Major hair loss is a problem for both men and women, even children. Usually, 12 to 50 hairs fall out per day, and this is considered the norm. If their number significantly exceeds this number, this indicates serious health problems.
The reasons for hair loss can be different - seasonal changes, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, the consequences of abortion, unhealthy diet, use of birth control pills, surgery, food poisoning, chronic diseases.
Hereditary predisposition, rapid weight loss or weight gain, iron and vitamin deficiencies, lack of protein in the body, dandruff, menopause, emotional stress, and even certain medications can increase hair loss.
Hormonal disorders are one of the most common causes of excessive hair loss, especially in women when androgens and estrogens are not functioning properly. This imbalance in hormones usually indicates that the thyroid gland needs to be checked.
Some medications can cause excessive hair loss and include birth control pills, antidepressants, anticoagulants, and diet pills. Cancer medications, as well as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, cause temporary hair loss until treatment ends.
According to statistics, 65% of women who are expecting a baby lose a lot of hair. This is normal and usually a few months after giving birth, the hair returns to its previous growth cycle.
A common cause is improper hair care. Choosing the wrong line for hair care, daily use of straightening irons, curling irons, hot curlers, hair washing and blow-drying, hair dyeing, curling always damage the hair and break its structure.
Poor and unhealthy nutrition, when the body does not receive enough vitamins, minerals, proteins, lead to hair loss. A nutritious diet must necessarily include fresh vegetables and fruits (citrus fruits, carrots, spinach, strawberries), nuts, chicken, eggs, fish, whole grains (muesli, cereals), dairy products. It is necessary to eat food containing sufficient amounts of vitamin C, B5, B6, PP, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Dietary supplements will be useful in replenishing the substances the body needs. Diets are another cause of hair loss, so it's worth reconsidering your dietary choices.
Hereditary predisposition is another cause of hair loss. This condition is called androgenic alopecia. It usually occurs in men, less often in women, especially if there is a case of alopecia (baldness) in the family.
How long will hair loss last? It depends on the cause - if the reason is due to pregnancy, then 3-4 months after childbirth, the hormonal level in the body returns to normal. If the cause is disease, hair loss will stop after successful treatment. If hair loss is a side effect of medication, hair growth will return to normal when the medication is discontinued. If the reason is partial baldness, then with proper treatment, hair growth can be restored in 5-10 months.
It will be useful to strengthen the hair roots with nourishing masks, which can be purchased in stores, pharmacies, or prepare hair masks at home. Here are some recipes:
1. Squeeze juice from one medium onion, apply to scalp and leave for 15-20 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo. Onion juice can also be mixed with 1 teaspoon honey, aloe juice, or 1 teaspoon olive oil.
2. Brew 2 green tea bags in a mug. Spread warm tea over the scalp and the entire length of the hair. Leave on for 1 hour. You can also mix an egg or yolk with 2 tsp.green tea, leave for half an hour, rinse with warm, not hot water.
3. Rub 2 tsp of olive oil into the hair roots and leave for half an hour. Then wash off with shampoo. If desired, you can add ground coriander seeds, lemon juice or mix with other types of oil (burdock, coconut, a drop of essential oil of bergamot, sage, geranium, rosemary, tea tree, etc.).
Homemade strengthening hair masks can be applied 2-3 times a week.