Hair loss is one of the most common conditions people in the UK suffer from – with recent studies showing it can affect up to 50% of women and 70% of men. We chatted with the team at Hair Gain, who told us more about some of the reasons and treatments that could help.
What are the most common reasons for hair loss?
Hair loss is caused by an imbalance during the hair growth cycle. Problems occur when there are fewer growing follicles, known as anagen, combined with more degenerating follicles, known as telogen. This imbalance can happen at any time but stress, anxiety and hormonal fluctuations, especially after giving birth, are common causes. Hair loss in women is more common than you may think as it is estimated that 8 million women in the UK alone suffer from hair shed issues.
Can you tell us a bit more about how Hair Gain works?
Hair Gain™ is packed with powerful phytonutrients that feed the follicle at the source. The Hero ingredient in all our supplements and topicals is AnaGain™, derived from the small but mighty organic pea shoot. AnaGain™ helps to reduce hair shed and nourishes the follicles to support strong, shiny and healthy hair from within.
Are there any added benefits of using Hair Gain?
Yes, Hair Gain™ also supports your immune system:
- Immunity support (Vitamin C, Zinc)
- Antioxidant protection (Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc)
- Reduce weakness and fatigue (Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C)
Are there any other lifestyle changes someone suffering from hair loss could make alongside treatments?
Our hair health is affected by so many different factors. From what we eat, to our stress levels - it can all have an effect on our locks. I would definitely recommend a healthy diet and drinking lots of water.
Should you think about taking hair care supplements as a preventative measure?
I would definitely advise nourishing the follicles to help prevent future damage from styling, colouring, hair extensions etc to maintain strong, healthy hair. Your future self will thank you.
What does the ultimate hair care routine look like to you?
I'd recommend using a hair mask that targets hair loss twice a week to give your locks an intensive conditioning treatment that will not only nourish, hydrate and protect your hair but will also help keep your scalp in tip-top condition too. Only use warm water when washing your hair and try to avoid using heated tools too often. Using a hair comb rather than a brush to detangle, holding your hair at the root and working your way down to the tip to avoid any pulling or snagging. Stick to scrunchies rather than elastic bands when putting your hair up and invest in a silk pillowcase for smoother, frizz-free hair in the mornings.
What is your top tip for maintaining hair health long term?
Taking time to de-stress is important for mood, sleep and ultimately hair. Try to give yourself an hour every day to unwind and relax. Read a book, have a bath, practise mindfulness or even yoga – all of these will help you relax.
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