Measures You Can Take To Prevent Hair Loss
A full, healthy head of hair is a boost to your appearance. It signals youth and vitality. On the other hand, thinning hair and balding indicate old age and a loss of vitality. These are social assumptions, whether they are true or not. The appearance of your hair can affect your social life and job prospects. That is why people pay so much attention to hair loss. Here are some tips to help you keep that shiny, abundant head of hair of your youth.
The hair products you use are very important. Go to the store and you will see many shelves full of hair care products. There are shampoos containing herbal extracts known to nourish hair. Aloe vera, jojoba oil, nettle and rosemary are just a few. Trial and error may be the best way to select a shampoo and rinse. Try a variety of them, and stick with the ones that work best for you. But remember to switch to a different shampoo after a few months. Your hair needs this variety. One product has nutrients that another lacks.
It is well known that cutting your hair makes it grow faster. But as you grow older and your hair tends to grow more slowly, you will need haircuts less often. Also, longer hair hides the appearance of hair loss.
Everything you do for your overall health and fitness will also benefit your hair. Exercise improves circulation, nourishing and stimulating the hair follicles. A good balanced diet will provide your hair with the nutrients it needs. If you have started seeing hair loss, ask yourself it you are getting enough protein and calcium in your diet, as these are the two ingredients most essential to hair growth.
Exercise and good nutrition result in shiny, healthy-looking hair. Lack of exercise and poor nutrition result in lack-luster, dull hair.
For women, avoiding hairstyles that stress hair follicles by pulling your hair tight is important. Men may want to let their hair grow a little longer than before, as this can help your hair look fuller. Avoid using hair dyes, as these stress the hair. Women should avoid excessive use of hair dryers and curlers.
The two kinds of food to emphasize in your diet, in order to avoid hair loss, are proteins such as meat, beans, eggs and dairy. Dairy also provides calcium, and leafy greens are also good for this. Zinc and iron are essential minerals. Among vitamins, vitamin E is crucial.
Besides overall exercise, your hair can be helped by directly exercising the scalp through massage. Do this daily, gently working the scalp with your fingers. Massage in a nutrient such as jojoba oil, olive oil or aloe vera. Your hair will feel and look better. This massage will also relieve stress.
Stress is often the cause of hair loss. Learning to manage stress in your life through relaxation techniques has been shown to reduce hair loss as well as improve your overall health.
These are just a few ideas to help you cope with hair loss once it starts, or even prevent it if they are implemented early.