Nothing says feminine beauty like a long, lush, head of hair. But, hair loss and fragility make up 40% of reported problems surrounding hair. So, how are we to maintain our precious locks when the odds are against us?
Well, a good starting point would be knowing exactly where this hair loss is coming from. That’s why we’ve researched 3 of the most common types of hair loss that affect women.
1. Traction Alopecia
Traction alopecia is common among women. When we get down to work, we like to pull our hair back so it won’t get in the way. Repeated pulling of the hair, however, can lead to the development of traction alopecia.
This kind of hair loss develops from pulling your hair back in tight ponytails, braids, buns, and may be worse in chemical-treated hair.
Early signs of traction alopecia include the development of small, pimple-like bumps around the hairline and scalp. These affected areas may become itchy, red, inflamed, and scaley. After the hair follicles are too damaged, the hair begins to fall out.
Traction alopecia is often a temporary form of hair loss. It is treatable; But, only if you act immediately. If left untreated it can cause permanent follicle damage so your lost hair never regrows.
2. Anagen Effluvium
Anagen Effluvium has a number of different causes, all resulting in temporary hair loss. It occurs in instances of malnutrition or in those exposed to radiation.
Anagen Effluvium is a rapid onset affliction that is hard to prevent. However, once the patient recovers or their toxic exposure ends, the hair will grow back.
That is because Anagen Effluvium merely suspends hair follicles. During its presence, hair follicles go dormant. Once recovered, they begin the growth cycle once more.
While it is not possible to prevent Anagen Effluvium, patients can take steps after recovery to encourage fast and full regrowth.
3. Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium is a type of hair loss that is related to emotional and physical stress. This type of stress is not your day-to-day “traffic was awful and I stubbed my toe and on top of that, I had to take home my work” kind of stress.
Instead, it occurs after major or repeated stressors. Think about the kind of stress that comes from the loss of a loved one then the ensuing stress of taking care of bills, comforting family, planning and paying for a funeral, and executing a will.
That, or other intense stressors cause Telogen Effluvium. Fortunately, it is among the treatable and temporary types of hair loss.
Treating Different Types of Hair Loss
Hair loss comes in all shapes and sizes. The same can be said about hair loss treatment options.
Some permanent types of hair loss are difficult to treat without consulting a physician. But, temporary types of hair loss respond to proper treatment.
Traction alopecia responds quickly to hairstyle changes. If you wear your hair in tight, pulled-back styles and see symptoms of traction alopecia, try switching up your style.
Use gentle methods to pull back your hair like claw clips, scrunchies, and hairpins. You could also opt to leave your hair down while you recover.
These methods can also slow hair loss from other causes as you address them individually.
Diet is a factor in both anagen and telogen effluvium. Severe malnutrition like that in anagen effluvium needs treatment from a medical professional before pursuing other regrowth options.
Upgrading your diet can help with regrowth after anagen effluvium and treat telogen effluvium. Focus on foods with healthy fats and nutrients that will help your body produce keratin, the protein that makes up your hair.
Foods you can incorporate into your hair growth diet include blueberries, nuts and seeds, salmon, avocado, greek yogurt, and eggs.
Make Time to De-Stress
Stress is the number one factor that causes telogen effluvium. While some stress is unavoidable, one of the best ways to treat it is to take time to unwind.
It may be difficult and feel impossible, but even as little as 5-10 minutes of de-stressing can make a difference. Try finding a quiet place to just breathe, meditate, and listen to soothing music.
If you have a relaxing hobby, find a moment to lose yourself in it. You could even vent in your journal, releasing your pent-up stress and feeling that relief.
After some time, you will begin to feel better and your hair follicles will follow suit, entering a stage of healing and regrowth.
Upgrade your Products
Did you know that a massive amount of hair products are NOT safe for your hair? Yeah, we can’t believe it either. But they contain chemicals that are actually doing more harm than good.
Some ingredients you should avoid when buying hair products include parabens, alcohol, sulfates, and silicone. These chemicals make your hair dry, brittle, and cause breakage.
Instead, look for products that contain nourishing ingredients that encourage growth. These include natural oils, aloe vera, or even seaweed.
For example, Tricovel Fortifying Shampoo is free of harmful chemicals and proven to prevent hair loss while encouraging new growth.
In addition to diet, supplements can also encourage your hair to grow. By ensuring your body gets enough healthy fats, biotin, and vitamins, you can prevent hair loss and protect your new growth.
Supplements help your hair retain moisture, preventing it from breaking. They also provide the necessary nutrients that allow your body to synthesize keratin and strengthen your hair follicles.
Tricovel takes supplements one step further with our patented Biogenina complex that targets hair loss related to telogen effluvium. With Tricovel, you will see less shedding, more new growth, and increased volume in as little as one month.
Combat Hair Loss Today
Despite hair loss as a pervasive issue, only 1/3 of those suffering have a specific product they use to treat it. It is much easier to prevent hair loss than to add hair back after the fact (trust us, we’ve tried).
So, finding a product that keeps your hair where it belongs is paramount. Order Triicovel tablets and shampoo today to start your preventative care routine.