It’s assumed that everybody wants to have voluminous, beautiful and healthy locks. Made of a protein called keratin, hair grows at an approximate rate of one inch per month, or around six feet of hair every year. However, individual hair follicles are also continuously falling out, a part of the natural growth process. Stress and environmental pollution can worsen this process, making hair loss and bald patches a common problem for people in their 30’s and even sooner for some, in their 20s.
While hereditary hair loss cannot be prevented, it can possibly be slowed down. And for people not suffering from genetic hair loss, these are some Hair Growth Tips from Bosley experts, you can follow:
- A healthy diet: As mentioned above, hair is made up of proteins, making healthy dieting a major concern for anyone worried about their hair. A complete diet should consist of lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, eggs, fish, and nuts. Food with rich, fatty acid can boost hair growth. It’s also important to stay properly hydrated. The operative word here is water, and that means avoiding coffee, tea and alcohol as much as possible, or consuming them in moderation.
- Use Less Harsh Hair Products or less usage of hair tools: Shampoos, conditioners , hair dryers and straighteners have become virtually ubiquitous in Western life. However, we tend to ignore the detrimental effects of this dependence. Some shampoos and conditioners can be harsh to sensitive scalps, so if the hair products cause irritation, be sure to switch to products with less chemicals. Hair tools such as flat & curling irons and hair dryers can overheat and cause hair shafts to become weak and brittle. Over time, continuous breakage can thin the hair. While its probably impossible to drop the use of hair products & tools altogether, reducing your exposure and usage can help.
- Drinking Green tea: According to scientists, green tea contains compounds that improve circulation and stimulate your cardiovascular activities, encouraging hair growth.
- Sleep Well: Stress is one of the root causes of hair loss. Although it’s often difficult to get enough sleep, health experts suggest that a lack of sleep can lead to stress resulting in a number of severe health problems. Inadequate sleep has been thought to spur the onset of male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss.
- Avoid eating processed food: Processed foods are often sorely lacking in essential nutrients and minerals. A dependence on processed food means your body won’t be getting the fuel it needs to stay healthy, often leading to hair loss.
- Take a walk: This is no time to be standing around! Limit your use of elevators, park at the back of the parking lot and walk to the store. Heck, go for a walk around the neighborhood. A brisk fifteen minute walk can increase your heart rate and your blood circulation, important elements of a healthy head of hair and overall health.
These tips are basic recommendations for one’s overall physical health. When one’s health is jeopardized, hair loss is typically one of the first signs of that so it goes to reason that keeping your overall physique healthy can also keep your hair healthy, for the most part (for people with hereditary hair loss, unfortunately nothing can stop or reverse that).
While these tips can solve some hair thinning and loss conditions, they are not offered as foolproof or by any means permanent solutuins to hair loss, especially if the hair loss is genetic (male and female pattern baldness). Bosley always recommends that you seek your physicians to determine your causes of hair loss, before seeking the appropriate treatments.