We don’t realise how much having a head full of healthy hair contributes to our confidence until we experience hair loss. While it is normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day, drastic hair loss or thinning calls for action. Here are some no-fuss tips for hair loss treatment –
Non vegetarians usually have few diet-related hair troubles since most sources of nutrients for hair come from meat. Vegetarians, however, should make sure to include food with iron and protein content in their diet. Leafy greens like spinach and kale, beans, nuts and tofu are good sources of protein. Iron supplements are usually the best way to make up for lack of iron in a vegetarian diet.
A pre-shampoo massage with oil helps increase blood circulation to the scalp and nourish follicles. The most common massage oils are coconut, almond and olive, which work well with most hair types. Oil massages also double up as a deep conditioning treatment if you leave them overnight. For individuals experiencing hair loss due to stress, massages offer a hair loss treatment with a combination of relaxation and conditioning.
Hydrate And Exercise
Our hair is almost always an accurate reflection of the state of our body. If our body is water-deprived, it will show in dry, brittle hair that fall out. Drinking enough water ensures maximum moisture retention in our hair, which makes them stronger. Regular exercise improves our body’s overall blood circulation and makes sure the nutrients in our blood make their way to our scalp.
Hair styling, when done smartly, can help provide volume to thinning hair. Try these tips –
Switching Parts – Hair tends to look flatter if worn in the same part for a long time. Switch the directions of your part of give instant volume to hair.
No More Heat – Excessive or everyday use of heat can damage already thinning hair. Allow your hair to air dry as much as possible and use heat styling tools on the lowest levels.
Volumizing Haircut Strategies – A wisely chosen haircut can give your hair a boost. Go for interior instead of exterior layers for added volume. Long hair tends to weigh hair down, shoulder length or shorter hair works best at giving an illusion of more hair.
Colour Smartly – While bleach is a hair thinning agent, highlighting or dyeing your hair can give the impression of fuller hair by coating the hair shaft and making hair look thicker.
The above mentioned tips, if practiced regularly for three to four months should help you see improvement in your hair. If hair thinning persists, it could be a result of severe nutritional deficiencies or hormonal changes, for which it is advisable to consult your doctor for hair loss treatment.