Did you know it’s not just your skin, but that hair shows your age too? With shifting hormones, changes in your diet, certain needs, and external sun and styling damages, your hair takes a beating.
Luckily, there’s a way to have beautiful hair everyday- from the inside, out. Eating healthy is the key because the saying is true, You are what you eat!
Eat lots of dark leafy greens, omega-3 fatty acids found in Salmon and Avocados, and antioxidants found in your super fruits. And, if you ever think this is too much food, try one packet of BeautyScoop a day. It has all of the essential vitamins and minerals to help you glow from the inside, out.
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According to the UK’s Glamour Beauty, Kate Middleton’s hair is “bouncy, shiny [and] basically perfect”. Prince William, on the other hand, could use some hair….err…help! While many people consider hair loss to be a “male” issue, it commonly affects women as well. In fact, excessive hair loss affects more than 30 million women, or 15% of all women in the US alone. The good news is that in women, hair loss may be related to hormonal or medical causes that can be reversible. On the contrary, [poor William!] men’s hair loss is typically genetic. or hereditary and irreversible. Patterns of hair loss in men and women differ as well. While men’s hair loss is typically localized to the temple, the crown or the “bald spot” on the top of the head, in women there is more often a diffuse thinning throughout the scalp, or a high hairline.
The most common medical problem causing thinning and balding in women is related to excess male hormone (androgen) and is called androgenic alopecia. It may come as a surprise to some, but male hormone is typically present in women, albeit in small quantities. When those levels rise abnormally, the hair growth cycle will be adversely affected: the hair follicle will shrink over time and die, or become incapable of producing and maintaining healthy hair growth.
Alopecia areata is another common medical cause of hair loss in women. It is an autoimmune issue characterized by patches of hair loss, but often successfully treated with steroids. Hormonal fluctuations with pregnancy, post-pregnancy and menopause, as well as those hormonal changes associated with medications like the oral contraceptive, can contribute to hair thinning and balding as well. These and other medical causes like anemia, thyroid problems. physical or mental stress and crash or poor diets can lead to an insufficient quantity of the building blocks necessary for the growth and maintenance of healthy hair. Non-medical factors causing excessive hair loss are a growing concern. Hair straightening procedures like the Brazilian Blow-Out or Japanese Straightening can cause thinning and balding. Overstyling with frequent blow-drying, hair coloring, perming or processing be problematic, as can hair extensions, tight ponytails, braids and corn rows that can lead to tension alopecia with premature breakage and tearing of the hair from its follicle.