There are plenty of ways you can be in control of your hair’s health, and preventing hair loss. Read on for to-the-point tips on ensuring that you’re doing all you can to protect your hair.
Getting proper nutrition is essential for healthy hair and preventing hair loss. Water, protein, biotin (part of the vitamin B complex), vitamins A, B6, B12, C, copper, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, calcium, folic acid, and magnesium all play a part in maintaining a healthy scalp, skin, and hair.
- Healthy blood circulation is also important for hair growth: Using your fingertips to massage your scalp a few times a month will increase the circulation in your scalp. Tight fitting caps and hats will cause poor circulation in your scalp and will also cause build-up of sweat and grime.
- Get enough sleep.
- If you live a high-stress lifestyle, try reducing stress by taking some time out daily just to relax. Excessive stress is believed to induce hair loss.
- Finally, see a doctor or a dermatologist for advice or treatment if you have concerns about serious hair loss.
- If you color your hair, limit coloring it to once every two months. Hair coloring damages your hair, so the less frequently you color it the better.
- Use a good conditioner, and trim any split ends.
- Gentle combing or brushing of your hair will help break up hardened oils that clog your pores. Depending on your hair’s unique need, it may be recommended that you comb or brush up to a couple hundred strokes in the morning and at night. Avoid putting too much physical stress on your hair. Brush or comb your hair gently, and don’t pull your hair when you brush. Avoid braids and ponytails if possible; they place constant stress on your hair.
Avoid excessive wind, sun, and heat (such as from hair dryers, hot showers, and curling irons) on your hair.