Nutrition

Is Hair Loss A Sign of Aging?

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Hair loss is so common that almost everyone has moments of lamenting their lost hair.Is this normal metabolism or sign of premature aging? we will unravel the myth for you today.

Normal or premature aging?

Actually, as we said , hair loss is common to all of us. On average, about 90% of the hairs on our heads are in the growing phase and about 10% are in the resting phase. After a few months in the resting phase, the hairs start shedding. So it’s normal to shed 100 hairs a day.  nor it’s alarming to see hair in the sink or on the bathroom floor. You know you only lost older hair and new hair is growing back to replace them.

A 2011 study by researchers found out that the growing/resting cycle isn’t equal throughout the year. there is seasonal peaks. Based on the hair growth patterns of nearly 900 women over six years, researchers found that more hair reached the resting phase in the summer — and ready to shed during the fall — than at any other time of year. The cause is still not to known nor any solution as for how to disrupt the cycle. Yet, rest assured that hair loss, or seasonal hair loss doesn’t stand for the onset of permanent aging . and that your hair will be at its fullest volume again next summer.

That said, there are certain physical conditions that lead to hair loss. it includes:

pregnancy

lack of protein

emotional stress

vitamin B deficiency

dramatic weight loss etc.

You know yourself best. if the above conditions didn’t happen to you. you probably just entered into a normal seasonal hair loss peak.

Foods good for hair growth

Good news is,  there are foods that can help us grow better hair back, even if you are in shedding phase.  the following 5 foods will provide nutrition that your body and hair need.

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Egg for protein,

carrots for vitamin A, the key ingredient for healthy cell, including scalp cell.

Avocado for vitamin E,  improves the blood circulation and helps the follicles work more efficiently to promote hair growth.

Nuts , rich in omega-3 fatty acids, nourish the hair and support thickening.

Citrus fruits, it is responsible for the production of collagen that make capillaries that connect to the hair shafts strong.

 

 

 

 

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