Hair loss can come about for a number of reasons. Whatever the reason, it almost universally causes a great deal of distress. Here are some effective hints on how you can address the situation.
It is not possible to overstate just how important vitamin C is in preventing loss of hair. Vitamin C facilitates collagen production. Collagen is needed for healthy, living hair. If you’re not getting enough vitamin C, eating more citrus fruit or taking supplements can help you make up the shortfall.
There are some hair products that are not healthy for your hair. You have to pick the products for your hair in a careful manner, and know which products can harm your hair. Some hair products actually slow down the growth of hair tremendously. Only use products you’ve been able to determine as harmless.
A diet consisting of high protein foods will help you to maintain your hair and prevent hair loss. Protein is necessary for hair loss prevention because your hair is made completely from protein. Without protein, your hair will simply stop growing. Fish, eggs, and red meat are all great sources of protein.
If you suffer from hair loss, you may want to consider taking anti-androgen medication. This helps block out the hormones that tend to cause hair loss. Just be sure that you consult with your doctor before using anti-androgens. Your doctor may want to run blood work to make sure they are safe for you to take.
If you are pregnant and your hormones are causing you to lose hair, be sure to speak with your doctor or midwife before using any treatments. Many hair loss treatments are not safe for pregnant women to use and could cause serious side effects for both you and your baby.
Make sure to wash your hair of any gels before you go to sleep. If you go to bed with gel in your hair, the pillow will often push the gel into the pores on your scalp. This prevents hair growth, and it also can damage already present hair follicles, making you lose hair more quickly.
For women who are worried about hair loss, avoid pulling your hair back tightly. The hair on the top and front of our heads is very sensitive and tend to be what are pulled the most tightly. This gradually brings the end of the hair follicle closer to the scalp, which makes it fall out easier.
Exercise is a key to preventing hair loss. Although it does not directly effect hair, it does help to circulate blood throughout the body, which is the key to keeping strong, healthy hair. Exercise is also good for your health in general and should be done on a regular basis.
Try to be diligent and patient as you apply these suggestions. Unfortunately, there are no miracle cures for the condition, and even hair transplantation is something that would take planning and time, and may not evn be suitable for everyone. Try not to worry excessively; take your time and give these suggestions a chance.