Before mastering how to control hair loss, you will have to identify the cause of hair loss. If your hair fall out is a recent phenomenon then it should be easy for you to identify the problem. Whereas, a long term hair fall problem might need some professional assistance for identifying the reason. No matter what the reason is, here are some very valuable tips for you to deal with hair fall and prevent hair loss.
Are You Really Suffering from Hair Loss?
Losing up to 100 hair strands daily is normal. If you are well within this number, then you do not have a hair loss problem. However, if you think that you are losing more hair than may be 100 strands a day, then it is time for you to be a little more aware. Hair loss prevention will yield best results if you are aware of the reasons for suffering. Even before going ahead and using preventive measures, you should identify whether you actually have a hair loss problem or not.
Identify the Reason.
For hair loss prevention, you will have to identify and pinpoint the exact problem. The simplest way of identifying the problem at home is to hold a small bunch of 30-35 hair strands between your thumb and index finger. Then give it a strong tug and see how many strands have come off naturally. If the number is 6 or more, then you start hair loss remedies immediately.
Sometimes the problem is bigger like heredity, post pregnancy hair loss, some serious illness, acute scalp infection, etc. At other times, the problem is caused by your unawareness and could easily be solved with a little more attention and care. Let us consider some of these solvable problems.
Hair Loss PREVENTION: 10 Best Ways.
Care for your Hair.
Caring for your hair would include keeping it clean and tangle free at all times. You should also be careful to not let your hair get exposed to harsh weather conditions. Do not use hair driers frequently… alternatively try to towel dry your hair. Hair curlers, hair straighteners and other chemical treatments are also harmful for your hair. Keep your hair, scalp clean, and dandruff free. In addition, taking a hair massage and hair spa is good for hair rejuvenation.
Use the Right Shampoo.
Often women use a shampoo for its fragrance. That is not the right reason to choose a shampoo. Of course you want your hair to smell good, but not at the cost of your hair’s quality. If you are not aware of your hair type then you could visit a dermatologist to determine your scalp condition and choose the most effective shampoo for yourself.
Do not choose protein enriched shampoos, or the ones that promises to control your hair fall. The purpose of a shampoo is to clean your scalp and hair, and that is the only thing that a shampoo can do. Choose something that suits your hair type and is mild or herbal, especially if you are someone who shampoos on a regular basis. Also, make sure that you de-tangle your hair before going for a shampoo. Towel-dry your hair and wait until it is dry before using a brush or comb. Wet hair is brittle and upon combing, might cause extra hair loss.
Eat the Right Food.
Your eating habit has a great impact on hair loss. The trick is to have a balanced diet. Extreme dieting will cut off the required fat and mineral supplies, and excessive junk will affect your overall health, which will in turn affect your hair. To keep growing healthy and strong hair you need a diet that has protein, iron, calcium, and vitamin C. These four essential elements decide the fate of your hair. In addition, incorporate food items that have omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, walnuts, tune etc. in your diet so that you have strong and shiny hair.
Take Rest for your Hair.
No matter how careful you are about your hair and your diet, if you are not taking rest and sleeping properly, then you will lose hair. Controlling your stress level is also essential. If you have stress or anxiety problems, try Yoga or meditation. You can also try essential oils for this purpose. Learn here, the best essential oils for anxiety.
Do not think about your hair… just think about relaxing yourself. It could be taking a massage, reading a book, listening to music or going out with your friends. Do anything that relaxes you and gives you good sleep. This, in turn will help you in hair loss prevention.
I have discussed more about this in the next chapter… read on.
Hair Products you Use.
To make sure that you do not suffer from hair loss problem, choose your hair products carefully. Identify the right hair oil, shampoo, conditioner, styling gel, hair cream or any other product that you may wish to use. To make sure that you have the right product for your scalp type, you could visit a dermatologist to identify your scalp and hair type. Choose your product according to your hair type. Also, make sure that you use a good quality hairbrush. Do not use a hairbrush that has sharp teeth, which might cause a scratch or cut on the scalp surface, which will lead to hair fall and blockage of pores. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair before using a hairbrush. Remember that tangled and wet hair falls easily.
Give your Hair the Importance it Deserves.
