If you have a family history of hair loss or an underlying medical condition that could lead you to have hair loss or hair thinning(such as parietal hair loss), the best solution is to prevent it from happening. So what should we do to avoid making this worse? In this article, we’ve listed the things you can do to take care of your hair and scalp by preventing any more excess hair fall.
Smokers are more likely to develop androgenetic alopecia than non-smokers. It is highly recommended to avoid any form of nicotine completely to prevent hair loss. Nicotine inhibits the natural breakdown of DHT and prolongs its effect on hair follicles.
Switch to having a better diet
If you’re not getting enough of certain important nutrients such as biotin, iron, protein, and zinc, you may start to notice hair loss. A healthy diet and variety of foods will help ensure you get enough of these nutrients. Having enough of these vitamins and minerals can help protect your hair and scalp from dryness, brittleness, and weakness.
Change your hairstyle
If you often try and style your hair that requires pulling, tugging, and very hot styling tools(such as braids, tight ponytails, or using a curling iron) can lead to a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. These hairstyles are more prone to problems when applied to weaker or thinner hair strands. Traction alopecia can be temporary if it is found early, but if detected long-term, damage to these hairstyles can lead to some scarring, that can lead to permanent hair loss. Avoid harsh treatments such as hot rollers, curling irons, hot oil treatments, and permanent treatments. Use hairstyles that do not require rubber bands, bobby pins, and braids to limit tension in your hair.
Shampoos for thinning or hair loss contain some vitamins and amino acids to promote a healthier scalp. Anti-thinning hair care products volumize the hair to make it look thicker and healthier. This is helpful for people with thin or naturally fine hair.
Proper hair and scalp care
Dyeing, perming, or relaxing your hair can lead to hair loss over time. Doctors would suggest limiting these treatments to keep hair healthy and reduce breakage. You can also use hair masks, organic hair products, and natural home remedies to take care of your hair and scalp. Treat your hair gently. Use a detangler to avoid pulling while brushing and combing, especially when your hair is wet. A wide-toothed comb may help prevent hair pulling. Also, protect your hair from sunlight and other sources of UV rays if it is overprocessed or too dry.
Laser therapy at home
At-home hair laser therapy is designed to help regenerate hair while making it thicker. Results may take several months to take effect. The biggest disadvantage of home laser treatment is the cost. Some machines are worth hundreds of dollars and may not work as you would expect so it’s better to ask some advice first before purchasing one.