Here are hair loss mistakes that you're probably making because Cassandra was making them too. Cassandra has looked to the experts to try and figure out what she could do, and three major things can help.
Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins, and every single cell in our entire body has a receptor for vitamin D. It's one of the most widely used in the body, and it's not only for our hormones, but it’s essential for our skin and hair health. Because vitamin D is oil-soluble, it stays inside the body, unlike water-soluble vitamins. If you take too much of a water-soluble vitamin, you can just pee it out. However, vitamin D can accumulate in the body if you take too much. In most cases though, the majority of people are too low on vitamin D.
If your vitamin D levels are within a normal range, hair growth and other functions of your body can perform better. If vitamin D levels are on the low side or they're body isn't metabolizing it correctly, it could lead to low vitamin D symptoms like hair loss.
So, it's important to make sure you get enough because Vitamin D is also essential for brain health, gut health, skin, and hair. Low vitamin D can also cause Hashimoto's disease. Hashimoto disease is a thyroid disorder that runs in Cassandra's family. She doesn't have it, but her vitamin D levels have been on the low side. So, Cassandra started taking vitamin D supplements, and they've been fantastic. If you get vitamin D supplements over the counter, they're normally vegan. If you get them prescribed, they could be derived from animals.
Our skin produces vitamin D as well so you don’t necessarily have to take a supplement. You also get it from the sun whether you're wearing sunscreen or not. A lot of people claim that sunscreen is going to prevent you from making vitamin D because UV light allows for vitamin D synthesis. But, sunscreen won’t prevent this. Sunscreen does not cover the body or block the sun to that extent. Wearing sunscreen is not synonymous to staying inside or something like that.
How does vitamin D help with hair and skin?
Vitamin D helps with epidermal differentiation. So basically, It helps our skin and hair create new cells. It is heavily responsible for how our hair creates new hair follicles, and taking oral supplements can support this process.
These are oral vitamin D supplements that Cassandra takes. This is specifically for women, and it's a multivitamin. It's a vegan capsule that has a minty taste.
There are also these.
Low tension hairstyles
When you pull on the hair or have tight hairstyles, this can cause hair loss or cause it to worsen. So, Cassandra doesn't wear hair bands anymore, she only wears hair clips, and she has found this to be so helpful. Cassandra didn't think it was such a big deal until she started looking down at the hairbands and saw how much hair would come out.
If you can wear clips or clamps, that's going to be so much better overall. There are also different hacks for wearing a high ponytail without causing traction or hair loss around the edges.
This is a low-level LED, and it's fantastic. It's basically the closest Cassandra has found to getting something done professionally. This emits red LED onto the scalp, and it is assumed to help prolong the anagen phase. “Also known as the 'Growth Phase' or 'Active Phase', the Anagen Phase is when the cells in the root of your hair are most rapidly dividing so more new hair is formed.”
There are actual scientific and medical studies behind rosemary oil. Rosemary oil is specifically comparable to Minoxidil, a product you can find on store shelves. Minoxidil is sold OTC to consumers, and they have a men's and women's version. Minoxidil works by keeping your hair anchored to your scalp. When you stop using the Minoxidil, the hair falls out. Minoxidil works pretty well, but it is known to cause irritation. However, they compared Minoxidil to rosemary oil, and they found that people who used rosemary oil consistently had less irritation than Minoxidil, and the results were about the same.