August marks National Hair Loss Awareness Month, raising awareness about a common health problem as hair loss. Even though men are generally more affected by hair loss, some studies show that by the age of 40, approximately 40 percent of women also suffer from hair loss. Mayraki Professionals, a luxury vegan haircare brand, shares hair loss prevention and treatment tips from their in-house hair care experts.
Minimize the Hair Damage
Called traction alopecia, this type of hair loss is especially common in people and communities who use hairstyles that are pulling the hair. As the study finds, traction alopecia affects one-third of women of African descent who wear various forms of traumatic hairstyling for a prolonged period of time. Usage of irons and various aggressive styling products only contributes to the condition, damaging hair strands even further.
“The general recommendation to avoid traction alopecia is to reduce the amount of time you wear some tight hairstyles, such as a ponytail, bun, or braids, and giving your hair an opportunity to restore and rest on a daily basis,” says Eliza Pineda, Mayraki Professionals’ in-house hair care expert. “An important additional technique is making sure you massage your scalp regularly while brushing your hair with a massage brush, such as a Mayraki Wooden Paddle Brush. It is especially important if your hair spends the whole day pulled up. A regular gentle scalp massage helps to improve the circulation and therefore promotes hair growth and health.”
Balance Your Diet What we eat is closely related to the state of our health and, of course, hair, too. As 2018 study reveals, the Meditteranean diet, rich in fresh herbs and vegetables, can decrease the risk of Androgenetic Alopecia in males. Make sure that you receive the necessary nutrients and vitamins by incorporating enough vegetables, fruits, and herbs and varying your diet according to your needs.
Use a Shampoo That Doesn’t Damage Your Hair
The usage of chemicals, especially film-forming agents, in hair care products, may cause buildup around the hair follicle and prevent new hair growth. Parabens, additionally, can affect hormonal balance and trigger hair loss and allergic reactions.
“Nowadays, the market offers a crazy amount of choices and products for all types of hair, but not all of them are actually improving the health of the hair,” Pineda continues. “Mayraki Professionals decided to steer free of silicones, parabens, and sulphates from day one, strictly controlling and testing the quality of all ingredients that go in their products, bringing only the best combinations of natural ingredients that don’t harm the scalp and hair strands.”
Mayraki Professionals’ shampoo range offers a variety of products that target different hair types and tackle such problems as dandruff, hair loss and dull hair.