You see it in the form of fallen hair on your room floor. Then you see it on your comb every time you brush your hair. Finally, you start to really feel your hair thinning.
You are experiencing hair loss. It can be quite embarrassing and you really want it to stop. What can you do about it?
Hair loss could be caused by a few things: it’s hereditary for some; while for others it might be stress, side effects of certain medication, lack of protein or iron, diseases, or inadequate use of hair products. There are a few harmless things you can try out first before you sign up for any expensive hair care routine:
1. Determine if your hair product is suitable
Consult a professional hairstylist or doctor to determine your hair type. You might also want to find out more about the condition of your scalp, as this will affect your hair as well. Once you’ve confirmed your hair type, get hair products that are suitable for it. The wrong products can make your hair brittle and damage your scalp, which causes your hair to fall.
2. Eat more proteins
As hair loss may be caused by lack of protein in your body, you should consider adding more of it to your daily diet. Protein stimulates hair growth and can replace the old ones that may have weak roots. Consider eating more eggs, beans, and fish to help your hair grow.
3. More spinach too
Spinach is rich in iron, which could be the missing component in your diet if you’re experiencing hair loss. Iron strengthens hair and its roots, which prevents them from snapping and falling easily. Add more spinach to your plate now!
4. Slow down on the styling
Excessive styling – perming, colouring, and straightening – could weaken your hair roots, causing them to fall easily. Unless you absolutely need to, don’t expose your hair to too much ‘stress’ that comes in the form of hair dye chemicals and heat. Use the right products to keep it moisturised and healthy after that.
5. Do some yoga
Some people feel like pulling their hair out in a stressful situation, while others see their hair fall by itself. De-stress by practising some yoga moves to calm yourself down. Nothing is worth losing hair for.
6. Use the right comb
After washing your hair, use a wide tooth comb to untangle it first. Not only does it hurt less, it also reduces chances of your hair breaking while you’re trying to untangle wet hair. Once it’s tangle-free, use your usual brush to comb it straight.
7. Don’t wash your hair too often
Washing it more than once will dry your scalp. Your hair and scalp need the natural oil produced by your skin to help your hair grow. Over-washing your hair will remove these essential natural oils, thus depriving your hair of the nutrients it needs.
Unless it’s hereditary, a healthy lifestyle should be enough to prevent severe hair loss. It’s all about your lifestyle: what you eat, how you manage stress, and how you care for your hair. If you need advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, Kaodim has professionals in the field ready to help you with it.
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written by Esther Chung