For any woman who has experienced hair loss, it is a stressful period that takes a toll on your self-esteem. Though hair loss is mostly brought about by neglect and improper care, some deficiencies, hormone inconsistencies or medical conditions can be the unavoidable causes in some cases. Shedavi is a hair care company that aims at preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth; particularly with their Shedavi vitamins.
Though I had decent hair growing up, it was a little thin. The constant heat styling and tight-braiding did not help the situation. After a few years, the damage was evident. When the shedding increased each time I shampooed my hair or combed through it, I knew something was wrong.
A few months after that, it wasn’t even more hair thinning I was combating. Bald spots were nothing I had experienced before, and I was distraught. While contemplating the not-so-big chop, I spoke to my doctor who then recommended a nutritionist.
Apart from mistreating my hair in the past, I had some vitamin deficiencies that made it hard for my hair to recover. I would have to improve my diet and supply my body with the extra nutrients I didn’t know I needed. In the meantime, I regularly covered my hair up for work while waiting for the changes.
After four months there was a difference – my hair was growing back! Not as much as I wished it to, but it was good news nonetheless. Coincidentally, my research on hair loss remedies had led to my stumble upon hair vitamins; specifically Shedavi vitamins and hair oils.
Deciding that the ingredients were all natural, safe, and I had no underlying medical conditions or allergies, it was a go for me. The rest, as they say, was history. I shaved the unsalvageable hair and used the Shedavi products faithfully. One year later and my hair is healthier than ever. Though it isn’t shoulder-length yet, I am confident that I am heading there!
Causes of Hair Loss
Most of our actions – like excessive hair manipulation and styling – lead to hair damage and loss. Other reasons are completely out of our control. From stress, age, and hormones to special medication or surgery, it is possible to treat most hair loss cases. The cause of hair loss in the first place is what determines whether it will be easy to treat or not. Major causes of hair loss include:
Pregnancy involves increased and out-of-control hormones. Child-birth itself is considered a physically stressful affair and hair loss after birth is deemed normal. Switching birth control pills or halting their usage can also mess your hormones up a bit, reducing hair growth.
Fortunately, hormones eventually go back to their normal levels leading to normal hair growth too.
Physical stress, such as involvement in an accident, can cause shock- which may trigger unusual hair shedding. Emotional and mental health, on the other hand, affect hair loss indirectly by worsening an already underlying hair growth problem.
In these situations, you will mostly notice hair loss in a couple of months; not immediately.
That’s right. Hair loss can also be hereditary. In women, if it is common in your family to lose hair or experience hair thinning at a certain age, then there is a high likelihood you may go through the same.
Male pattern baldness is mostly through genes or hormones producing DHT that cause a receding hairline or hair loss. A common over-the-counter drug used in these cases is Minoxidil. It may help in hair growth or at least prevent further hair loss.
- A common type of anemia due to iron deficiency can lead to hair loss. Iron supplements can help restore normal hair growth while combating anemia.
- Hypothyroidism involves underproduction of hormones that are critical to growth and development – stunting hair growth. Once regulated, your hair can grow as usual.
- Alopecia is a condition where your immune system is overactive. Without medication, your immune system views your hair as foreign and proceeds to take your hair out.
- Though chemotherapy aims at destroying cancer cells, it ends up destroying the hair cells too, leading to hair loss. However, once treatment is over, your hair can grow back again.
Blood thinners, blood pressure drugs, and antidepressants are other drugs linked to hair loss.
It is common to note hair loss or hair thinning in women or men over the age of 50 or 60. Menopause may also reduce hair growth. Most healthcare experts recommend no treatments at this point. Instead, you can focus on reducing hair breakage and maintaining your hair’s health and sheen.
A great diet benefits your body as well as your hair. Exchanging fast foods for a healthy and organic menu goes a long way in providing essential fatty acids, minerals, proteins, and vitamins your body needs to thrive.
To reap even more benefits, a great way to go about it is figuring out which nutrients your body is craving the most. Vitamin B deficiency and less protein intake may notably halt your hair growth. On the other hand, too much Vitamin A intake is known to trigger hair loss.
Vitamins Involved in Hair Loss
Extrinsic factors aside, hair loss due to vitamin deficiencies can be rectified by improving the diet. Make sure you add a little more of the foods that target your specific deficiency. Some of the main vitamins involved are:
Vitamin B-Complex is also known as a combination of Vitamin B5 and Biotin
Biotin – A popular ingredient in many hair growth treatments, low levels of Biotin can cause major hair loss. Impaired liver function and smoking can significantly decrease your Biotin levels. In pregnancy, it is normal to deplete your Biotin supply because most of it is used for the child’s growth and development while in the womb.
Biotin helps rebuild damaged hair, even from harsh heat-styling, shampooing, and exposure to too much UV rays.
B5 or Pantothenic acid – Studies reveal that B5 can thicken hair fibers. Great news if you have thin hair! It also assists your adrenal glands, which support hair growth.
Luckily Vitamin B-Complex is available as a supplement or in eggs, avocado, nuts, and lean meat.
You have probably heard that antioxidants are great at slowing the aging process, which is true. Free radicals are hyperactive molecules that can damage your membranes and proteins at a cellular level, causing oxidative stress and increasing your aging rate. Antioxidants fight these free radicals, keeping your skin and hair younger for a long while.
Vitamin C is found in oranges, strawberry, kale, broccoli, and many more foods, fighting oxidative stress and reducing hair loss and graying.
Did you know that a bit of basking not only helps your body; it helps your hair too? A few minutes in the sun are the easiest way of absorbing Vitamin D.
Hormones can bang up your body and hair – severely, in some cases and Vitamin D is a simple solution in most. By regulating your immunity and cell growth differentiation, Vitamin D keeps your hormones in check, protecting your hair from hormone-related hair loss.
Other minerals involved in hair loss and growth include zinc, iron, and omega 3 fats.
Shedavi Products For Hair Loss
Naturally, hair loss can take a toll on your self-perception – it took a toll on mine. Even on my best-dressed occasions, my self-esteem was low, and I’d cover my hair up as much as possible. The hair care industry is fully aware of your desperation to recover your hair and unfortunately, most brands bank on it! Taking advantage of your situation, they create products that promise you hair growth.
Most of these hair products do absolutely nothing; I’ve been there. Others may deliver, but lace your body with chemicals that have adverse effects in the long run. Some chemicals are known to encourage cancer, and luckily, most of us know the importance of sticking to natural ‘everything’!
Which brings me back to the Shedavi hair oil and the Shedavi vitamins for hair loss – these are the two products that Shedavi focuses on to give your hair the care and nutrients it needs.
Shedavi Hair Elixir
Unlike most oils that leave your hair all greasy and heavy, the Elixir is lightweight oil with all natural ingredients – no chemicals involved. I’ve been using it for a year now, and my routine is the same (before bed):
- Part your hair into four sections
- Squirt a dime-sized amount on a bottle cap
- Use a comb to part each section more while applying the oil directly on the scalp
- When finished with the whole head, I massage my scalp all over for five minutes then work the remaining oil through my hair
- I wash my hair 2-3 times a week; I don’t have to wash it before applying the oil
Shedavi Hair Growth Vitamins
Filled with traditional, natural herbs full of nutrients, and no chemicals whatsoever, the Shedavi vitamins target your skin and nails as well.
- Take two capsules per day. I take one in the morning and one in the evening
- I only take them down with water. I once took the capsules with some milk and experienced discomfort
- If I miss a day or one pill, I simply wait for the next occasion
In the end, the choice is yours; pick an option that is best for you. Good luck on your hair growth journey!