Hair Loss / Hair Thinning, having even read this word drives you down through so many thoughts, insecurities, the love you have for your hair, and things you can or could have done with them. Hair occupies one of the sacrosanct, integral parts of your beauty. Put on any accessory or makeup, if you don’t have well-fabricated strands, you would feel incomplete, as if a part of you is missing.
Having hair thinning & the urge to get voluminous hair can make you feel insecure and under-confident. While losing hair is akin to getting wrinkles due to aging, seeking professional assistance, and incorporating good habits can pace down your hair loss. A healthy hair regimen including a nutritious diet, adequate sleep, and reduced daily stress can debunk hair loss myths and bless you with thick, strong hair.
There are some day-to-day steps you can follow to avoid hair thinning and hair loss. Keep on reading today’s article to learn more.
How To Avoid Hair Thinning & Hair Loss:
Stop Combing The Wet Hair
I’m sure you must have heard that combing your hair and tying them in a tight bun might give you the perfect waves and curls you desire even without using any sort of machine or curler. Stop right there, right now. Untangling your strands right away after you have had a shower or oiling makes women and men lose their hair the most. When you wash or massage oil, your hair follicles are in the active stage and quite loose from their roots due to constant massaging and shampooing. In this stage, they are most likely to separate from the scalp because their grip is not so tight to resist the force. So, avoid combing your hair or tying them right after you wash it. Also, don’t go so harsh in drying up your hair with a towel. For good 30 minutes, just leave your hair as it is.
Avoid Skipping Meals & Crashing Diet
Yes, dieting is in trend, especially amid this pandemic period, where people are highly concerned and conscious about the upscaling weight. However, be it for your health or hair; starving yourself is not an option. Cutting down on meals forces the body to direct its energy (the little it has) towards chief functions- like helping your heart and brain work rather than getting you voluminous and thick hair. It is important to consume a balanced diet rich in protein like lentil, eggs, meat, etc. that helps nourish one’s hair as our hair is primarily made up of proteins. Read more in: The Fine Link between Smart Snacking and Healthy Snacking.
Take Your Hair Down
If you’re into high ponies influenced by Ariana Grande or in tight ones, you might want to reconsider your hairstyle and try lowering your hair. Constantly pulling your hair and ruffling them into top hair trends, tight ponytail, or a bun can cause what experts call progressive hair thinning of the hairline. If you practice them daily, then it might even lead to permanent hair loss. The main reason that follows this is the nerves attached to your hair follicles. When you tie something so tight, it creates internal pressure, restricting the flow of nutrients and essential components you need for good hair growth. So, switch your hairstyle and make sure you don’t suffocate your hair by tying them in tight ponytail or braids. If you have long hair, here’s an easy tutorial on how to take care of long hair.
Stop Stressing if you want to stop hair thinning & hair loss
Stress is another factor that may contribute immensely to hair loss. Finding a system to minimize stress is one way you can reduce its effect on your hair. Stress eventually means that your mind is occupied with disturbing your body, and it is not yet ready to accept the good that is coming. The good here means the functioning of nutrients that seep in deep your hair follicles, making the roots stronger. Try meditation, yoga, or opt for an intense workout, running, or simply jogging. To know more about stress management, read the Warning Signs of Stress and Stress Management Tips from the Expert.
Say NO To Hot Showers
No one is denying the glitters and comfort hot showers or steams leave down your spine. Hot water or steam dehydrates strands leading to dry, brittle hair that is more prone to snap and fall out while washing. It strips the scalp of oil, which sends it into overdrive to produce more of the oil pores, leading to oily scalp, dandruff, and more shedding. You can opt for medium, room temperature water when you’re washing your hair. You can also use shower caps to protect your hair when taking a hot shower. Here are some options below:
Skip Harsh Hairstyling Products
Major brands that claim hair products keep the follicle locks intact for a long time can cause more harm than one can even imagine. Due to high spirit content and other acids, they can make hair dry and break apart. As one combs or brushes their hair, the residue will eventually cause the hair to break. So, avoid applying setting sprays or other chemical concoctions every-single-day. If you have curly or unruly hair, protect them with a good leave-in conditioner instead. Some great options are shown below:
Save Yourself From Sun Exposure
You mustn’t have thought of this, and probably you were just concerned about your skin, but the UV rays are pretty toxic for your hair growth as well. A good way to go about it is to cover your hair with a hat or a cap when you step out of the house. Customized hats are available for UV protection, which can help limit the damage. Here are some options for every occasion:
It’s high time you take control of your hair-health, live dauntlessly, and welcome the ways of getting voluminous, thick, and shiny hair. Having healthy and beautiful hair paths as a crowning glory for both men & women. So incorporate these simple habits right from today and avoid hair thinning and hair loss.
About the guest writer:
Khushi Thakkar is a professional Content Writer at Web Ratna LLP and a freelancer. A caffeinated lifeform drives her. She cooks up stories coalescing fiction and reality. She believes words and pets can do glimmering wonders in one’s life. Dancing, painting, medalist at Vedic Math, she has it all in her veins. Life mantra: “Till death do we art.”
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