At Hair by Janet, we know how important your hair is to you, and we know that sometimes your long luscious locks might be at risk, and a variety of common conditions could be early warning signs that you should pay attention to. Let’s explore some of the most common hair issues that people face.
We all know of that one horrible monster: dandruff. It’s something that we all dread, with skin flakes falling all over the place. Dandruff can be caused by a variety of things, including dry scalp and other skin conditions. If your dandruff is white, you probably have just had too much sun or your scalp is dry. If you go outside a lot, try using sunscreen on your scalp. If that doesn’t help, try using an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo. Yellow or greasy dandruff, though, may be a sign of a skin condition, and if left untreated, this could lead to hair loss or thinning hair. If this is the case, you should seek out a medical professional for assistance.
If your hair has suddenly become less full and lush, there are a number of factors that could be at fault. Your diet could be a large factor. Diets that are low in protein, zinc and iron have had strong correlations with thinning hair, says Bustle. Stress could also have a large factor in hair thickness. Physical or emotional stress could be a trigger for hair loss, and while this isn’t a permanent condition, it can become one if your higher than normal stress levels persist. Genetics can also play a role, with an underactive thyroid being one of the most common causes.
While none of us can fight the battle of growing old, we can delay it. The stress our bodies are put through can actually decrease the amount of pigment producing cells your body generates and reduce the amount of hair growth. By properly managing your stress levels as you grow older, you can actually decrease the amount of gray hairs your body produces and also stave off the thinning that is often considered to be a natural part of aging.
If your hair is constantly being put under large amounts of physical stress, whether from sun exposure, excessive heat or a biotin deficiency, you may find that your hair is breaking more often. To avoid this, we recommend taking a look at your lifestyle. By wearing hats or using lower heat when blow drying, you can help reduce the impact of these natural stresses on your hair. You can also consider using different types of product in your hair which may also help minimize or reverse hair breakage problems.
We previously mentioned hair breakage, and split ends are a related condition. Fortunately, split ends are a sign of hair damage, but one that is easy to manage. Using less heat when drying hair, using the straightener less often and having your hair cut regularly can keep this condition under control. Once your hair has split ends, the only solution is having your hair cut, but being more mindful of how you treat your hair can prevent the issue from returning.
Taking care of your hair is vital to prolonging the health and fullness of your locks. Even with the most attentive care, though, sometimes hair loss or thinning can occur that’s beyond your control. If you’re experiencing hair loss, Hair by Janet can help. We have a wide variety of solutions that can be customized to help you with your thin or damaged hair. Schedule a confidential consultation today by calling 650-592-3691.