Hair Loss: Causes, Prevention and TreatmentsMany women and men deal with hair loss. Is there a way to reduce and stop hair loss? Read these tips for healthy hair.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Do you notice your hair thinning? Or how about rapid hair shedding? Hair loss is all too common. Women and men suffer from hair loss for a variety of reasons: medical, lifestyle, or diet-related. No one wants to suffer from hair loss. What if there was a way to reduce and stop hair loss in its tracks? Luckily, we have a few tips to help you reduce the amount of hair loss and (hopefully) stop hair loss altogether. Let’s go over some of the tips to help you so you can get started right away. Hair Loss CausesThere are plenty of reasons why you could be losing hair. You could be going through a super stressful period in your life. Maybe the doctor has you on some medications that cause hair loss. Perhaps you’re pregnant, and your hormones are changing. Do know that there are a variety of reasons why you could be suffering from hair loss, and you are not alone. Here some of the reasons why hair loss can be an issue.Hormones, Age, & PregnancyWomen who are pregnant or women going through hormonal changes often see hair loss as a result. Women are likely to see thinning of their hair between the ages of 50 to 60 years. Age is right on track with menopause in women. Women who’ve seen their mothers lose hair will most likely experience the same thing for hereditary reasons. Also, women who suffer from Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are likely to experience hair loss as a result. Diet & MedicationsMake sure you are getting the proper vitamins and nutrients your body needs. Rapid weight loss, high vitamin A, vitamin B deficiency, and not getting enough protein are culprits for hair loss. Those who are anemic should watch out for hair loss as well. Talk to your doctor about any vitamin deficiencies and how to stabilize them. We will go over what the proper diet for reducing hair loss looks like a little bit later on. Those on certain medications can experience hair loss as a result. Anabolic steroids are also known to impact hair loss. It’s best to consult your doctor or pharmacy to see if your medications could be causing hair loss. Stress & Other CulpritsBeing super stressed-out is not ideal, but neither is losing your hair. Stress is a big issue with those suffering from hair loss. It’s best to work on reducing stress to reduce hair loss in return. Those who experience female or male pattern baldness can mitigate hair loss by keeping a balanced diet and consulting with a physician. There are also other culprits to hair loss such as chemotherapy, Alopecia Areata, Lupus, hypothyroidism, and compulsively pulling hair out (Trichotillomania, classified as an “impulse control disorder.”)Tips To Reduce And Stop Hair LossThough there is an assortment of ways to reduce and stop hair loss, make sure you speak with your physician before ruling anything out. Here are some tips to reduce and stop hair loss after you’ve ruled any hereditary or health issues out: 1. Diet & NutritionFill your diet with plenty of raw vegetables, herbs, and proteins. Diets such as the Mediterranian Diet are known to help reduce the risk of female or male pattern baldness. Those who are plenty of salad greens and herbs more than a few days a week have seen improvements. 2. Plenty of ProteinDid you know that hair follicles consist of a protein called keratin? If you have a protein deficiency or if your body blocks amino acids, including nuts, eggs, poultry (chicken and turkey), and fish in your diet can increase the amount of protein aka keratin your body produces. 3. Vitamin AVitamin A is full of retinoids. Retinoids increase the rate of hair growth. Ensuring that you are getting enough vitamin A, your body will then produce more sebum, which is essential for keeping a healthy scalp. Get more vitamin A by eating plenty of sweet potatoes and sweet peppers, which are rich with the vitamin. 4. MultivitaminsDid you know that vitamins A, B, C, D, iron, selenium, and zinc all help hair growth and retention processes? These vitamins and nutrients specifically help with cell turnover. 5. BiotinBiotin (vitamin H or B7) is involved with the fatty acid synthesis in the body, essential to your hair lifecycle. Your doctor should tell you if you should be taking three to five milligrams daily. 