It’s normal for everyone to lose some hair.We lose about 100 hair each day as old hairs fall out and are replaced with new ones.With hair loss,hair thins at a rate that can’t be replaced.When hair falls out and isn’t replaced by new hair,a person can become bald or have bald patches.
Hair loss can be temporary or permanent,depending on the cause.If changing your hairstyle or other treatment doesn’t help,see a doctor.As with rest of our bodies,hair is healthiest when we eat right,exercise and protect it from sun.
Hair loss has multiple causes,including diet,mineral deficiency,medications,stress,pollution and genetics.Wearing helmets and caps can also increase hair loss.
Don’t subject your hair to frequent heating and drying procedures – Heat weakens hair proteins and constant heating and drying can lead to brittleness and fragility that causes hair loss.Minimize usage of heated appliances and chemical treatments.Watch where you put those heated tools;burned scalps can permanently damage hair follicles!Also natural drying is best.
Slow down on the dyeing – Never color your hair more often than 6 to 8 weeks and try for semi-coverage than full dyeing.
Proper Diet – Add protein to your diet because the hair is made of protein.Vitamins A,B,C,E are vital for hair health and growth as well.Also increase your folic acid intake.Foods high in iron help too to increase circulation in the scalp which fuels hair growth.
Drink enough water – The hair shaft is comprised of one quarter water.Drink at least 10-12 cups of water a day to stay hydrated.Water helps wash off toxins from body that could be major reason for hair loss.Drink distilled water or filtered water that does not contain chlorine,lead.
Reduce Caffeine, Smoking & Alcohol intake – Smoking cigarettes reduces the blood flow to the scalp and this causes a reduction in hair growth.Caffeine is a diuretic which makes you urinate more liquid than you take in causing dehydration.Dehydration of body and hair roots is another key reason for hair loss.Reduce or eliminate alcohol from diet and you?ll see increase in hair growth.
Sleep is the key – Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night.Sleep is the time for body to regenerate and recover from day?s work,removing toxins inhaled,eaten and drank.A sound sleep helps you in getting a sound and healthy body and controls hair falling.
Keep hair clean – Make sure that your scalp and hair are always clean.Dirt clogs the hair follicles which makes it difficult for hair to grow.However,do not shampoo every day as excessive shampooing can dehydrate hair and cause breakage.Shampoo twice a week with conditioner.