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Our experts explain what causes hair loss and help carve out the cure
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Under the Microscope: Hair Loss Under the Microscope: Hair Loss

Under the Microscope: Hair Loss

Our experts explain what causes hair loss and help carve out the cure
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Hair Loss
Under the Microscope

Hair Loss

Our experts explain what causes hair loss and help carve out the cure

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Whether stress has led you to breaking point, or lifestyle changes have left you depleted, hair-related grievances like fallout, breakage and thinning are likely to signify something more at play. According to our experts – most of whom have faced the battle themselves – thinking holistically is the first step to finding a hair loss treatment…

“Our hair is a mirror of our inner wellness and can often be an indicator of internal health. If you are experiencing hair loss it could be useful to book a routine blood test to rule out any underlying health problems and check for any nutrient deficiencies. Iron and vitamin D deficiencies are two of the most common, both known to impact hair.”
Kiran Tudor, expert hairstylist

Stress

Sudden trauma or long periods of extreme stress can lead to various forms of hair loss, whether it pushes hair follicles into a ‘resting’ phase, triggers an autoimmune response or leads to pulling. The good news is, chances are it’s not forever – but management of mental wellness is essential in order to break the cycle…

“Any stressful situation can cause hair loss. Triggers include trauma, illness, nutritional deficiencies, pregnancy, menopause, relationship problems and financial worries among many others.”
Lucy Palmer, Hair Gain founder

“Your hair is the last past of your body to receive nutrients and the first to be withheld from them. This means that when your body its put under stress – whether for a prolonged of time or due to unexpected trauma – your body responds by automatically directing nutrients to the more vital organs of the body.”
Laura Tudor, CENTRED founder

“Stress management can be one of the most effective ways to address unnecessary shedding and improve your hair’s overall health. Try taking small steps to reduce stressors by setting work and social boundaries.”
Kiran Tudor, expert hairstylist

Hormones + Ageing

Hair loss in women is most common during menopause and postpartum, whereas men are most affected as they age. Both are due to a decline in hormone levels – and substituting with the right supplements can help ease the effects…

“As we age we naturally produce less silica, a mineral vital for strong supple hair. Supplementing with silica has been shown to improve hair growth as well as the health and appearance of hair in later life, whilst adding amino acids can help even out the dip in nutrients that occurs during menopause and postpartum.“
Kiran Tudor, expert hairstylist

“300,000 women a year experience postpartum hair loss. After giving birth, when your hormone levels drop, more hairs enter the resting stage and start to fall out. This usually peaks at 6 months postpartum, after which you'll start to see less hair going down the drain and in your hairbrush.“
Lucy Palmer, Hair Gain founder

Hair + Scalp Care

Making small tweaks to your daily routine is the easiest road to results. Adopt good hair and scalp care habits – and keep them up – for treatment, maintenance and prevention…

“You want to ensure that your scalp is in a healthy place – healthy scalp, healthy hair. The follicles need to be clear and free to help promote healthy hair growth.”
Renee Gadar, Global Artistic Director – Texture at Aveda

“Using a scalp treatment with regular head massage along with a daily hair growth supplement are two of the easiest and most effective things you can do to maximise your hair growth potential.”
Laura Tudor, CENTRED founder

“When styling, be gentle – don't brush your hair too hard and try to limit yourself to brushing just once a day with a wide-toothed comb.”
Lucy Palmer, Hair Gain founder

“Rosemary and peppermint oils are fantastic natural oils to use on the scalp - they help increase blood flow to the scalp which in turn stimulates the hair follicle to grow thicker strands and encourages them to stay in the growth phase for longer, resulting in fuller, thicker hair.”
Laura Tudor, CENTRED founder

Nutrition

The right diet can work wonders for hair loss, whatever the cause. So, once you’ve switched in plenty of strand-strengthening superfoods, power up with select vitamins and supplements that promote luscious, healthy growth…

“Crash dieting and malnutrition can be one of the causes of hair loss, so eating correctly is just as essential to hair health as it is to the rest of your body.”
Lucy Palmer, Hair Gain founder

“The small but mighty pea shoot is rich in nutrients and antioxidants like AnaGain, biotin and L-arginine, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and stimulate hair growth. Not only do organic pea shoots pack an impressive nutritional punch, they are also extremely versatile – add them to a stir fry or a salad, sauté them or use them in a soup or pesto.”
Lucy Palmer, Hair Gain founder

“Bamboo extract is one of the most potent natural sources of silica. Taking this daily supplement will ensure that your body receives a consistent amount of silica along with many other vital vitamins and minerals to promote strong, healthy hair growth.”
Kiran Tudor, expert hairstylist

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