Whenever I clean the bathroom, I typically find more than a handful of my wife’s hair strands daily.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, if you lose between 50-100 hair strands per day, it is normal.
Hair loss or thinning will affect all of us sometime in our lives.
However, once you find additional hair strands within the toilet, bedroom and on top of your shoulder, it’s time to seek medical help.
Your scalp condition will determine how much hair you lose.
This loss can be caused by not eating well, taking medication, after child birth, or even heredity.
Causes of hair losses
I guess you are wondering what causes hair loss?
There are many reasons why hair gets damaged.
They include lifestyle, stress, smoking, being exposed to chemicals in hair dye and UV rays.
You can also damage your hair by changing your hairstyle.
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), they identified the subsequent variety of hair losses.
Male Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)
There is a high proportion of men losing their hair throughout their life.
This is the second-leading reason causing baldness in American.
It appears anagen (growth) phase decreases, and therefore the telogen (resting) phase will increase with time.
So when that happens, you get thinner hair in the frontal hairline and crown of your scalp.
This male pattern hair loss is also hereditary.
There are medication and surgical choices available to you to choose to treat this drawback.
Female Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)
This is similar to men’s hair loss. However, women’s hair is not as dense in one to two thirds of their head.
For women, there is medication, low-level light therapy, and hair transplant to treat this condition.
Temporary hair loss
People may get this when they had a serious medical condition, were in an accident, or were stressed.
It may also happen to people who had chemotherapy.
As for temporary hair loss for women, there is a chance of a lack of iron, especially just after pregnancy.
One must not forget that stress can also contribute to this problem.
Because it is only temporary, your hair can grow back after 3-4 months when being treated.
Primary Cicatricial (scarring) Alopecia
In this cluster are many diseases that make your scalp itchy.
It can be tender, and you might have a burning sensation, which can lead to hair loss.
There are many causes of hair loss. One is hormones.
Another is that your thyroid might be wrong, or you might have an infection like syphilis or tinea capitis.
Alternative Natural Therapies
Essential oils are important in treating, nourishing and strengthening the hair follicles and shaft.
As an example, Rosemary (cineole chemotype) encourages hair to grow.
For a hundred years, the Arabian people used Frankincense resin water to rinse their hair and massage their scalp to encourage regrowth and keep their hair healthy.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland did a randomised trial of aromatherapy.
They found that certain essential oils such as thyme, rosemary, lavender and cedar wood mixed in a carrier oil like jojoba or grape seed can be used to treat hair loss.
For male baldness or hair loss, using this mixture daily on the scalp will help them grow more hair.
It is effective for Alopecia Areata.
Their result and research showed that aromatherapy is a safe and effective treatment for Alopecia Areata.
I will show you how to make 4 blends with Young Living oils.
The essential oils recommended are 100% pure therapeutic grade without any synthetics or chemicals.
You just need to mix them in a small dropper bottle.
Hair Loss Prevention Blend No: 1
- 10 drops of Cedar-wood *
- 10 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood *
- 10 drops Lavender *
- 8 drops Rosemary *
- 1 drop Juniper *
Hair Loss Prevention Blend No: 2
- 5 drops Lavender*
- 4 drops Cypress *
- 3 drops Rosemary *
- 2 drops Clary Sage *
- 2 drops Palo Santo *
Hair Loss Prevention Blend No: 3
- 5 drops Lavender
- 5 drops Sacred Frankincense
- 2 drops Clary Sage
- 3 drops Eucalyptus Blue
- 1 drop Peppermint
Hair Loss Prevention Blend No: 4
- 4 drops Rosemary *
- 4 drops Thyme *
- 4 drops Lavender *
- 4 drops Cedar-wood *
- 2 drops Sacred Frankincense *
Application and Usage:
You can pick any one of the 4 blends.
I recommend mixture no: 4, which I used for several months with a beneficial result of less hair falling.
- Add 10 drops of any of the above blends to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or grape-seed oil, and massage onto the balding area, and the balance rub gently into the scalp. Best done before going to bed.
- Alternately mix 2-4 drops of any of the above recipes with 1-2 teaspoons of plant-based shampoo. Massage the scalp vigorously thoroughly for 2-3 minutes, and then leave the shampoo on the scalp for 15 minutes before rinsing the hair.
- 3 tablespoons of alcohol-free Witch Hazel
- 1 teaspoon Hemp seed oil
- Mix 10 drops Lavender *, 10 drops Rosemary *, 10 drops Cedarwood *, 10 drops of Peppermint * together.
- Fill all the blend into a small dropper bottle and top it off with distilled water.
Shake before using. Spray tonic on the scalp once when the hair is wet. Message the scalp.
Once this is completed, comb as normal.
Use daily the mixture.
The Internet is full of misinformation about hair care.
I’m concerned that people spend their hard-earned money on products and treatments that don’t work.
Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it will actually help your hair!
There are so many scams out there, and the number continues to grow every day as new companies pop up with false promises.
You should always do your own research before you buy anything online or offline for that matter.
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Disclaimer: These statements are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. They are for information purposes only. They have not been evaluated by the FDA. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you suspect you have a medical condition, seek help from your doctor.