How To Reduce Hair Loss And Support Hair Growth
Hair loss and thinning are global issues that many women and men experience. There are many different types of hair loss, some more permanent, while others can be treated with a few small changes and consistency.
Follow the advice below to assist you in your hair growth journey.
How to stop your hair from falling out
First and foremost, most hair loss is an inevitable and an important part of the hair life cycle of growing, resting and shedding. Did you know that on average, most people lose about 100 strands of hair a day? Lucky, with new strands growing in its place, you would hardly notice those 100 strands of hair loss.
But if your hair is falling out more than usual, this hair loss could be a result of a number of things, such as diet or lifestyle changes, hormone changes, styling practices, stress, medications and unfortunately, age and genetics. 50% of men experience hair loss by age 40 due to male pattern baldness, and more than 50% of women will experience genetic hair loss due to female pattern baldness before the age of 70.
Below are a few key aspects to consider.
Eat a high-protein diet
Considering that our hair follicles are mostly made of a protein called keratin, it only makes sense that in order to prevent hair loss, one should eat more protein-rich foods. You should aim for around 40 to 60 grams of protein a day, but if you’re finding it hard to eat your protein, you can drink it or take it as a supplement!
Quick Grow’s Advanced Amino Shake is packed with essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein), vitamins and minerals needed for faster hair growth – plus it’s delicious and chocolate flavoured.
Don’t forget about vitamins
Vitamin A and Biotin have long been associated with hair growth. Vitamin A consists of retinoids which are known to increase hair growth and help with sebum production, therefore retaining the hair follicles. You can increase your intake of foods such as sweet potatoes, peppers, and spinach to ensure you’re getting enough Vitamin A. Biotin, on the other hand, also known as vitamin H or B7, helps fatty acid synthesis in the body – a process that is essential to the hair life cycle. Omega 3 and omega 6 supplements, as well as zinc, have also been known to help protect the hair from hair loss.
Keep your hair hydrated with the right products
Harsh and low-quality shampoos and conditioners can dry out your hair and cause further loss and damage, causing it to break too. Moisture and hydration are critical for healthy, strong hair and consistent growth and this is because conditioning agents seal the cuticle, and help to trap water and hair nutrients. For very dry and damaged hair, a weekly hydrating treatment will do the trick.
Newtrino is the ideal advanced program for women experiencing hair loss, thinning hair, or limp damaged hair due to stress, medications, a medical condition and genetic hair loss.
Change your styling practices
Forget tight braids, ponytails or cornrows that pull at the root and could lead to unnecessary hair loss. Instead, opt for gentle styling practices. This would include airdrying your hair after washes and ditching the heat stylers for a while, such as curlers and straighteners. Light and gentle head massages of the scalp can also stimulate growth, helping to dilate blood vessels beneath the skin and lead to thicker, stronger hair.
In addition to ditching at-home hairstyles, it might be worth stopping chemical treatments like perms or hair colouring for some time to give your hair a break. Any inflammation on the scalp will affect the hair growth cycle, and some dyes and hair colouring can put stress on the hair and lead to hair loss and breakage.
Speaking of stress…
A lot of hair loss cases are caused by stress, either physically or emotionally. A bad day at work will not cause significant hair loss but severe and prolonged stress such as the recent pandemic, for example, could be one reason. Other significant stressors could include major life events such as the death of a loved one or an end in a relationship. Consider including destressing routines in your life like yoga and meditation to keep your fight or flight response low.
Teenagers often suffer from high levels if stress during exams times and as a result, we find a lot of students experiencing hair loss. Reducing stress levels and taking vitamins that contain the right nutrients is a quick solution to this.
There you have it – a few great ways to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss!
While genetics certainly does play a role in hair loss and growth, many of the above factors should not be overruled either. So many factors are at play when it comes to hair loss and there certainly are solutions should your hair loss fall under any of the above factors.
Boost the health and growth of your hair by eating a healthy diet and living a healthy active life, but also using products and treatments that aid in the process.
Note: If you are experiencing sudden loss, patches or concerning thinning, you may want to consult your doctor.