What causes women losing their hair?

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What causes women losing their hairNearly 2/3 of women suffer hair loss at some point in their life time. The causes are attributed to heredity, medication and health condition. Although some women experience permanent hair loss, most of the causes can be treatable and in the end, the lost hair will grow back. If you are one of the women concerned about your hair loss and are expecting to find a solution to cure it, you can consult your physician to help you determine the causes and treatments.

Here is a list of possible causes resulting in hair loss in women. The list only contains some major reasons causing hair loss in women.

The first killer – Stress

Severe physical and emotional stress can cause hair loss, even worse some women suffered hair loss overnight regardless of if she generically suffers hair loss. This type of hair loss in women only lasts temporarily. Once the feeling of stress has gone, the lost hair will grow back, however it takes at least 6 months to see the signs. If a woman has the hereditary hair loss gene, the process will be accelerated even worse on top of the stress.

The severe stress includes a loss of partners, intensive sports training, severe illness, medication treatment as well as emotional stress. In the period of stress, the body is unable to provide sufficient nutrients to grow hair because the nutrients have been devoted to the healing of other body parts or the body system has shut down to produce any nutrients required for hair growth. If women want to have thick and shiny hair, they must have a peaceful mind, at least don’t stress yourselves.

The second killer- hair products

Women always love it when their hair is looking fashionable. They change their hair style from time to time, such as colouring, straightening, perming, highlighting and bleaching. All those hairdos require the application all different kinds of hair products on your hair, and all hair products are made of chemicals. They can be poisonous and damage the scalp if they are being overused or incorrectly used.  The result is the hair is permanently damaged and hair loss occurs. In order to prevent hair loss from happening, women should consider stopping use of those products, at least not as frequently as before. Start using organic hair products to rinse, wash and condition their hair so as to keep the hair coated with nutrients to preventing other damage from happening.

The third killer – diseases

Some diseases also cause hair loss, such as asthma, hay fever, early-onset diabetes and so on. The hair loss starts from the top of the scalp down to ears. The appearance is extremely awful. When the symptom occurs, at this stage, the symptom is not curable. Women have to wear a wig to cover the awful and unpleasant hair loss.

The fourth killer – oily hair

Some women also have very oily hair and dandruff, they overuse oily and dandruff prevention hair products. In a short period of time, oily and dandruff hair could be prevented from further growing, however the chemicals in the hair products are very strong and damage our scalp and result in hair loss. In this case please only pick organic hair care products. And don’t wash your hair too frequently, the hair requires coating to prevent damage from either the sun or air pollution. Apart from this cause, some symptoms can be treatable and curable. If we take care of our hair every day and take a proactive attitude to treat our hair well, eventually our hair will be shiny, elastic and moisturized.

Does Shaving Make Hair Grow Faster?

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Does Shaving Make Hair Grow Faster?According to medical studies, there is no correlation between hair growth and shaving. It is simply a myth.

Natural or baby hair is soft, thin and light. Once hair is being shaved many times, it becomes sharp, blunt and coarse.

The hair follicles are buried underneath skin and the nature of follicles will not be affected by the act of shaving. However, the hair follicles can determine hair characteristics such as density, colour and rate of growth. Hair growth is related to genetic factors and influenced by hormones as well as environment.  And in many cases, virus infections and other diseases can lead to hair loss. Some people prefer to apply wax, pluck and shave to remove unwanted hair. The outcome is only that this act makes hair tips sharper and slows down hair growth appearing out of the skin, but it doesn’t slow down hair growth.

Many women have strong hormones; they always shave hair off their legs and armpits. Some of them have soft hair on their corners of their mouth. However, if the soft hair is often shaved, the hair colour and thickness will be physically changed, but the hair on those parts of the body still grows; black hair tips appear after a few days.

Many women, when they see grey hair growing, always have them dyed to a darker colour to cover the grey hair. This act can result in losing hair because the chemicals in hair dye products contains toxins and leads to a slowing down of hair growth and causes damage to the follicles. Grey hair growth is only natural due to aging, it can’t be stopped. Hair dye products in some ways can stimulate grey hair in growing.

Apparently it seems that men suffer hair loss more frequently than women. Many people drink and smoke, which speeds up hair loss and results in a bald head. Many men have very greasy hair, when they become older, the hair starts falling out and they become bald. They look to a replacement surgery to recover hair or implant hair on their scalp.

In theory, hair loss is caused by many reasons.

