When you see a few hairs come off your brush or comb, you probably don’t worry too much. And worry you shouldn’t, for you naturally shed around 100 hairs a day. But if you find your hair is falling out in clumps or your hair appears thinner than before, you’re losing too much.
Hair loss is very upsetting, but there are ways to get your hair back into healthy, full, and lustrous condition. Here are 7 tips that can help you stop hair loss and get your hair back!
1. Eat like a Greek
Studies have shown that when you eat more raw vegetables and fresh herbs, like the kind that are regularly eaten in a Mediterranean diet, you reduce the risk of hair loss. In particular, eating more salad greens, parsley, and basil had the best effect when eaten 3 days a week or more.
2. Get plenty of protein
Your hair follicles are mostly comprised of a protein known as keratin. In studies, those that were losing hair weren’t getting enough protein in their diets. Choose foods like nuts, eggs, fish, low-fat dairy, beans, and poultry to get what you need.
3. Take your vitamins
Vitamins A and D are essential for healthy hair growth. If you’re not eating enough of the foods that contain them, you should choose a supplement that can help ensure you’re getting these key vitamins plus biotin and other minerals and antioxidants that will help your hair thrive.
4. Keep your scalp clean
Scalp health is critical for healthy hair growth. When you have too much sebum and product clogging up the follicles, it can hinder hair growth. Always choose a mild shampoo, one that is free of sulfates, parabens, and other nasty chemicals.
5. Be kind to your hair
If you’re going to subject your hair to rigorous styling techniques with heat or chemicals, you should be even more focused on eating properly. Even then though, you should still vow to be gentler to your hair. Take breaks from processing it and let it air dry more often to help it heal.
6. Seek nourishment through essential oils
Essential oils can deliver deep doses of what your hair and scalp are craving. Lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint in particular provide amazing benefits for healthier hair growth.
7. Treat yourself to a scalp massage
When you get your hair cut and styled, there’s a reason they massage your scalp during the washing. It’s not just to make you feel pampered and indulged either! It stimulates your scalp for healthy hair growth. Try it yourself the next time you shower, taking a few minutes to gently massage your scalp with your fingertips in a circular motion.
You don’t have to fight hair loss alone! Set up an appointment at Oriental Hair Solutions today and let us help you keep your hair full and healthy. Plus, we’re offering a special limited-time promotion — Get 1 session of Hair Thickening Scalp Therapy + Low Level Cold Light Laser + 1 Herbal Formulated Hair Tonic at $18 (total worth $538). Reserve your spot today before we are completely booked for Christmas!