You may have taken it for granted until you reached up one day and it wasn't all there. Shock! Horror! "Where has all my luscious locks gone?!" you ask.
That's usually the way it is with hair. Just like so much else, it is never truly appreciated until it is - quite literally in some instances - going down the drain.
Don't despair though! With some clever tips and tricks, you can still protect the precious few hair you've got, and hopefully over time grow even more hair. Read on to discover how:
- When thinking of hair loss prevention, vitamin C should be at the top of your list.
Vitamin C plays a chief role in producing collagen, which is a crucial ingredient for maintaining healthy hair. There are a number of foods that contain vitamin C, and they are readily available in most countries. These include strawberries, kiwi fruit, citrus fruits like oranges, and veggies like red pepper and green pepper, otherwise known as capsicum.
Supplements containing Vitamin C are also available. These can be a single vitamin supplement, like Vitamin C only, or it can be found in combination with other vitamins and minerals.
A good hair health supplement will contain
a combination of vitamins and minerals.
- Biotin is another vitamin to look out for. This B complex vitamin is responsible for helping the body convert food into energy. The easiest way to get more biotin into your body is to eat cauliflower, mushrooms and bananas on a regular basis.
You might have also seen hair masks containing banana and egg yolk. These work so well because the two main ingredients, namely banana and egg yolk, are good dietary sources of biotin.
- Ensuring that your diet has the appropriate amount of protein will help slow the rate of hair loss. A number of foods provide protein, including fish, beans, eggs and poultry. Eating protein rich foods will provide your body with plenty of keratin. Getting enough keratin will allow your hair to be stronger, more resilient as well as slowing down any hair loss.
High quality protein provides keratin - an integral part of healthy hair.
- Minimizing your stress is vitally important if you do not want to suffer from further hair loss.
Stressing about losing your hair will cause you
to lose more hair - it's a vicious cycle.
- When you are ill, it is important for you to maintain your health. Failing to follow your doctors advice could make your body work harder. Your hair follicles may not be able to get the energy they need to maintain regular growth when your body is repairing after an illness. The result of this could be hair loss.
- Watch what you do after bathing to minimize the effects of hair loss. Rub your scalp gently when drying your hair. Let your hair dry naturally and avoid the harsh heat of a hair dryer. If you have to, set the dryer on low heat.
- If you are on anti-depressant medication, be careful of losing your hair. People commonly find their hair falling out when taking anti-depressants. Talk to your doctor and inquire about changing your prescription to one which doesn't cause hair loss as a side effect.
- Give your hair some time to grow thick and full prior to getting it cut. Grow your hair a little longer, since having it trimmed whenever it becomes a bit frizzy and longer is going to cause it to weaken.
- Many people enjoy using aloe vera as an antidote to hair loss. Aloe Vera gel can be rubbed into your scalp each night before bed. Doing so will stimulate your scalp, and the minerals contained in the aloe will give your hair more lustre and strength.
Healthy hair gives you confidence and energy - who wouldn't want that?!
Watching your hair fall out can be extremely depressing. It can be absolutely wonderful to figure a way to get it back. Apply the information you've learned from this article to start growing back your hair.
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