Shedding is a completely normal process that everyone experiences, however when it exceeds the typical 50-100 hairs a day there is cause for concern. In most cases shedding will resolve itself after a few months as the body naturally readjusts itself. If you experience excessive shedding for a prolonged period of time then it’s best to have the issue checked out.
Excessive shedding is not always a genetic condition and can result from imbalances such as:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Crash dieting
- Chronic illnesses
- Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
- Stopping or starting birth control treatments
Dealing with excessive shedding can feel overwhelming, luckily there are numerous tips for addressing the issue. Changing up your diet to include more protein and complex carbs can help with the strength of the hair strand and the growth levels of the hair. It may also be beneficial to consider adding to protein treatments to your hair routine in order to build strength and prevent excess shedding.
WHEN TO SEE A STYLIST
If you are still experiencing excessive shedding after a few months of trying protein treatments and adjusting your diet, then it’s best to get the opinion of a professional. They will be able to identify the root cause of the issue and find effective ways to treat the excessive shedding using natural products and essential oils.
Shedding hair can be prevented by doing the following:
- Wear a silk bonnet
- Use silk or satin pillow cases
- Stop applying heat to hair
- Use conditioner after every wash
- Dry hair with a cotton shirt or microfiber towel
- Trim your hair regularly
GET IN TOUCH
Duafe Hair Salon
3129 north 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132