Stop Hair Loss: Causes and Treatment

Haarausfall stoppen: Ursachen und Behandlung

Many people struggle with hair loss these days. Whether genetic or due to other causes. It's a very annoying subject that people don't like to deal with. Nevertheless, you should do this and see if you could change something. Because the problem, the self-confidence of many harms.

That's why we've put together an article on this topic for you to help you stop your hair loss. In addition, we have listed the individual tips and tricks for you.

the essentials in brief

  • There are different types of hair loss: diffuse hair loss, hereditary hair loss and circular hair loss
  • In addition, hair loss can often be related to diet or stress
  • Hair loss can already be treated very well with home remedies such as turmeric, castor oil, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar

Background: What you should know about stopping hair loss

Hair loss is normal at first. Everyone loses 80 to 100 hairs a day. However, if you find that you're more than likely going beyond that, it's worth keeping an eye on.

There are 3 different types of hair loss. The following table summarizes the different variants:

to form Explanation
Circular hair loss Usually caused by inflammation of the hair follicles. It is suspected that this could also be related to a disorder of the immune system.
Hereditary hair loss Usually occurs in phases (in a woman) when the hormonal balance changes. The reason for this is the change in hormone levels.
Diffuse hair loss This is not hair loss in one place but completely distributed hair loss up to complete hair loss. Often due to stress or illness.

These are the different forms of hair loss. The right tips for stopping hair loss are given in the course of the article. (1,2)

Why is there hair loss at all?

Too much stress and a lack of important nutrients (vitamins) is often the cause of hair loss. (3) In addition, it can also be a genetic predisposition. In addition to these three characteristics, hair loss can also be caused by diseases, infections, changes in hormone levels or a weakened immune system. (4)

Hair loss after pregnancy?

After pregnancy, most women may experience increased hair loss. As estrogen levels rise during pregnancy, most pregnant women have super glowing and soft skin. In addition, the hormone keeps the hair follicles in the growth phase, which is why the hair is stronger during pregnancy. After birth, there is a rapid change in the level, which is why hair loss occurs. (5)

When does hair loss stop after stopping the pill?

Stopping the pill can also lead to hair loss. However, this differs from woman to woman, since the pill fills your body with hormones, there is a strong change in the hormone level in your body when you stop taking the pill.

Due to the change in hormone levels when weaning, hair loss can occur.

However, this should normalize after about 3 to 6 months. If this is not the case, you should look for an expert to see if your hair loss could also have other causes. (6)

Stop Hair Loss After Anorexia?

Hair loss caused by an eating disorder can only be treated indirectly. Treatment can only be done by treating the cause, i.e. the eating disorder. It is important to start psychotherapy. Here, the therapy has a high priority, whereby the patient determines the cause of the anorexia. In addition, it comes to learning a healthy eating behavior and how to deal with it.

You can also try a special shampoo or use nutritional supplements. However, therapy is essential. (7)

Is there a difference between hair loss in women or men?

Both women and men experience hair loss. Since male and female hair are identical, this can happen in both sexes. The only difference is the way the hair falls out. When a woman loses a lot of hair, it becomes noticeable with thin and brittle hair. Men, on the other hand, can have a receding hairline, which could result in a bald head. In a woman, however, a bald head is not an issue.

Broken hair

Brittle hair is usually caused by dryness of the hair or insufficient intake of vitamins and nutrients. (Image Source: Kasia Serbin / Unsplash)

It should be noted that a woman and a man have different care routines. Men should use the shampoos designed for them and women should use the shampoos designed for them. Of course, it doesn't matter if both the woman and the man use the shampoo of the opposite sex. It just shouldn't become a regular occurrence. (8th)

How Do Vitamins Help Stop Hair Loss?

Consuming nutrients is particularly important for hair growth. Vitamins that the human body needs anyway are also important for stopping or preventing hair loss.

Vitamins E, A and D are the most important for hair health. It must be said that the effect of vitamin A is not known. However, it is known that vitamin A has a positive effect on the hair growth cycle. Vitamin D is absorbed by the sun and is in short supply in many people, especially those in northern countries. Why is it always advisable to take vitamin D powder or tabs, especially in winter. (9.10)

What is the best way to stop hair loss?

