Our bodies lose 300 billion cells every day, and it is vitally important to replenish our bodies with the proper nutrients needed to stabilize the body’s pH and lower stress and cortisol levels. Hair loss is always a symptom of something else that has gone wrong in your body.
Keep in mind that sudden and severe hair loss is usually due to acute sudden toxins or stress or poisoning to the body. Chronic hair loss is commonly due to hormonal and nutritional factors or slow chronic toxicity. Toxicity causes hair loss because the toxins interfere with the nutrients and hormonal substances that help hair growth. Some toxins interfere with the glands or organs that govern these nutrients.
STRESS AND CORTISOL EXCESS
Stress has been in association with hair loss for many years. During times of extreme stress, the body loses large amounts of vitamins, minerals and protein (in the form of nitrogen) in the urine. This sudden loss of nutrients can be a factor in hair loss. The stress may come from illnesses such as high fever, severe infection, major surgery or the flu.
During times of stress, cortisol levels also increase. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It has many important functions. But, in excess, it can trigger hair loss as well as bone loss.
Lead, cadmium, mercury, iron, aluminum, and copper are the most common causes of hair loss. These toxic metals are also referred to as heavy metals. They do not easily move out of the body and will accumulate in the joints, bone, liver, and other organs and glands. Their removal is possible by taking specific vitamins that drive them out. The EPA recognizes hair testing as an effective means of testing for toxic metals. Testing is the key factor in understanding how the body is being affected by toxins and stress and how to correct the problem.
Both poor hair, nail growth, and hair loss can come from toxic metals. Many hobbies and occupations involve exposure to toxic metals. Examples are painting, arts, and crafts, electrical work, soldering, jewelry repair, etc. Any activity that involves working with metal filings or dust can result in toxic metal overload.
HAIR STYLING PRODUCTS
Many people change the appearance of their hair by using chemical treatments like dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, and relaxers. Hair can become weak and break if any of these chemicals are repeatedly used too often. Hair can also break if the solution is on for too long, or if two procedures happen on the same day, or with the application of bleach to previously bleached hair. Some chemical relaxers do contain powerful chemicals and there have been instances of people get chemical burns from these products resulting in permanent hair loss. Only go to a qualified hairstylist that utilizes pH balanced and sulfate-free hair color and skincare lines.
Trichotillomania (trick- o-till-o-may-nee-uh) (TTM or “trich”), also known as Hair Pulling Disorder, is the repetitive pulling out of one’s hair. Trichotillomania is one of a group of behaviors known as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs). These self-grooming behaviors in which individuals pull, pick, scrape, or bite their hair, skin, or nails, resulting in damage to the body.
Research indicates that about 1 or 2 in 50 people experience
trichotillomania in their lifetime. It usually begins in late childhood/early puberty. In childhood, it occurs equally in boys and girls. By adulthood, 80-90% of reported cases are women. Hair pulling varies in its severity, location on the body, and response to treatment. Without treatment, trichotillomania tends to be a chronic condition that may come and go throughout a lifetime.
Signs & Symptoms
Trichotillomania is currently classified as an “Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria include:
-Recurrent hair pulling, resulting in hair loss
-Repeated attempts to decrease or stop the behavior
●significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or another area of functioning
●Not due to substance abuse or a medical condition (e.g., dermatological condition)
● Not better accounted for by another psychiatric disorder
Hair pulling may occur across a variety of settings and with both sedentary and active lifestyles.
There are times when pulling occurs in a goal-directed manner and also in an automatic manner in which the individual is less aware. Many individuals report noticeable sensations before, during, and after pulling. A wide range of emotions, spanning from boredom to anxiety, frustration, and depression can affect hair pulling, as can thoughts, beliefs, and values.
Although the severity of hair pulling varies, many people with trichotillomania have noticeable hair loss, which they attempt to camouflage. Thinning or bald spots on the head may get covered up with hairstyles, scarves, wigs, extensions, or makeup. Those with missing eyelashes, eyebrows, or body hair, may attempt to camouflage with makeup, clothing, or other means of concealing affected areas.
