Help! I am losing my hair…..

Things I learned and Do, to regrow my hair.

Hair fall has been a very stressful phenomenon for me. I have run out to the store to get my hands on one of those chemical-rich hair fall treatments and I have also considered looking for products with ingredients that will help with my hair loss problem. I’m guilty of buying it all without seeing any progress.  But I realized that with a few positive adjustments in my lifestyle, I have easily come to tackle it.

  • My hair loss before I made few positive adjustments:

About Hair Fall

Losing hair every day is perfectly normal. In fact, on average, people lose between 50 to 100 strands per day.  Normally, for each hair that is lost, another teeny tiny hair is gained. We all see a few strands of hair on our pillowcases and comb but that does not mean we are experiencing hair fall. However, if you notice visibly thinning hair or end up with big clumps of hair in your hands or drain after a shower, that’s out of the ordinary and might be a reasonable cause for concern and inquiry. Even though it is not considered a disease, it can be quite painful, emotionally, for some people. Let’s be real, we consider our hair to be a big part of our overall personality, and losing it, it’s difficult.

Signs you’re experiencing hair fall and not shedding:

  • Bald SpotsThis symptom is more prominent in men. Bald spots are circular, but the size varies. Some men may notice a small circular smooth skin on their scalp while others may experience a growing bald spot at the crown of their head.
  • Hair Thinning: Both men and women can experience hair thinning, though it is more evident in women. This usually happens as you age. It can also be a side effect of a medication. Women who have PCOS or other hormonal complications also go through a phase of hair thinning.
  • Receding Hairline: A receding hairline is rare among women but very common among men. Your hairline will start moving towards the crown as you age. First, it will look M-shaped. If not taken care of, it will take a U-shape.
  • Excessive Hair Shedding: It is normal for a human to shed approximately 100 strands of hair. If you are losing more hair than that, you should consider it as a sign of hair fall. You might also see a few hair strands entangled in your fingers every time you run them through your hair.
  • Hair is not growing in length at the usual speed

What Causes Hair Loss?

It is difficult to identify the exact cause of hair loss without proper testing. However, there are some common causes:

HEREDITY. This condition is known as androgenetic alopecia and according to the American Hair Loss Association, approximately 95% of men have it. Women may also lose hair because of the same reason.

NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY: Lack of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, B-complex, zinc, and iron is often associated with hair loss. You can get a blood test done to check you are deficient in these nutrients. You should start eating a balanced diet in this case.

LIFESTYLE: A poor sleep schedule and lack of physical activity can increase stress levels. It also disturbs your blood circulation which is not good for hair growth.

Too much use of HARSH CHEMICALS leads to hair fall as well.

Regularly TYING YOUR HAIR TIGHTLY, your hairline will eventually start pulling towards the crown.

HORMONAL IMBALANCE is another cause of hair fall. Increased stress levels, thyroid issues, and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) can cause hair to fall as well.

Many MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND MEDICATION can also cause hair loss.

You also lose more hair as you AGE OR DRASTICALLY LOSE WEIGHT.

HEAT STYLING

And I noticed, that one of the COVID-19 SIDE EFFECTS is hair loss.

How I’m helping stop my Hair Loss!

TOOK CARE OF MY DIET: A diet rich in protein helps in stopping hair fall. Our hair is made up of keratin which is a kind of protein. If protein is deficient in our bodies, it will be reserved for the vital organs and your hair and nails will not receive it. A diet rich in protein will make hair stronger.

INCREASE MY VITAMINS INTAKE: increasing my iron and niacin intake (vitamin B3) boosts blood flow to the scalp. Adding a biotin supplement into your routine will also kick-start new hair growth

GOT A HAIRCUT: getting a haircut regularly strengthens my ends. Regular cleanups will give you healthy hair and having clean, crisp ends give you the look of fuller hair!

Bye Bye hair loss!
Hello! fuller, thicker, healthier hair.

REGULAR HAIR CARE!!!! Wash your hair regularly, especially if you have an oily scalp. Too much sebum attracts dirt and dust that can clog the hair follicles. Keep your scalp clean. You can create your natural ingredients, or you can buy natural products to wash your hair.

