Hair loss can be a distressing experience that affects one’s mental health and self-esteem. However, understanding the reasons behind it can help prevent further hair loss and promote healthy hair growth. According to Prof Syed Hatim Ali Shah, consultant dermatologist & head of the Department at Liaquat National Hospital, most of your locks are currently in the growing phase, and each hair has a unique life cycle.
There are various reasons behind hair fall, from diet to unhealthy hair habits. While some reasons may be beyond your control, there are certain things you can do to prevent hair loss. Here are the top 5 tips:
- Maintain a Healthy Diet: A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins is essential for healthy hair growth. Include foods like leafy greens, nuts, eggs, fish, and lean meats in your diet to ensure your hair gets the necessary nutrients it needs.
- Use Gentle Hair Care Products: Harsh hair care products can damage your hair and make it prone to breakage and hair loss. Go for mild, natural hair care products that are gentle on your hair and scalp. Avoid using hot styling tools like hair dryers and flat irons too often, as they can damage your hair.
- Manage Stress Levels: Stress is a common cause of hair loss. Managing your stress levels is essential to prevent hair loss. Find ways to relax and unwind, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises. Take breaks from work or other stressful activities and prioritize self-care.
- Take Care of Your Scalp: A healthy scalp is essential for healthy hair growth. Keep your scalp clean and free of product buildup by washing it regularly. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner that’s suitable for your hair type. Avoid using hot water, as it can strip your scalp of natural oils and cause dryness.
- Consider Medical Treatments: If your hair loss is severe or doesn’t respond to natural remedies, you may need medical treatments. Consult a dermatologist who can recommend prescription medications, such as minoxidil or finasteride, that can help stimulate hair growth. In severe cases, hair transplant surgery may be an option.
It is important to be patient when trying to prevent hair loss as it may take time to see results. However, with consistent effort and care, you can help prevent further hair loss and promote healthy hair growth. Also, consult a medical professional before opting for any treatment.