Have you noticed that you are starting to experience hair loss? Well, there are many things you can do to slow or stop hair loss. But what to do all depends on the reason why you are losing the hair. If your hair loss is persistent than we recommend seeing your doctor as this may be caused from things such as thyroid issues, stress, scalp infections, androgenic alopecia, or simply ageing. However, if you don’t have one of these issues then this article is sure to help!
Hair follicles are made mostly of protein called keratin. Studies have shown that people with hair loss noted several nutritional deficiencies, including amino acids that serve as the building blocks of protein. Eating a diet rich in protein aids in preventing hair loss. Healthy choices include foods such as eggs, nuts, beans and peas, fish, low-fat dairy products, chicken, and turkey.
Vitamin A is composed in part of retinoids, which has been shown to increase the rate of hair growth. This vitamin may also help with sebum production, which keeps the scalp healthier and able to retain more hairs. Start filling your plate with foods rich in vitamin A, such as sweet potatoes and spinach.
Scientists have determined that vitamins A, B, C, D, iron, selenium, and zinc are all vital to the hair growth and retention processes, specifically with cell turnover. It is recommended purchasing a multi-vitamin and taking it daily.
According to studies, coconut oil can prevent hair damage from grooming and ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Lauric acid, found in coconut oil helps bind protein in hair, protecting it from breakage at the root and strand. Massaging coconut oil into the scalp may promote better blood flow and help with regrowth.
Low-level laser therapy can help improve hair density for those with genetic hair loss and loss due to chemotherapy. This option is also called red light therapy, and it may work by stimulating epidermal stem cells. You can even find home laser devices for between $200 and $600. Platelet-rich plasma injected into the scalp is another treatment that helps stimulate growth in areas already impacted by hair loss.
Essential oils may help reduce hair loss. Studies have shown a mix of cedarwood, lavender and rosemary to be promising. Applying crude onion juice to the scalp twice a day has also shown regrowth in those with alopecia. And finally, massage not only feels goo but can help grow your hair! Start with a simple scalp massage for as little as four minutes per day over the course of 24 weeks.