Due to shame and embarrassment, those with trichotillomania may avoid activities and social situations that may lead to them feeling vulnerable to being “discovered.” This may include windy weather, going to the beach, swimming, doctorʼs visits, hair salon appointments, childhood sleepovers, readying for bed in a lighted area, and intimacy.
Impact and Effects
For some people, trichotillomania is a mild problem or frustration. But for many, shame and embarrassment about hair pulling causes painful isolation. This isolation may result in a great deal of emotional distress, placing them at risk for a co-occurring psychiatric disorder,
such as a mood or anxiety disorder. Hair pulling can lead to great tension and strained relationships with family members and friends. Family members may need professional help in coping with this problem.
Physical effects such as pruritus, tissue damage, infection, and repetitive motion injuries to the muscles or joints are not uncommon. Those who ingest the pulled hair or parts thereof may experience gastrointestinal distress or develop a trichobezoar (hairball in the intestines or stomach). The trichobezoar could lead to gastrointestinal blockage and need surgical removal. Although trichobezoars are rare, they are a serious risk for those who ingest hair.
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Did YOU know that anything over 50 hairs shedding a day falls under the category of hair loss or hair thinning? You most likely have mineral and nutrients deficiency, and an overwhelming amount of heavy metals depleting the follicles of the essentials needed to grow thicker hair.
People lose hair for various reasons. Chronic on-going illness, nutritional deficiencies, stress, inflammation of the scalp, prescription drugs, and overuse of many medications (like chemotherapy to treat cancer) are the most prevalent causes of massive hair loss. Hair loss can also come from a parent. Often, hair thins because it is lacking the essential “nutrients“ – or because of the use of too many harsh chemicals internally and externally – so it can tend to break easily.
These are hair care tips to help protect hair, prevent further hair loss, add volume to your existing hair, and things to look for when choosing the right products suited to YOUR personal hair issues, textures, and long term goals.
1. Try Coloring for Hair Loss
If you inherited a tendency for hair loss, you likely have very healthy hair. So, your hair can benefit from permanent or semi-permanent color to give body and volume to hair.
Medications can weaken hair, causing it to break or fall out. Semi-permanent color is good in this case, too, because it does not contain ammonia or peroxide. The Plant-based Holistic product line I carry and use has neither. It will not damage hair but will give it body and volume.
If your hair is fine-textured, semi-permanent or permanent color is fine, as long as it is professionally applied. Over highlighting of the hair can get over-processed, which damages it, causing further hair loss unless there is a use of proper plant-based buffers without the use of any heat.
2. Shampoo and Condition Your Hair ONLY When Dirty
To protect hair, the best practice is to use shampoo only when hair is dirty. Because fine hair gets dirty faster, people with fine-textured hair need to shampoo more frequently – even though fine hair breaks more easily.
For that reason, fine-textured hair benefits from a good shampoo and volume-building conditioner.
I am the master of thinning hair and ways to repair prior damage. I have been dealing with it myself for over 22 years due to a medication prescription for a disease I didn’t have at that time. All this together aided in the beginning stages of ALL my personal hair loss and on-going chronic illness.
In my committed research, we are also finding that our breast implants also have been a symptom causing inflammation which also aides to the massive hair-loss and ongoing chronic illness to our entire body’s repair system. Most of the medical clients have thinning hair from stress to the internal follicles, lack of DHEA, lack of vital minerals and nutrients and damaged cells that are rapidly AGING FASTER. This SCIENTIFIC CHART shows in simple terms the “hair follicle cycle and stages.” There are many options to achieve results using holistic hair health products, supplements, and anti-aging remedies via the scalp.
Although there are good medicated products that seem to result in hair density, once the use of this product stops hair loss resumes as most contain “minoxidil.” When stopping the medications with minoxidil, there can be an adverse effect that may cause inflammation of the heart and lead to longterm heart issues. We need to treat this with natural pharmaceutics, pH balanced products, and healthy lifestyle changes, starting internally with the GUT and liver. The key to most “Dis-Ease” in the body is the lack of proper nutrition necessary to feed the scalp and internally cleanse the body to function at the optimal levels.