Health condition

Such as high fever, severe infection and cancer treatment affect hair growth. Some people suffer hair loss overnight and it might be caused extreme depression and stress.  An imbalanced dietary habit also causes hair loss. Hair follicles require steady and constant balanced nutrients to sustain hair growth; our older generations believe the colour and thickness of hair reflects our health condition. A healthy head of hair is shiny, moisture and grows steadily, and hair replacement happens regularly.

Genetic factor

The amount of hormones generated varies from person to person. Hormones control and stimulate hair growth. Even some women have very thick hair on their arms, legs, armpits and mouth and they shave those areas frequently. Contrary to this, some men have thin hair growth, they only shave themselves every second day of the week.

Hormonal change

After women have given birth, for the first couple of months they also find hairs in their comb or brush which is caused by hormonal changes. This symptom normally lasts for several months then disappears.

Anti-pregnancy pills

Some women have a genetic deficiency and lose hair if they take anti-pregnancy pills. In that case, they must take care and consult their doctor first.

All in all, shaving doesn’t make hair grow faster, our hormones stimulate and control hair growth; hormone level is genetically born. Only one thing we can do in our life is to take care of our hair and avoid any external damage as well as control our diet and maintain our health condition to keep our hair growing.

How Much Does Your Hair Grow In A Month?

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How Much Does Your Hair Grow In A Month?On average, hair grows ½ inch per month and 6 inches per year. Normally men’s hair grows at a slightly faster rate than women’s at 6-7 inches per year. Hair grows faster in the summer than in the winter because hair growth requires a warm temperature. No other mumbo jumbo methods can improve hair growth. Health condition and diet can only retain hair growth. How to make your hair grow faster? There are some practical tips which can be considered to sustain hair growth.

Establish a healthy life style

Hair texture and moisture reflect our health condition. If we want to maintain and enhance our hair health condition, we must establish a healthy life style such as a healthy sleeping routine, be away from extreme stress, go on a regular healthy exercise routine, and eat sufficient nutritious fruits, vegetables and meats to maintain a protein level so as to enhance our hair healthy condition. Drink a sufficient amount of water so as to enhance hairs moisture.

Trim hair regularly

This sounds counter-productive. Only follicles and hormones determine hair thickness and length, but trimming can dispose of dry and split end so as to maintain your appearance. A trim can only remove ¼ or ½ inch of your hair. If you are aware of how fast and how long your hair can grow per month, then you can advise your hair dresser to trim off unwanted split ends or dry parts of your hair.

Apply organic hair care products to maintain hair moisture

Try to avoid using too much chemical hair care products. There is a trend of organic hair care products on the market. Those products are categorized into several different types – for normal, dry and oily hair. The technology applied in producing those products can block moisture from being lost and improve your hair condition.

Protect your hair from heat

Many women frequently change their hair style from straight to perm. This act only keeps your hair temporally looking stylish. The heat is another factor impacting your hairs healthy condition. Therefore if you want to change your hair style, please advise your hair dresser to turn the device to a reasonable temperature so that the heat will not damage your hair too deeply. You can also use natural methods to change your hair style such as wet sets, twist and wraps in order to maintain your hairs moisture.

Low Manipulation

The nature of hair, such as curly, straight or wavy, is born and determined by genetic codes. Many people are willing to comb and brush their hair often. If this physical force is too often, it will cause hair loss. Indeed, hair loss happens naturally and we always see hairs on combs and brushes. Too many strokes per day will impact hair growth and flourishing.

We are unable to change the condition of follicles and hormones but we can protect and maintain our hair by applying natural methods and materials to flourish and nourish our hair. Moisture and texture are main factors in hair care. Only a well-balanced life style and serious hair care actions can sustain our hair in this condition.

How Long Does It Take For Hair To Grow?

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Basic Knowledge of Hair

How Long Does It Take For Hair To Grow?

Hair is comprised of protein and is part of the integumentary system. Hair follicles are embedded in the scalp; the end of follicles is the hair root and it is the only part of hair that is alive. Hair follicles are genetically born and determine hair thickness. Hormones determine hair growth and length. Hair follicles absorb the nutrients and hormones stimulate and maintain hair growth.

Hair Growth

How much does your hair grow in a month? On average, hair grows 1.5 inches per month. This growth is predetermined by our genetic code. As years go by, this growth will slow due to aging. Hair grows faster during the summer than in winter because it prefers warm and moderate weather.

Other factors affecting hair growth

Although hormones control hair growth and length, there some other internal and external factors influencing hair growth.

