Beat the Sunday fear by treating your weekend like a holiday
Beat the Sunday fear by treating your weekend like a holiday

Colette Sexton

Meryl Streep said she was ‘miserable’ on ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ set
Meryl Streep said she was ‘miserable’ on ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ set

Sarah Finnan

Top tips from a leading nutritionist and a master life coach on better routines and a healthier diet
Top tips from a leading nutritionist and a master life coach on better routines and...

Amanda Cassidy

Fast and fab: One-tray sticky soy roasted salmon and veg
Fast and fab: One-tray sticky soy roasted salmon and veg

Meg Walker

Meet generation sandwich: middle-aged folks with ageing parents and not-quite-grown children to care for
Meet generation sandwich: middle-aged folks with ageing parents and not-quite-grown children to care for

IMAGE

10 big, boxy blazers to help you show the world who’s boss
10 big, boxy blazers to help you show the world who’s boss

Sarah Finnan

‘This is what comes to mind when I think of my twenties – being at sea’
‘This is what comes to mind when I think of my twenties – being at...

IMAGE

Florals for… autumn? 21 products that prove that rich, moody blooms have a place in your home all year round
Florals for… autumn? 21 products that prove that rich, moody blooms have a place in...

Megan Burns

The big-busted bra shopping guide
The big-busted bra shopping guide

Edaein OConnell

Thinking about working from home in the future? These pods make a perfect WFH space
Thinking about working from home in the future? These pods make a perfect WFH space

Amanda Kavanagh

Image / Beauty

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Ways To Avoid Unwanted Hair Loss


by Niamh ODonoghue
06th Oct 2016
blank

Hair loss, at any age, can have a powerful impact on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing – particularly?for women. The most common cause of hair loss in females is linked to a hereditary condition and can cause spot-baldness and receding hairlines. However, many other factors such as stress, our environment, and even the products we use, can kickstart a difficult hair loss problem from a young age. Here are five easy life adjustments you can make to help ignite your hairs’ health.

Clean Your Environment

Factors like sun damage and pollution can have a terrible effect on hair’s appearance and strength. If you spend a lot of time outdoors it may be necessary to take yourself away from pollutants like cigarette smoke, where possible, as carcinogens like this can cause damage to hair follicles and can cause an itchy and scaly scalp, and can even lead to?alopecia. Applying a good-quality repair mask to your hair once a week can undo pollutant damage while restoring your hair’s strength and a healthy shine. We recommend using the System Professional Repair Mask which is available in most salons around Dublin and retails around €21.

10827348-1375976345-997097

 

Know Your Tools

When we brush our own hair we often apply far more force?than, say, if a hairdresser were brushing it. By roughly brushing through knotted hair your hair weakens and breaks. Granted, you won’t develop a bald patch then and there, but it weakens the overall condition of your hair and the more you do it, the more hair you’ll find in your brush than on your hair. The Wella Professional Studio in Chancery Lane, Dublin 8, recommends using a wide-toothed comb, instead of a wide or rounded brush, to best tackle stubborn knots as it minimises the amount of damage to the hair.

Clean Your Mind

Emotional and physical stress can cause unwanted hair loss which can last for months at a time. There are three types of hair loss conditions linked to stress-related hair loss?Telogen effluvium – which stops the hair from growing for up to several months,?Alopecia areata – an immune-related disorder that causes spots of hair to fall out (also known as spot baldness), and Trichotillomania – a stress-related condition which causes you to pull your own hair out as a coping mechanism to conditions like stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness. while there is no easy solution to dealing with stress, the first thing you can do is familiarise yourself with whatever is causing you stress?and?find ways to minimise it. Practising mindfulness is an excellent way to improve your mental and physical wellbeing and is a great way regain order in your life.

photo-1474291102916-622af5ff18bb 2

 

Adjust Your Diet

Lack of protein may cause your body to react by shutting down your hair and nail growth, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and can happen about 2-3 months after a drop in protein. Fish, lean meat, eggs, and green vegetables are great sources of protein. If you’re vegetarian, quinoa, green peas, chia seeds, and edamame contain high levels of protein.

Processed with VSCO with e5 preset

Also Read

perfume
BEAUTY
The history of perfume, from Cleopatra to the Bible

The perfume industry as we know it came into being around the 1870s when scientists created new materials to add...

By Holly O'Neill

animal testing
BEAUTY
Two beauty industry stalwarts have teamed up to save cruelty-free cosmetics in Europe

Dove and The Body Shop are calling on the European Commission to uphold their promise to end animal testing in...

By Sarah Finnan

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia
BEAUTY
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia is the scent you need to stretch out the summer

As Gucci celebrates its 100 anniversary, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia fragrance has had a revamp.Now in eau de parfum for...

By Holly O'Neill

setting sprays
BEAUTY
The setting sprays to try to extend your make-up no matter the weather

For the ultimate make-up setting power, no matter the weather you need a setting spray. Good setting sprays will feel...

By Holly O'Neill

blank
BEAUTY
WIN a La Roche-Posay anti-ageing skincare hamper

Treat your skin to a luxury skincare hamper, filled with anti-ageing beauty products like vitamin-rich serums, SPF creams and more.Our...

By IMAGE

blank
BUSINESS, BEAUTY
With soon-to-be-three salons, a beauty brand and a little one at home, Kate Verling of Mink Hand and Foot Spa on mastering multitasking

“Working between several apps at one time is a gamechanger; it’s convenient, fast and intuitive,” says Kate Verling about running...

By Lauren Heskin

great brows
BEAUTY
The secret to great brows according to Irish people with excellent eyebrows

Take it from the pros.Do you ever see someone with really great brows and wonder, how? Being nosy about other...

By Holly O'Neill