Hair Loss: Why it Happens and How to Prevent It
After a long and stressful week of work and day-to-day responsibilities, most of us love to unwind and have some “me time”. But imagine this, during your self-care routine you notice that a good amount of your hair has fallen to the ground. A bit of hair fall is natural, but it seems like yours is getting worse each day (Yikes!).
We’ve all been there, panicking because of thinning hair and a worrying amount of hair fall to match. With seemingly no explanation to why hair loss can just suddenly happen, it made us wonder, what exactly causes hair loss and what can be done to prevent it from happening?
In this week’s blog, we’ve compiled some common causes for hair loss and what you can do about it.
Stress comes from many things—pandemic, injury, pregnancy, financial issues, etc.—and we usually can’t avoid it. However, what we can do is manage it. Here’s a golden tip to deal with your stress: create a self-care routine.
Ideally, you should set aside time every night to de-stress from a busy day. This could be in the form of meditating, listening to music, spending time with family, or exercising. The key is to take it slowly. Establishing any kind of routine takes experimenting so don’t feel frustrated when you’re not as consistent as you want to be. Remember: you’re doing this for yourself! Customize your routine in whatever way that works best for you.
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Pregnancy and Medications
Certain medications and dramatic hormonal imbalances during pregnancy also influence hair growth and loss. Women experience hair loss during and after pregnancy and it usually peaks ~4 months after childbirth. But don't worry, your hair growth will likely go back to normal within 6 to 9 months postpartum! (Source: Healthline)
Are you experiencing postpartum hair loss? Try out our Gugo Strengthening Hair Serum to stimulate hair growth! It’s perfect for strengthening your hair and preventing breakage.
Excessive Hair Treatments
We all want to spice up our hairstyles and hair color from time to time. Perming, rebonding, and coloring your hair are fun, however, intense styling can be damaging to your hair. Without giving your hair ample downtime between treatments, hair damage can lead to hair loss. So our tip for you is: cut down on hair treatments, and keep your hair moisturized.
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There are different reasons and solutions for hair loss but the bottomline is: remedy it by caring for yourself and your hair. Ensure that your self-care includes hair care in the form of massaging your scalp with a scalp brush and a serum, and enjoying a long bath when you can. It’s normal to feel sad about it, but the best thing is to do what is best for you and your health.
Check out our past blog on our well-loved and famous ingredient, Gugo, and how it can help fight hair fall here!
Have you experienced hair loss before? Tell us your story in the comments.