HOW TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS
Hair loss is a common problem for most people. In this video I shall talk about how to prevent hair loss. Hair loss treatments for men and hair loss products are sold widely. Hair loss supplements are also sold, claiming to treat the hair loss. However, prevention is better than cure!

Hair loss is a common problem for most people.

In this video I shall talk about how to prevent hair loss.

Hair loss treatments for men and hair loss products are sold widely. Hair loss supplements are also sold, claiming to treat the hair loss.

However, prevention is better than cure!

 

Each hair on your head has a growth cycle.

 

This growth cycle begins to weaken and the hair follicle shrinks, producing shorter and finer strands of hair. Eventually, the growth cycle for each hair ends and no new hair grows in its place.

 

Practically, what you can do at home to prevent Hair loss:

 

  • Avoid blow-drying and flat-iron styling
  • When blow drying, stop when the hair is mostly dry in most cases and let it finish drying on its own
  • Do not put hair extensions. This makes it worse, because this pulls the hair and increases hair fall out.
  • Use a spray-on, leave-in conditioner and smoothing serum before any heat styling or drying.
  • Trim your hair regularly. This reduces knotting & reduces the pulling when you comb your hair.
  • Back combing can help
  • Tattoo the scalp in a darker colour to disguise the bald spot
  • In winter, the hair gets dryer. Use a hair moisturising mask at least once a week.
  • Wear a hat when you go outside. Too much sun exposure can damage your hair.
  • Quit Smoking. It damages hair follicles and can speed up hair loss.
  • Gentle shampoo & moisture rich good conditioner.

 

Eat a Healthy well-balanced diet, rich in vitamins, minerals and protein

Hair is made from protein, it requires protein to sustain growth and stay healthy.

 

  1. Iron & Zinc

found in red meats & for vegetarians in Soya beans & lentils.

  1. Omega 3 oils

found in fatty Fish e.g. salmon

  1. Biotin: found in eggs, nuts & carrots
  2. Trace minerals e.g. Potassium & Calcium : found in Spinach
  3. Vitamin C: helps the body to absorb iron.

Also assists in production of Collagen, which is needed in hair growth.

Found in Citrus fruits & sweet potatoes.

  1. Proteins: the main component of hair

found in chicken, fish & eggs, lentils & nuts.

  1. Vitamin B: fish, meat & starchy vegetables

 

Exercise

increases blood flow and delivery of nutrients to all parts of the body. By simply incorporating regular exercise into a lifestyle will rekindle deteriorating hair, making it thrive and shine

 

Aloe Vera supplements activate the enzymes required for healthy hair

 

Massage with Oils E.g. Coconut oil or olive oil.

This protects your hair from drying out & becoming brittle.

Head massages also stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which keeps hair growing healthily

 

Drink plenty of water. This hydrates the skin & scalp

 

De-stress:

  • Drink Green tea. Its soothing & slows down the heart.
  • Avoid too much caffeine, which is in traditional teas & coffees.
  • Take hot baths with essential oils.
  • Deep breaths, taken slowly, increases oxygen circulation.

 

Keep natural Hair Style

  • Avoid blow-drying and flat-iron styling
  • When you shampoo the hair, wrap the hair in a towel, & let the towel soak up the excess moisture.
  • When you MUST blow-dry the hair, use a diffuser attachment and be very gentle with the hair.
  • Bleaching hair, Hair straighteners and chemicals damage hair.

 

 

Avoid poor quality hair products. Poor quality hair products are full of chemicals such as sulfates, phosphates, chlorine and ammonia which dry out the hair and weaken the roots, making you more prone to white hairs.

 

Use products with natural ingredients.

 

Get hair coloured professionally with ammonia free colourants

 

Try henna. Henna is a form of natural hair dye. It contains no chemicals and will actually condition the hair, leaving it shiny and moisturized.

 

With these simple steps, you can significantly reduce Hair loss.

 

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