Hair shedding is a part of everyday life for both women and men, and women know it to clog up shower drains, vacuums, and lint chambers... But the fact is, daily hair shedding is completely normal. If you notice excessive hair shedding for longer than 3 months, (think 100 strands or more) see a trichologist or your general physician.
Hormones & Hair
For women with hair follicles that are particularly sensitive to male hormones, you're genetically predisposed to hair thinning and a gradual reduction in hair volume. In these instances, this sensitivity causes follicles to gradually shrink and produce slightly finer and shorter hairs with each passing hair growth cycle.
A hormonal imbalance can lead to a multitude of health and beauty issues, from adult acne to weight gain and an irregular hair growth cycle. A lack of estrogens (female hormones) means a shortened hair growth cycle. Similarly, an excess of androgens (male hormones) can cause hair loss. Those with a genetic predisposition to these hormonal imbalances tend to see more pronounced effects than someone who does not have a predisposition.
Iron Deficiency & Hypothyroidism
One of the most common causes of hair loss in women is an iron deficiency. Iron is essential for producing hair cell protein, so without it, your strands will suffer.
Meanwhile, the thyroid gland helps to regulate the body's metabolism by controlling the production of proteins and the use of oxygen. Any thyroid imbalance like hypothyroidism can, therefore, affect hair follicles, and if left untreated it may potentially result in reduced hair growth conditions like anemia.
Stress and Other Natural Triggers
Odds are, your hair loss is the result of a trigger. Excessive daily hair shedding known as telogen effluvium occurs as the result of an internal imbalance or upset like a nutritional deficiency, severe stress, crash dieting or an illness.
These internal imbalances raise male hormone levels in your body, which in turn can promote hair loss. Stress and the disrupted eating problems that comes with it may also trigger scalp problems like dandruff. Even more so, a lack of vitamin B12 and protein can wreak havoc on your hair, all while leaving you feeling tired and low on energy. A deficiency in the vitamin effects oxygen flow to your tissues, which can cause hair loss over time. Because it’s only available through animal proteins, it's most common in vegans. Since hair is made of protein, making adequate daily intake of protein-rich foods essential… No matter your protein preference! Opt for a palm-sized portion of protein at breakfast and lunch. Then go easy at dinner.
The Ideal Regimen
Stimulate your haircare breakthrough with the right regimen! Aside from a well-balanced, natural diet, incorporating caffeine-rich formulas like Amplixin® Stimulating Shampoo and Amplixin® Revitalizing Conditioner into your routine can make a big difference. Promote new growth cycles by spraying Amplixin® Intensive Growth Serum from scalp to roots!