5 Possible Causes of Hair Shedding

Shedding occurs when strands of hair fall out from the roots and it is a normal part of the hair growth cycle. While it's typical to lose between 50 to 100 hairs per day, excessive shedding is when you notice that you are losing more hair than usual. Your hair may come out in larger clumps when detangling and you may notice decreased hair density, especially in your edges/hairline.

If you are experiencing excessive shedding, here are 5 possible causes:

  • You recently recovered from COVID
  • Within the months after you recover from COVID-19 you may experience excessive hair shedding. A noticeable uptick in the number of hairs lost is common after recuperating from any illness in which you experienced a high fever. The good news is that excessive shedding as a result of COVID-19 is temporary and will most likely go away on its own. You can also seek advice from a medical professional if the shedding is severe or if it continues for several months.  

  • Your scalp is not healthy
  • A healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair. If your scalp is not regularly cleansed of dirt and product build up with a shampoo, or if you are suffering from dryness, irritation, or flaking, it could lead to excessive shedding and premature hair loss. We also recommend incorporating products with ingredients that focus on revitalizing and soothing your scalp, like our Hy-Fresh Conditioning Spray, Herbal Infused Hair & Scalp Oil, and the award-winning Gentle Herbal Cleanser. Always seek guidance from a dermatologist to treat any serious potential scalp conditions or infections. 

  • You recently had a baby
  • Postpartum shedding typically happens within 2 to 4 months of giving birth and is a common occurrence among women who recently had a baby. It is caused by fluctuating hormones, and the hair being in the resting phase for a longer period of time. Bask & Bloom Essentials was created by a mom-of-three who suffered from severe postpartum shedding after giving birth to each of her children. Our Founder’s quest to find natural remedies for her own postpartum hair loss led to the development of Bask & Bloom’s nutrient-rich line. Each of our products are formulated with a team of chemists and dermatologists as an effective solution to address this concern for new moms.

  • You’re not detangling properly
  • Always use water and a product with slip, like our 2-in-1 Pre Poo/Deep Conditioner, to help gently undo knots. Use fingers, a wide tooth comb or a detangling brush. Work in small sections and start at the ends, slowly working up to the roots. Sometimes tangled hair requires patience to undo. Rushing through the detangling process can result in excessive shedding and breakage. 

  • Your are not maintaining your health and stress-levels
  • Your overall well being is extremely important  for your hair to thrive. Massaging your scalp is a great way to relax and stimulate your hair follicles.  Exercising also helps with de-stressing & lifting your mood.  Eat green vegetables and fruits along with protein-rich food and drink plenty of water to rid your body of toxins.

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