Whilst the leading cause of hair loss is hereditary, there are many other factors which influence and disrupt the hair growth cycle. Hormonal imbalances, certain illnesses and medication, stress and anxiety, a
poor diet and lack of exercise can all contribute to hair falling out in abnormally excessive rates. Although there is little we can do to reverse the irrevocable nature of our genes, there are certain steps we
can take to prolong the inevitable from occurring and in some instances even prevent hair loss from intruding into our lives.
Keep Fit and Healthy
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial in helping our body fight disease, illness and other unwelcome ailments, and our hair is no exception. As the hair is made from the protein keratin, it stands to reason
that a diet brimming with protein and essential vitamins and minerals will benefit hair phenomenally. A healthy, well balanced diet will enable hair follicles to keep growing and help prevent patches of baldness
from appearing. Those leading sedentary lifestyles are more susceptible to experiencing an abnormal amount of hair loss. Exercise has a wealth of health benefits and one of the biggest being that it increases the
blood to circulate around the body. An increased flow of blood to the head stimulates the hair follicles and subsequently encourages hair to grow.
Curb Hair Loss Early
They say prevention is better than cure and it certainly is within the realms of hair loss. By detecting any increased amount of hair loss straight away and acting accordingly may help to prevent the downward
slope to bald patches appearing. Firstly, get to the root of the problem and find out what is causing the loss of hair. Seeking the advice of a doctor or someone in the medical profession is advisable at this
point to help diagnose the cause. Once you know the reasons behind the erratic shedding of hair, you can act accordingly. Experiment with different treatments. Natural remedies, like Provillus, are popular, as
they are an inexpensive, non evasive and effective method to revive hair and promote growth. Other herbal and essential oil treatments have a similar effect. Although be warned, do not give up on a product too
early, as some hair loss treatments only start to show any affect after several months.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Psychological stress can have many unwanted side effects, and unfortunately the loss of hair is one of them. For anyone experiencing severe forms of anxiety, which they feel is out of control; learning to relax
and regain control is crucial and will have a beneficial impact on the hair growth cycle. Experiment with different relaxation techniques like Yoga and meditation, or speak to a counselor or doctor about
overcoming your stress. Learn to control stress and your hair production cycle will too regain control.
Give Your Hair Some TLC
Whilst people tend to pamper the skin with fancy creams and potions to delay the signs of aging, the hair often receives less indulgence, and can often be abused. Like our skin, hair needs tender loving care to
ensure it continues to grow properly and to help prevent it from falling out. You may think you are making your hair look good by frequently soaking it in colorants, styling products and harsh shampoos, when in
reality you are pioneering a whole host of future problems, including hair loss. Try dyeing your hair less frequently, use ‘kinder’ shampoos and avoid the excessive use of appliances that apply heat, like
straighteners and tongues, and your hair will definitely thank you for it.