Firstly, it is important to identify whether the hair loss you are experiencing is a sign of an underlying condition, or a stage of the hairs natural shedding cycle.
Women shed an average of 80-100 strands every day. Strands that are at the end of their natural cycle are pulled away from the scalp through brushing, washing, styling, and general daily movements. This amount of daily hair loss often goes unnoticed and is no real cause for concern.
If the amount of hair coming away from your scalp is noticeably different, it may be time to seek some support and advice. Clumps of hair that falls out when you wash and style your hair, or hair left on your pillow after sleeping, indicate that there are factors impacting your natural hair cycle.
Other signs of hair loss include bald patches forming, a receding hair line, and a sudden loss of hair all over the head. Women may also experience their hair becoming thinner and less vibrant as they age and go through hormonal changes.
According to Ayurveda, hair loss is the result of an imbalance in the body. When our inner workings are shifted, natural cycles are disrupted which can impact and alter hair growth and bodily functions.
Unlike popular medicine, Ayurveda cares for hair loss through a natural and holistic approach. We focus not just on the symptoms of hair loss, but also on the root causes of such symptoms.
Hormonal changes: Pregnancy and the menopause
Psychological factors: Stress and fatigue
Sleep disorders, nutrition, rapid weight loss
Hereditary factors: Genetics can causes shifts at certain ages in life.
For a thorough diagnosis and the best possible results, our advice will always be to seek the support of a professional hair expert. We have an international network of over 300 hair loss consultants that help to support women with a wide variety of hair concerns.
We support those experiencing alopecia, thinning hair, receding hairlines, female pattern hair loss and care for hair during and after chemotherapy.
Alopecia Areata is a skin condition that causes hair loss on specific areas of the head. It is commonly referred to as ‘circular hair loss’ as areas of baldness appear in circular patches.
The complete causes of alopecia in the medical world are unknown. However, researchers and Doctors increasingly believe that it is caused by an imbalance in the immune system. As the immune system attacks hair follicles, it causes inflammation that disrupts the natural hair loss cycle, resulting in the strands falling out prematurely.
When left untreated, hair can take up to 12 months to grow back. In some cases the condition can worsen and cause Alopecia Totalis – Total baldness of the head, or Alopecia Universalis, which affects hair all over the body.
Our Hair Active Experts are experienced in supporting women of all ages with alopecia. Contact an expert for further guidance.
To help the body combat the challenges of Alopecia, we create specialised mineral-rich products that build up the immune system and compliment the scalps natural defences. YELASAI shampoos, oils, and nutritional supplements are expertly designed to help you naturally treat alopecia at home. Our Alopecia hair care range includes ingredients that naturally care for the scarring caused by alopecia areata.
As women age, hair can become thinner and lose its appearance of fullness and vitality. The menopause can also affect the thickness and of a woman’s hair as the body undergoes physiological changes.
Changes in hormones can prevent nutrients reaching the scalp, which in turn causes dryness and split ends. With a lack of nutrients, hair begins to feel lifeless and strands can feel thinner. Although thinning hair is commonly thought of as a ‘part of the package’ of menopause, introducing nutrients and mineral rich shampoos can prolong the signs of aging and help to maintain hair’s fullness.
If you are noticing that your hair is changing, either through hormonal changes or general thinning, consult a Hair Active Expert near you for a thorough consultation. With the right approach and hair treatment routine, we can help you encourage thicker hair naturally.
Many women appreciate the benefits of using a good-quality face cream to ease the signs of aging. YELASAI hair care products do the same for hair and scalp. Our hair care range uses the best minerals and vitamins that nature has to offer, to help bring fullness back to aging scalps. For those born with thinner hair, our ultimate care set is designed to encourage growth in the area by stimulating the deepest layers of the scalp.
The most common type of hair loss among women worldwide is ‘Diffuse Hair Loss’, effecting an estimated 50% of women at some point in their life. Also known as Diffuse Alopecia or Telogen Effluvium, it refers to a loss of hair distributed across the entire scalp. It can cause hair to fall out at clumps at a time and appears as general thinning across the scalp, or a widening of the central parting. Symptoms also include a thinning and receding hair line.
