Whether be it genetics or aging, hair loss has become a very common condition among both genders and it can start from the teenage years itself. So how can we prevent it from making it into extreme hair loss situation? Here are few tips and tricks to help you prevent hair fall and even regrow new hair!
Increase your protein intake
In a 2017 study by PMC, they found that most of the participants experiencing hair loss had low protein and amino acid intakes. Your hair follicles are made our of, thats right, protein! A lack of protein in diet may promote hair loss.
Multivitamin supplements for your hair
Apart from the common causes of hair loss, genetics and hormones, nutritional deficiency might be the reason for your hair loss. Make sure your diet contains vitamin A, B, C, D, E, iron and zinc. These nutrients are very important for healthy hair. In case you are not sure if your diet has sufficient amounts of these nutrients, you can take multivitamin supplements for hair which are specially made to fill in the vitamin deficit in your diet. Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is essential for the production of hair protein called keratin, so make sure your supplement includes this as well.
Time to follow a Mediterranean diet
Following a mediterranean diet has proven to be helpful in slowing down the onset of male and female pattern baldness. A Mediterranean diet mostly consists of fruits and vegetables, potatoes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, breads, herbs, fish, seafood, and olive oil. Poultry and dairy products like egg, chicken, cheese and yogurt should be eaten in moderation and red meat should be avoided as much as possible.
Give that scalp a good massage
A research found out that scalp massage can increase hair thickness by stretching hair follicles’ cells. They also help dilate blood vessels under the skin, thus promoting hair growth.
Coconut oil, a blessing for hair
This humble oil is something every household has, somewhere on one of those kitchen shelves, but never gets is due credit. Coconut oil is extremely beneficial when it comes to skin and hair. Massaging your scalp with coconut oil can strengthen hair and prevent breakage. It removes the build-up around hair follicles to kickstart hair growth and moisturizes the hair at the same time.
Onion juice for the scalp
Onion juice can help with hair loss in many ways. Onions are rich in dietary sulphur, which is one of the main components in protein, specially keratin. Applying this on scalp provides extra sulphur which promotes strong and thick hair. This sulphur may also promote collagen production which is healthy for skin cells and hair growth. Onions are also believed to boost blood circulation, which in turn improves hair growth.
Although these tips work for many, they are only effective to a certain level and in initial stages of hair loss. However, if the hair loss is severe and has started long back, these tips might not help much. In those cases, hair loss treatment may be the right choice.
Common hair loss treatments include:
Hair loss medications
If the DIY home remedies does not give any results, you can try going for OTC medications like Finasteride and Minoxidil. These are topical treatments which have shown to be effective in preventing hair loss and promoting new hair growth. They have become the go-to treatment options for hair loss, however these treatments are not temporary and hair loss usually resumes once the medications are stopped.
Low level laser therapy is also an effective hair loss treatment in both genders. The laser releases photons into scalp tissues, which are then absorbed by the weak cells to promote hair growth. They are less invasive than hair transplant surgery. However, this treatment shows inconsistent results, appears to work for some people and not for others. So you invest all that time and money not knowing if it will still work or not.
The most effective hair loss treatment of 2021
Given that home remedies only work to a certain extent and the most common treatments are also the most expensive ones, what is the go-to treatment option for hair loss? You are at the right page! Scalp Micropigmentation has come out to be the most effective hair loss treatment in terms of time and effort as well as money. It is a non invasive treatment which is also permanent. What else can one ask for? We, SMP of Austin, provide hair loss treatment services in Austin. Call us at (512) 980-1209 for any queries on the same or visit our FAQ section for common questions.