Even though it is currently in fashion to be bald, for men at least, there are still many men and women who really want to know how to avoid hair loss. While a lot of hair loss is genetic and there are limited things you can do to prevent it, that doesn’t mean that you just have to accept it.
Sometimes it is something like a hormonal imbalance that can lead to hair loss. An imbalance of estrogen or testosterone can cause many problems in the body, hair loss is just one of them.
If caught early, and treated, it is not uncommon to not only stop the hair loss but possibly even reverse the loss that has already occurred. You may get back that full, lush head of hair that you have lost.
Hormonal imbalance can be caused by many factors such as stress, poor eating habits, environmental toxins, and smoking. Women have a greater tendency for hormonal imbalance due to their ever-changing hormones due to menstrual cycles, menopause, pregnancy, and childbirth.
Trying to keep these fluctuating hormones in balance may be a challenge but there are some things you can do. One of the easiest things is to take a full-spectrum multivitamin. This, along with eating a well-balanced diet, can help you keep your body fed with the right amount of nutrients as well as help keep your body in balance.
Another thing that can help is to keep your hair clean. By using a gentle shampoo and not allowing the hair follicles to get plugged up with excess oils you can promote more growth and that will help you keep your hair full and lush.
Some other simple things you can do to keep your hair are:
1) Change shampoo’s. There are two reasons for this, for one thing, many shampoos are actually made using harsh chemicals that dry out and damage your hair. It may not directly lead to hair loss but it can lead to damaged, dry hair that is thinner. Another reason to change shampoos is that if you are losing your hair, you can find a shampoo that helps thicken your remaining hair and can help improve hair growth.
2) De-stress, right now. Stress can take a terrible toll on many aspects of your health. It starts on the inside but it will work it’s way to the outside. Try to eliminate or at least lessen some of the things in your life that cause you stress.
If you have a high-stress job there may not be much you can do about it, at least not right away, but you should be able to at least find some time every day to spend just a few minutes and relax. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have to spend hours at a time relaxing to get a benefit.
Even a few minutes every day can make a huge difference in your stress level. Something is better than nothing at all.
You can fight heredity, at least slow it down a little bit, learning how to avoid hair loss can make it more of a fair fight. Use these simple tips to help keep more of your hair on your head and out of the drain.