Too often people think that if they are suffering from hair loss there is nothing they can really do about it. True, with hereditary complaints such as Male Pattern Baldness or diseases and conditions such as alopecia then it is more likely you need a visit to the GP or an acceptance that there is not a great deal you can do. But in so many cases of hair loss, small changes in lifestyle can help slow down hair loss or stop it altogether.
And with 2016 just around the corner, and with everyone beginning to think about their new year’s resolutions – maybe this is the time to make a difference before it’s too late.
Let’s look at 5 simple ways you can change your lifestyle and also care for your hair:
Take the pressure off your hair
Everyone wants to be part of the latest fashion, but some of the fashions in the 21st century can put an unnecessary strain on the scalp and hair follicles. If you have to have fashions like hair buns, dreadlocks, pony tails, and cornrows, remember to give your scalp relief by taking the style down regularly – don’t keep it up for long periods.
Watch your food
Like all parts of your body, there are certain vitamins which are going to vitalise hair growth. The most important vitamins are C, B, E, protein and iron. So rather than just checking your calories next time you are buying your weekly shopping check the packaging to make sure you are getting a good balanced diet.
Be kind to yourself
We live in a stressful age and stress can contribute to hair loss. So take a time to stand back from your daily tasks. Do you find you are constantly under pressure? Tense, wound up with daily conflicts and deadlines? It may be time to release that pressure by getting counselling or re-visiting task efficiency in order to streamline your work processes.
Believe it or not a hair shaft is 25% water. Clearly if you do not drink water your hair is going to suffer. Try to drink 4 to 8 cups of water a day to grow healthy hair.
Smoking is appalling for health in many ways so if you want to look after your well-being now and in the future it would be a good idea to stub out your last cigarette. It is in fact linked with hair loss as it reduces blood flow to the scalp and reduces hair growth significantly.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation offers a great service for people struggling with hair loss or who just want to join the bald fashion trend and look their very best. Trained practitioners apply pigments to the scalp so it appears as if you have a full head of hair – but cut fashionably short.