A full head of hair is generally considered a sign of health and youth. Of course, the loss of hair is not, necessarily, a sign of poor health but, in general, most men want to hold on to as much of their hair for as long as they can.
Obviously, there are many factors at play when it comes to hair loss and genes do play a role. But here are some Capilia.com tips for caring for your hair, scalp, and body as a whole to slow down and possibly even prevent hair loss.
Tip #1: You Are What You Eat
The age old adage remains true and is particularly true when it comes to hair loss. Natural foods have vitamins, minerals, and proteins that can help to improve your hair health. Vitamins B, C, and E are particularly good for your hair, as biotin, silica, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. Basically, a diet rich in leafy green vegetables and ocean fish can ensure a healthier head of hair. Protein is important too, so vegans/vegetarians need to get even more of the protein they eat.
Tip #2: Fill in the Gaps
Of course, it is not always easy to maintain this kind of diet all the time. Fortunately, you can take supplements to help fill in the gaps of your diet. There are even special hair/skin/nails complex supplements designed specifically to give you more of the nutrients listed above.
Tip #3: Brush up
Brushing your hair daily (or combing) helps to stimulate the follicles and encourage more circulation. It also helps redistribute the natural oils and proteins already in your hair and scalp. The same is true for men and women, for long and short hair.
Tip #4: Wash Your hair The Right Way
It is not really enough to wash your hair with just any old shampoo. No, you need to use one that is gentle on the scalp which encourages follicle health. Also, you don’t necessarily need to wash your hair every day, but when you do wash, make sure you use a conditioner.
Tip #5: Weekly and Monthly Upkeep
If you use a lot of styling products, you may want to use a clarifying shampoo at least once a month. This is basically a type of deep cleaning that helps remove whatever may have built up over time, what your normal shampoo could have missed. Similarly, it is wise to treat your scalp with essential oils a few times a week (or at least once a week). Rosemary stimulates circulation while lavender provides antiseptic properties and tea tree oils actually help to fight off fungal dandruff.