Warning signs in your morning hair routine
After snoozing one too many times and fighting a head rush as you reluctantly, yet rapidly, abandon your warm covers to confront the day ahead, you come to the realisation that you hate mornings and you have less than 30 minutes to get ready (probably the latter explains the sudden hate).
As always, brushing your hair is the last thing you do before you run out the door, and it’s fast and rough. At this point, you don’t even quench at the handful of hairs you’ve left tangled in your brush pins.
Does this routine sound a bit too familiar? I don’t doubt it does, but have stopped to question whether losing all that hair is just a results of rushing around, or could it be a sign of hair loss?
When hairs in your brush are an alarm sign
A few hairs in the brush can go unnoticed, but if you’re fearing the worst, look out for these signs:
- Your ponytail is thinning (are you wrapping the hair band one extra time?)
- You’re noticing thin spots or a widening part bald
- Your hairline is thinning
What type of hair loss could you be facing?
Hair loss affects over 30 million women (according to the American Dermatology Association) and one size doesn’t fit all. Here are the various types of hair thinning that you could be facing:
- hereditary gradual thinning over the years, caused by the androgens hormones. You’ll experience fine hairs and a loss in hair density.
- often caused by severe stress, this type of hair loss is very sudden. You might notice patches of baldness or hair shedding.
- caused by tight hairstyling, such as extensions, tight ponytails and braids. This pulls the hair shaft and disturbs the hair follicles, which results in hair thinning or balding. Traction alopecia could be temporary or permanent, depending on the damage done.
Hair loss as a side effect
- due to medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disease, kidney or liver disease and rheumatological disorders.
What can you do about it?
If you’re experiencing hereditary hair loss, there is little you can do to prevent in. Try to seek treatment as soon as possible and minimise the damage.
For other conditions such as telogen effluvium and traction alopecia, here are a few things that will help:
- Get enough sleep and drink plenty of water (sounds basic, but it’s fundamental to your hair’s health)
- Avoid chemical hair products (try to use organic and natural products instead)
And if you can’t prevent it…
You can always make the most of what you have whilst you’re getting treatment. That means styling and looking after your hair so that you keep you feel confident and comfortable with your look. Here are a few tips:
- Colour your hair to strengthen your hair and give it a glowing look (please use high-quality products, as chemical-free as possible)
- Get highlights to give the illusion of thicker hair
- Get a cut and styling every 6-8 weeks
- Invest in high quality and chemical free hair products
Do you need a professional opinion?
If you have any questions about hair loss, book a free consultation with one of our qualified surgeons on 0800 6990209 or Whatsapp 0785 55 65 558.
Also, do leave a comment below and tell us if this helped you with identifying hair loss signs in your morning routine.