How to Prevent Hair Loss – 5 Tips

Prevent Hair Loss

Hair loss is a very common problem. Of course if you can prevent hair loss in the first place, you’ll have an easier time than if you just try treating the problem after the fact. But don’t worry, we’ve got the tips to help you either way!

Every person experiences hair loss, yet we know that hair is your crown. And everybody feels sad when their hair falls out. There can be a variety of factors behind this, ranging from hormonal imbalance, increased drug intake, infections etc. Hair loss can be also a side effect of some types of dandruff.

About five years ago one my aunts started experiencing the problem of hair fall. As you could imagine, she was very stressed over the situation. She went to three different doctors who tried to put her on prescriptions but they never worked. Finally, she got a tip from a friend to visit a Naturopathy expert.

The expert informed my aunt that her problem could be nutritional. The healer suggested that my aunt needed to improve her daily diet and massaged her hair with warm coconut oil before washing her hair. It took about a month, but soon she noticed that the hair fall had reduced and not long after that, her hair began to thicken up.

Tips to Prevent Hair Loss

1. Vinegar

A vinegar rinse is often used by people with thinning hair to help remove things that clog up the hair follicles. A hormone, known as DHT or Dihydrotestosterone, builds up in the hair follicles of men and women over time, causing the follicles to shrink.

When the problem gets bad enough, the excess DHT will begin to change the growth phases of the hair and may lead to hair loss. A vinegar wash helps remove the DHT that’s built up over the years. Try apple cider vinegar or nettle vinegar.

2. Aromatherapy

The essential oils from lavender and bay leaves can help stop thinning hair by stimulating the scalp. Mix 5-7 drops of each essential oil with about four ounces of fat (like olive oil, coconut oil, or soybean oil).

The mixture should be warm but not hot. Gently massage the mixture into your hair and feel the stimulation as you let it stay on the scalp for about twenty minutes. After twenty minutes, rinse with a gentle shampoo.

3. Scalp Massage

A short, gentle scalp massage will also help to stimulate the scalp by creating an increased blood flow to the region. Use your fingertips gently for about three minutes to help increase blood flow. Try to massage the scalp more than once a day. Twice or thrice a week, massage the hair with a nourishing hair oil such as coconut oil or olive oil.

4. Stress

Stress can have a negative impact on many parts of the body. Finding ways to reduce stress could be very helpful for ending or even to prevent hair loss and maintaining healthy hair.

5. Nutrition

Nutrition is very important for the overall health of the hair. Men who are experiencing thinning hair should eat a low-fat diet to help reduce the amount of testosterone that the body produces.

Women who are experiencing thinning hair may have a protein-, vitamin-, or mineral deficiency due to improper diet or the poor absorption of nutrients by the gastrointestinal tract.

For both men and women an increased intake of choline, inositol, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin E, and vitamin B complex will help hair grow and remain healthy.

Conclusion – Prevent Hair Loss

Dealing with thinning hair can be very stressful. However, there are several different things you can try that have yielded positive results for a lot of people. One thing that is sure to help you with your battle is narrowing down (and finally identifying) the cause of the hair loss.

A little hair fall everyday is normal but if you notice that it is getting to be too much, then it becomes a matter of concern. This happens following long illnesses, sudden changes to extreme climates, the effects of stress and a bad lifestyle.

Hair should be taken care of. Remember, you will surely miss those beautiful tresses if you let them go away!

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About the Author

Mansi Agarwal is a Delhi based writer, photographer and a travel enthusiast. She loves writing on health and travel related topics. On a casual note, she adores mountains and all things green.

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