6. Vitamin DVitamin D is also associated with nonscarring alopecia. Most doctors will recommend you taking vitamin D 800 to 1,000 IU daily to stop vitamin D deficiency. Ask your doctor or pharmacist what the best multivitamin is for you so you can reduce the risk of hair loss. 7. Stress ManagementYoga and therapy are both very successful ways to mitigate hair loss, as is frequent massage therapy. If you are losing hair due to stress, these avenues are optimal for relieving stress. An at-home or professional scalp massage can also help stimulate the scalp and hair follicles, creating that healthy hair feeling that goes with reducing stress. 8. Hair HygieneWash your hair regularly to avoid build-up of the scalp. Avoid harsh shampoos. Milder shampoos are much more gentle on the scalp and do the job just right to keep your scalp clean. 9. Massage TreatmentsCoconut oil is effective at preventing UV damage of the scalp and protects against styling products. The lauric acid assists in binding protein to hair, which then protects hair from breakage. Coconut oil is also helpful in massaging into the scalp, helping blood flow and your hair grow. Olive oil is also useful at conditioning the hair and preventing dryness and breakage. 10. Hair StylingWhen styling your hair, avoid tight up-dos, ponytails, and braids. Tight hair-dos lead to damage and breakage of hair. Also, avoid heat stylers like hair dryers and curling irons to prevent weakening and breakage of your hair. Letting your hair go natural will encourage natural hair growth and keep it healthier. Avoid coloring your hair, which dyes contain ammonia and other chemicals that can lead to hair damage and breakage. Consult with your doctor to rule out any medical issues before starting your hair regimen. Maintain a healthy diet, get proper nutrients, practice stress management, and treat your hair correctly to reduce and stop hair loss. Reducing and stopping hair loss starts with you.
Jan. 10, 2020
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My Farewell To Cherie
Follow me on Ig for more skincare since Cherie is leaving 😭 @naturedskinv This has been an amazing journey and I’ve made soo many amazing friends. Thank you for all the love, conversations, and just overall happiness I’ve experienced on this app. I’m definitely sad, a little upset, and a dash of confused, but thank you @cheriefor giving me such an amazing confidence boost and guidance. The way the app shaped my thoughts on skincare has been insane. I’m still willing to forget this and call it a joke if y’all are! 😭 Anyways thank you again and hopefully we can stay in touch 🙏🏾
Clear skin the gentle way?
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩 “buh-koo-chee-all” HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum I’ve already become a diehard Herbivore lover. So to receive this beauty was super exciting. When I started my acne journey on Cherie I was (and still am) a Differin Acne Gel stan. This was my choice of retinol and I wanted it strong to treat acne and boost my cellular turnover. Now that my acne is currently under control and it’s getting hot again, I definitely want something smooth and gentle. Bakuchiol is a gentler alternative to the very popular ingredient retinol. So essentially you’ll get overall youthful results for your skin. I haven’t tested this on my acne theory yet, but overall my face has been smooth and irritation free. This serum does not have a smell which I love for products of this caliber. I also love that it’s light and not drying at all. I use this at night and since i have a tolerance to retinol I use it every night. I haven’t been using it long enough to see results (about 12 weeks) but I definitely can’t wait to finish this. Have you tried Bakuchiol?
Skin Barrier Skin Savior 🙏🏾
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩🤩 Something thing I am very particular about is my moisturizer. My skin barrier tends need the extra TLC and the best thing to give it is moisture. So when I look for a moisturizer I need something that gives me instant hydration and doesn’t clog my pores. So when I received the : BASE BUTTER - Radiate Face Jelly Aloe Vera Gel Face Moisturizer I was so excited! The Brand : ✨Black Owned ✨Women Owned ✨Cruelty Free ✨Non-Comedogenic ✨Vegan ✨Paraben Free 🔑 Ingredients : ✨Aloe Vera Juice ✨Shea Butter ✨Evening Primrose Oil Okay, as you can see your girl woke up DULL! The only thing I did for this video was wash my face and use this to show y’all the transformation! I was using this EVERY night but last night I used my acne treatment routine and your girl FELT THAT (salicylic acid can be so drying to my combo skin). What’s my favorite part? This baby doesn’t have a smell or heavy greasy feel, so it perfect year round! At $21 this is a DEAL ! (The line I used on my cheek covered the entire bottom portion of my face!) Have you tried this brand?
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
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