Your Complete Guide to Hair Loss
You’re here because you’ve started to notice the nest of hair in your palms after washing your hair. Or you’re here because you’ve tried a gazillion different products, treatments and all those bonkers at-home DIY hair remedies on the internet. Or you’re here because you’ve just heard about our dynamic duo – the En-Root scalp treatment and the Tender Love and Hair food supplement. Looking for a super condensed, factual and Zero-Jargon (as always) guide to combatting hair loss? Well, you’ve reached the right place. Before I jump right in, I want you to remember that you’re not alone. You and I have both been through it and today, we’re going to get to the bottom of it. Stick to the end to learn the best head massage technique I swear by.
Q. When is it too late to start looking after your hair and scalp?
A. Never. Literally, it’s never too late and in all honesty, prevention is always better than cure so even if you’re not worried about hair loss, adopting practices to keep your hair and scalp in their best shape will help you in the long run.
So, grab a cuppa, find a comfy spot and enjoy.
3 Types of Hair Loss -
Imagine feeling stressed trying to research reasons behind hair loss, only for one of the reasons to be… stress. *sigh*. Stress-induced hair loss is called Telogen Effluvium, sounds like a spell from Harry Potter but it is the scientific term for temporary hair loss due to excessive shedding of resting hair. Oh, and FYI, it’s very normal to lose between 50-100 strands of hair every day. Yep, every single day. So, don’t worry. Reaching the deadline for your dissertation, job hunting, relationship problems, having a new born, or trauma. All these could be reasons why your stress levels are increasing, causing hair loss.
For stress induced hair loss try the inversion method. My holy grail massage technique. Follow these simple steps:
- Grab your En-Root Scalp Treatment and apply this on your scalp using the nozzle whilst gently rubbing it into your scalp.
- Flip your head upside down, like the Uttanasana in yoga terms
- Massage your head in circular motion for at least 3 minutes, using your Squish or your fingertips.
- Rinse thoroughly and follow with one light shampoo using our Daily Calma Shampoo especially for finer hair types. Condition hair as usual.
Still unsure of the steps? Don’t worry, I got you. Head to our TikTok @wearecentred to watch a short tutorial next week.
The Inversion method increases blood flow to your scalp, stimulating hair growth. The easiest way to put it. There’s scientific evidence that massaging your scalp with certain oils can help improve your hair’s health and thickness. And of course, we didn’t miss a beat with the medley of oils in our En-Root scalp treatment. Castor Oil, Tea tree, Peppermint, Rosemary, we’ve got it covered. Whilst the Salicylic acid exfoliates your scalp, the botanical oils will take you to a whole different dimension of chill. Self-Care level 100!
2. Having an unbalanced diet
Having a balanced diet plays a weighty role in the growth of healthy hair. A healthy scalp is the root of healthy hair. Our hair grows from the scalp, nourished through the vitamins and other nutrients from the food we eat. Needless to say, it is important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. You don’t want hair in your food but, your hair needs food. Avocados, Nuts, Spinach, Sunflower seeds and Sweet peppers are superfoods for healthy hair. They’re a great source of vitamin B, C and E. Having a nutrient deficiency such as low Iron can really impact hair growth and quality so if you are unsure then a routine blood test could be a good idea to see if there's anything your are lacking in.
Gaining all the best nutrients for healthy hair through diet alone can be difficult, especially with a busy lifestyle. Our Tender Love and Hair food supplement will support your healthy diet and boost the nutrients you intake via a good diet. This multivitamin targets the root causes of thinning hair, featuring key ingredients bamboo extract, biotin, a selection of B Vitamins and amino acids. These vitamins and minerals help to counteract stress, strengthen your hair and improve your overall hair quality. A good diet combined with a great supplement is the perfect marriage.
3. Cosmetic hair products
Silicone is bit of a controversial ingredient. Used in hair products for many decades for its instant results in creating shiny, silky, smooth hair. It’s a cosmetic ingredient and a great quick fix but, not for the long run. Silicone is like a ‘cling film’ that’ll coat your hair overtime and become so difficult to remove. It becomes like a barrier between your hair follicles and the nutrients from a hair mask. Silicones hair products should be considered like your glam make up for going out. Not for everyday use.
What we have to offer?
Our entire range is completely silicone free. That doesn't mean you won't see amazing results. It means each and every detail of our collection is designed to promote your best hair yet.
Start your silicone free switch with the basics:
Our Daily Calma Shampoo contains a coconut-derived cleanser that develops a rich and luxurious lather that cleanses product build-up whilst protecting your hair’s natural lipid layer. Packed with Amino Acid Proteins and Orange Blossom water that promote strength and shine. Ideal for sensitive scalps and those with normal to thicker hair types.
Follow this with our Unwind Detangling Primer. Full of hydrating vitamins as well as glycerin, a natural ingredient known for its ability to retain moisture in hair and protect from heat styling. It is super lightweight and has zero silicones. At first you might not have that instant slippy feel, but don’t forget, we’re thinking long-term here. Silicone-free hair products are up-and-comers so rest assured, your hair will be healthier in the long run. The Unwing Detangling spray is great for travel as Vitamin E and Glycerin protect your precious hair from UV Sun damage. It’s like SPF for your hair.
Quick tips for healthier hair:
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Set your hot tools to a low heat (180-200) combined with a heat protectant
- Use a microfibre towel for your hair and blot, not rub.
- Use the En Root scalp treatment at least 20 minutes before washing your hair
- Avoid hair products containing harsh chemicals such as Silicones and Sulphates
- Switch your hair brush with a wide-toothed comb
Thanks so much for stopping by and I really, really hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s blogpost on hair loss. Seasonal hair loss is temporary excess shedding and adapting these techniques will help you recover and prevent in future. Don’t forget, your hair journey is unique to you and you’re right where you need to be. Have any more questions? Want to tell me what you’ve been up to this week? Hit me up firstname.lastname@example.org