Losing your hair can be traumatic, but it doesn’t mean it’s permanent.  With new forms of treatment, and the abundance of wigs, you do not have to feel so disheartened.  Perhaps you have overlooked an easy solution.  Preventing and managing hair loss is achievable.  The purpose of this article is to point you in the right direction to gain control of your hair loss issues.

Start With Your Diet

Increase your intake of protein to help prevent hair loss.  Protein is what hair is made of.  Foods in a protein-rich diet include fish, poultry, meat, and eggs.  If you are someone who does not eat meat, try lentils or kidney beans for your protein.  Quinoa and tofu are also protein-rich alternatives to meats and fish.  The added protein will help your body fight hair loss.

proteins are important for minimising hair loss

Proteins are essential for combating hair loss.

Hair loss can be slowed by consuming white sesame seeds.  Try eating a handful of sesame seeds in the morning.  They are full of magnesium and calcium (a huge 1,200 milligrams!).  These essential minerals do wonders for your scalp, nourishing it and reducing hair loss.  The role that Vitamin C plays in hair loss prevention cannot be ignored.  It helps your body produce collagen, which in turn keeps your hair healthy and strong.  Include citrus in your diet to up your Vitamin C intake, and include foods that contain biotin, but if that’s not enough, you can consider supplements.

Lifestyle Changes May Be Necessary

Avoid stress to avoid hair loss.  Stress can be a huge reason as to why you have hair loss, and when it is controlling your life, your hair loss will only get worse.  You need to learn how to handle stress.  Try yoga.  Meditate daily.  You have options.

yoga and meditation are great stress relievers

Meditation can be fun – it’s a great way to reduce stress, a major cause of hair loss.

You can reduce your hair loss by changing the routine you follow after showering.  Rub your scalp gently when drying your hair – you should not dry it with a hairdryer.  If you do use a hairdryer, use the low setting.  A great way to help stop hair loss is to massage your scalp.  This increases the blood circulation to the scalp by warming up the skin to open up blood vessels in the scalp.  Rub your scalp for approximately 5-10 minutes by moving your fingers around gently (this is also a great stress-reliever).

scalp massages are great for hair loss prevention

Regular scalp massages are great for increasing blood circulation to the scalp – and this is excellent for hair health.

So, make sure you eat a lot of protein to slow your hair loss.  Foods such as beans, poultry, fish, eggs, and nuts will all give you the protein you need.  This gives your hair keratin, which is vital for growth.  Getting enough keratin will allow your hair to be stronger, more resilient as well as slowing down any loss.  Reduce stress by taking up some new activities like yoga or meditation.  Look after your hair, don’t just wash it.

Preventing And Managing Hair Loss Is Possible

As you can probably agree, hair loss is no fun at all.  However, there are many different ways to treat your hair loss and raise your self-esteem.  You need to remember that hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent.  There’s always a chance that you can regrow your hair or, at least, stop any more hair from falling out.  It’s never a case of one-size-fits-all, so try some of these out and find out which works best for you.  With luck, you may find that the solution to your problem is an easy one.

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