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How Can You Prevent Hair Loss?

How Can You Prevent Hair Loss? 

Grace Michaeli

As you probably know by now, aging has more to it than wrinkles and the occasional brown spot. In fact, your entire body changes. From your internal organs and systems and all the way to different aspects of your appearance. This, of course, includes your hair. Some may start seeing their hair graying while others will experience hair loss. The latter is harder to cover up – but there are definitely things you can do about it. 

 

It’s important to note, however, that it’s normal to lose hair on a daily basis. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, everyone sheds 50-100 hairs a day. But if you’re genetically inclined to balding, you’ll start experiencing excessive hair loss. You’ll probably see your hair thinning on top of your scalp or a receding hairline. Both of which can be prevented, or slowed down at the very least. 

 

So, here are a couple of tips on what you can do if you’re finding too many clumps of strands in your shower drain. Don’t let the future of your scalp hang on by a hair! 

 

There’s plenty you can do about hair loss!

 

 

Get Bad Habits Out of Your Hair

Though statistics show that 85% of men over 50 will experience balding at some level, smart lifestyle choices can significantly decrease hair loss. One of the first things you can do is add healthy protein to your diet, and other foods that are known to boost hair growth. Those include lean meats, fish rich with omega 3, eggs, avocados, a variety of seeds, and nuts. A balanced, nutrient-rich diet can help keep your hair full and healthy. 

 

Foods that promote hair growth
A nutrient-rich diet can help keep your hair full and healthy.

 

Another important thing to remember is constant hydration. Very much like your body, a great part of your hair shaft is comprised of water. 25% to be accurate. Furthermore, proper hydration is in charge of your blood circulation and the rate at which your skin cells and hair renew themselves. By drinking the right amount of water, you are both strengthening your hair shafts as well as ensuring that new hairs grow at a steady and healthy pace. 

 

Pamper Your Scalp 

Did you know that a scalp massage can do more than relieve anxiety? According to several studies, massaging and rubbing your scalp in circular movement can induce hair growth. By using your fingertips, covering your entire scalp, for at least 5 minutes several times a day, you can increase blood circulation, and encourage the growth of new hair. 

 

The right shampoo toughens hair follicles and strengthens roots
The right shampoo toughens hair follicles and strengthens roots

 

If you’re looking to optimize this pampering tip, the best place to massage your hair is in the shower. The warm water with the circular movement can do wonders for your blood circulation. Plus, if you add a good shampoo to the equation – you’ll be able to strengthen your hair during the process. The right shampoo would include essential oils, vitamins, and extracts known to induce hair growth. The combination of these components toughens the hair follicles and strengthens the roots. 

 

Not a Hair Out of Place 

The next smart step would be to protect the hair you already have (obviously, while stimulating growth). Part of this includes protecting the skin of your scalp which is now more exposed. This would mean applying sunscreen. Yes, on the top of your head. Though sunburns on your scalp won’t induce hair loss, you should also start considering wearing hats, and doing everything you can to keep your hair follicles strong and safe from sunburns that only weaken the root. 

 

Scalp sunburns weaken the root.
Scalp sunburns weaken the root.

 

Some other things that can hinder existing hair follicles are rubbing your wet hair with a towel, brushing your hair after the shower, and using hair solutions with harsh chemicals. All these could potentially damage both the strength and the health of your hair. Plus, if you’re going to buy over the counter products, you should first consult your health specialist. Especially if you’re experiencing sudden and severe hair loss. 

 

The Ideal Care for Your Hair 

When you start adopting a new healthcare routine, with anti-aging in mind, you shouldn’t skip your hair. Your facial and scalp skin is tied with one another and deserve the best treatment out there. More importantly, it should be a treatment that understands male needs – products made for men. 

 

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