4 Ways Your Hair Is Desperately Trying To Tell You Something
Posted by Stephanie Orr in Hair
Along with certain areas of our skin our hair is often able to signify numerous health concerns and vulnerable areas which rapidly require a strand restoring fix.
Ever wondered if your hair is secretly trying to tell you something? Take a look at our top signs to look out for below.
Sign 1 - You Are Stressed
Hair shedding isn’t always necessarily a bad thing and generally signifies a new stunt of growth. Healthy hair can often shed around 30 - 50 strands per day, however if you notice your hair loss is significantly increasing to around 100 - 150 strands per day then it is time to see a doctor.
Hair loss can be put down to a number of things from extortionate heat damage to a lack of vitamins and protein in your diet, to hormonal factors, pregnancy and stress.
Hair Restoration Surgeon Larry J. Shapiro explains: “The texture of your hair is a key in knowing if your follicles are healthy, try using two or more mirrors to examine your hair at the back and center patch of your head, there is naturally a bump on everyone’s head known as the occipital protuberance, this is where you should check for texture change.”
Stress and depression triggered by post traumatic events can also cause a period of hair loss due to our hair keeping track of a 4 to 6 month memory. If you suddenly notice a dramatic change in your hair try to evaluate any specific events or traumatic losses you’ve endured during the last 6 months, this could be a key reason for hair loss.
Sign 2 - Your Hair Is Becoming Thin
Thinning hair is generally down to your genetics, lifestyle, diet and health, and is also something which should be discussed with your doctor if you notice significantly thin areas that may require specific treatment. For a more natural way to treat thinning hair areas try DS Laboratories also produce a Advanced Hair Regrowth Serum, £35.96 which helps to encourage hair follicle growth.
Sign 3 - You’re Damaging Your Hair
Excessively over brushing, over washing, bleaching, chemically treating and exposing your hair to heat and direct sunlight can strip hair of its natural moisture and lead to damaged over processed strands.
To give your hair a chance to recover it is important to leave at least a 4 - 6 week gap between all chemical treatments and condition your hair as often as possible.
Using a repair mask once a week will help to repair and re - strengthen damaged strands, when my hair gets itself into a state I turn to my ultimate strand restoring saviour Shu Uemura’s Silk Bloom Restorative Treatment, £39.50 which is enriched with Argan Oil and Vitamin E to revive and hydrate my hair.
Sign 4 - You Need A Trim
I am probably the worst person to offer advice on how often you should get a trim, seeing as my hairdresser has to practically beg for permission to trim my split ends but when the signs are there they become indefinitely unavoidable.
Limp, uneven, scraggly, dry ends are all key signs that it is time for the chop, senior Colorist and Educator Meri Kate explains: “You should get your hair cut every 6 to 8 weeks, by trimming your hair regularly you prevent the hair cuticle from splitting. Once you split your hair there's no way to repair it and so by getting your hair cut more frequently, you can avoid this unpleasant effect.”
If you are finding it hard to make time for a trip to the hairdressers in between trims try or simply want to prolong your ends for as long as possible try Aveda’s Damage Remedy Split End Repair, £25 which helps to reduce split end damage.
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