Our hair is relatively strong and it can withstand normal grooming techniques. Poor grooming habits can, however, cause thinning and breakage. When you notice hair being left behind in your brush after combing your hair or on the bathroom floor after taking a shower, there’s really no cause for alarm. This does not necessarily mean that anything is wrong.
However, just because minimal hair loss is normal does not mean that we should accept it. In this article, we’ll look at several ways in which you can maximizeand keep your hair looking healthy and voluminous. Here’s how you can do that:
- OTC Treatment
Minoxidil works by increasing the size of the hair follicle which stimulates it to produce bigger strands of hair.
- Laser Treatment
Laser treatments increase hair density by reducing the inflammation in follicles. This inflammation would otherwise cause the follicles to degenerate.
- Viviscal Supplements
These are a combination of fish protein, biotin, zinc, vitamin C, and niacin. These supplements cause the hair to produce thick and healthy strands.
- DHTblocking Shampoo
In some peoples, the hormone DHT is the cause for hair loss. DHT restricts blood supply to the hair follicles and as a result, the follicles fall out.
- Letting Your Hair Airdry
Drying your hair using dryers and irons causes breakage and thinning. It’s, therefore, recommended that you should let your hair air-dry whenever possible.
Another thing that you should avoid is brushing your hair using fine-toothed combs when it’s still wet. I know this can be quite tempting especially because our hair detangles better if it’s wet.
When the hair is wet, the stress on the hair shaft is intense because it has been weakened. Generally, brushing the hair stimulates the scalp and enhances blood flow. However, overbrushing your hair causes hair damage
- Eating Right
Hair needs iron, zinc, protein and vitamin B12 to remain healthy. You can get these nutrients from leafy greens, lean meat, beans, nuts, and fish.
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbs
Somehow, hair health is tied to kidney energy and the blood which nourish it.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs prevent hair from falling out and eventually regenerate. For effectiveness, attend weekly treatments.
Stress (both physical and emotional) causes hair to fall out so you should, by all means, avoid anything that stresses you. You should also change any hairstyle that puts pressure on your hair and scalp.
When the challenging experience is over, the hair should eventually grow back.
Master the art of staying stressfree and your hair will thank you.
- Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation
Just breathe and find a practice that will help you to minimize your depression and anxiety levels. By all means, exercise, do yoga and meditate.
- Massaging your scalp
Massage your scalp to improve blood circulation to the scalp and create a better environment for your hair to thrive.
Every time you’re shampooing and you massage your scalp, this helps the shampoo to penetrate better.