Stop and/or prevent hair loss

By Drum Digital
19 March 2015

Hair loss can be damaging to your confidence, so avoid that by using these tips.

Hair loss can affect  your confidence, to avoid this follow these easy tips.

Get in more nutrients

Your hair loves protein, so go for healthy protein such as eggs and fish and avoid fasting or yoyo dieting. These can deprive your body of these essential building blocks for a healthy scalp and hair.

Manage your stress

Too much stress is bad for health and beauty. Constant stress can cause cortisol levels to spike, which can contribute to increased hair shedding. Meditation, regular exercise, regular sleep schedule may help decrease your stress levels.

Pay attention to the scalp

The scalp is where each hair follicle receives its blood supply, and allows it to grow strong. Nourish, hydrate and keep it healthy, so your hair will be stronger and more resistant to breakage, promoting healthy growth. Foods packed with vitamin E, like almonds, walnuts and raspberries or strawberries, are great for promoting scalp circulation, as are vitamin C-rich foods like kiwis and broccoli.

Try biotin supplements

Small studies results suggest that biotin supplements may improve thinning hair and brittle nails. Less commonly known as vitamin H, biotin is part of the B complex vitamins, which help your body metabolize fats and protein. Some experts even recommend a daily supplement for everyone since it’s generally safe and pretty hard to get too much of it.

Make sure your hormone levels are checked

Pregnancy, ovarian cysts, medications, emotional or physical shock, and birth control pills can all affect hormone levels, making it complicated to pinpoint the reason for hair loss. Again a derivative of the male hormone testosterone that causes hair follicles to literally shrink in diameter. Make it a point to regularly get you hormone level checked.

Play around with hairstyles

Changing your hairstyle might give your hair a fuller look. Avoid dyeing with lighter colours, because they will show off your scalp, stick to darker shades, because they help with giving the hair fuller look.

Avoid heating the hair

Rather stick to gentle brushing/combing and loose updos. Heat will break your hair, especially if you have thin hair. If you are 'forced' to heat your hair, you need moisturise effectively.

Source: Dr OZ Show

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