Monat – products free from parabens, sulfates, and animal-derived ingredients. Shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks are some of the products I started using to help me with my regular hair care.

Some people create hair masks made of natural ingredients like ginseng, ginger, yogurt, onion juice, and banana. The truth is that as a Mom and busy entrepreneur I don’t have too much time in my hands to make my masks.  So, finding something already made for me, that is natural and works, is ideal.   These products are packed with protein and micronutrients that have been an aid to my hair loss.

Conclusion:

Since hair loss often signals more serious medical issues, your first instinct when experiencing it is to seek a doctor’s help, at the very least to rule out a serious hormonal disorder or nutritional deficiency. In most instances, once the underlying cause is treated, the hair loss will stop as well. However, a doctor’s focus will be your overall health (as it should be), so in the meanwhile, you can rely on complementary treatments that may also help.

Selecting the right natural hair loss remedy is not an enormous task. You can visit the following link as a guide. You can take a Monat quiz that will help you determine your hair needs and what kind of products are right for you.

https://monatquiz.monatglobal.com/9482723?_ga=2.171283616.1296166381.1618930907-1804644655.1617242352

Instead of shooting blank arrows, take the quiz!

Instead of investing time in something that might not work, the quiz can save your time and efforts!

These are some of the products that have been working for me and their benefits :

My hair loss now after I shower — 2 Months later after those few positive adjustments :

I have incorporated other Monat products into my regular hair care… but those I will talk about in near future.  Stay in touch!!!  

Top 5 Habits of People with great Skin!

Have no skin care regrets at the end of the day by making your skin a priority. Before lipstick. Before a flawlessly contoured face. Before brows that wow. Before makeup, we first begin with beautiful skin. If you make these 5 habits part of your daily skin routine, you can have youthful, glowing skin.

1. Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse.

Cleansing helps remove excess oil, makeup, sweat, dirt and dead skin cells from your skin. It refreshes your skin and gives your complexion a chance to breathe. It also creates a clean canvas for you to apply products like face moisturizer or makeup. Keep it simple just cleanse your face, once in the morning and once at night. But do your best to NEVER go to sleep with makeup on.

2. Exfoliate Gently…

It’s important to exfoliate your skin often to remove dead skin cells. When You Don’t Exfoliate. … you may experience acne and more rapid visible aging. Ideally, you should exfoliate at most two or three times a week. Exfoliating your face using a product like a scrub or Microdermabrasion is key for vibrant, glowing skin. You can also incorporate a gentle exfoliating brush that can even help reduce appearance of pores and tighten skin.

If you’re oily or acne prone, using a detoxifying charcoal mask will help pull out toxins from the skin. If you’re more likely to experience dry skin, then opt for hydrating gel masks.

3. Moisturize

Moisturizing Reduces the chance of Skin Problems. Using the right kind of moisturizer for your skin can help maintain its balance. Moisturizing everyday can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and cause common skin conditions like acne.  Also, daily moisturizer ensures that the skin’s blemishes are camouflaged.

4. Protect

One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. Whether you burn easily or not, be sure to use protection all year long from harmful UVA and UVB rays. For daily activities is highly recommended a moisturizer with SPF 30 and for intense outdoor exposure use high level Sunscreen SPF 50.

5. Healthy Habits…

Consume plenty of water , healthy eating, a goodnight sleep, and a regular work-out routine are all great habits to pursuit great skin.

Just incorporate these small changes in your lifestyle, find a skincare regimen that best fits you, and I am sure that you will soon start receiving compliments on your radiant skin.

Take care of your skin. It deserves your love!

What are some of your favorite beauty secrets to great skin? Drop a comment below!

Be sure to check out more skin-care info here: https://www.marykaycom/amgonzalez

Have a burning question about skin care? Email me and I would gladly answer your questions.

Business Opportunity!

Ever since I was young, my desire has always been to run a successful business.  But it was not very soon before I realized that owning a business requires research, a plan, finances, a business structure, registering a name, licenses and permits, accounting system, a business location and promoting the business.  I found it more difficult coming up with the type of business as well as the capital needed to do it all.