Disease-related hair loss: If you suspect that your hair loss is disease-related, you should see a doctor. He will then be able to determine whether your assumption is correct or not. He also has the right treatment with him and can help you stop your hair loss.

However, the cause can't always be traced, so changing your lifestyle and changing your hair care products may help. If you already notice a change in your hair, the disease is usually cured.

Stress-related hair loss: Stress-related hair loss usually only becomes noticeable a few months later. The trigger can be a separation, death, but also a high workload. Since most people find it difficult to change their situation, it is important to be aware that your hair loss is strongly influenced by stress. Conscious rest periods, mediation or even sport could help here.

Diet-Related Hair Loss: If your hair loss is definitely related to your diet, you should definitely eliminate junk food from your diet. preferably as soon as possible. Make sure you are getting enough nutrients and vitamins. Pay particular attention to vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, zinc , selenium and biotin.

In general, you should first identify your type of hair loss and then look for the appropriate treatment based on that. (11)

Stop hair loss: The best tips & tricks

Below we will introduce you to a few tips and tricks that could help you when trying to stop hair loss. You should be aware that these are variants that could definitely help you, but they affect people differently.

Can Shampoo Stop Hair Loss?

Depending on how serious your hair loss is, the right shampoo can already be helpful. Proper care is generally very important, which includes the right shampoo. You should also be careful not to wash your hair too often.

woman bathing

Changing shampoo regularly may help in some cases. (Image Source: Bruce Mars / Unsplash)

2 to 3 times a week is sufficient. In addition, if possible, avoid blow-drying, straightening and coloring your hair. Finding the right shampoo for you is then the preventive point. (2)

Stop hair loss with home remedies

There are various home remedies that can help you with your hair loss problem. Below are some products that are easy to find or many may already have at home to combat your hair loss.

Apple Cider Vinegar

The tried and tested remedy. Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has also proven itself in the case of hair loss. The household remedy increases the resistance of your hair and thus protects against hair breakage. Additionally, apple cider vinegar cleans and disinfects due to the acetic acid, killing bacteria and fungi and unclogging pores.

Thats how it works:

After washing your hair normally, do the apple cider vinegar treatment. You should work with a 1 to 5 ratio. After washing your hair as usual , rinse your scalp and hair with the apple cider vinegar mixture. (12)

coconut oil

Coconut oil contains many minerals and vitamins that have a positive effect on your body. In addition, it is one of the cheapest options to do something about your hair loss. Coconut oil for hair helps to strengthen hair structure and repair damage.

Thats how it works:

Make sure that you use natural coconut oils, as they have a particularly large number of minerals and vitamins. You should also heat the coconut oil before applying it to your scalp. Just heat it up until it just starts to melt. By heating the active ingredients of coconut oil can penetrate the hair even better. Once it is heated, apply it to your scalp and massage it in.

After you have covered the scalp you can spread the rest completely over the hair. Your hair will thank you. You can think of it like a mask for your hair, only it's made with a natural home remedy. (12)

castor oil

The golden brown oil has a healing effect on your hair. It does not stop your hair loss directly, but it strengthens the hair to such an extent that it should not break off. The castor oil also stimulates the growth of your hair.

Thats how it works:

Put the oil on your hands (1-2 drops will do) and then apply to your scalp and massage in nicely. Now leave it on for a few hours and wash it out normally in the shower. (13) The castor oil can also be incorporated into your shampoo (2-5 drops should be enough).

turmeric

Turmeric is known from oriental cuisine and is already used in medicine in India. Turmeric already helps against several diseases. And now also against hair loss. Turmeric comes in many different forms, with the powder variant being the best in our case.

Thats how it works:

First you make a paste out of the powder with the help of a little water. Then you smear the paste into your hair and massage it into your scalp. Then you should wrap your hair with the help of cling film. A towel can also be used. now you should wait an hour and then wash off as normal. (14)

Conclusion

In conclusion, it can be said that there are enough home remedies with which you can treat your hair loss. If nothing helps, a visit to the doctor is unavoidable and most likely necessary. Since hair loss can have many different causes, this step is necessary and recommended for many.

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