Fall hair tends to fall out much more than any other time of the year. We assure you, this is completely normal! But the question you are probably asking yourself is, why?
With the summer and the sun, the hair grows faster and the hair reaches the end of life phase from September / October. This normal phenomenon may understandably worry some people. Added to this is the stress and fatigue that do not go well with the hair.
Here are our tips to limit this seasonal hair loss as much as possible.
First of all, we often talk about hair loss but do you know how hair grows?
The hair grows at the level of the root at the level of a follicle of the skin (here the scalp). Nutrients and oxygen are supplied to the hair root through the blood flowing to this follicle. This natural process helps hair grow.
To accelerate hair growth, there are several ways. It is important to clarify that genetics still has a role in maintaining hair growth, but there are other factors that can come into play.
Check your protein intake and not have restrictive diets
A restrictive diet can decrease the nutrient resources needed for hair growth. When the body is stressed by a drastic diet, hair growth has a lower priority than other vital functions of the human body. This is why a balanced diet and sufficient protein intake (0.83 x body weight per day) is important for optimal hair growth. Proteins (including some amino acids) help prevent dry or brittle hair.
If you eat meat, bet on these animal proteins: white meat (chicken, turkey), dairy products and eggs.
As for vegetable proteins, eat legumes (chickpeas, lentils, etc.) and oilseeds (nuts, seeds, etc.).
Boost your nutritional profile with food supplements
If it is necessary to have a balanced diet, certain vitamins, minerals or fatty acids are particularly important for the health of the hair and its growth. They can be used as a dietary supplement.
Biotin or vitamin B8 is a so-called “new” vitamin according to the Food and Nutrition Board. It plays a role in the growth and normal energy functioning of the body. This water-soluble vitamin is often combined with vitamin B5. Scientific studies have proven that a deficiency in biotin can lead to hair loss.
Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant action. It protects the capillary microcirculation and also allows the assimilation of non-heme iron. Lack of iron is the first sign of hair loss. It has a role in the normal blood supply (hemoglobin) to the hair bulb.
Omega 3 are polyunsaturated fatty acids that the body cannot manufacture on its own. It must be provided by food (fatty fish, linseed oil, chia, etc.) or by supplementation. They are found in the cells that line the scalp and play a role in moisturizing the scalp and hair. They increase hair density and at the same time reduce hair loss.
Other scientific articles have been able to show an improvement in hair growth after supplementation with MSM (compounded with mineral sulfur), bamboo stem extract, etc.
Our La Chevelure food supplement has been designed to provide all the interesting nutrients to strengthen the structure of the hair, slow down hair loss and accelerate hair growth. Our adaptogenic herb, Amla is a rich source of vitamin C, flavonoids, vitamin E and B complexes and carotenoids. It protects the skin against oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
We have also added Bamboo, a plant rich in silica which remineralizes and strengthens the hair, MSM which makes the hair tenacious and rigid (sulphur is useful for hair growth. Moreover, sheep increase their wool production with a diet enriched with MSM), vitamins B8 and B5 and amino acids for all their benefits explained above.
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Try essential oils
Essential oils can also promote hair growth. There are many studies that have revealed hair growth using these oils (Rosemary, Peppermint, Ylang-Ylang, Jojoba...). They slow down hair loss and stimulate hair growth. The actions take place at the level of the hair follicles and blood circulation.
Chemicals change hair texture. These exert pressure and can cause breakage.
Stimulate hair growth with scalp massage
In addition to helping to relax and relieve stress, a daily massage promotes hair growth by helping to dilate blood vessels under the skin. It makes the hair stronger and denser. It is enough to massage 2 to 3 minutes every day. Add to your evening routine, for example.
You can of course follow these tips all year round to have the most beautiful mane, summer and winter alike.