Some women experience a period of thinning hair after pregnancy, when they have hormone deficiencies, or have long periods of stress in their lives. Learn how to prevent premature hair loss, stop hair loss and regrow hair.
- The hair strands you do have should be handled with care. Avoid shampoos with detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate and cocamide DEA, which dry the scalp and hair. Instead, choose products with gentler natural cleansers, such as castile (made from olive oil) and decyl polyglucose (derived from corn). Other good ingredients to look for in products include the nourishing botanicals jojoba, rosemary, nettle, horsetail, sage and chamomile.
- When you don’t eat enough food or avoid the necessary vitamins, your hair will lose the nutrients that make it strong and beautiful. If you wear tight hair styles such as braids or ponytails all the time, you can actually develop traction alopecia, where the hair is constantly pulled until the hair falls out.
- Stress is a leading factor for non-genetic hair loss in both men and women. When people are under severe physical or emotional stress, they often experience hair loss. Therefore, make an effort to reduce stress in your life. This might be by meditating, exercising, or simply cutting back on your work schedule and taking more time for yourself.