March 6, 2018
Are you nervous about eventually losing your hair? Have you already started to notice thinning hair? Maintaining the health of your hair can prevent thinning hair and hair loss.
Many men and women like you strive for thick, healthy hair, so they incorporate various hair treatment solutions. In fact, preventative maintenance is often healthier -- and easier -- than finding a cure for hair loss.
If you are genetically predisposed to hair loss or have a medical condition that might contribute to it, you still have options to address the issue. Maintain your healthy hair as long as possible to avoid more intensive hair treatment options.
Check out the best way to take care of your hair!
Preventative Hair Treatment
Maintaining a healthy head of hair begins with how you take care of your hair every day. As soon as you notice that you may be losing hair, you want to take action to stop and possibly reverse the issue.
Hair care begins with the right cleaning regiment. Avoid harsh shampoos and conditioners that contain sulfates or alcohol. Instead, use gentle topical hair products that are specifically formulated for your hair type, such as dry, oily, delicate, or normal.
We highly recommend Ducray hair products, especially for thinning hair. Ducray hair products have been clinically proven to revitalize and strengthen weakened hair.
For women, there's a temptation to brush your hair too much. Forget the saying that hundreds of strokes lead to shining hair; it does the opposite. Brushing too hard or too long can cause broken and damaged hair.
Instead, comb your hair two times a day and never brush it when it is wet. To further prevent damage, avoid hair dryers, curlers, flat irons, and other harsh styling options as much as possible. Limit how frequently you color your hair as well -- and that includes men!
Another key component of the state of your hair is a healthy diet. Be careful of extreme dieting, as this might contribute to hair loss or other hair problems. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies might present as thinning hair, flaky scalps, brittle hair, dry hair, and other problems. In some cases, it might also lead to hair loss, especially in women.
The best option is to consume a balanced diet, rich in essential vitamins and minerals.
Fish oil (omega-3) reduces inflammation that's responsible for hair loss and nourishes the scalp, improving hair diameter and hair density.
Zinc encourages healthy the hair follicles, which supports recovery from hair thinning or hair loss.
Biotin and B5 helps with hair growth and strength, which helps to repair damaged shingles.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights oxidative stress, a major player in age-related hair loss.
Iron deficiency frequently causes hair loss, so be sure to incorporate an iron-rich diet that includes salad greens (spinach, Swiss chard, collard green), egg yokes, and black beans.
Vitamin D deficiency is another possible cause of hair loss. Some studies suggest that insufficient Vitamin D can contribute to autoimmune diseases, including alopecia.
Protein is essential to nourish hair strands and support overall hair health.
Limit your stress as much as possible, as excessive levels might contribute to hair loss. Some ways to reduce stress include exercise, candles, yoga, or meditation.
Schedule a Complimentary Hair Consultation
Proper hair treatment is important to maintain healthy hair and prevent damage that might lead to further problems. If you do find that you require more than preventative maintenance, contact us at The Hair Center at Helendale to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can assess your situation and discuss treatment options.