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May 08, 2020
Thinning hair can be embarrassing, upsetting and downright alarming. If you’ve been noticing your hair is thinning or your edges are creeping back, it’s crucial to get to the root of the problem. And fast.
While it’s completely normal to notice some of your hair falling out- (keep in mind, a healthy scalp sheds between 50 to 100 strands a day)- Ultimately, you’re the one who knows your hair best. Perhaps you’ve noticed more hair than usual is left in your comb, or that you’ve got a tangle of fallen strands left on your pillowcase in the morning. Maybe you’re even noticing it when you look in the mirror. All of these discoveries can be upsetting, and we can’t stress enough the importance of finding out the cause of your hair loss. Once you’ve gotten to the root of the problem, you can appropriately treat the issue you’re dealing with and stop hair loss in its tracks. You’ll be the best judge at knowing if the amount of hair you’re losing has become abnormal, and if the time has come to step in and take action.
We’re here with some words of comfort, as we know how distressing hair loss, receding hairlines and thinning edges can be. Education is the best defense against disappearing hair, so let’s take a look at all the possible causes that could be behind your thinning hair, and take the first steps in the journey to healthier hair.
If you’re not already a dedicated believer of all the benefits of Urbanbella’s healthy hair commitment, we encourage you to join us in becoming a proud naturalista, who chooses hair care techniques that embrace our Natural Hair Code… We’ve still got plenty of reasons to beckon you over to the curly side, and preventing thinning hair is one of them. We’ve seen it tried and true, the benefits you’ll get from not messing with your hair too much, just letting it be. Just how it is. Exactly as it was intended.
Because when you cover up what God gave you with a wig or weave, we’ve got news for you: You can be harming much more than just your naturalista cred.
You may be noticing your edges creeping back a little, or your hairline disappearing on you- or you may feel like you’re already in too deep and you just need to cover up your hair loss with a wig. But whatever stage you’re struggling with, no matter how distressing or how hopeless it all feels, there is an answer. And we’re going to get to the bottom of it with you.
Let’s find out how this all started so we can address the problem head-on. There are many things that can lead to hair loss, as our hair is a complicated but beautiful miracle. To get back to basics: Our hair follicles go through three natural phases- the growing, resting and falling-out phases of our hair’s life cycle. Hair follicles grow for a few years, then takes a rest for a couple of months before falling out and starting the cycle all over again. What becomes problematic is when we go through things in life that push our hair follicles ahead of time and accelerate them into the rest phase too early.
Many hair loss issues are caused by the body going into shock or being under some sort of duress. This prematurely triggers the hair’s resting phase, called Telogen Effluvium, before it’s actually due… Which leads into its next phase, the natural cycle of falling out. You might be able to identify a cause from this list that has led your to hair leap-frog ahead into its rest phase before it’s really time. If you think your hair loss was a result of one of these causes prompting Telogen Effluvium to happen too soon, don’t panic… There are baby hairs growing in their place, and your hair will grow back in time.
Some of the triggers to our hair’s resting phase are easy to identify, but some of them are little known and are able to keep on wreaking havoc on your hairline without you even realizing they’re to blame.
Here’s some of the more obvious (and easier to catch) hair loss culprits...
Then there’s the sneaky culprits who lurk around unnoticed, but are throwing a serious wrench in your healthy hairline works:
I can’t think of a single person I remember being grateful to discover they have thinning hair… However, we may just have our hair to thank for letting us know when there’s something troubling going on with our health- that we may not have caught otherwise. Our hair is often the first thing to alert us when something’s up, and give us the nudge we need to chat to our doctor. Often underlying conditions can be the cause of our hair woes, but for some of us, the hair woes related to them end up being the least of our troubles. Our health is the single most important thing we can dedicate our attention to, and our hair will always show us when we’re on the right track.
For this very reason, we urge you to tune into the messages your hair is trying to tell you. She might whisper sometimes, but do listen carefully- she has important things to say. Something that may even save your life. And at the very least, she’ll save your edges. Which is nearly as good..!
~Keneesha and the Urbanbella Team
May 18, 2020
I watched your blog for the first time on Saturday, and i knew right away that i needed your help. I have just started wash and go with my hair I am now using shea butter products but i really want to start using your products. my hair has some curls in it now but listening to you , i know i have a lot to learn. my daughter will also be transiting her hair .thank you for your help. you are a amazing trainer.
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