Did you know the average person loses 50 – 100 hairs a day?
And almost all of us never notice, save for the odd stray that somehow gets stuck to our eyelashes and stays there all day. So, what causes hair loss? Depending on what’s happening in your life – if you are pregnant or postnatal, going through a period of stress or if you are unwell or taking medication, this may fluctuate, and you may find yourself losing more hair than usual. Pregnant women are often pleased to note that their hair seems extra thick and glossy – the side effect of losing less hair for those nine months. Sadly, once the baby is born all this extra, shiny extra hair starts to drop out - along with all the usual hair loss, for added impact! Great.
The other common cause of a step up in female hair loss is age. Almost everyone experiences thinning hair as they get older and estrogen levels decrease, particularly after the menopause.
It’s easy to get distressed when you start to notice all that hair blocking up the plughole in the shower. But panic not - help is at hand. Whether you are going through a period of extra hair loss or are simply desperate to add some oomph into your locks, there are easy, natural ways to boost hair growth.
Stimulate the scalp: It may sound basic, but massaging the scalp stimulates blood flow, which in turn helps promote healthy hair growth. The theory is that the blood vessels under the skin dilate, generating more blood flow – and the stimulation stretches out the cells of hair follicles, causing them to produce thicker hair growth. It’s magic! Why not try the Lee Stafford Shampoo Massage Brush created to stimulate the scalp. For double the exfoliating and massaging action, use with my Lee Stafford Grow Strong & Long Scalp Scrub. Give the Lee Stafford Grow Strong & Long Stimulating Scalp Serum a go to complete your scalp stimulating routine, it nourishes for a scalp that feels healthier. Stronger hair = longer hair.
Boost Your Hair Protein: Protein is really important for your follicles and growing strong hair because, well, hair is mainly made of protein. People on crash diets often find their hair starts to fall out, as the body priorities key organs. Try adding in some extra eggs, sweet potatoes, avocados, berries and spinach.