Who hasn’t had a hair loss scare? All of us, at some point, start to fear that we might be losing too much hair. While most of the time, it’s just a false alarm, and our hair’s routine shedding, in some cases, it is more than that. But what could be causing the unexpected hair loss?
Consider watching this video to know more about why our hair turns grey…
If you have been experiencing hair fall and have reason to believe that it’s not just your shedding cycle, the first thing to do would be consulting a doctor.
Protein is a crucial building block for all sorts of tissues, including hair. Make sure you’re providing your body with an adequate amount of protein from dietary sources like milk, eggs, and fish.
Incorporating omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins into your diet can also help with hair growth. You can get omega-3s from oily fish like salmon and from nuts and seeds like ground flaxseeds and chia seeds. Snack on berries and almonds for a quick dose of vitamins C and E!
If your hair loss started at a young age or quite suddenly, it may not be a common side effect of aging. Unexpected hair loss can be a symptom of hormonal imbalance, stress, thyroid disease, anemia, or certain medications.
If you suspect that any of these conditions could be behind your hair loss, don’t hesitate to bring it up with your doctor. When it comes to your health (and your hair), it’s better to be safe than sorry!
If you’re serious about reducing hair loss and having a healthy scalp, then it’s time to break a few bad habits! For instance, quitting smoking can improve circulation throughout your body, including your scalp, to help strengthen hair and maximize growth.
But smoking isn’t the only bad habit that affects your hair and scalp. A few more bad habits worth kicking for the sake of your hair:
Not getting enough sleep
Too much sun exposure
It might seem strange to mention an exercise in a post about reducing hair loss, but it can help! In the short term, working up a sweat during your workout can help flush dirt and oil out of your hair follicles and promote new growth.
In the longer term, regular exercise can be a powerful way to relieve stress (which often contributes to hair loss) and keep your body healthy, resulting in longer, stronger locks!
For many of us, hair loss affects not only the total amount of hair we have but also the quality of the individual strands. Our hair tends to get drier and more brittle as we age, so it’s important to treat it gently to avoid breakage and further hair loss!
Some simple guidelines that will help you be kind to your hair:
Use hot tools sparingly, and when you do, use them on the lowest heat setting.
Avoid dramatic changes in hair color since the process can make hair brittle.
Brush hair gel or hairspray into your hair while it’s still wet to avoid breakage.
Avoid unnecessary brushing, combing, curling, or straightening to keep your roots healthy.
Many hair growth supplements can help thicken hair and curb hair fall. Even certain vitamin supplements go a long way in improving the health and volume of your hair. However, do not start taking any supplements without consulting a healthcare professional.
If you are not keen on oiling your hair overnight, you can always apply oil an hour before bathing. Warm oils are preferred because they can penetrate the pores of the scalp more easily and increase the flow of blood in the area.
Hair loss and thinning are becoming increasingly common in a majority of people out there. Blame it on the genes or the continuous trauma we have been putting our hair through (styling, coloring, and so much more), hair loss is on the rise. Take good care of your hair!
Until Next Time,
Team Doctor ASKY!