Losing some hair every day is completely natural, but when you’re losing a lot of hair, it can be difficult to figure out what’s causing that hair loss, especially in women.
The reason could be anything from genetics, thyroid imbalance, nutrient deficiency to intense emotional or physical stress. Also, hair loss seems to be more common during Autumn and Winter as we lack sunlight and UV rays.
Shampoos and conditioners are products used on the external and will not have an effect on hair loss although you may want to consider a good quality, sulphate and silicon free blend.
Wash as often as you need to but no more. Both under and over washing can affect the volume and feel of your hair. Not washing enough causes a build-up of product and oil that can weigh your hair down. But washing too frequently can strip the hair of its natural oils, making it dry and prone to breakage.
I recommend two shampoos each time you wash your hair and a good scrub of the scalp to remove any residue of product and natural keratin build up. You want to keep the scalp nice and clean so oxygen and blood circulation are not restricted.
Always use conditioner after shampooing. Conditioner makes your hair shinier and helps reduce static electricity, both of which helps thinning hair look fuller and glossier. A little goes a long way and only apply mid lengths to end and rinse well.
I recommend the application of our leave-in treatment after you wash, condition and towel dry your hair as this will help keep your hair moisturised in between washes.
Try this once a week - Shampoo your hair and towel dry, do not condition. Gently but firmly massage Sweet Almond Oil to your scalp for a few minutes. This will feed the follicles with essential nutrients found in Almond Oil and the massage will help circulation of oxygen and blood. Apply our deep penetrating Reconstructive Treatment, available in our salon, to the rest of the hair, massage and comb through. Put your hair up in a bun and wrap a warm towel around your head and leave for an hour or so. Gently shampoo and condition following a good rest.
Do not tie your hair in a ponytail when the hair is wet or damp.
Vitamins are not only healthy for your overall well-being but also good for your hair. Vitamin A encourages healthy production of sebum in the scalp, vitamin E betters blood circulation in the scalp to help hair follicles remain productive and vitamin B helps hair maintain its healthy colour.
Drink plenty of water – The hair shaft comprises one quarter water so drink at least one litre in a day to stay hydrated. This will promote hair growth.
Our hair is what envelopes our Crown Chakra and I'm passionate about honouring this blessing.
The crown is the centre of enlightenment and our spiritual connection to our higher selves so treat your hair with respect and love and I promise your hair will reciprocate.
As your hair grows, your Crown Chakra glows.
More on our Chakras soon.
Stay well and light.