Hair thinning includes excessive shedding and hair loss. It is characterized by increased hair fall out and decreased hair density or volume. You may also notice bald spots or patchiness in certain areas. While there are many potential reasons why this occurs, here are three common causes that might lead you to notice that your hair is thinning.
Physical and Mental Health
Hair thinning can often be a symptom of a health condition, ranging across both physical and mental health. For example, significant mental stress or anxiety can cause telogen effluvium, which pushes large numbers of hair follicles into the resting phase and results in increased shedding or hair loss. Autoimmune disorders, like alopecia, can also cause hair thinning because the body’s immune system is attacking hair follicles.
If you think you may have a health condition that is leading to thinning hair, we encourage you to seek medical advice and treatment from a qualified health professional. Hair thinning under these circumstances is often temporary and treating the underlying health condition may help alleviate symptoms.
A hormonal imbalance or hormonal fluctuations that lead to hair thinning can occur during the postpartum phase (after pregnancy) and during menopause in women. Throughout these periods, hormones can dictate how quickly hair grows, how much it sheds, and even the size and prevalence of hair follicles. Certain medical conditions, such as thyroid conditions or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), may also create a hormonal imbalance that can cause hair thinning.
While postpartum and menopause are natural adjustment periods that women’s bodies go through, you can support your hair’s regrowth and strengthening process in order to bounce back to healthy, flourishing hair. Bask & Bloom products are formulated to help encourage hair growth and retain length. Click here for tips on postpartum hair loss and shedding from our Founder. If you suspect a medical condition could be the cause of a hormonal imbalance, consult with your doctor.Toxic Chemicals in Hair Products
Clean, non-toxic hair care products, like those formulated by Bask & Bloom, are the safest option for shampooing, conditioning and styling all hair types. Chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, alcohols and formaldehyde can be harsh on the scalp and strands, stripping them of the nutrients and moisture needed for your hair to flourish. Some of these toxic ingredients are known as endocrine disruptors, compounds that can negatively impact hormonal levels and lead to a host of related side effects, including hair loss and more serious health complications.
We recommend avoiding beauty products containing chemicals that can adversely affect your health. Bask & Bloom products are 100% non-toxic, formulated without any chemicals on banned lists in the US, Europe or Canada. Highly concentrated with natural, organic ingredients, botanical extracts, and nourishing oils and butters, our products are science-backed and effective to help repair hair damage and encourage healthy hair growth.
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