I still believe that owning my business is the way to go the benefits of owning a business are incalculable.

Owning a business means: you’re the one in control, you get to build something, you get to help people, you have a more flexible lifestyle, you can change the world, and you make more money, etc.

About two years ago, I realized that I didn’t have the money to invest in: start-up cost, inventories, location, and meet the requirements to own a business.  It’s at this moment that I gained knowledge about Mary Kay’s opportunity. 

I was impressed, to know that with a small investment, I could start my own business. The initial start-up kit included all the necessary tools to kick-off my business to a great start. 

I got hold of this opportunity immediately because it offered everything I been dreaming about since I was young. 

Have you been thinking about owning your own business or maybe the benefits of owning a business?

Then, this opportunity offers you that possibility of owning your business without all the extra costs, no finances, no license, no permits, no locations, no penalties, and unnecessary inventories. There is a business plan lay-out that it will be impossible for you not to succeed. 

Are you looking to start something beautiful with small investments, BIG rewards?

With Mary Kay the possibilities are endless: Be your own boss, determine your own income, set your own hours, and earn a company car, prizes, commissions, trips and so much more!

It’s not only about all that you can earn, but it’s a business opportunity that gives you friends for life, outreach, and personal growth. Most importantly, Mary Kay Ash founded this company based on, the Golden Rule and the principles of God first, Family second and Career third.  She wanted to establish a career opportunity that would enrich women’s lives.

So How do I get started?

The startup cost is only $100+ tax & shipping.

The cost is EXTREMELY minimal when you compare it with what you get in your starter kit! You get full-sized products, valued at more than $381 retail. Enough supplies to facial 30 customers and a stylish black leather tote bag!

What do you think?

If you’d like to become a Mary Kay Independent Consultant, we’d be honored to welcome you to our family. All you have to do is ask for a consultant agreement, and you’ll be on your way! If you do not have a consultant, please email me, and I will take great care of you.

There is so much in store for you in your new Mary Kay business! Don’t let another second go by—there’s no time like today! If you continue doing the same thing you’re doing now for another year, where will you be? In the same place! Because if nothing changes, nothing changes—don’t be afraid to take a chance and make a change! I can’t wait to welcome you to our team!

Adriana Gonzalez
erealbeauty@gmail.com

https://www.marykay.com/amgonzalez/en-us/sell-mary-kay

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Beauty in Our Pain

It is beautiful to know that even throughout our pain there is Beauty. 

As we read thru the bible, we find all these ordinary people like you and me who transformed thru their struggles into beautiful and amazing individuals. 

When we invite God, He can heal our pain, whether small or big. He can use us in ways we never expected.   Below are a few beauties we experience in our pain:

  1. We learn to lean in – “Be Still” – listen to God’s voice and his desire for our lives’. We learn to rely and depend on his goodness.  We allow his plan in our life, which is better than ours, to be fulfilled.
  2. We grow in wisdom – Growing requires us to step out of comfort zone – it’s not easy!! We are being stretched and alter into what God is making us.  We are in the hands of the potter and being transform into a stunning vase.  We become wiser, resilient and more like our heavenly father.
  3. We help ourselves help others– We are not alone in our struggles.  So many people are in the same situation we are in – which helps us relate better.  As we grow out of, those difficult situations, we can help others do the same.  God promises us that we are not alone and that he is always with us.
  4. You become brave – God walks with you in your struggles. Whatever it may be. He’s there.  He’s listening, and he wants to fight for us.  As you rest in Him and put all your trust in him, he’ll make you brave.  You will no longer sit in fear but overcome your obstacles. 

Hope you find comfort in knowing that God is with you always. He is using your pain to help you become a better version of yourself. Don’t give up because greater and bigger things are coming your way. Amazing and Beautiful things are in store for you.

Prayer:  

Dear God, May I find the comfort and strengthen I need to overcome my current situation. Help me always know that you’re working in me thru the struggles I face. Help me see the beauty in the midst of it all and step out in faith to overcome my fears. Don’t me lose heart, but may my inner self be renewed day by day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

2 Corinthians 4:16