What made me want to write about females and hair loss?
Simple I was losing my hair! Lots and lots of hair! Hello, at the time I was 33 and I am female and we are not supposed to lose our hair! When I started dreading to wash my hair I decided to read up about it! I googled, of cause, and I also went through my study material. And the two main reasons for hair loss:
1. An Unbalanced Diet and missing Vitamins & Minerals
According to Google and my study material we need to ensure that we get all of the important vitamins and minerals for healthy and strong hair. As I am currently travelling around, my diet changes continuously and I asked myself, do I get enough vitamins and minerals ?
Vitamins we need for our Hair
|Vitamin/Minerals||How it helps our hair||In what food can I find it|
|Zink and iron||
Helps with hair growth
|Iron: red meat, livr, spinach, kale,
Zinc: pumpkin seeds, nuts, liver and meat
Both: Quinoa (even B12), Goji Berries, lentils,
|Vitamin B6, C, zinc or essential fatty acids||
Helps with dandruff
|B6:Banana, nuts, carrots
C: citrus fruits, fruits
Zink: pumpkin seeds, nuts, liver and meat
Essential fatty acids:
Omega 6: Olive oil, nut-oils, avocado
Omega 3: salmon, tuna, Chia Seeds, Quinoa, walnuts
|Vitamin A (carotenoids)||Healthy hair, skin, bones and good sight||Orange or yellow vegetables such as yellow squash, carrots or sweet potato, yellow or orange fruits such as apricots or oranges or green veggies such as kale or spinach.
Also in liver, milk, butter, whole eggs and cheese
|B5/ Pantothenic acid||Vegetables, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, asparagus, crab, meat, liver,||Against grey hair, hair loss, hair and mucous membrane disease|
|Biotin||Liver, eggs, milk, cauliflower, mushrooms, whole meal products, avocado, spinach||Skin diseases, loss in growth of hair, liver damage|
Supplement for Hair Loss
Attention Vegetarians and Vegans: Thre are two types of hair intensive capsules, one has beef in them and the other iss for vegetarians. So, watch the ingredients list to be sure.
2. Chronic stress
We woman tend to do our beloved multi-tasking every single day, and we are bloody good at it.
What helps against stress?
1. Exercise. This helps because it reduces the stress hormone adrenalin and cortisol which is build up in the bodies “fight or flight” reaction. More about this in a sec.
2. Take a time-out and relax! Take a few minutes in your busy day and close your eye and relax.
More tips on lowering your stress levels HERE!
Disadvantages of long term stress
Long term stress can be a cause of high work load, relationship problems or a very busy day to day lifestyle.
The problem is, that if we produce cortisol for too long it can:
*Increase the level of blood glucose to create energy which may lead to diabetes
*May result in organ malfunction or mental burnout
*Weakens the immune system (so we get faster sick)
*Weakens our bones.
*Can leak to tiredness and energy loss
I hope this helped you guys to stop or lessen your hair loss. It did the trick for me, yeay 🙂