Once people start losing their hair, they tend to think that there is no turning back. They believe that they have hit that age when things are going to start falling out, and there is no way around it. However, that is not necessarily the case. Give this article a quick read, and you’ll find some tips that will help you turn back the tide when it comes to losing hair — and preventing it from happening again.
The way you style your hair is crucial in maintaining healthy hair on your head. If you use a lot of dyes and hair spray, you’ll be drying it out on a regular basis. Dry hair is weaker and more fragile, which means that it is more likely to break at the follicle level — which is the place where it will fall out and not grow back. Instead of trying to use your hair to relive the 1980s, be considerate with the amount of product that you put into it. The softer and more supple you allow it to be, the longer it will stay on your head.
The saying “you are what you eat” extends to your hair as well. Your body needs an infusion of the healthy oils (Omega-3s) in order to maintain a healthy balance — not just for your heart, but also for your hair and skin as well. This means that you need to use olive oil in your cooking, and you need three or four servings of fish (such as salmon or tuna) that has the oils in it. This will help you in a number of ways — not just in the condition of your hair — by giving your bloodstream suppleness and balance.
Sleep is a vital commodity for your health, in a number of ways. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body won’t know what to do with the stress hormone cortisol, and you’ll start building belly fat to deal with it. Your body won’t have time to repair itself from the ravages of the day, and you’ll have elevated blood pressure from the added stress. All of this extra activity in the body takes energy away from the maintenance of healthy hair on your body’s part. The key is to make sure that you get enough sleep so that you can achieve enough balance to have a healthy life — and healthy hair.
If all you buy is the $2 bottles of Suave, you’ll end up way ahead of the game financially when you turn 40 or 50. But your hair will be a mess compared to what you would have had if you’d occasionally sprung for the Paul Mitchell or Pantene. These more expensive shampoos have the nutrients that your hair needs to stay healthy. Check the labels of your shampoos to see the exact contents — not just whether or not they “moisturize.”
You can beat hair loss if you start using these strategies today. Your hair can return and never leave again.