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.
The importance of vitamin C in preventing hair loss cannot be overstated. Vitamin C also plays a chief role in producing collagen, which is a crucial ingredient for maintaining healthy hair. If you do not consume enough of this important vitamin, eat more citrus fruit or take a vitamin C supplement. Some supplements are even available in the form of a candy drop.
A healthy diet is not only good for your body, but it is also good for your hair. Eating healthy foods ensures that your hair gets all of the vitamins and minerals that it needs. Often the body to shows poor health through the hair follicles and fingernails before it is shown in other parts of the body.
Do not use any hair loss medications until you have discussed it with your doctor. While some over-the-counter treatments are safe, others may not be. Also, if you suffer from any medical conditions your doctor may tell you which hair loss treatments are safe for you to use and which are not.
If you use sticky hair styling products, wash them out before going to bed. Leaving waxes, clays, hair gels and any other sticky substances in your hair while you sleep, will result in clogging of the pores in your scalp. These products can contain chemicals that can interfere with new hair growth, thus slowing down new hair growth.
Lack of iron in your system can bring about hair loss. Iron is an essential nutrient for your hair and increasing your intake can slow the loss of hair. Green vegetables carry lots of iron and, though it may be hard for some to do, taking a couple of teaspoons full of black strap molasses can increase your iron intake. If the taste is not for you consider mixing it in your coffee.
Your hair will become thicker and fuller if you increase the time between cuts. Your hair will grow weak if you cut it each time it begins to become frizzy.
Try medication. Hair loss medicines can slow hair thinning, as well as grow new hair and enlarge existing hairs. The medicines need to be taken continuously. If stopped, any new hair will be gradually lost, and in about six to twelve months your scalp will probably look about the same as before.
Wear a hat or apply a spray-on sunscreen to your scalp before spending a day out in the sun. If your scalp gets badly burned, besides the obvious risk of deadly skin cancer, a bad sunburn can damage the hair follicles so that they are no longer able to produce or support hair.
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.