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How to Stop Shedding | Causes + tips

Raise your hand if you're currently dealing with excess shedding 🙋🏻‍♀️ It's normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day (American Academy of Dermatology Association). If you're noticing more hairs on your hairbrush than usual, you might have excessive shedding! Your scalp plays a crucial role in shedding.

Signs of an "Unhealthy Scalp"

  1. Pink or redness

  2. Raised follicles (bumpy)

  3. Yellow in color

  4. A buildup of grease or flakes

  5. Excessive hairloss

  6. Itchy or irritated

Your scalp should look clean! It should be your skin tone when you don't have a tan!

What An Unhealthy Scalp Can Cause

  1. Hair loss

  2. Weak hair leading to breakage

  3. Mold (yes, mold!)

  4. A buildup of dead skin and oil

  5. Unwanted odor from oil and water getting trapped

What Can I Do?!

  1. Wash your hair! Wash your hair a minimum of 2-3 times a week. Doing this, you'll notice an immediate difference in how your scalp looks and feels. Remember to wash, rinse, repeat and then condition! If the shampoo doesn't suds up the second time, go for a third. Scrub all over! The back of the heads and the crown are common areas for buildup since they are harder to reach.

  2. Brush daily! Brushing will exfoliate the scalp helping to remove buildup and give you better blood circulation for stronger hair to grow. You will shed less as well! You can also do a scalp massage with your brush! For our girly girls, after you brush, load up your hair with a treatment oil like Cove Oil Treatment to reset your curls.

  3. Use a scalp serum! Think of scalp serums like face serums – it's a treatment! We use treatments all over our bodies with masks, oils, and lotions. Do the same for your scalp! We love the Kevin.Murphy Scalp.Spa Serum! It can be applied on wet or dry hair and will not make your roots look greasy! Try using it daily and see if you notice a difference! It can also be used to spot treat dry patches.

  4. Get your bloodwork checked! Iron deficiency, or thyroid can cause hairloss. Make sure to talk to your doctors!

  5. Take your vitamins!

Other Causes Of Hairloss

  1. If you have recently given birth or have undergone any type of surgery, you can notice hairloss up to 3 months after the date.

  2. If you had COVID, you may also notice hairloss within 3 months.

The good news is, hairloss can almost always get better! In most cases, it just takes time to pinpoint the cause and get the right routine and products to help solve it. Be sure to check out this reel that has more tips for hairloss and thickening your hair!

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