Hair loss is a common condition that affects both men and women. It's frustrating, often hereditary and can make us feel very self-conscious!
There are so many chemical based hair treatments out there which can cause irritation to already sensitive scalps, so that's why I have found a range of natural hair products to try.
So what causes hair loss?
There are many causes of hair loss, which range from stress and pregnancy to genetic predispositions. Some of the most common causes include:
Stress: Did you know that stress can cause temporary hair loss? Our hair has a natural cycle of growth which means we lose a certain amount of hairs per day. When we are stressed, our bodies speed up this process, causing more hair to fall out than normal.* This is why during pregnancy, hair loss is a common symptom as the body is undergoing higher levels of physical stress.*
Dietary deficiencies: If you find that your hair is looking thinner than usual, your diet may have something to do with it! Protein and iron deficiencies can both be attributed to hair loss. Hair is actually made from a protein called 'keratin', which means that when we're low in protein our hair can become brittle and fall out.**
Genetics: Hair loss can also be genetic, which means that issues like male pattern baldness is caused by a combination of genetics, hormones and the natural ageing process.*** Hereditary balding usually begins with hair thinning and can then progress to complete baldness in men.
Andalou Argan Stem Cells Hair Thinning System
If you're wanting thicker and fuller hair, then I highly recommend you try out the Andalou hair thinning system that uses argan stem cells to help boost healthy hair. This kit includes a shampoo, conditioner and scalp intensive treatment that work together to stimulate cell renewal, improve follicle strength and help avoid split ends. Fruit stem cells not only promote cell renewal but are also full of powerful antioxidants.**** These fruit stem cells (including apple, grape, argan and alpine rose) penetrate the hair follicle at three levels. The first level is the APEX level which fights against environmental stressors and may help build cellular growth. The second level is the CORE level which strengthens the hair and uses the benefits of antioxidants. The third level is the FOUNDATION level which soothes the scalp and activates the key ingredients.****
Some of these key ingredients designed for thinning hair include Vitamin B Complex which improves the thickness and texture of the hair, Cysteine which is an amino acid that strengthens the protein structure of hair and Meadowsweet which regulates the sebum production of the scalp that can contribute to hair loss.****
This three step system is the easiest inclusion to any hair washing routine and will leave your hair looking fuller, shinier and more healthy than ever!
If you're looking for a shampoo and conditioner combo to add volume to thin hair, then I recommend using the 100% Pure Kelp & Mint Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner. This fresh, minty scented duo is made using seaweed collagen which gives beautiful shine as well as moisturising coconut oil and aloe leaf. The key ingredient kelp is also a natural hair thickener, which is perfect for anyone wanting a some lift!
Once you have washed your hair, using the Weleda Revitalising Hair Tonic is the ideal next step! This tonic can be applied to dry or damp hair and should be left in for best results. It's made using a natural blend of ingredients like rosemary oil to nourish the scalp and each individual hair follicle.
(Source and references; *health.com, **thehealthsite.com, ***drugs.com, ****andalou.com)