Like it or not, at some point in your life you are likely to experience hair loss. It might be that you notice that you’re shedding more than usual, or your hair is thinning, you’ve noticed a bald patch, or perhaps you’ve looked at an old photo and realised that your hairline is not where it used to be. A time will come when you’ll realise you’re losing hair and you may want to put the brakes on.
It’s easy to instinctively think the worst, but the good news is that hair loss isn’t always permanent. For some, hair loss is reversible, for others it’s a matter of preserving what’s there and sometimes people want to restore what has already been lost. The most important step to take when you notice that you are losing hair is to visit a hair loss expert who can give you a personalised, correct diagnosis for your hair loss, as it's not always black and white. Hair loss is a personal condition, and every diagnosis and treatment plan should be treated as such.
Top tips to help prevent hair loss
Find out what’s causing your hair loss
Before you start trying to treat or correct your hair loss, you will need to know what’s causing the loss in order to take preventative measures or treatments. Not all hair loss is permanent, such as stress related or post-pregnancy hair loss, and the normal growth cycle can resume after the trigger has been removed.
It’s important to consult with a hair loss expert for a correct diagnosis, before considering preventions or treatments. Your hair loss expert will be able to recommend the best solution for your individual hair loss condition.
A nourishing diet
Scalp hair is not part of essential body functions, therefore, when your diet is lacking in essential nutrients and minerals, hair growth is impacted. Eating a nourishing, balanced diet is important for the health of your hair and its growth.
A healthy diet should include high quality protein, Omega 3, Vitamins A, B & C as well as potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. Foods such as spinach, leafy greens, eggs, chicken, salmon and sweet potato can be included in a nourishing diet.
Healthy lifestyle changes
Lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking and a lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on your hair. Making a couple of lifestyle changes could improve the health of your body, your hair, and also help prevent further loss.
Hair and scalp care
A good hair care routine that includes looking after your scalp will keep your hair in top shape and may assist minimising hair loss in the future. Taking care of your scalp with natural and moisturising products is important as your hair grows from the follicles within the scalp. Try to minimise the use of chemicals on the hair such as hair dyes or chemical straightening products, and minimise the use of hairdryers or straighteners.
For a correct diagnosis for your hair loss, the first step is to book a consultation with a DHI hair loss expert. During your private consultation, you will receive personalised information for your hair loss and the opportunity to discuss various treatment options, customised to your particular condition.
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