Outside factors that can have major effects on your hair

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Hi.

Go grab a cuppa and have a chat with us. We want to impart our hair wisdom onto you. Think of us as your older, wiser sibling. 

Although we hate to admit it, hair loss is something that will impact all of us at some point in our lives. What is even worse, we can’t predict it. 

Sure, we can have a look at our parents and see when they first get little bald spots and prepare ourselves for that (mentally and physically), but did you know that there are so many other factors that impact hair loss? Especially the environment. Shocking, we know.

How can I stop it from happening?

Do not fret, we are here to give you all the ins and outs so you can do your best to keep all the hair on your head for as long as possible, and as healthy as possible. Here are the major factors that can harm your gorgeous locks. 

SUN EXPOSURE

There is nothing better than feeling the sun on your face. Just warms the soul. 

Unfortunately, the sun can also do serious damage. Not only does the sun burn our skin, it can also burn our hair. It causes dryness and increases the chances of split ends. UV rays literally change the hair’s physical properties and chemical composition, causing unwanted changes. 

Like the old saying goes, slip slop slap. Sunscreen and a hat will be your new best friends. 

 

POOR DIET

We all hear ‘you are what you eat’ referring to our overall health, but did you know that what you eat also affects the condition of your hair too? 

Diets high in saturated fat, salt and sugar can cause serious damage to your hair. This is because these diets lack essential vitamins and nutrients, which are vital for hair health. Fear not, protein is your answer.

We know when you hear the word protein you immediately think of bulking up in the gym to get massive gainz. Now, think about getting massive gainz for your hair follicles.

 

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Protein is the building block of things like hair, collagen and cells. Less protein means less building blocks, therefore weaker hair. First place to start – have protein for every meal. A bit of fish, eggs and nuts never go astray and will result in a full glossy head of hair. 

STRESS

Stress is something that we all experience. We’ve seen in the movies that when people get stressed, they pull out their hair. However, hair loss can occur even without us pulling out our hair – just purely from stress alone!  

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Sometimes stress can be good, giving us that little adrenaline boost to get us through intense periods. Prolonged or chronic periods of stress however can negatively impact health, and that includes hair health.

Try practicing some self-love and focus on taking time out for yourself to reduce the stress. Whether that be with a delish meal, going for a walk or taking a long hot shower. It is all preventable, and do not be afraid to seek professional help if you are worried about your hair or health in general.

LOW QUALITY HAIR PRODUCTS

Low-quality products might be cheaper, but they can have very bad effects on our hair. And we mean very bad. They are usually made from cheap quality material, which, used regularly, damages and makes the hair weaker after every single use. 

Do your research and find the best products that suit your particular hair type. Don’t know where to look? We do. Click that little ‘shop’ button up there to get you started.

EXERCISING

It is so important to get our sweat on and release all those negative emotions. However, sweat residue can leave bacteria on the scalp and hair fibers, and can also make your hair feel fragile and wiry. Nobody wants that.  

It is really crucial for you to jump in the shower ASAP after a workout and give your hair a good scrub to look after your gorgeous locks. 

Wow, that was a lot to process

This sure is quite a bit of info to take in, but awareness is the first step. By prioritising your hair health, we’ve got no doubt that you will get the gorgeous locks you’ve always wanted. 

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.

 

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