Anyone who has seen a clog of hair in their bathroom sink knows what having their heart in the mouth feels like.
According to studies, 50% of all women begin losing their hair by the time they are 50. Things look even bleaker for men. By the age of 35, about 40% of men experience noticeable hair loss. This can have an adverse impact on a person’s mental state.
Hair loss can be highly distressing and negatively influence your self-esteem and overall well-being. So, if you are suffering from hair loss, here is a list of solutions to save your remaining hair and grow your hair faster:
Massage your scalp
Regular scalp massages increase blood circulation and strengthen the roots of your hair. They also help you unwind and relax. This is an excellent way to deal with stress, which is one of the leading causes of hair loss.
Massage your scalp with oil before going to bed a couple of times a week. Oils nourish the hair and make them robust and soft. This promotes not only a healthy sleep cycle but also healthy hair growth. The best option is to use plain old coconut oil.
You can also use Argan, Lavender Oil & Vitamin E Hair Oil or any other essential oils. Hydrating hair masks or serums can be helpful in feeding vitamins to your scalp.
Trim hair frequently
It may seem counterproductive, but you should regularly trim your hair if you want healthy, long hair. Removing split ends prevents breakage of your hair. Reducing breakage gives the appearance that your hair is growing faster.
When a split end breaks, it can cause your hair to lose length, as well as shine, volume, and smoothness.
Follow a hair-growth focused diet
The quality of your hair depends more on what you put in your body than the products you use. You must ‘feed’ your hair through your mouth to boost hair growth.
Protein-rich foods, such as meats and eggs, are the building blocks of hair. You can increase your protein intake by eating more fish, nuts, and whole grains. Even if you don’t eat meat, you should aim to eat a high-protein diet for hair growth.
Foods high in vitamins A, C, and E and minerals like iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids can help boost your hair health.
Shampoo less and use conditioner
The frequency with which you shampoo your hair has an effect on its health. Ideally, you should not shampoo your hair more than two to three times a week.
This allows your natural oils to penetrate the scalp, hydrating and repairing itself. Choose a volumizing or thickening shampoo to achieve fuller and thicker-looking hair.
After shampooing, coat your hair in a deep conditioner or hair mask to help prevent damage. Once a week, apply a homemade organic hair mask from root to tip. This stimulates blood circulation, making your hair grow faster and more robust.
Protect Hair from Physical Damage
Hair is especially prone to breakage when wet, so detangle hair before shampooing. Water causes the hair shaft to swell and stretch, causing the outer layer to lift, and adding stress from brushing in that state can cause it to break.
To detangle wet hair, apply a leave-in conditioner from the roots to the ends and use a gentle wide-tooth comb to reduce friction, and work in small sections from the ends.
Try Medications or Consult a Doctor
Sometimes underlying reasons may contribute to your lack of hair or slow growth. Patchy hair loss is often hereditary or androgenic thinning.
If your hair is genetically predisposed to be thin in diameter, the solutions mentioned above might not work for you. It would be best if you considered taking meds.
Minoxidil is FDA-approved and has been shown to help stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth when used as directed on the label. Also, Finasteride helps regrow hair around the hairline and other scalp areas affected by male pattern baldness.
You should also check out hair loss treatment for men if you suffer from chronic hair loss.
Over to you…
We all understand the anxiety that comes as a byproduct of hair loss. If you follow our advice, good results will start showing sooner or later.
But hair loss can be a symptom of many other deep-lying diseases. Shedding can be caused by hormones or health problems such as thyroid, anaemia and autoimmune disease. So, consult your doctor if you’re facing severe hair loss issues.