition might be made worst by nutrition that lucks vitamins D and B, iron, zinc, magnesium, protein and fatty acids. Healthy eating during stressful periods is the key.

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