Men and women tend to lose an average of fifty hair strands every day, some people can grow hair fast and some tend to lose hair due to complexities. This might be a problem for others, hair loss could either be a medical or a genetic condition. But there are ways to reduce and manage hair loss such as taking certain vitamins, using hair loss shampoo, and there are also medical procedures that can be used to make your hair grow back and look better. In this article, we’ll be discussing things to avoid and what you can do to reduce and manage hair loss.
How can we reduce hair loss?
Hair loss shampoo
There are many shampoos in the market that prevents hair loss, but which one is effective? Look for shampoos with ingredients like Zinc, biotin, keratin, ginseng, and amino acids that help in hair growth. Try to avoid shampoos with sulfate, caffeine, and strong fragrances as these can make or scalp dry and irritable.
Minoxidil is often used for hair growth, usually used by men with pattern baldness. It does help the growth of hair but it could also have some side effects such as irregular heartbeat, weight gain, and difficulty in breathing. Using minoxidil in moderation is recommended and as well as consulting with your doctor.
There are some essential oils that are helpful in hair growth. Some of these are jatamansi, ginseng, peppermint, and Chinese hibiscus oils. These essential oils can stimulate hair growth and can possibly make hair strands grow stronger.
Massaging the scalp can promote hair growth by blood circulation. Gently massage your scalp in circular motions when washing your hair.
Use soft hair brushes
Hairbrushes made with natural fibers can help the production of healthy sebum levels and spread natural keratin from your scalp to the ends of your hair. Brushing daily also helps remove detached hair strands, therefore lessening the hair fall as you shower.
What should we avoid to prevent hair loss?
High-heat hair styling tools
High-heat hair styling tools such as hairdryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons can make your hair dry and brittle which results in having more hair fall since your hair strands become weaker at this stage.
Smoking can make your hair cells age prematurely. This can make your hair follicles dry, brittle, and weak. Try avoiding or completely stop smoking, consult your doctor on ways how you can do this.
Hairstyles that excessively pull on the hair
Our hair can only stretch so much before it becomes permanently damaged. Over time, hairstyles like cornrows, tight braids, and tight ponytails can pull your hair too much from your scalp and loosen the connection between your hair and scalp. Avoid having hairstyles that require a lot of hair-pulling and tugging.
Avoid bleaching or chemical hair treatments
Putting chemical-based treatments and bleaching your hair can do serious and permanent damage to your hair and scalp. It can lead to dryness of hair and scalp, breakage, and hair loss.