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  • How To Nip The Problem In The Bud... Prevent Hair Loss

    Hair loss is universal problem and millions of people worldwide are suffering from some degree of hair loss. There are several cures for hair loss.

    However, they do not work on all. Some types of hair loss or baldness do not respond to the treatments. Nevertheless, hair loss is preventable and good care and regular maintenance of hair can go a long way in preventing hair loss. Here are some tips to take care of your mane -

    #1 Keep it Clean

    Dirt and excess oil in the scalp can clog the pores, making it difficult for the hair root to receive nutrition and grow. This is a major reason for hair loss. Frequently shampoo your hair and use clean combs. Trimming of split ends is essential to prevent major hair damage.

    #2 Take Care Of Diet

    Ultimately, the hair, like any other body part, requires nutrition to stay healthy and grow. Malnutrition and imbalanced diet can be a major reason for hair loss. Include vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, chromium, iodine, potassium, zinc and Vitamin A in your diet.

    There is no need to take mega doses because they can at times be counterproductive. Evidence suggests that excess of Vitamins A and E can actually contribute to hair loss.

    #3 Do Not Overdo It

    Excessive exposure to heat and chemicals such as hair colors, styling products, hot iron and blow dryers can cause damage to hair and result in severe hair loss. You should use these products sparingly.

    Instead of blow dryers, make time to allow your hair to dry naturally. Get your hair styled in a manner that does not require any of the above-mentioned procedures.

    #4 Give Yourself A Head Massage

    A gentle head massage with a hair oil helps to improve blood circulation to the hair roots and prevent hair loss. Aromatherapy recommends creating hair oil using equivalent parts of thyme, rosemary, lavender and cedar wood.

    #5 Avoid Stress

    Stress is damaging for the hair. Get adequate sleep and follow stress reduction techniques to prevent hair loss.

    #6 Be Careful Of Medication

    Certain medications such as anti-depressants, some drugs taken for epilepsy, cancer have hair loss as a side effect. Consult with your doctor before taking medication to prevent hair loss.

    #7 Hormone Tests

    Thyroid disorders can cause hair loss. Get hormone tests for thyroid on a regular basis.

    It is rightly said that prevention is better than cure. By adopting the above-mentioned methods, you can prevent hair loss and maintain good health of your hair.

    Your hair will be radiant and shining if you are healthy physically as well as emotionally. Your hair becomes dull and lifeless if you are upset emotionally.