One of the most difficult natural side effects of getting older to deal with is hair loss, but there are ways to help your clients reduce this problem and keep their head happy and healthy for as long as possible.
The experts at Trichotin Hair Regenesis (Fusion Laboratories) suggest using a natural supplement to improve follicle health and supply your hair with essential nutrients. A DHT-inhibiting supplement is especially important to help combat androgenic alopecia (male hair loss) to lower DHT levels, preventing follicle damage and stimulating hair growth.
Also recommended is that clients suffering from this problem eat more protein, as amino acids found in protein are important building blocks for hair. Vitamin A – this is found in foods like sweet potato, spinach and kale – helps produce sebum and allow the scalp to retain more hair.
It’s also important to use a mild shampoo – harsher hair products lead to dry and broken hair – and to avoid chemicals. Styling your hair with perms or colourants can do major damage.
Hair loss is often linked to stress, so it would be a good idea to start yoga or meditation to remain calm and relaxed.
The Trichotin experts advise drinking plenty of water because a quarter of your hair shaft is comprised of water, so staying hydrated is essential for healthy hair growth. They also stress the importance of avoiding smoking, which limits the oxygen supply to your scalp, therefore impacting your hair’s growth and health.
Regular exercise is recommended to help balance the hormones, necessary for healthy hair, however it’s important to prevent or limit sweat as hair that accumulates sweat over time can be subject to weaker roots and thus an increase in hair loss.
Heat, such as hairdryers, straighteners and other heat sources, damage the protein in your hair and can lead to brittle, fragile strands.
Increase your intake of Omega-3 – found in fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel – to reduce inflammation and stress, thus helping reduce hair loss. It’s also important to get enough sleep, essential to strengthen your immune system, which helps with healthy hair growth.
Lastly, avoid brushing wet hair – hair is weaker when wet, so allow natural drying or use a wide tooth comb.