Hair loss plaguing you? Deal with it the right way for healthy & shiny hair!

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   July 31, 2015

As soon as you step into your thirties “bad hair day” starts making more sense to you than ever. Until sometimes back this meant a day when your hair turned unmanageable, frizzy, dry or un-styled but now this simply means regular hair loss, thinning, or in the worst scenario – baldness.

Hair fall can be distressing and can often lead to low confidence because hair is considered a factor for beauty in natural healthy conditions. [1] Hair fall can be caused due to a number of reasons. These include improper care, use of dyes and harsh chemicals, stress, change in sleeping patterns, hormonal imbalance, lack of essential nutrients in the body and sometimes even certain medication.

Hair loss can be dealt with if treated in the right way.

 

Let us take a look at 5 different ways to deal with hair loss.

 

  • 1. Improvement in regular diet

    The lack of essential vitamins and nutrients in the body can cause hair to fall. Therefore, it is important to eat healthy foods that are rich in protein, iron and zinc. Adding carrots, oats, whole grains, brown rice, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, lentils, sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, oysters, nuts such as walnuts and almonds, flaxseed oil (linseed oil) or grounded flaxseeds, fish such as salmon and tuna can help reduce hair loss, split ends as well as thinning to a great extent. [2]

  • 2. Dealing with dandruff

    Dandruff is known to contribute to hair loss. [3] It is advisable to use shampoos with the anti-fungal agent Ketoconazole to fight dandruff and prevent hair loss. These shampoos are also known to control itching and flaking of the scalp.

  • 3. Washing hair with cold water

    Hair experts say hair should be washed with cold water because it will cause the hair cuticles to close and help the hair to swell slightly so that it looks thicker.

  • 4. Medication

    Medication, taken regularly, can help slow down hair loss. Medication helps both by enlarging the hair present and growing new hair. Minoxidil cream applied to the scalp twice a day helps deal with hair loss. Finasteride, on the other hand, is a pill that can be taken once daily. [4]

  • 5. Use of technology
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    The use of technology in the form of hair extensions can be expensive but the results are worth it. A good amount of hair (sometimes a full head) can be attached to the remaining hair through a fine mesh. This process can be very time consuming and the user might need to go back to the old ‘tidy-up methods’.

 

 

References:

[1] The psychological impact of alopecia. 2015. The psychological impact of alopecia. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1261195/. [Accessed 21 September 2015].

[2] DIET IN DERMATOLOGY: PRESENT PERSPECTIVES. 2015. DIET IN DERMATOLOGY: PRESENT PERSPECTIVES. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2965901/. [Accessed 21 September 2015].

[3] DANDRUFF: THE MOST COMMERCIALLY EXPLOITED SKIN DISEASE. 2015. DANDRUFF: THE MOST COMMERCIALLY EXPLOITED SKIN DISEASE. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2887514/. [Accessed 21 September 2015].

[4] Topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride: An account of maintenance of hair density after replacing oral finasteride. 2015. Topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride: An account of maintenance of hair density after replacing oral finasteride. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4314881/. [Accessed 21 September 2015].


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(13) Comments

User

Pls tell me treatment for oily scalp?

reply   04 January, 2016

User

Plz suggest me any oil or mild shampoo that could remove dandruff, and also make my hair roots stronger. as my hairfall is due to hair's root weakening... plz help me out...

reply   07 January, 2016

User

I have hair falling problem plzzzz give suggestions to prevent my hair falling and to grow new hair

reply   10 January, 2016

User

Does water plays any role in hairfall ?

reply   21 January, 2016

User

Hi, i am priyanka. i am facing hair fall problem. my hair becomes too thin and also have some dandruff and dry. i want long, thick, manageable hair. what can i do??? please help me.

reply   25 January, 2016

User

I am suffered from hair fall plz tell me some solutions

reply   27 January, 2016

User

I am only 20 years old and i am facing hair loss problem.i dont put gel or something on hair.i just keep my hair as it is.but still there is lots of hair fall

reply   27 January, 2016

User

Am just 21 years old...i am suffering from huge hair fall and my scalp become too try and have dandruff too please suggest me a solution to reduce hair fall and to improve my hair volume plzzzzzz:(((((((

reply   14 February, 2016

User

I am just 17 years old i have main problem is hair fall .give suggestions please

reply   19 February, 2016

User

I have been facing problem of whitening of hair since i was 12 and now i am 18 and have a lot of white hair but recently i have found that some of them are turning black from root and some white. what should i do to cure this problem. i had consulted with many doctors but it did not work and i am not anaemic.

reply   28 February, 2016

User

Hai... i'm max i'm 23 yrs old i'm facing problem of hair fall, i can see many hair dropping wen bathing n combing but can't see bald head visibly, so is there any solution.

reply   08 March, 2016

User

Hi,i am 19 yrs old and i am suffering from hair fall from 1-2 yrs.my hair start becoming thin and my hair started balding from back side.is there any solution to stop hair fall and to regrowth hair......

reply   28 March, 2016

Skin & hair academy

Hi faiz, hair regrowth can be achieved by use of topical solutions containing minoxidil 5% and biotin containing tablets. its good to use these under a doctors supervision. use a mild shampoo for wash. quit smoking if you are a smoker.

reply   28 March, 2016
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