Diffuse hair loss is generally caused by a disruption in the hair loss cycle, often trigged by a traumatic event or change in the body. When hair follicles prematurely enter the ‘resting’ phase of the natural growth cycle, hair excessively sheds rather than continuing to grow. Triggers include periods of illness, Thyroid disease, dieting, medications, stress, depression, iron deficiency, and childbirth. The condition can be difficult to notice at first, and often presents itself a few months after a traumatic period.
The hair growth cycle can naturally restore itself after a few months of experiencing the initial signs of Diffuse hair loss. Telogen Effluvium, however, refers to a prolonged recurring condition. To care for diffuse hair loss, we recommend a holistic approach to boost your immune system as well as your scalp. Our natural hair loss treatments fuel the roots and strands with the nutrients it needs to rejuvenate itself.
Chemotherapy, target therapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow or stem cell transplants, along with other oral medications, can cause hair loss as they effect cell growth and regeneration.
We appreciate the effects that hair loss can have on a woman’s self-confidence during this phase of treatment. Our Hair Active Experts sensitively support women through this often-upsetting time and help to provide the hair and scalp with nutrients to nurture and restore natural growth. For our full article on caring for hair during cancer treatments visit: Prevent hair loss during chemotherapy (yelasai.com)
Where some women feel like they are flourishing through their pregnancy, many others can feel like they are do anything but. During pregnancy, the body undergoes a huge change in hormones and functions. Increased levels of oestrogen can not only encourage thickness in the hair, but also cause thinning. Some women can also experience their hair shedding as their body shifts to support the development of their baby.
Factors affecting hair growth throughout pregnancy include:
For new and expectant mothers, taking care of your body and hair is of the upmost importance during this time. We encourage women to use vitamins and hair growth enhancing natural supplements that are gentle on the body. Although all our supplements are designed to be as safe as possible, it is advisable to consult with your doctor before taking any form of nutritional additive.
Wherever possible, avoid touching and playing with your hair during pregnancy as it can pull looser strands away from the scalp prematurely. Treat yourself to an organic hair mask and relax as you fuel your scalp with natural nutrients. Scalp massage with essential oils is also an indulgent way to stimulate follicles and bring a sense of relaxation and human connection to your evening. Our hair loss shampoos and oils are packed with mineral rich substances from nature and when used regularly, can naturally prevent hair loss during and after pregnancy.
For a comprehensive guide on caring for hair during pregnancy, we recommend reading Postpartum Hair Loss: Causes, Prevention & Tips - Mom Loves Best
Genetic and hereditary factors are a cause behind thinning eyelashes. But did you know that the environment, the products you use, your immune system, and age, can also contribute to the overall thickness and length of your lashes and brows?
As women pluck, wax, style, and curl their brows and lashes, roots can become weaker causing follicles to stop growing as they once did. It is important to provide your lashes and brows with the nutritional encouragement they need to continue growing through styling and genetic influences.
Medical treatments can also cause a noticeable decrease in the fullness of lashes and brows, as can some forms of Alopecia.
Our Ayurveda Active Lash Tonic contains natural ingredients that is safe to use and effective in caring for your brows and lashes. Our serum naturally restores lash and brow hair growth by stimulating the roots and nourishing the strands. With regular use, eyelashes and eyebrows become fuller, darker and thicker.
Brush Scalp Daily to help distrube natural sebum
Use products that are specifically designed to promote hair growth
Avoid Synthetics and harmful chemicals that cause further imblance in the scalp
Wash hair 1-2 times a week
Be patient and persistant, give your roots the fuel and time it needs to regenerate itself
We explain the roles and capabilites of our highly-skilled network of Hair Active Experts
We use a scalp camera to take microscopic photos of the scalp to help build up a comprehensive view of residue, skin and roots.