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Why The Hell Is My Hair Falling Out? Common And Uncommon Reasons

It was 6 weeks ago, following a bath when I experienced the horror of my hair falling out – since then, my hair has continually fallen out, to the point where I have lost 50% of my locks. A few months ago, I had long hair; now it is cut into a short bob in an effort to minimize the embarrassment factor and stimulate new growth.

Your hair loss can be triggered 3 months after the underlying cause occurred. For me, the evil culprit was a hair dye. However, for many women, the cause remains an evil mystery.

Should this story sound familiar, do not despair. Simply play detective and find out the (ahem, root cause). The majority of hair loss cases can be rectified. Tackle this problem head on by taking a look at some common and uncommon possible reasons.

1.Stress

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A little stress is healthy, but a constant stress headache can trigger an array of problems, including hair loss. Solve the problem causing you stress (if it happens to be man-related, bin the boyfriend). Do whatever you need to in order to get happy and stress-free once more. Nothing is worth losing your hair over!

2.Hormones

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Pregnancy, the menopause, the pill and hormonal imbalances can all trigger hair loss. If you think this may be the issue, visit the doctor asap.

3.Lack of Protein

A lack of protein (fish, eggs, cheese) can result in hair loss. Luckily, as with stress and hormones, this reason is often one from which you can recover. Change your diet and after a few months you should notice a change.

4.Male and Female-Pattern Baldness

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Unfortunately, this may be the reason for your hair loss, particularly if it runs in the family. The good news is that there are options available. Visit a trichologist who will point you in the right direction.

5.Hypothyroidism

Hormones are frequently to blame for hair loss, and the case of an underactive thyroid is no different. This disorder disrupts the flow of hormones, thus resulting in hair loss. A doctor will prescribe you with suitable medication which should in turn treat the hair loss.

6.Vitamin Overload

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Often, we are so paranoid about getting the right amount of vitamin, that we can actually take too much. An overload of vitamin A can trigger hair loss. Happily, this is easily solved.

7.Vitamin Deficiency

Likewise, too little vitamin B or iron can cause hair loss.

Does anyone else have a similar story? I would love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below xx

 

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Discover The Perfect Primer For Your Skin

A great primer is worth its weight in gold and once you discover the right one for your skin type, it can literally transform your complexion’s appearance and set your makeup for an entire day. With an array of primers available, it may feel like you are staring at a makeup version of “Where’s Wally?”, and you would be right. To take the hassle out of this arduous task, I have rounded up the best primers to best suit certain skin types, so you stay looking and feeling flawless all-day long.

1.For Acne-Prone Skin Choose Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment, £29, Sephora

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This gel primer includes naturally sourced salicylic acid, of which is super-effective in helping to heal acne, reduces the appearance of pores and prohibits excess sebum, thus preventing further breakouts.

Additionally, Cover FX is brimming with antioxidants to protect, rejuvenate and soothe the skin. Better yet, you will find that your makeup stays put for longer, whilst acne and blemishes stay well-hidden!

N.B This primer is not as effective on extremely oily skin types.

2.For Anti-Aging Choose It Cosmetics No.50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer, £37, Selfridges

Should you be searching for the perfect anti-aging primer, this is the kitty for you. The incredible multi-tasking primer/serum provides over 50 outstanding ingredients to give your complexion a boost of hydration, nourishment and rejuvenation. The wonder product diminishes the pesky signs of aging and provides optimal preparation for your makeup, so you stay looking gorgeous and feeling utterly pampered. Yay!

3.For Dry Skin Choose L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer, £6.99, Boots

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Dry skin may never again be an issue; this primer thoroughly hydrates, locks in moisture, smooths and offers that much-desired radiant luminosity for up to 8 hours. What’s more, at such a great price this primer can do no wrong!

4.For Oily Skin Choose NeoStrata Oil Control Gel, $48, FaceTheFuture

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Should oily skin be a concern, NeoStrata has just the solution. This incredibly lightweight gel glides on seamlessly to provide the perfect matte and super-soft barrier. Furthermore, not only does it soak up excess oil but offers highly effective anti-aging benefits you will love. NeoStrata should be a brand in everyone’s bathroom cabinet!

 

 

6 Tips To Help Your Hair Grow

We all crave for those Disney Princess-esque hair, but the reality is that colouring and everyday heat styling wreaks havoc, making the chances of thick lustrous locks about as real as winning £168 million on the lottery. Fortunately, there are a few things we can all do to help our hair grow that little bit faster, and look that much better. Read on:

1.Condition

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Yes, you may well be running late for that date, or just not feeling energised enough to give a rat’s ass if you skip the conditioner. Think again, because unless you condition each time you shampoo, your hair will end up looking, well, like a rat’s ass – and believe me, come tomorrow you will care.  Find the right conditioner for your hair type and make sure you invest in a good brand. Conditioner replaces lipids and proteins, will seal your strands and prohibit further breakage.

2.Regularly Trim

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Putting off that trip to the hairdresser’s because you have almost reached that length, will not be beneficial. Regular trims will keep those pesky split ends in check, ensuring your hair stays in optimal health and thus will grow that little bit faster.

3.Use A Hair Mask

Take the time each week to apply a good hair mask or hair oil treatment. Kerastase offers fabulous results, however if you don’t want to invest in a product, DIY masks such as coconut oil, honey and virgin olive oil provide an incredible alternative.

4.Lay Off The Heat

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I’m sorry to say that no matter how much heat protection you apply, heat styling will damage the hair. Should your hair be particularly brittle, take it easy on these tools.

5.Cold Water (Yowch)

Sounds grim, (especially as the winter months draw in) but rinsing your hair with a cold blast of water will seal the hair and lock in moisture. You will be amazed at how much difference this little hair hack makes.

6.Brush Carefully

Don’t ever attack your hair with your brush. Not only should you take time to find a brush to suit your hair type and condition, but you should ensure you are treating your hair with the extra TLC it requires. Doing this prevents breakage, reduces damage to the scalp and will ultimately support faster hair growth. Yay!

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