Seven habits that can help prevent hair loss
Thanks to modern lifestyles, hair products and stress, more men and women than ever are suffering from hair loss. Read on for seven habits that can help protect your hair.
While some people may have the option to change their lifestyle and lower the amount of stress they are experiencing, that is not possible for everyone. However, everyone can adopt these habits that will strengthen the hair and prevent it from falling out.
1) Avoid tight hairstyles
Hair plays quite a big role in fashion, and there are all kinds of hairstyles to choose from. According to professionals that help their patients with their hair, like Hair Doctors, one of the most common reasons why some people suffer from hair loss is because of ‘tight’ hairstyles.
It is best to avoid hairstyles that involve pulling on the hair, as this will cause the hair to get stretched and thus permanently damaged. Doctors say that this is most common in patients with longer hair since the easiest way to tie it up is to put it in a ponytail or make tight braids.Tying your hair too tightly continually can lead to hair loss quite rapidly at a later age.
2) Reduce the use of high-heat devices
Our hair is quite hardy, but one thing that it is not resistant to is heat. Considering how we lead our lives today, there is no time for waiting for our hair to air dry. So instead we rely on hair dryers, straighteners, or curling irons – often daily.
By using these devices, your hair will get damaged over time, and eventually, it may start falling out. So use them only when you do not have the time to air dry your hair, or when you are in a cold environment a and want to avoid getting sick.
3) Avoid using chemicals on your hair
Once again, the blame for over-using chemicals can be put on fashion, as many people today want to bleach their hair or dye it a different color.
While doing it occasionally won’t be too harmful to your hair, like everything, hair, too, has a limit to how much damage it can take. Too many unnecessary hair treatments will lead to the splitting of keratin, which will cause hair loss.
4) Use the correct shampoo
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different shampoos you can buy at the store? It is because there are different types of hair, so there are shampoos for each type. Some shampoos might be great for your hair, while others can cause harm.
It is best to consult with a professional at a local clinic if you are unsure what type of hair you have and which shampoo would be the best for you. Your shampoo might be the only reason why your hair has been falling out recently, so this is always the best first thing to ask.
5) Invest into a better brush
Buying a cheap plastic brush is not quite the wise investment you may think, at least not if you want to keep your hair. Instead, it is wiser to invest in a soft brush made from natural fibers – one that will promote healthy oil levels on your hair. Speaking of brushes, it is also highly advised to brush your hair daily.
6) Eat a balanced diet with vitamins and oils
Like with everything in our body, diet plays a major role when it come to hair health. We know that having a balanced diet is not something everyone has the time for, but you should aim to achieve as balanced of a diet as you possibly can. It is important to get different vitamins such as zinc, B2, B9, B12, vitamin E, and biotin to keep your hair strong.
7) Massage your scalp
Something that you can do no matter where you are, is to massage your scalp. While it was believed that this increases circulation and thus strengthens your hairline, there is no scientific proof that this is really the case.
However, it does help reduce stress, which is a big factor when it comes to hair loss. So, if you feel relaxed when you massage your scalp, you should do it whenever you are stressed.
Love your hair – and keep it!
In the past, once someone lost their hair, there was not much they could do about it, and the best option was to shave their remaining hair or buy a wig.
However, today, there are all kinds of solutions for people who suffer from hair loss, and with the correct treatments. But the best ‘treatment’ of all is retaining as much of your hair as you can through caring for it properly. We hope these tips will help!