While we hear most about male hair loss, thinning hair is something both men and women struggle with. The first step is identifying your hair loss trigger, then creating a personalized plan to stimulate new growth. There are a variety of lifestyle changes and Safo Hair care products to explore, including topical solutions.
The emotional impact of thinning hair
Globally, 50% of men will experience hair loss by the age of 50 and approximately 20% more as they age. While it’s not something we hear about as often, at least 50% of women will experience hair loss. The impact isn’t just aesthetic, but emotional and psychological.
We live in a society where thick, full, and lustrous hair signifies youth and beauty. Thinning hair can make you look older than your chronological age. So, even minimal or gradual hair loss may leave you feeling depressed, anxious, and hesitant to engage in the social activities you once enjoyed. These emotional and phycological symptoms aren’t gender-specific, and impact men and women in the same manner.
Topicals for hair loss
It’s easy to forget, but our skin is our largest organ. Just like we must eat a well-balanced diet to promote whole-body health, we must topically nourish our skin. However, most of us forget to nourish our scalp. This is why topicals are becoming increasingly popular for a proactive and reactive approach to thinning hair.
Minoxidil—most commonly known as Rogaine, minoxidil is one of the most popular topical treatments for thinning hair. However, it has a few downsides. For example, it can’t be used to treat hair loss along the hairline. While it stimulates the hair follicles, it can damage your existing hair. It can also cause an increase in shedding during the first few months of use.
Amla oil—found in some of our Safo products, an ayurvedic essential, amla oil is derived from gooseberries. It is antioxidant-rich, including vitamin C. Vitamin C soothes inflammation and protects your hair and scalp. One of many potential causes of hair loss, is increased production of DHT. This increased production is common with the hormonal changes that occur as we age. Amla oil has been proven to inhibit the production of DHT in the scalp, which may help to promote the natural balance of your hair follicles.
Fenugreek oil—found in some our Safo products, fenugreek seeds aren’t just for cooking. Where fenugreek shines, is that it limits the ability of DHT to attach to your hair follicles. So, even if your DHT production increases, fenugreek oil may slow your hair loss. In addition, the vitamins and minerals in this powerful ayurvedic herb promote a healthy scalp. In particular, vitamin B3, a nutrient you may be deficient in if you are experiencing hair loss.
Sáfo’s herbal scalp spray (coming soon)
A return to nature is a return to our roots. To the age-old ingredients we have exchanged for the convenience of over-the-counter hair care products. Sáfo’s Scalp Spray is a proprietary formula that is infused with both alma and fenugreek. For best results, use our Scalp Spray with our Hydration Ritual and your preferred natural hair care products.