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Chloe from San Jose, CA says: I have been experiencing issues with hair loss in the last few months. Do you have any tips for hair regrowth?
Hair loss is an something that is noted all too often among men and women across many different racial and ethnic lines. Hair loss knows no age boundaries either. Hair loss often devastates those who experience it. However, hair regrowth is not always out of reach for those who have experienced hair loss. Hair regrowth can be generated in a variety of ways. Many steps to achieving hair growth will soon be stated in this article.
Hair regrowth can be achieved through several ways.
1. Oiling the roots of the hair
- Keeping the hair oiled helps with the pliability and elasticity of the hair, preventing snapping and breakage of the hair
- The more oiled and moisturized the hair is, the likely it is to live longer
- Oiling the scalp creates the environment for new hair to survive and grow as opposed to a dry, unhealthy scalp
2. Massaging the scalp
- Massaging the scalp gently helps to improve circulation of the blood to the scalp and often generates the growth of new hair
- Hair regrowth is often created through massaging the scalp because the scalp is shocked and invigorated through the relaxing process, the key is to be consistent in this practice (oil may be used to perform the massage)
3. Cleansing the scalp and hair more often
- There has been the perception that “dirty hair” grows faster, however, I beg to differ. with my hair regrowth in areas that I experienced losses, my hair grew faster when I maintained clean hair. Washing the hair weekly did more justice to my hair follicles than leaving them clogged with dirt and build-up
4. Cut the Stress
- Stress is one of the number one reasons for hair loss; you must learn to relax in order to maintain a healthy hair growth cycle in order to prevent hair loss
5. Seek advise/counsel from a professional
- A licensed dermatologist may be able to help you assess the reasons for your hair loss and, in result, find you some helpful solutions to gain hair growth
Chloe, the above referenced hair restorers may be utilized in order to help spark hair regrowth for those who have experienced hair loss. I hope that the tips will provide some sort of help for you. Feel free to contact us further if you need anything else!
Here is a link to a video that may help you as well to achieve hair regrowth. Check it out! Youtuber, Shima, addresses black hair regrowth.
Shedding or Breakage?
Many ladies (and some gents) have difficulties when it comes to recognizing shedding and breakage. Often, we have no problem actually seeing the hair fall out. However, sometimes it is difficult to tell whether the hair is constantly breaking, or if it is just going through the shedding phase. The following aims to provide some help for the issue.
Breakage can be easily recognized. It is often in the form of shorter pieces of hair (shorter than the length of the hair). It can be caused by relaxers, chemicals, split ends, excessive dryness, moisture overload, etc. When you over-manipulate the hair, combing or styling it too much, you may see a heightened occurrence of breakage as well.
Shedding is accompanied by a white bulb on the tip. This signifies that the hair has come from the root. Therefore, the strand will be the length of the hair. Keep in mind that the hair will shed naturally, and this is something that should not alarm you. On the other hand, excessive shedding comes from something on the inside that has gone wrong. 50-100 strands daily is in the “normal/average” range of shedding. You may not see this if you do not comb your hair daily (which is common among naturals), in result, you may see more of the shed hair on the day that you actually comb the hair. The hair goes through a grow, shed, rest phase that we should be conscious of so we do not panic at every hair that we may see.
There are many factors that may lead to excessive shedding. Stress and anxiety because the stress cuts off the circulation of blood to the scalp. As stated in the “Does your diet affect your hair?” you need a balanced diet in order to help the hair grow and thrive. When you switch your diet up dramatically, or when you do not eat correctly, your hair displays it as much as the body does. Moreover, certain medicines lead to shedding as well. Frequent travelers may experience more excessive shedding as opposed to those who are in the same climate all the time. Also, when traveling, make sure that you have a satin pillowcase to prevent dryness and breakage.
Hopefully this has helped you be able to be more mindful of the two different types of hair loss. Happy Healthy Hair Growing!