What do Vin Dissel, Dalai Lama, and Dick Cheney have in common? They’re all bald[ing]! It seems natural to see men lose hair as they age, and male baldness is no secret. However, what is less talked about is that nearly 40% of females suffer from hair loss at some point of their lives. Hair thinning among women can cause serious emotional distress but often goes undiscussed. Help prevent hair loss and thinning naturally with these four tips:
1. Scalp Stimulation: Not only are scalp massages super relaxing, they also increase blood circulation which can stimulate hair growth. Even better — massage a product with vitamin E onto scalp for a vitamin boost.
2. Proper Nutrition is a pivotal part of preventing hair loss. If our hair isn’t getting the proper vitamins and nutrients it craves to grow and strengthen, it can become brittle and break or fall out easily. Biotin, Zinc, Vitamins A and E, and protein rich foods supplement a strong, healthy mane.
3. Shield from the sun. Our scalp is even more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our bodies, so don’t neglect to use sun protection on your scalp! When a scalp gets sunburned its protective oils and cellular structure are damaged. This can prompt the production of superoxides, potentially damaging chemicals that can cause hair follicles to switch from the growth stage to the shedding stage, increasing the likelihood of hair loss. It can also cause skin elastosis, degenerative changes in the dermal connective tissue. Excessive sun damage can also lead to frail, dehydrated, brittle hair. So make sure to use SPF sunscreen on that think tank of yours!
4. Slow down. Both physical and emotional stress can cause an increase in cortisol levels, which can trigger hormone fluctuations and cause air loss. Try to relax with a new hobby, a good book, or a glass of wine.
All in all, simple changes to your daily routine can greatly aid in hair loss prevention. Get a massage, eat right, wear your sunblock, and stop to take a breather once in a while
Comment below and tell us what you do to keep your hair strong and healthy!