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3 reasons behind hair loss and thinning

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

Feel as though you are losing more hair than usual?

There are many factors as to why we can suffer with hair loss, some being biological and some only temporary.

The hair has a growth cycle which differs from each person. This is comprised of a growing phase, a resting phase and a falling out phase. One of the biological factors for hair loss is from a premature transition from the growing phase to the resting phase. Usually the hair is in the 'growing phase' on average for 6-8 years, however if you have a premature transition, this time frame would be shorter resulting in your hair falling out quicker. Unfortunately there is not much you can do about this, as it is just how your body is programmed!

Temporary factors such as stress, pregnancy, medicine, insufficient nutrition can also affect your hair.

A change in medicine such as antibiotics can also drastically affect your hair's growth cycle and thickness. Try supporting your body by making sure you are getting key ingredients such as protein, iron and biotin.

If you are pregnant, you may find that your hair is the best it has ever been! Due to hormonal changes our. hair tends to thicken whilst pregnant and shed 2-3 months after pregnancy. This is due to the aforementioned hair cycle pausing in the 'falling out' stage, and kickstarting again once baby is here. The best thing to help this is to take lots of vitamins and support your hair with a healthy balanced diet so that when your new hair grows through, it's lovely and strong!

Going through the menopause can also have an effect on your hair, with Clients of ours coming in to the salon noticing their hair thinning. These factors are only temporary and with the correct treatment and professional advice can be treated. If you're struggling in the meantime, maybe a new haircut could be just the trick!

If you are having any problems with hair loss or hair thinning, why not speak to your Stylist on your next visit to see what we can do to help!

You can book this online here.

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