Everyone looses hair, 50-100 strands a day especially women.
However, if you begin experiencing bald spots or hair thinning, it may be a sign that you have a higher loss than average.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss can be caused by many medical conditions or hormonal changes, medications or heredity and it can affect your scalp or the entire body. Men, women equally experience hair loss.
1. Skin Conditions
Many conditions can contribute to hair loss such as seborrhea dermatitis, eczema of the scalp, infection by a fungus called Malassezia fur-fur that causes dandruff, or psoriasis of the scalp, an autoimmune condition. These conditions are typical for causing dry skin and itchiness.
2. Hormonal Imbalance
If you have a low iron levels you may experience hormonal imbalance. Also, naturally high testosterone levels can lead to hair loss, both in women and men, especially when it comes to women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
3. Prescription Medication
Prescription medication cause permanent hair loss. This includes oral contraceptives, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, antibiotics, pain medications and many more.
4. Nutritional Deficiency
Crohn’s disease and IBS are a nutritional deficiencies caused by prescription medication or digestive conditions.
B-complex vitamins zinc and vitamin D deficiency can cause permanent harm on the scalp.
Stress is one of the worst conditions that cause hair loss because blood flow to the scalp decreases and hair growth is put to a standstill.
6. Autoimmune Conditions
Telogen effluvium is a condition when the body pushes the hair follicles into a “resting phase” and they no longer grow and produce hair. This condition is called autoimmune condition.
Another autoimmune condition is alopecia areata in which the body immune system attacks the hair’s follicles and causes large patches of hair falling out.
7. Hair Products
All products which contain sulfates and other chemical additives can affect sensitive skin, so make sure to use natural products that nourish the scalp instead of irritating it.
How To Treat Hair Loss
Once you uncover the underlying case, you can easily and effectively treat hair loss.
Try this nourishing mask and help yourself!
Castor Oil Hair Mask
Castor oil is an anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory oil, which is great to keep your scalp in a good condition and under control.
- Castor oil
- Clean hands
- Shower cap
- An old t-shirt
- Essential oil (optional)
- Wear an old t-shirt, and apply a coin-sized amount of castor oil to your palms.
- Rub your hands together to warm the oil.
- Start at the scalp,and work oil into the hair follicles.
- Massage for 5-10 minutes.
- Start combing the oil through your hair using your fingers, add more oil if needed.
- Place your hair in a shower cap and leave for an hour or overnight. Use an old pillowcase or towel for the latter, as the oil may stain your sheets.
- Wash out with shampoo and conditioner and style as usual.
- Repeat this once a week.