August Is Hair Loss Awareness Month
Natural Approaches to Hair Loss
The average person sheds between 50 to 100 hair follicles daily. While some hair loss is a regular occurrence, it becomes an issue when people experience thinning or baldness due to a condition. Not only can hair loss sometimes be associated with a significant health issue, but it can also wreak havoc on a person’s self-esteem. Understanding the root cause of your hair loss can help you identify which treatment options may be right for you.
Types of Hair Loss
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia, also known as spot baldness, is usually associated with an autoimmune disorder. The condition may result in hair loss on some or all areas of the body.
Male-Pattern Baldness: Male-pattern baldness refers to baldness that usually occurs near the temples or crown. This type of baldness is associated with hormone level changes that typically occur for men later in life.
Medication-Induced: Various medications can lead to changes in hair texture, thickness, and can even lead to hair loss. However, this type of hair loss is usually reversible.
Cancer Treatment: Chemotherapy is an invasive drug used to treat cancer cells that develop in the body. Unfortunately, it can also attack the cells used to grow hair. It usually takes hair several weeks to regrow following the final treatment.
Friction Alopecia: Hair thinning and loss caused by frequent friction or pulling of the hair, follicles, or skin around the follicle. This type of thinning can be halted by discontinuing to cause friction on the hair or follicles, stop using hot tools that may break the hair, and by wearing protective styles or satin scarves to protect the delicate follicles.
Natural and DIY Treatments
You don’t have to rely on unhealthy ingredients as a solution for hair loss. There are natural and DIY treatments that can help encourage hair growth!
Scalp Massages: Not only does a scalp massage feel great, but it also promotes blood circulation, leading to hair growth.
Natural Products: While there are certainly a variety of hair growth products in the market, many of them have a number of chemicals and ingredients that are far from natural. If you prefer to keep your products simple and effective, check out our Clarifying Shampoo and Scalp Oil. Both products contain rosemary essential oil, which has been clinically tested against Rogaine’s active ingredient and proven to be just as effective.
Make the Natural Choice
Hair loss can be intrusive in everyday life. If you’re searching for a remedy you can trust, please check out Kavella’s line of natural products. Not only are we mindful of selecting natural ingredients for our hair care product line, we also keep our products pH balanced and gentle for optimal scalp and hair follicle health.
Another Route to Consider: Hair Pieces
There are many options for hair pieces that can lengthen, thicken or simply cover! Check out toppers, full wigs and extensions. These have come a long way and can look very natural. For thinning hair on top, toppers can blend in with the rest of your natural hair for a seamless, undetectable result. Full wigs can also be styled and cut to look as natural as possible, and there are many types of extensions. Contact your hairstylist or look for a specialist who can get you in for a consultation.