The Ultimate Guide To HAIR CARE INGREDIENTS
-Sodium Laureth sulfosuccinate
-Parabens (ethylparaben, propylparaben)
-Vitamins & minerals Oils 18-MGA Vegetable glycerin
-O Propylene glycol
-Natural ingredients (shea butter, jojoba extract, coconut oil, etc.)
-Sulfates (ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium Laureth sulfate)
Simply put, having a cosmetology or barber license is essential for your profession. Without one, it’s difficult to excel in this field and you do not want to lose out on job opportunities due to it.
Many states need a cosmetologist or barber to have a license to do extensions. These demands differ from one state to another. Regardless of the state in which you live, the benefits of having a license coincide. Below are a couple of factors to take into consideration.
Training, testing and licensing enhance accountability. Within the different disciplines in the beauty sector, cosmetologists and barbers normally undertake one of the most comprehensive programs. This program covers several teachings and abilities from safety, cleanliness, and technical skills to client and business management abilities.
Having a cosmetology or barber license is extremely important if you wish to work in this area because thanks to this permit you can show that you have all the skills needed to enhance the hair of other people through waving, styling, along with any kind of various other techniques.
From the start of my career at 18, I have understood that millions of people have un-natural hair loss due to autoimmune disease, nutritional deficiencies, and environmental toxins. I am known for providing both reputable training, certifications and listings on my salon directory and salon charity called “Superhairoes” which offers hair, health, hope, and continued education.
The enforcement of rules is important when it comes to saving consumers from MORE HAIR LOSS -health and safety issues, improper techniques and for the health and safety of everyone.
Arizona is only one of 3 states that allows the unlicensed performance of hair, lashes, and other extension services.
With hair loss on the rise and with all this knowledge I want to make a difference. I want to be the difference. In AZ, a personal difference I’m dedicated to making is I want to change a specific law in my profession.
I’ve made it my purpose to educate others about the causes of chronic illness. In doing this, I determined the law for hair restoration was inadequate. Licensing in all extension practices is necessary.
My Petition to change the law
I have actively been lobbying at the State Capital to alert all consumers of this unethical change to deregulate the hair and lash extension services that is taking place in our community on SB 1401. More Hairloss, infectious diseases and more damage will be on the rise!
Citizens can register with the Arizona Legislature’s ‘Request To Speak’ system (RTS) and leave their name and comment in opposition to the bill.
Another thing citizens can do is contact the 60 legislators in the House of Representatives who have voted on SB1401. Here is a list of their names, in alphabetical order, with party affiliations, direct links to their email addresses and their office phone numbers: https://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster/?body=H
Professional beauty licensing is an essential component of the wellness of America’s economic situation and to the health of its residents. Beauty experts touch almost all Americans across every demographic in large and small areas. These specialists get their special skills to supply safe, top quality services to their clients with considerable training, certification and licensing, especially when utilizing extensions and hair restoration systems.
Hair and hair loss is a scientific part of our bodies. And hair loss is caused by STRESS, a breakdown of the amino chains, and increases in DHT. It is extremely disfiguring to one’s self-esteem. The normal amount of shedding hairs a day should be 50. With hair loss clients, it can be as much as 100 to 150 follicles a day.
When the body’s cells are not being renewed, new follicles will not emerge, thus causing hair loss… We will discuss treatments internally and externally to reverse this issue unless the client has suffered this for more than 10 years.
Is your hair trying to tell you something about your health? Maybe. Some conditions and medications affect your body as well as your hair. In other cases, you may just need to take better care of your hair or scalp.
Why is this so important to me? I have and had hair loss and have worn-every extension method in the world and I am here today to help all of you with hair loss!
If we can’t grow it, we will attach it, and in the most NON-invasive way to preserve the integrity of the hair, your health, and the planet.
After vast research and my own personal trial and error, I discovered hair loss is 80% due to stress and 20% genetic. Which if we knew years ago what we know now, we could repair the DNA at the cellular level and decrease DHT.
So not only am I the master hair extension extraordinaire because I’ve worn them all and will always. But my walk is the talk and it works. I have the living proof on my head and my nutrition/natural pharmaceutics and infrared therapy is key to hair regrowth.
Please go to our forum and see if we can help you!
Submitted by Trichotillomania Forum staff