In a recent UK study, 1 in 5 women (from 2000 participants) suffered from hair loss, and most of the participants either experienced hair loss in the past or knew someone who did. Most hair loss is genetic and manifests with age, which can be out of our control, but there are a few things you can do about it. Find out how to prevent hair loss with every day habits:
KEEP YOU IRON LEVELS IN CHECK
Iron deficiency is a common cause of hair thinning in women. Most western diets don’t include enough iron in everyday meals, so you might need to take iron supplements or even consult a dietician.
If you have any signs of genetic hairless in your family, or any reasons to believe you could be experiencing hair thinning, keep your hair as strong as possible with the right levels of iron.
Did you know that tea, caffeine and dairy inhibit the absorption of iron?
COUNT THE HAIRS IN THE BRUSH
Don’t literally count them one by one – but keep an eye on them, because the best cure for hair loss is to act quickly. The sooner you notice the signs of hair loss, the more chances you have to stop it with a simple and affordable treatment.
GET A BLOOD TEST
If it’s not a habit, it should be. A blood test will help you identify vitamin deficiencies in your blood, which could lead to weaker hair follicles. Please note that it’s very rare for a vitamin deficiency on its own to cause hair loss, but what it will do is facilitate it. If you keep your hair strong and your metabolism healthy, you’re more likely to slow it down or prevent hair loss completly.
GO TO THE SAME HAIR DRESSER – REGULARLY
If you go to the same hair dresser, on a regular basis, they are more likely to help you identify any signs of hair loss. It’s worth spending a bit extra on pampering yourself and keeping tabs on your hair’s health.
If you’re still worried about hair loss, do this quick symptoms check:
- Is your scalp more visible than usual?
- Is your ponytail thinner?
- Is your hair growing unevenly, with thinner ends (not split ends)?
- Are the hairs left in your brush constantly increasing in volume?
- Are you noticing any patches of your scalp with thinner hair?
- Are you experiencing excessive hair growth in any other areas of your body?
If you said yes to one or more of the above, you should get a hair loss consultation. It’s better to find out sooner, rather than latter, if you’re dealing with it and take the right steps to prevent hair loss.
It could make the difference between treating hair loss with medication or with a full transplant.
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