Whether they wear their hair long or short, bobbed or in a ponytail, women use their hair to express their personalities. So when their hair starts to thin or fall out, panic ensues. Avoid the panic by preventing hair loss before it happens with a few quick tips that can keep your mane healthy and manageable.
Eat a Balanced Diet
As strange as it may seem, what you eat has a large impact on the health of your hair. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit can promote healthy hair and help prevent hair loss. The Holistic Online website suggests indulging in foods that contain silica, calcium and iron. Try foods like oats, lentils, milk, cheese, brown rice and broccoli to take advantage of these nutrients.
Stress on the job or at-home can do more harm than good to your mental, physical and emotional health. One unfortunate symptom of stress is hair loss. Reduce your stress at-home by coming up with routines you and your family can stick to daily. Communicate with your partner if you need to take some “me” time and get a pedicure or read a book. Leave your work problems at work.
Towel Dry With Care
Wet hair is fragile, so it’s important that you handle it with care. Use a towel to remove excess water carefully from your hair, without using excessive rubbing. The friction between the hair and the towel can cause your hair to break off and your ends to split.
Turn Down the Heat
Use cool or warm settings on your flat iron, curling iron and blow dryer. Heat damage, from commonly used styling tools, can cause breakage and leave you with more hair in the tools than on your head, after prolonged use.
Seek a Professional
Perming, relaxing and coloring your hair can produce harmful results if done too frequently or incorrectly. Consult with a professional stylist if you’re looking to change your look to reduce possible hair loss due to over-processing and faulty application.
Pair Your Shampoo with a Conditioner
Shampoo cleans the hair shaft, while conditioner works to protect and nourish it. Invest in a regular shampoo and a clarifying shampoo. Use the clarifying shampoo to occasionally remove build up from conditioner and styling products. Each time you shampoo, condition your hair and opt for a weekly deep-conditioning treatment for added protection.
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