10 Simple tips on how to reduce and stop hair fall
Hair loss for many men is just an accepted part of life and no one really takes a second glance at a bald man, but when it happens to a woman it can be devastating and even be the cause of depression setting in. Everyone loses some hair every day of their life, so usually it is nothing at all to worry about, but if you do feel that your hair is thinning, it could be something that you are doing to make this happen, so read our top ten tips on how to reduce and stop hair fall:
1. Check the stress
Hair loss can be a sign that you are over stressed. A tricky one to fix overnight, but making sure that you are getting enough sleep every night and giving yourself more time to relax will help. Try meditation, yoga or T’ai chi, all these can help you find emotional balance and relieve stress.
2. Don’t pull your hair
Pulling hard on your hair, perhaps, when brushing, when you’re in a rush, will damage the hair follicles permanently and can be the cause of hair loss. Be gentle with your hair if you want your locks to be healthy and beautiful!
3. Don’t wear wigs
Unless you have to, avoid wearing wigs. Wearing a wig will cut off the oxygen supply to your scalp and can suffocate your follicles. Wigs can also irritate your scalp and cause you to rub and scratch at it, which will damage your hair even further.
4. Pat hair dry, don’t rub
Be careful not to rub your hair dry with a towel, pat it gently instead. Vigorous rubbing, especially when the hair is wet, can be another cause of of excessive hair loss, as it can damage the follicles.
5. Eat a healthy diet
One of the simplest tips on how to reduce and stop hair fall is eating healthy. Did you know that, from just one strand of your hair, scientific analysis can tell what you’ve been eating and whether you have taken any drugs? That’s because what you eat directly affects your hair and so, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet can reduce hair loss and keep your hair looking beautiful too.
6. Gently does it
Your hair is very delicate and even more so when it’s wet. Avoid the vicious brushing after you have washed it, which can easily snap wet hair; try gently brushing your hair, using a wide toothed comb instead.
7. Avoid coloring
Hair colorants often include peroxide or similar harsh chemicals, which can dry out your hair, damage the follicles and irritate your scalp. Try to limit how often you color your hair and go for highlights or lowlights, rather than an all over color, as these are more gentle to the hair.
8. Be sure to rinse properly
Make sure that you always give your hair a thorough rinse after shampooing, as leaving residues of chemicals and soap from the shampoo can damage your scalp and your hair.
9. Don’t perm your hair
You can smell how harsh the chemicals in a perm are when it’s applied. Regular perming will harm both your scalp and your follicles. Try to avoid it.
10. Always shampoo after swimming
Whether you swim in the sea or a pool, always remember to wash your hair afterwards. Both the salt from the sea and chlorine from a pool will damage your hair if left in, and chlorine can even give blonde hair a greenish tint!
Despite the claims of how strong a strand of hair is when it’s healthy, it’s very easy to damage your hair and scalp with certain hair products and harsh treatments, so be gentle and kind to it and your hair will stay healthy for longer.
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