Health condition

When we are in a healthy condition, the nutrients absorbed are smoothly supplemented to the follicles and hair grows naturally and regularly. But if we suffer some diseases, the symptoms will stop or slow down hair growth. Things such as chemotherapy treatment severely stop hair growth. On the contrary, hair loss appears.

Smoking weed make hair grow?

Does smoking weed make your hair grow faster? Many people seem to like to smoke weed, they think that will make hair grow, but, it’ll actually slow down the hair growth process, its actually really bad for your hair and it causes hair loss..., so, quit smoking weed and get back your healthy hair.

Stress or pressure

Some people suffer extreme stress or pressure. This external impact influences hair growth. Sometimes some people lose their forehead hair overnight and see hair loss on their comb or brush and hair growth slows down.

A well- balanced diet

Hair growth requires abundant nourishment to supplement it. A well-balanced diet does assist our hair to grow naturally. If we seriously take care of our hair, in addition to a healthy life style, we should eat sufficient nutritious food. Shampoo or conditioner won’t help your hair look healthy; it only provides a protective coating to your hair.

Chemical hair care products

When people grow older, many grey hairs grow on their head, however, it is a natural appearance and no one can stop aging. Some people apply chemical hair care products to cover and dye their grey hair; adversely, this behaviour only stimulates hair loss. Instead, there are many natural home remedies which can be considered such as the mixture of natural flower petals or fruit juice and olive oil. You can apply the mixture on your hair to enhance your hairs texture and moisture to stay healthy. Keep in mind, this method only sustains and improves hair texture and moisture and slows down and reduces broken ends.

Physical damage

Some people seem to like to plunk grey hairs. Premature grey hair is caused by colour producing cells not producing pigment; it happens to us at some point of time. But plunking grey hair will not change the condition; adversely it will physically damage hair follicles.

Overall, the factors affecting hair growth mentioned above only list several common concerns. Normally a woman’s hair grows slower than a man’s; women’s hair grows at a rate of 6 inches per year and men at 7 inches per year. The growth rate varies depending on health condition and nutritious diet. Therefore if we expect hair to growth fast, we must stay healthy away from stress, maintaining a regular and sufficient sleeping routine also helps hair growing naturally.

Does Olive Oil Make Your Hair Grow?

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Does olive oil make your hair grow?Many people admire a head full of shiny, moisture-rich and thick hair. However when years go by, hair loss happens. If we suffer some illness and take medication, those changes accelerate hair loss. Many people are keen on using olive oil to protect their hairs moisture and texture and also wonder if olive oil could work as an aid to make their hair grow. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence proving this effect, but olive oil does prevent our hair from breaking and sustains moisture; it is really a trustful home and natural remedy.

The relation between hair follicles and hair growth

As we know, the hair follicles determine hair thickness, colour and rate of growth and hormones influences hair growth. The follicle formation begins before birth; therefore no more follicles are formed after birth.  We lose hair ranging from 50 – 100 daily. The amount of sebum is the culprit of slowing down hair growth. In addition to this, a poor diet also leads to hair growth slowing down then resulting in hair thinning.

How olive oil works on hair protection

Olive oil contains many essential vitamins and nutrients and it can be applied to our hair to sustain moisture and shine. In the meantime, hair absorbs nutrients from olive oil to maintain hairs texture. As such, hair texture is enhanced and strengthened resulting in hair loss being rare. Once the symptom of hair loss slows down, replacement hair grows, which leads to our hair looking thicker.

Olive Oil Therapy

As olive oil is rich in nutrients and vitamins so it can be applied daily before bedtime. Apply several drops of olive oil on your hair, massage and rub it into the scalp and then the head is covered by a hair cover during the night. The next morning, shampoo the olive oil out and apply conditioner to protect hair from environmental changes during the day. This therapy might cease sebum build up so as to stop or slow down hair growth.

Apart from applying olive oil onto your scalp, you can also make mixtures of olive oil with other fruits juice, such as lemon, apple or with plant flower essences such as roses, rosemary or peppermint. Those natural flower essences contain abundant nutrients, just like shampoo made with those elements, but homemade shampoo is organic and rich in nutrients. The application of the mixture really helps us sustain and maintain hair moisture and texture.


Olive oil seems to help keep hair staying thicker and gives the appearance of a head full of hair. Actually, we can eat olive oil as well and it has the same effect on our hair. Moreover, we also should consider our diet. A healthy diet also maintains our hair in a healthy condition.

Overall, although olive oil is commonly applied as a natural home remedy to maintain our hairs healthy condition, it has not yet been proven that it has a significant effect aiding hair growth. To say the least, it doesn’t damage our hair; hence it can be still considered as a remedy.