Telogen Effluvium (TE) is a common condition that is characterised by the hair thinning across the scalp and increased hair loss. Dealing with Telogen Effluvium can take time, but the condition isn’t usually permanent. With the right approach, your hair can recover from TE and return to a strong and healthy condition.
Telogen Effluvium may not be immediately noticeable, but over time hair shedding can become obvious and impact self-esteem and confidence.
There are many ways you can boost hair loss recovery for Telogen Effluvium, here are our top seven:
1. Consider your diet
A diet lacking the vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy hair growth can exacerbate the symptoms of TE and slow hair recovery. If you’re suffering from hair shedding, increased hair fall, and patches of loss, then looking at your diet is a good place to start.
Dealing with deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc and vitamin D could be a good starting point for helping boost your hair growth. A diet rich in dark leafy greens, whole greens and high-quality proteins is important for your overall health and could contribute to improved strength of your hair. Visit our Nutrihome for delicious recipes that are nutritionally balanced to suit various dietary requirements.
2. Understand the root cause
There are many causes for Telogen Effluvium, and you may not know what has triggered yours. Telogen Effluvium interrupts the normal hair cycle and causes temporary diffuse hair loss. Understanding the cause or stressor which has triggered hair loss can help minimise its impact.
Common causes of Telogen Effluvium hair loss include life events such as childbirth, where postpartum hair loss is quite common. Telogen Effluvium can also be caused by trauma or chronic illness including stress. Certain endocrine disorders, including thyroid problems, can also affect hair follicles and cause Telogen Effluvium. Understanding the trigger may support you in making positive changes to minimise the impact of the cause of your hair loss, such as getting the right advice to help deal with life events known to trigger TE.
3. Discuss your Medication
Some medications can exacerbate or even cause Telogen Effluvium. If hair loss is becoming a problem, it is worth visiting your GP and discussing any alternative medications you could consider. In many instances there may be an alternative to try that may have less of an impact on your hair.
4. Try a new style
Shorter hair may not be something you’ve considered before, but it can be a great way to bring life back to thinning tresses. Shorter hair weighs less, and this in turn gives it more volume. Shorter hair looks naturally thicker and fuller without styling and can be easier to manage, especially when you’re dealing with hair loss and thinning. Even simply trimming split ends can help prevent additional breakages and improve the condition of your hair.
5. Avoid heat styling
Preventing breakage is crucial for avoiding further thinning of your hair. Heat styling is known as one of the main causes of daily hair breakage so giving up the straighteners and other heat styling products is a must if you want to improve the condition of your hair. Various oils and protection sprays are essential if you feel you must use heat styling tools, but it is better if you can avoid them altogether.
6. Treat your hair with love
Accidental physical damage your hair is more likely when experiencing Telogen Effluvium. It can also lead to further breakage so it’s important to treat your hair with love and sensitivity. Detangling, for example, should be done carefully and gently, with close attention to minimising breakage and pulling hairs out from the hair follicle. Detangling brushes and products can be effective for ensuring your hair isn’t unnecessarily pulled or dragged. Treating your hair gently and with love will help maintain its condition and encourage regrowth.
7. Don’t forget Supplementation
If you suspect your diet is lacking in essential scalp hair health nutrients, you can give your scalp and hair a fast boost by adding hair health supplements to your diet.
Enriching your diet with the right supplements can help reduce hair shedding and provide your hair with additional nutrients it needs. The right product for your needs will depend on the extent of your Telogen Effluvium.
Biotin Supplement for Telogen Effluvium
Biotin is an effective supplement for Telogen Effluvium when the symptoms are mild. Perhaps you are experiencing the first signs of hair shedding or have seen more hair fall than usual when in the shower or bath. Our Biotin Brilliance supplements have been carefully formulated with 10,000mcg Biotin per tablet to support healthier and stronger hair growth. Biotin is a great addition to your vitamin intake if you are not yet experiencing the more severe symptoms of Telogen Effluvium.
Ginkgo Supplement for Telogen Effluvium
Our multi-award-winning Ginkgo Biloba B+ is carefully formulated to target hair loss caused by chronic Telogen Effluvium and encourage stronger, thicker and healthier hair growth. Just one tablet twice a day with a glass of water will support your nervous and immune system and encourage healthy hair regrowth.
Boost Hair Regrowth after Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium can have a real impact on your self-esteem and confidence. While the condition is only temporary, this doesn’t mean it isn’t hard to deal with. Finding practical solutions for TE hair loss and ways to deal with the changes to your hair and encourage regrowth keeps the focus off the negative feelings that come naturally with such a change in appearance.
Simone Thomas Wellness can support people in finding an effective supplement plan to help deal with the symptoms of Telogen Effluvium.
More Information on Telogen Effluvium
Exploring the supplements in our range will help you find the right treatment for your Telogen Effluvium. We believe in treating hair loss in a natural and nutrient-rich way and encourage you to discover more about repairing your hair this way by download our eBook on Ways to Treat Hair Loss Naturally and learn more about Telogen Effluvium.