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How to Combat the Root Causes of Hair Thinning

Black people have a unique hair journey that can be as complex as a Rubik's cube. Who would have thought that one single strand would take you on a lifelong emotional rollercoaster? Starting from how it is appreciated, how it identifies the person you are, and how the world will label you. Hair, although it's your crown and glory, can also be your nightmare.

There was always an unspoken pressure to do right by it to keep it. At a young age, we developed a routine for hair upkeep. It typically consisted of a fresh cut, washing, conditioning, and moisturizing. We were warned not to apply any chemicals to it as well. Especially products that obtained labels with words that were difficult to pronounce. And this was the prerequisite and requirement for sustaining healthy hair. So we thought!

We later learned of other contributing factors that would make this journey even more complicated. Like the changes in our bodies as we age. And how the body adapts and reacts to environmental and internal stimuli, sometimes triggering responses that impede the body's natural progression, including hair growth.

We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Kindred, a board-certified dermatologist and hair health expert, to help us understand how whole-body health and personal care are linked and can affect your hair potential. We owe it to ourselves to seek healthier ways to counteract the body's responses to these triggers.

Check out the Q&A below and click here to learn how Nutrafol is committed to tackling the root causes of hair thinning from within and its natural benefits.

Thinning hair can be attributed to poor dietary practices; Black people are more susceptible to experience health-related issues at higher rates than their white counterparts. As an expert, what role does our daily food intake play on one's hair journey?

Vitamins and minerals play key roles in several functions in our body, including hair growth. They are the building blocks of hair. Poor nutrition prevents the hair from transitioning from the resting phase to the growth phase. Vitamin D deficiency, which is common among Blacks, weakens the hair. This nutrient supports a healthy hair growth cycle. The best source of nutrients is through our diet, so naturally, a diet rich in superfoods, such as green leafy vegetables, are important.

Is there any truth to the notation that men are genetically prone to thinning hair? Is it a trait passed on hereditarily?

Men AND women are genetically prone to thinning hair. It depends on the type of hair thinning. Men may be more prone to what is known as male pattern hair loss. It is a common misconception among men that if they are genetically predisposed to hair thinning, there is nothing that can be done about it. Nutrafol is a great, natural and 100% drug-free option for men that want to be proactive about their hair health and helps keep the body’s imbalances in check, which can even activate hair thinning.

Why do doctors pinpoint stress as a contributing factor to thinning hair?

Studies consistently reveal that stress may trigger or worsen various types of hair thinning through multiple avenues. Stress prevents the hair follicle from entering the growth cycle by pulling nutrients away from the follicle to other parts of the body. Stress triggers the release of cortisol, which keeps the hair in its resting state. Hormones may become unbalanced secondary to stress and trigger hair thinning. I recommend Nutrafol because it targets the root causes of hair thinning, including stress. Specifically, Nutrafol Men is formulated with medical-grade Sensoril Ashwagandha to balance elevated cortisol levels and help build resistance to stress.

What are the signs men should look for that their hair is thinning?

Men should look for changes in the hairline. A common pattern is the corners of the front hairline. Another sign is the widening of a part.

What are key ingredients consumers should look for when choosing natural products to use? Does Nutrafol require lifelong usages like minoxidil topicals and finasteride? Are there side effects like ED?

Key natural ingredients include Saw Palmetto, Schisandra, Tocopherol, Lysine, and Vitamin D. Nutrafol supplements do not require lifelong usage, although I do recommend continuing use as long as the root cause or causes contributing to the hair thinning remain. Nutrafol has not been shown to have detrimental sexual side effects, such as decreased libido or erectile dysfunction.

Overall our hair journey is a personal one with our bodies leading the way. Thanks to science we can worry a little less. Nutrafol empowers you to control your hair health so you may live your best life. It focuses on tackling the root cause of hair thinning from within like stress, poor nutrition, and hormones giving the desired results without having to compromise your sexual performance. So trust the signs, listen to your body, and be proactive.

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