Taking care of your hair and making it feel important does not mean over-styling it or coloring or bleaching it. In fact, if you want a healthy lot of hair then you should be avoiding hair color and bleach. For hair loss prevention, you should avoid your salon or parlor as much as you can. Trimming your hair occasionally or getting a fancy haircut is not harmful but using harsh chemicals will destroy your hair structure and the skin quality of your scalp.
Take Hair Massage.
Though it may sound very traditional and orthodox, yet nothing beats a good oil massage. There is a lot of variety in what hair oil you would want to choose for a massage. Oils that will stimulate hair growth and prevent hair fall are almond oil, rosemary oil, coconut oil, castor oil, lavender oil and if you could bear the smell, mustard oil. Give a good long massage and leave for an hour before washing it off. Though hair oil is good for a massage, make sure that you wash it off completely. Remnants of hair oil on your scalp will attract dust and block the pores on your scalp. This in turn will lead to hair loss.
Follow your Hair Improvement.
This is very important for hair loss prevention. Always make sure that you are aware of the progress that your hair is going through. Ever since you start to make these life style changes and stress relieving exercises, you should maintain a close watch on how your hair is reacting.
If you think that you have a good response and there is a substantial amount of progress in your hair’s condition, then you are on the right track. The progress will also encourage you and help you to go ahead with a positive approach.
On the other hand, if you feel that there is no progress on the hair fall situation in spite of your efforts to stay calm and deal with stress, then maybe the problem is somewhere else. It is a good idea to consult a dermatologist to deal with the hair fall problem and take professional help.
Choose a Hair Treatment.
If you think that your problem is far more serious for a home remedy, and you are not sure how to control hair loss, then you should take up a hair treatment. Start with something mild like taking supplements and vitamin capsules. Of course, you must consult a dermatologist before taking any pills. If you feel that the problems is still persistent, then go for a thorough health checkup to identify the problem. If supplements and regular hair care fails, then you might have some health concerns like thyroid or anemia that is causing this. Treating that particular health condition will help you to handle the hair loss problem.
In case the hair loss is severe and the problem is unsolvable, then you could take medicines that prevent hair loss. Again, no drug should be consumed without consulting a doctor.
Hair loss Laser Treatment & Hair Transplant.
Finally, if everything fails then you could go for hair transplant or a laser treatment. There are many effective and safe ways of going through surgical procedures of hair transplant. Make sure that you attend a reputed clinic, take all the pre, and post treatment care very seriously.
Read More about hair loss laser treatment in the next chapter.
Stop Stress from Causing Hair Loss.
Men and women both are prone to lose hair because of their stress levels. Medically this condition is called telogen effluvium. Other than hair loss, stress also has other adverse effects on your health. Though it could be easy to identify the source of stress, it is difficult to deal with it. If the problem were so easy to solve, then you wouldn’t be stressed about it in the first place. Therefore, trying to solve the problem overnight is not an option. However, the interconnection of stress and hair loss will compel you to deal with your stress level.
Identify the Cause of Stress.
However, the problem cannot be solved that quickly, still identifying it will help you to cope with your stress level. At times, the cause of stress is so grave that the only option is to wait it out. Accident, divorce, or death of a loved one could be some instances where you could only leave it on time… it’ll gradually relieve your stress. However, it is not a wise idea to let it affect your health. In such a scenario, you could visit a doctor, discuss your problem, and get medical assistance. Anti-depressants, supplements, and mild sleeping tablets could be prescribed.
If your stress is related to your work, finance, or family, then try to find a solution while keeping yourself as detached as you can. One of the best ways to deal with stress is to talk it out. If you have a friend with whom you could discuss personal problems, then make sure you do it. You might not get a solution but it will help you to reduce your stress level.
Ways To Release Stress.
Stress and hair loss are closely related. Therefore, to prevent hair loss, you should try to find out various ways of relieving stress. Here are some good ways…
- Pick up a hobby. Do something that you always wanted to do.
- Visit a health spa and get a message.
- Spend quality time with your friends and family.
- Take a vacation.
- Write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal.
- Join a gym and work out.
These are just some of the ways to deal with your stress levels. You could incorporate and do anything that makes you feel good and happy. Just like stress and hair loss are related, happiness and hair growth are also related.
Spend Time with your Hair.
