Along with our skin and nails, hair is an indicator of our inner health. Hair loss is one of the most difficult things to experience, and it could have a huge effect on your confidence and ability to wear certain hairstyles. Heat styling damage is one of the most common factors of hair breakage and dryness.
Another common explanation for hair loss is genetics. More often than not, hair loss occurs due to hereditary hair loss or pattern baldness. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male and female pattern baldness, is a genetic condition characterized by hair thinning. There are several risk factors that contribute towards genetic hair loss including age, family history, the presence of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on the scalp, hormonal imbalances, and more.
If you're constantly frying your tresses with heat irons and curlers, then you've most likely experienced the anxiety of losing hair because of it, especially if you're using heat tools above recommended temperatures for your hair type. As we could imagine, our favorite celebrities and it-girls are also likely to be victims of hair damage in order to have the perfect, most sleek looks for events and appearances.
A-list actress Zendaya has spoken about how the consistently damaging hairstyling they've gotten in their youth television star days at Disney.
“I’ve experienced hair nightmares,” the actress told People Style in 2016.“On the first season of the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up, heat-styling destroyed my hair. I was only 14 years old, and I didn’t know how to protect my hair, so it took over two years to grow it back, which really sucked!”
But lucky for Zendaya and for us, there are ways to nurse our locks back to health. While the best way to restore hair growth is to heal from the inside out, there are remedies to help encourage hair growth. Here are three steps to recovering from hair loss:
1. Use restorative shampoos and conditioners
Shampoo can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to hair loss. Many shampoos contain harsh chemicals that can cause breakage and excess shedding. Try to avoid sulfates, polyethylene glycol, and parabens to reduce those issues. Opt instead for shampoos like our Ostia Revitalize Cleanser. The Willow bark unclogs pores, while Calendula oil's anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties aid with hair follicle growth. Infused with tea tree for improved blood flow resulting in thicker and healthier hair.
2. Make lifestyle changes
Other factors that can affect hair fallout include stress, hormone changes, metabolism, lifestyle, nutrition, and aging. Looking closely at your lifestyle, especially your diet and stress levels is one thing that’s in your control. Having a more balanced diet, being active, and getting enough sleep are ways to improve your mental and physical health.
3. Use safe temperature settings and heat protectant
When you've been putting heat on your hair for years and using various hair styling tools and your hot tools, it's only normal to have a slight hair loss and damage. For example, if you're a natural girl trying to make your curly/coarse hair straight, that's a surefire way to start losing hair. Keeping your heat tools under 350-degrees and using a heat protectant is a no-brainer.
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