It is normal for everybody to lose hair at some point in their lives. Scientifically, a person loses about 80-100 strands of hair daily. But it becomes a red alarm when you notice that it’s more than this.
A thinning hair is usually more of a cosmetic issue than a healthy one. There are different products and tips that can help women combat hair loss.
Hair should grow back within three months, if you notice that it takes longer than this period, then you can see a doctor who’ll perform some blood test to determine if the hair loss is because of some underlying health condition.
The following are tips to help you curb hair loss
Get the right diagnosis
There are several causes of hair loss. So it’s important to get the exact cause. You can find out where the hair falls out prominently and monitor how much hair you lose after combing or shampooing.
You can consult your physician or trichologist to find out whether it’s a health condition causing the hair to fall.
Change your diet
A proper diet is vital for healthy hair. Maintaining a healthy diet and a balanced diet is important as soon as you notice your hair starting to fall out. You should include foods that are rich in Iron, Zinc, Proteins, Vegetables, Vitamin A and B, omega-3 fatty acids.
A healthy diet will also keep your hair moisturized and nourished, leading to lesser hair fall.
Hair loss can sometimes occur due to stress. You can reduce your stress by doing some exercise like walking, swimming, or biking for at least 50 minutes a day. You can play sports games such as tennis which will make you take out your aggression by hitting a ball.
You can also practice meditation. It helps to reduce stress and restore your hormonal balance. When hormones are balanced, there’s room for hair growth.
Avoid hairstyles that pull your hair
You should avoid hairstyles such as tight ponytails, cornrows, braids that place traction on the hair and hair follicles. The stress caused by these tight hairstyles pulls the delicate hairs strongly and can make thinning occur. Heavy styling creams and serums which can add unnecessary weight to the hair should be avoided as well.
Choose your hair products wisely
When it comes to choosing the best products for your hair, chose shampoos that are sulfate and silicone. These will make your scalp and hair not be exposed to harsh chemicals that can cause damage to the hair.
There are several hair growth supplements in the market that can help your hair grow and curb hair fall. Vitamin supplements can also improve the health and volume of your hair. You should consult with your physician before you start taking the supplements.
Keep your scalp healthy
A healthy scalp is necessary for healthy hair growth and for avoiding hair loss. If you have dandruff or a dry/oily scalp, you need to address the issues immediately.