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5 factors that affect hair health!
By Joanne Chen
It's normal to lose about 100 hairs a day (what you typically find in your shower drain and brush combined). If you're suddenly shedding more and your life or mood hasn't changed drastically, check any new meds you're taking. Progesterone, a hormone found in some forms of birth control, as well as vitamin A derivatives (like the acne Rx isotretinoin) can shut down follicles and trigger hair loss. Other possible culprits: depression meds and heartburn helpers. Ask your doc if you should try a different contraceptive (like one with an alternate form of progesterone) or if health issues could be to blame (a thyroid problem, for instance).
High levels of estrogen bring fringe benefits: dewy skin and shiny hair. Estrogen works by blocking a by-product of testosterone (dihydrotestosterone) that may promote balding, says Walter Futterweit, M.D., clinical professor of endocrinology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
in NYC. That's why hair is thickest in your 20s and 30s, when hormones
are percolating. In these years (and during pregnancy), 70 to 90 percent
of hair is in a growth phase; by your 40s, the proportion of hair in
this cycle decreases by up to 30 percent. For volume at any age, apply
BennieFactor B Artistic Creative Foam, $17, with fullness-enhancing
polymers, directly to roots.
Battling with your BFF can eventually go to your head (and your hair). Stress-hormone receptors exist in and around hair follicles,
which means that besides wreaking havoc on mood, the fight-or-flight
neurochemicals adrenaline and cortisol can also harm hair. "Stress can
increase shedding, leading to thinning," says Antonella Tosti, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of Bologna
in Italy. Tamping down tension usually revives follicles within about
four months. To calm your mind and hair, carve out time daily to relax
or take your sweetie into the bedroom. It'll pay off in more ways than
Size does matter, at least when it comes to beautiful hair. Among
other things, your DNA controls hair thickness, when you'll go gray and,
possibly, vulnerability to pollution and stress, says Amy Cheng, M.D., a
dermatologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. A study from
the University of Bradford in England found that oxidative damage may
cause graying by triggering a buildup of hydrogen peroxide in the
follicle, blocking pigment formation. To mask silver gently, try a
demi-permanent dye (which deposits color without aggressively stripping
hair's outer layer). Also, touch up only roots, not your whole head.
Pile your plate with foods that
contain healthy-hair essentials. Protein is the building block of every
strand (it makes up 95 percent of hair's weight); zinc (found in meats
and nuts) bolsters natural oils that coat the hair shaft (for extra
shine!); vitamin B derivatives (biotin, B6 and B12) promote new cell
growth within the follicles. Most important is iron, which facilitates
the activity of enzymes needed for hair growth. Deprive yourself of
nutrients (e.g., by crash dieting) and "your body fast-tracks vitamins
and minerals to vital organs as opposed to hair," says Hugh Rushton,
D.Sc., visiting lecturer in trichology at the University of Portsmouth
in England. The result: hair that can become fine, dull and prone to
thinning and breakage.