Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Hair Loss

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Don’t you long for the days when you had a full head of hair? Sure, it took you more time with your pair of back hair cutting scissors to get ready and get the style right. But, you appreciate it even more now that you notice your hair is getting a little thin. 

Most people will tell you to accept the results and move on. But, before you do, there are some simple tips and tricks that you can try out to get that full head of hair back. Here are some of them.

Change your diet

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Sometimes, it’s not about the shampoo or some complicated follicle transplant procedure. All you need is to tweak your diet a little bit to give your hairgrowth a much-needed jolt. 

The most important food you should incorporate in your diet is proteins. They are the building blocks of all tissues in the body, including hair. Having enough proteins in your diet will foster hair growth.

The best sources of proteins are egg whites, fish and milk. You should also try to eat foods that have high Omega 3 fatty acids like mackerel and salmon. To add some magic into your diet, throw in some flaxseeds onto your salad or cereal each day.

This change of diet will help keep the hair follicles healthy and boost growth. You might also notice, other than the increase in volume, your hair might get a shine.

Talk to your doctor 

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If you feel your diet is right and you’re losing hair a little too early with no definite explanation, it could be something wrong with the rest of the body like hormonal imbalance. A doctor will help you pinpoint what the problem is and provide you with the best solution.

For hormonal imbalances, there are natural supplements that can help with regulation. A change of diet can also help to promote healthy hormone levels. 

Other conditions that can lead to hair loss include stress, anemia, heart disease, thyroid disease, among others. 

Avoid bad habits 

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Habits like smoking can negatively impact hair growth. For instance, smoking reduces the circulation of blood to the scalp which can result in hair loss. 

Alcohol and caffeine hamper the immune system and can cause hair to fall out. If you can’t figure out what is happening to your hair, one of these elements may be the problem.

Hydration is also key when it comes to the growth of tissues and overall health of the body. What’s more, the hair shaft is primarily made up of water. Not drinking enough water can therefore, make it hard for your hair to grow as well as other aspects of your body.

It’s recommended that you take up to eight glasses of water each day. You should also try to avoid carbonated drinks which can weaken the immune system and cause further hair loss. 

Essential oil Scalp Massage 

Perhaps all your hair needs is a little stimulation to get going. Scalp massages help to stimulate the follicles to increase hair growth. The addition of essential oils like rosemary and lavender is essentials in stopping the thinning. 

For the best results, you can add the essential oils to any carrier oil of your choosing and massage the oils gently into your scalp. Let the oils sit in and wear a shower cap to assist with the absorption. You can leave the cap on for up to one hour. Use the tip at least once a week. Not only will you improve hair growth, but your hair will also look healthier.  

Be gentle with your hair 

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Even without thinning, your hair is fragile enough. Thinning only reinforces the condition. Losing your hair could be your own doing even though you might not be aware of it. Some practices lead to hair loss. You can improve hair growth by changing for the better and handling your hair with kindness.

  • Reduce the use of flat irons. You should also consider setting reducing the heat settings on your hairdryer.
  • When dying your hair, don’t dye it more than two shades, its normal colour. The bolder the colours, the more the chemicals that go onto the hair which make it brittle.  
  • Don’t wait for your hair to dry to comb through it. It’s harder to comb dry hair. Comb your hair when it’s dry and use a wide-toothed comb that will prevent pulling and tugging.  
  • Excessive use of combing, curling, straightening, or brushing tools will make weaken your hair at the root and reduce its growth vigour.

See a trichologist 

If you’ve tried everything in the book to get your hair back but nothing seems to work, it might be time to set up an appointment with a professional that will determine what the problem is and hopefully get rid of it once and for all. 

Seeing a trichologist is particularly important if the hair loss is easily noticeable and you’ve started to see your scalp at the hairline.  

Hair is an important factor when it comes to appearance. With age, you might notice you’re losing hair. It’s normal. But, if you notice hair loss at an early age, your body could be trying to tell you something. It’s important you consider seeing a professional and changing your lifestyle. These will help you get back on the right track and restore your hair. 

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