Hair loss can occur for any number of reasons, but celebrity hairstylist luke benson (@LukeBensonHair) explained that it does not have to be “inevitable”. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Luke explained: “Each strand of hair on your head has a lifespan of between three and five years.
“Hair follicles have a cycle of active growth, transition and rest. Hair loss occurs when your hair growth cycle is interrupted.
Luke, who has worked with a star-studded clientele including Liam Payne, Roman Kemp, Lola Young, George Ezra, Mae Muller, Tom Grennan and Billie Eilish, explained how a few simple lifestyle factors can play a huge role in support the health of your hair.
“Stress can be a huge contributor to a disrupted growth cycle,” he explained. “Like nutrition, sugar, alcohol, smoking, basically the body prioritizes everything before the hair, so it’s the first to suffer when it comes to nutrient distribution.”
Scientific research suggests that significant emotional stress may be linked to a type of hair loss known as telogen effluvium. When this occurs, significant levels of stress push large numbers of hair follicles into a “resting phase,” according to Mayo Clinic experts.
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“Within a few months, affected hairs can suddenly fall out from simply combing or washing your hair,” they explained. However, even if your stress levels are under control, your choices about what you consume can also have a ripple effect when it comes to your hair.
A 2020 study by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology compared the prevalence of early-onset androgenetic alopecia in smoking and non-smoking men ages 20 to 35. Androgenetic alopecia is also known as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness.
The study found that 425 of 500 smokers experienced some degree of hair loss, while only 200 of 500 non-smokers showed signs of hair loss. And while an occasional glass of wine won’t disturb the health of your hair, too much could have consequences.
Over time, alcohol consumption can cause dry, brittle, brittle hair and excessive hair loss. A combination of dehydration and malnutrition from drinking alcohol makes it difficult for your body to rebuild hair.
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“The key to stopping hair loss is to help maintain the anagen stage of hair growth, which can be done with a combination of topical products like special shampoos and treatments, and more importantly, from within with a supplement,” Luke explained. .
If you want to help strengthen your hair, focusing on nutrition is an easy place to start.
Luke said: “Good foods for hair growth include oily fish and leafy vegetables, but it’s really hard to get the right nutrition for hair growth through diet alone, partly because not many of us eat the combination right of the right things, and partly because of poorer quality food.
However, there are many vitamins that could help improve hair health, and some even suggest that they can promote growth.
“I recommend GLOWWA Hair Food for both men and women because the active ingredients are specifically designed to nourish hair,” said Luke.
GLOWWA hair food is a course of vitamin-packed supplements that must be taken daily for 12 weeks for optimal results.
In addition to helping maintain strong, healthy hair and helping your hair grow, GLOWWA vitamins may also offer additional health and wellness benefits, even after pregnancy and through menopause.
Active ingredients include Niacin, Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, MSM, and Coconut Water that help boost hair growth, strengthen hair follicles, reduce the risk of hair loss, and keep hair soft and strong.
Luke explained: “MSM lengthens the anagen phase for longer hair growth, niacin dilates capillaries that feed nutrients to the hair follicle, and zinc strengthens hair follicles and normalizes sebaceous glands; maintain normal zinc levels every day reduces hair loss.
“Vitamin C is vital for iron absorption. Getting enough helps dry, brittle hair and grow beyond a certain length, as well as hydrate and heal the scalp.
“Biotin promotes faster, stronger and thicker hair growth, which reduces breakage.
“B12 supports red blood cells and provides oxygen to hair follicles. Without adequate oxygen, your hair cannot sustain healthy growth. B5 and B6 regulate hormones, reduce oil production, allowing hair to grow in a healthy environment and maintain healthy hair. scalp and increase the overall shine of the hair.