Why Am I Losing So Much Hair?

Hair loss is a common problem that affects both men and women. While it's usually temporary, it can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. About 50 percent of adults will experience some hair loss during their lifetime, with about two-thirds experiencing some form of thinning by the age of 50. Hair loss in women tends to be progressive and diffuse, whereas that in men tends to be patchy and frontal, with the forehead being spared (due to the influence of male hormones).

Hair loss is a common condition that can affect both men and women. It can occur at any stage of life and may be due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Hereditary conditions: Some people are genetically predisposed to be more susceptible to hair loss.
  • Diseases and disorders: Lupus or diabetes can cause hair loss. Certain medications can also contribute to it.
  • Stress and diet: Stressful situations, such as surgery, childbirth or a pandemic!, can trigger temporary hair loss in some people. A poor diet can also lead to nutritional deficiencies that cause thin hair or balding spots on your scalp.
  • Medications and chemicals: Certain prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can cause side effects like hair loss if they're not taken correctly or if they're taken over a long period of time without your doctor's approval or supervision
  • Environmental factors: Exposure to certain chemicals in the environment can lead to temporary hair loss until you get away from those chemicals.

While hair loss may not be entirely preventable, there are certain things you can incorporate into your daily life to help stem the tides of hair loss or to mitigate the hair loss you may already be experiencing. There are also products like ours that can help grow new hair.

First things first. You want to start by alleviating as much stress from your life as possible. This may seem trivial, but when you experience stress, your adrenal glands release cortisol into your body. This essentially sends your body into "fight-or-flight" to perform better in stressful situations. While this may sound like a good thing, it can weaken your immune system over time and alter bodily functions in harmful ways.  

After you rid your life of any and all stress (ha! if only that were possible), the next place you should look is your diet. It is important that you eat a balanced and nutritious diet, as nutritional deficiencies can be a significant cause of hair loss and inflammation. Foods high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, such as chia seeds : ), almonds and walnuts, all of which will help nourish the hair and support thickening. Food rich in biotin, iron, zinc, and B vitamins are also great for hair growth. It also bears mention that chia seeds are rich in naturally occurring Vitamin B3 and Zinc.

In addition to these lifestyle changes, there are products that effectively treat the scalp and promote hair growth. For example, hair growth serums like the Power Fol Advanced Multi-Correctional Scalp & Hair Treatment are formulated specifically to target the scalp and encourage the look of denser, stronger and healthier hair while also working to minimize the appearance of hair fallout.

What makes the Power Fol Advanced Multi-Correctional Scalp & Hair Treatment different from other hair growth serums is that it works as a volumizer for your hair so that you have the incentive to use it daily.

We spend so much time and attention on skincare that we often forget to give our scalp some love too. So we like to say that the Power Fol is where skincare meets scalpcare. We hope this information helps to explain a bit why you may be losing more hair of late.