Though stress and hair loss go hand-in-hand, do not let it affect you. The damage that stress will cause to your hair could be taken care of by spending some quality time with your hair.
- Oil your hair every week.
- Get a hair massage occasionally.
- Get a new haircut and change your look.
- Be gentle with your hair when you towel dry it.
- Do not use harsh chemicals or colors.
- Do not use hair curling machines or hot irons.
- Give your hair a day of its own, get a good hair spa.
All this should help you to deal with the problem of hair fall and get you a new look along with strong and shiny hair.
Stress is not just a reason to worry for hair fall alone; it also affects your physical and mental health. Do not let anything or anyone hold you down, be positive at all times and say goodbye to both stress and hair loss.
Hair Laser Products: Hair Loss Laser Treatment.
If you are looking for the most effective and safe way of getting your hair back, then laser therapy is for you. The different hair laser products that are used in this therapy are not only safe without any side effects but also very effective. The laser hair treatment has a 90% success rate and has been approved by FDA to be a totally harmless method of hair re-growth.
What is Hair Loss Laser Treatment?
Hair loss laser treatment, which is also called low-level laser therapy, is a method of treating the scalp with laser rays. It stimulates and activates the red blood cells and changes the entire cellular metabolic system. Hair laser products help to covert adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to adenosine diphosphate (ADP) which helps to release energy and rejuvenate hair growth. These laser lights treat the scalp for any unhealthy chemical and blockage as well. It makes sure that the scalp is capable of receiving nutrition, oxygen, and protein, and makes sure that they are restored. Laser hair therapy takes place in sessions.
Though these sessions depend on the severity of hair loss and the factors that have led to it, generally a session starts with 2-3 sittings for the initial few weeks. As the results start to show, the sessions get fewer. Generally, the entire process takes six months to a year to make sure that you have healthy and normal hair growth. Now that you are aware what a laser hair therapy is, let us have a look at the reasons why you should choose this therapy.
Benefits of Hair Loss Laser Treatment.
There are several well-established and proven benefits of hair loss laser treatment. Here, I have listed the Top 5 benefits…
Once you go for laser treatment, you will go through a consultation that will determine the root cause of your hair loss. According to the cause, you will be guided with a complete life style change. Your new routine will incorporate healthy diet plan, exercises and hair care regimen. So, not only is this a very successful way of getting your hair back, but also a long-term solution to a healthy lifestyle.
Safe and Sure.
One of the most important and determining factor for choosing low level laser therapy is that it is completely safe and a certain way of getting your hair back. The hair laser products used in this therapy are all herbal and natural. The entire process is divided into many steps, which include massages, shampoos, and nutrition supplements. All the products and methods that are used in the various steps are completely safe and wonderful for the overall health of your hair.
No Surgeries Required.
Laser therapy is a way of getting your hair to grow back naturally without getting under the knife. Surgeries are a painful way of dealing with the problem of hair fall. It also takes a lot of recovery time and comes with many precautions. Laser treatment on the other hand is completely pain free and you will be not required to follow any strict precautionary measures. After a laser treatment you do not need any recovering time. Yes, you might be given some supplements and vitamins that will help to maintain the good effect of the therapy, but they are all 100% safe without any side effect. In fact, the entire process of taking the laser therapy is very soothing and relaxing.
No Side Effects of Orals Medicines.
Taking oral medicines is another way of hair loss prevention. Some of these medicines do have a side effect and often fail to show results when they are discontinued. Hair laser products used in this therapy are devoid of any such harmful medicine that could lead to serious side effects.
Over all Hair Treatment.
Laser hair treatment will not only get your hair back but also make sure that you have much healthier, shinier and stringer hair. During the various sittings, they ensure that your scalp gets rid of any chemical disorder, infections, and blockage. It increases the blood flow and provides a lot of nutrition and nourishment for the hair. Therefore, the new hair that grows back is of a much superior quality.
Portable Lasers for Home Use.
There are hand-held home use hair therapy lasers on the market that work great and are designed (and cleared/registered by the FDA) to be safe for home use. People can treat in the comfort of their own home, and only pay once (for the laser) rather than over and over for each clinic visit.
To make someone stay with you, you should show that person that you love him, and he is important to you… the same goes for your hair. Make sure that your hair is well-loved and taken care of… that is the biggest secret hair loss prevention.
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