Hair Loss: Why woman also lose their hair!

The following are the two main reasons for hair loss:
1. An unbalanced and vitamin/mineral deficient diet
2. Chronic stress
Want to know more? Keep reading

 I was losing my hair! Lots and lots of hair! It started a few month ago (Hello, I am only 33 years and a female, we are not supposed to lose our hair) when I started to dread washing my hair because I knew lots of it would end up in the shower drain. *CRY*
As a result, I had to do some research about females and hair loss. I googled, of cause, and I also went through my study material and here are the two main reasons I came up with for hair loss:
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1. An unbalanced diet and missing vitamins and minerals

As I am currently travelling around, my diet changes continuously. Add to the mix that I am a vegetarian. I asked myself, did I get enough vitamins and minerals in my new diet as I was not eating any legumes, olive oil and only little nuts???

Here is what I found in terms of food and 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
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My quick fix?

I bought (as recommended by my hairdresser) a packet of Hair-Intensive capsules (I bought them in Germany, brand: Doppel-Herz and cost 10 Euros). These are loaded with the above vitamins. It is advised to take them up to 3 month with 1 capsule daily (but read the package instructions). I took them every day for about 2 month. And guess what: my hair stopped falling off my head after only 2 weeks!!!!!! I was the happiest chick on this planet when I went to wash my hair and bit by bit less and less hair fell off my head.

*HAPPYDAYS*

Attention Vegetarians and Vegans: In Germany and I am sure everywhere else too, were two types of hair intensive capsules, one had beef in them and the other was for vegetarians. So, watch the ingredients list to be sure.

After the capsules, I ensured that I ate the right foods containing mentioned vitamins and minerals as supplements are never as effective as real whole foods of cause!

2. Chronic stress

Us woman tend to do our beloved multi-tasking every single day, and we are bloody good at it. YEAY!

But in my online research I found out that we tend to do too many things at once and that we are trying to balance everything that life throws at us from preparing meals for the family over grocery shopping to working full time (even as mommy’s) And this, ladies, is STRESS.

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. Here a very easy breathing technique you can do anytime and anywhere (well, except for driving your car, but sitting in the train or bus for sure!)

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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:

*Cause the body to burn lean muscle tissues for energy
*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.
*Our body is strong but it cannot cope with long term stress too well as our adrenals can get exhausted and then adrenal fatigue sets in, this is when we fell tiered all day and have no energy for anything.
Meditate, do Yoga Classes, take a bath or do breathing techniques! If not:

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If you lose your hair think about your day to day live: Am I stressed, could I need a break? Am I eating the right food and providing my body with enough vitamins and minerals???

And act on it!

 

I hope this helped you guys to stop or lessen your hair loss. It did the trick for me, yeay 🙂

LoveRosa

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