As a culture, we’re surrounded by images of beauty associated with gorgeous, healthy hair, which can play an enormous role in how we feel about ourselves, and can feel devastating if our hair has thinned. Hair loss is a very emotional issue, as our sense of femininity and beauty is so connected to it. It’s alarming and frightening when you start to lose your hair, but understanding the condition you are experiencing and what may be behind it will help you deal with it more effectively.
We typically lose about 50 to 100 strands of hair a day (if this sounds disturbing, keep in mind that we have more than 100,000 strands on our heads). The hair growth cycle occurs in three stages: the anagen (active growth phase), the catagen (transitional phase), and the telogen (resting and shedding phase). A shock to the system, such as surgery, hormonal changes, or emotional and/or physical stress, can cause the growth cycle to go through the shedding phase prematurely. Stress, in particular generates a rise in cortisol, the stress hormone which causes inflammation. When it comes to the scalp, this often translates to follicular inflammation. The follicle becomes inflamed and literally pushes the hair out.
Nutrafol is a natural supplement which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha, one of the most effective herbs for balancing hormones and reducing the detrimental effects of stress, particularly cortisol. It also contains Curcumin, extracted from Turmeric, plus a blend of other herbs which optimizes the immune system to further fight inflammatory molecules that slow hair growth.
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