Healthy, lustrous hair is something we all covet. Unfortunately, hair problems are very common these days, particularly among the urban population, thanks to a number of factors like stress, fast-paced urban lifestyle, and poor dietary habits. Hair loss and baldness, once considered the problem of middle aged people, is now common even among young people.
Many people think that using vitamin supplements is the only way to combat hair loss. It is not true at all. Your hair and body knows how to repair itself, when provided with the right kind of nutrition. In this article, we take a look at seven tips that can help you maintain healthy hair without taking any supplementation.
Eat a well balanced diet. It is one of the easiest yet most effective ways to maintain healthy hair. Your diet should contain fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, chicken breast, eggs, and dairy. A diet rich in lean protein and omega 3 fatty acids can promote optimal hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Drink lots of water. Dehydration is one of the reasons why your hair easily gets damaged. So, make sure you drink water at frequent intervals and keep your body well hydrated. Water helps release toxins from the body and also provides the much needed hydration.
Avoid using excessively harsh shampoo as it can dry and damage your hair. Use a pH balanced shampoo to wash your hair and apply conditioner right after rinsing your hair. Conditioner helps the hair soften and moisturize and avoid split ends. Also, it is not necessary to shampoo your hair every day, unless your scalp is excessively oily.
Avoid using the blow dryer as much as possible. Also, avoid dyeing and coloring your hair too often. Trying different hair styles is fine, but do not overdo it. Your hair can only withstand so much pulling, twisting and chemicals. Treat your hair like a living being; how you would like to be treated – with love and care.
Always use a wide toothed comb to comb your hair, especially if it is wet. Wet hair pulls out or breaks easily, so comb easily and carefully.
Wash your hair regularly to keep dandruff at bay. If your scalp is flaky and your dandruff problem persists, consult a dermatologist right away.
Try to keep your stress levels in check. Stress can lead to hair loss and affect your skin health adversely. So, meditate, do yoga, or hit the gym every day to cope with stressful events and stay cheerful.
The above tips can help you prevent hair loss to a great extent and help you maintain healthy hair without taking any supplements. But what if you have already lost too much of hair or in the process of doing so? What if you are well past the stage of stop-gap preventive measures and in need of a timely solution to your hair loss/balding problem? This is where hair loss treatments come into the picture.
Hair transplants are considered the best solution for alopecia (baldness caused by rapid hair loss). PRP therapy is also an option, though it is generally not as effective as a transplant. One of the foremost Hair Transplant surgeons in India today is Dr. Harmandeep Sidhu, who has her own clinic – Athena Hair Now – in Chandigarh.
Supported by a well-qualified and experienced team of staff nurses and assistants, Dr. Sidhu utilizes a number of procedures including PRP therapy and FUE (follicular unit extraction) to treat hair loss in men and women. So, if you are bald or losing hair fast, get in touch with Dr. Sidhu at Athena Hair Now to get an honest expert assessment of your situation and decide the next course of action.