Hair loss (alopecia) can have various causes. Women often suffer from hair loss in the period after delivery, in the transition or when there is vitamin deficiency, stress, extreme weight loss, chemotherapy, anemia, certain medications or thyroid problems. You can not change much at the transition, but you can try to limit the damage. What can you do as a woman when you suffer from hair loss?
Healthy food – Shortage
When there is hair loss, this can be related to the dietary pattern. A diet with lots of nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit, dairy products, eggs and fish can help to create a healthy scalp and stimulate new hair growth. In addition, it is necessary to drink enough and especially sufficient water. It is known that a deficiency of omega 3, zinc, iron, vitamin B8 and vitamin C can cause hair loss. By a healthy diet and possibly. a nutritional supplement such deficiencies can be prevented.
Avoid foods such as soft drinks, sugars (sweets) and fried foods as much as possible. Drinking a lot of coffee can also lead to hair loss. Do not drink more than 2 cups of coffee per day.
Also look for too many vitamins. A known cause of hair loss is an excess of vitamin A. If you eat a lot of liver products, pâté, egg yolks and the like, that might be the cause.
Massaging the scalp
By massaging the scalp the blood circulation is improved. Better blood circulation stimulates hair growth. It is a good idea to use oil for massaging the scalp. Examples of oil that can be used for this purpose: Ylang Ylang oil, almond oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil.
When the hair loss comes from stress, it can help to reduce this stress level. Try to take more rest and time for yourself. Also ask for help. There are surprisingly many people who would like to do something for you if you dare to ask. It can also work stress-reducing if you start to move more or follow a course in yoga or mindfulness.
Smoking is bad for you and also for hair growth. In smokers the oxygen level in the blood is lower and this can cause hair loss.
It is claimed that onion juice can prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. To do this, put the onions in the blender and massage this juice into the scalp. Let this onion juice be covered for half an hour in the scalp with a swimming cap or plastic foil. Repeat this every week. Onion of the onion on the scalp would stimulate hair growth because it contains sulfur. In addition, it has an antibacterial and antifungal effect.