How To Prevent Hair Loss In Men And Women?
Hair loss is not just limited to your scalp but can affect your entire body too. Every single strand of hair on your head has a lifespan ranging from two days to five years. The hair follicles have an active growth phase, transition phase and a rest phase. Due to certain lifestyle factors, the hair is pushed into its rest cycle, during which the hair eventually falls out. This condition is referred to as Telogen Effluvium. This condition is a result of stress, shock or an underlying health condition. It can also happen after pregnancy or as a side effect of some medication.
Alopecia, or hair loss, can either be temporary or permanent. Although it is more common in men, anybody can lose their hair. Excessive and permanent loss of hair from your scalp, is typically referred to as baldness. Baldness is more than often a hereditary condition. Due to considerable social stigma attached to it, people let their hair loss remain untreated and hidden for a very long time. Some try covering it up through different hairstyles, wigs, hats or scarves.
If you’re experiencing hair loss leading to bald spots, patchiness, or large clumps of hair coming out, you should consult your primary care physician or your dermatologist. Before going ahead with any hair loss treatment, make sure you consult a dermatologist about the cause and other treatment options that you can opt for.
Whether hair loss runs in your family or a few uncontrollable aspects of your lifestyle may make you vulnerable to hair loss, there are things that you can do to protect and take care of your hair.
HOW TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS
Avoid heat induced styling tools – Excessive or regular usage of high heating styling tools can leave the hair follicle dehydrated and vulnerable to damage. Styling tools like hair dryers, hair straighteners and hair curlers can all lead to permanent damage of the hair follicle.
Avoid chemically treating your hair – Do not chemically treat or bleach your hair. Also avoid exposing your hair to chemicals in the form of styling products, dyes, and peroxides regularly. These chemicals are capable of causing sudden and irreversible changes to your hair follicles.
Switch to a mild shampoo – Many shampoos contain harsh chemical ingredients that can harm your hair and cause hair loss. These harsh chemicals tend to reduce the oil and fatty acids that are responsible for making the hair strong and supple. The purpose of a shampoo is to cleanse your scalp and hair and if it ends up doing more harm than good, then you might as well switch the product. Try switching to a mild shampoo that will clean your hair without stripping off any nourishment.
Ensure optimum intake of Vitamin D – Studies have shown that hair loss is often linked to low levels of Vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D is believed to help reset the hair to its growth phase. You could include Vitamin – D rich food in your diet. Tuna, salmon, eggs, orange juice are few examples of food that are rich in Vitamin D.
Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hair – However flexible hair strands might seem to be, it can only be stretched to an extent. Beyond this, hair can become permanently damaged. Tight ponytails or braids pull the hair away from the scalp and overtime loosen the bond between the hair and the scalp.
Medication – There are many FDA approved topical medicines that work to reduce hair loss. These medications facilitate blood flow to the follicles therefore delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles.
Healthy Diet – A healthy and nutrient rich diet plays an important role in the health of your hair. Lack of nutrients, especially iron, can be a primary cause of hair loss or hair thinning. An average adult male, as recommended by the National Institute of Health, should get about 8 milligrams of iron every day. Once the iron levels in your body are restored, the hair starts growing back, if the hair loss was temporary.
Here are some of the methods by which you can avoid hair fall. For more professional assistance and consultation, visit Skinzest website or connect with us over phone.