We all desire to have healthy hair. However, owing to our stress-ridden and often sedentary lifestyle today, many of us are crippled by hair fall and permanent hair damage. A few lifestyle changes will easily enable us to avoid these hair problems and help us to remain blessed with long and healthy tresses.
As a preventive measure for male pattern baldness, it is critical for us to adopt healthy habits rather than taking recourse to invasive treatments. Contrary to popular belief that preventing hair fall is impossible, the need of the hour is to have constant healthy growth of hair that will replenish the lost cells. The secret to possessing youthful and thick hair entails only a few minutes of daily attention, besides sticking to a disciplined life for healthy living.
Below are some lifestyle changes that can promote the growth of luxurious hair.
- Inclusion of Zinc and Iron in diet
Elements like Zinc and Iron might be needed in micron levels but they are important for catalysing important reactions in the human body. Studies conducted globally have indicated that increase in doses of these elements have contributed to hair fall control and improvement of our overall health. Of course, the doses should be administered in moderation, since Zinc doses of 225mg or above could be toxic.
Doctors advise consumption of natural sources of Zinc and Iron as part of a planned diet rather than consuming them in the form of supplements. Inclusion of Zinc-rich items like pumpkin seeds, spinach, lamb, cashew, yoghurt, mushrooms and chickpeas in your diet can prove to be very fruitful for you. Natural sources of Iron would be seafood, meat, kale, spinach, beans and Swiss chard.
- Quit cigarettes
Cigarette smoking is injurious to health as well as the condition of your hair. Smoking releases pollutants that are extremely damaging for your tresses.
On the molecular level, smoking affects our DNA, causing irrevocable damage. Kicking the butt can drastically improve your hair loss ratio for the better.
- Choose your shampoo well
You will be surprised to know that washing your hair daily is actually not good for your hair – shampoos contain hard chemicals like sulfates that rob your scalp of sebum, as essential ingredient for healthy and strong hair. In fact, doctors recommend washing your hair only when it gets oily!
In the last few years, scientists have found a link between over-shampooing and poor hair condition. Make sure to choose your shampoo wisely chosen and decrease the frequency of cleaning your hair and the results will be there for you to see soon!
- Wear a sunhat outdoors
The damaging molecular mechanism when exposed to sunlight for a prolonged period is the same as smoking a cigarette – harmful UV rays split the DNA and cause damage to hair. Extreme exposure to the sun can cause hair colour damage, protein degeneration and premature death of hair follicles. Wearing a hat can protect your scalp and hair from such adverse conditions.
- Intake of Biotin supplements
Biotin is commonly referred to as “Vitamin B Complex”. This has gained immense popularity over the last few decades, with its proven record in improving the quality of hair, nails and skin. It has effectively helped in male pattern baldness. The DHT-blocking properties (hormones that lead to baldness) in Biotin makes it a key component for promotion of luxurious hair growth.
- Apply only FDA approved products
A tried and tested method to improve hair condition or combat hair fall is to use minoxidil ointment twice a day along with a regular dose of finasteride tablets (post consultation with a reputed physician). These are FDA-approved drugs and highly potent in fighting hair fall. In a clinical test, it has been found that patients prescribed with minoxidil and finasteride for a period of three months ended up with more luxurious hair growth.
The above are some common non-invasive techniques and lifestyle-related techniques that one could practice to reduce hair fall. However, at the onset of hair-related issue, it is always prudent to consult an expert to prescribes the right course of action.
Also, in case you feel your hair loss is immense and you are a candidate for hair transplantation, we at PLCSC are always available to take care of your needs. At PLCSC, our team our trained plastic surgeons, headed by renowned Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, have been delivering excellent results in the realm of hair transplant. Not only are our methods of treatment globally-accepted, they are affordable too. It is part of our focused approach towards educating and bettering the lives of men and women who have been affected by baldness at an early age in their lives.