Shedding takes place when we wash our hair, comb our hair or style our hair. On average, we lose about 100 hairs a day. An easy way to tell the difference between a broken hair and shed hair is simple. If you notice a tiny white bulb at the end of your strands, that’s hair that shed! The bulb means the hair has gone through a complete cycle of growth and as a result has fallen out. If your going through a shedding spell, here are three main reasons why…
Stress and anxiety can play a huge role in affecting your hair. Changes in your body’s physiological functions like irregular sleep or lack of an appetite, can be signs of stress. Your body can react to that stress by prematurely speeding up the resting phase, resulting in shedding. Be sure to assess your stress levels and try to keep it to a minimum.
Keeping up with your vitamins is essential in preventing excessive shedding. Calcium (broccoli, milk), Iron (red meat, spinach), and Protein (meat, nuts, cheese) are crucial in preventing shedding! They enrich our blood, and ensure proper hair growth. Eat well and take supplements.
Are you a moisture maniac? Do you excessively deep condition, co-wash and moisturize with moisture-based products? Using too much moisture in your weekly routine can throw off your moisture protein balance. Too much moisture can lead to weak hair follicles; thus, speeding up the shedding cycle. Protein plays a significant role as it strengthens and fortifies your follicles and your tresses! Balance is key!