Can You Slow Down Hair Loss?
Losing hair is a normal part of everyday life. A certain number of hairs fall out of your head every day, and it’s nothing to be concerned about. However, if you’re losing large amounts of hair on a regular basis, this can be more challenging.
While we personally feel that there is no substitute for a hair transplant, there are definitely things you can do to slow down your hair loss in the buildup to getting a transplant. Let’s take a look at these methods.
Slowing Down Hair Loss
People can experience hair loss for a number of different reasons. You may know that there are certain types of medication and treatments that can cause hair loss that are a side-effect. Alternatively, you may find that you’re not getting the right nutrients in your diet and this can cause hair loss too.
However, most adults experience hair loss and go bold because they have a genetic condition or they’re getting older. Premature balding and hair loss is usually genetic in nature. We call this condition, androgenic alopecia, but you may know it more commonly as male or female pattern baldness. It’s the most common cause of hair loss in the world.
It might sound frightening, but the good news is that you can usually slow down hair loss by making lifestyle and diet changes.
How to Slow Down Hair Loss
Let’s take a look at the ways that you can slow down hair loss in the body and try to minimise the damage it does to you.
Managing stress can help a lot when it comes to preventing hair loss because stress is one of the leading reasons why hair becomes damaged. Try and reduce the amount of time you spend in high stress environments, whether this is changing your job or stepping away from the situation when you feel yourself becoming stressed.
Changing Your Diet
The food that you eat will have an impact on every part of your body, so it’s not surprising that your diet is connected to hair loss. The best thing that you can do to try and prevent hair loss is to make changes to your diet so you’re getting nutrients that can help your hair. Things like iron and zinc are good for encouraging hair growth, so try and include more of those in your diet and avoid large amounts of junk food.
So, at the end of the day, it’s important to recognise that when it comes to things like hair loss, you can try and slow it down a little bit by making dietary changes and reducing the amount of stress you put your body under. Obviously, it’s not a permanent solution to the problem, and most people wind up needing to come and get a hair transplant with us, but if you need to manage your hair loss over a short basis, then this is probably the best way to do it.