Most of us will know that at some point in our lives hair loss is something that will affect us, and because of this, a lot of us will spend time thinking about it because we’re worried. We’ll often try to find cures and cheats on how you can beat hair loss.
Today we’re going to go through a list of simple tips to try and beat, or at least prevent hair loss.
There is a range of different medications that have been shown to cause hair loss when taken over a long period of time. This includes antibiotics, thyroid medications and anti-coagulants. If you are concerned about the condition of your hair and you think it could be linked to your medication you can always visit your GP. In some cases, there are a number of different medications that can help with the same condition, and changing your medication up could help with your hair loss.
Stress is one of the most common causes of hair loss, the first thing to remember is that this type of hair loss is not permanent (so try not to worry even more). If you’re suffering from stress or illness your body is under a lot of pressure and because of this your hair growth cycle can change, and the growth phase can shorten or even stop.
If the growth phase stops or slows down, this means you might start to shed hair faster than it can grow, causing hair to thin. When the stress is resolved, the hair growth cycle tends to rebalance and after around six months you can expect your hair to return to normal.
Our diet is so important for many factors of life, eating a healthy and balanced diet will help keep your weight healthy, reduce your chance of conditions such as diabetes and can even help to reduce the chance of hair loss.
You should ensure that your diet is rich in nutrients to help the hair stay healthy and strong. You need to ensure you’re including protein, vitamins (A, B and E are vital in keeping hair healthy) and iron. It is important to ensure your diet is balanced as too much vitamin A or E can have the opposite effect and can cause hair loss.
Something many of us will do is over style our hair, we’re all guilty of using a lot of heat on our hair. Heat styling can cause dryness and breakage which can cause the hair to become shorter and in some cases thinner. You can also experience a type of hair loss called traction alopecia due to hair styling, repeatedly having your hair in tight hair styles such as braided and tight ponytails can cause hair loss.
Following these simple tips could help to keep your hair healthy and in turn, prevent hair loss. If you are suffering from hair loss and think one of our hair restoration treatments could help, please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.