Guidance for Hair Loss Prevention
Hair loss is part of life for some people. It can be caused by genetics, environmental issues like pollution and poor lifestyle choices. It is not something anybody enjoys. Use the tips in the article below to learn how you can prevent and combat hair loss.
You need to eat a healthy, balanced diet to keep your skin and hair healthy and strong. Hair loss can be caused by poor nutrition. Make sure you are getting enough protein, iron and other vital nutrients in order to keep your skin and hair healthy.
Use a ‘clean’ shampoo that is free of sodium laureth sulfate. This substance helps the soap lather, but it can also clog your pores and damage your hair follicles. Stay safe and keep your hair healthy by using sulfate free shampoo, conditioner and other hair products. When you are done washing your hair, you should never rub your hair dry with a towel. This can pull out weak hairs easily. Wrap your hair with a towel or air dry. Then, once your hair is dry, brush it gently. You can use detangler if it will help you brush your hair gently.
Trim your hair regularly. Having split ends can cause breakage that will thin your hair and make you lose strands. Keep your hair trimmed and healthy at the ends to help it stay healthy at the roots. You should also avoid dyes and perms as that will only damage your hair further.
Keep your hair down when you are at home. If you have to wear it up during the day for work or another reason, keep it tied up loosely. Wearing your hair tied tightly can cause traction alopecia. This is when your hair follicles get so stressed by the pulling that they eventual stop producing hair cells. Put minimum stress on the roots of your hair and avoid pulling it out by using a gentle hair tie and leaving it loose.
Avoid over salting your food. If you have too much salt in your diet, it can raise your blood pressure. This affect the blood flow to your scalp and can cause you to lose hair. Try other bold flavors from spices to help you reduce your salt intake.
Do not drink too much alcohol. Drinking more than moderately will deplete the zinc in your blood stream. Your body needs this mineral to grow healthy hair, among many other things. Cut back on your alcohol intake and consume no more than a couple of glasses a few nights a week. This will have a positive affect on your general health, as well as your hair growth.
When dealing with hair loss, there are some steps you can take to lessen the blow. Keep yourself in general good health is the best thing you can do to prevent and reduce hair loss. Use the advice above, and keep it in mind every day to prevent further hair loss and possibly find the cause.