Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Tips for preventing Hair loss

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Losing my hair is one of my biggest fears (after losing my teeth) and every time I brush my hair and see loose strands, it baffles me.  It is apparently common place to lose between 50-100 hairs a day, not that I take time out of my busy schedule to count them.  For many of us, our hair is something that defines us, for some of us it is a way to stand out from the crowd and for most it is their pride and glory, regardless of colour, length or style.

There are of course many reasons why our hair might fall out more than normal - stress, post-pregnancy, menopause, over-styling, poor nutrition, hereditary genes and age can all impact on the health of the hair and hair growth.  But there are ways in which we can try to help prevent hair loss.

1.  Scalp Massage - My hairdresser always tells me that a good scalp massage can have amazing effects on your head and hair (and it is incredibly relaxing).  Activiating and stimulating blood  circulation in turn channels more nutrients to the roots of your hair to give the best starting conditions for every individual hair.

2. Hair Growth Vitamins and Supplements - There are many products out there on the market which promise to transform your locks.  There is obviously no magic cure but what supplements can do is nourish your hair and the hairs follicle which in turn leads to hair looking and feeling much healthier, stronger and vibrant.

3. Hair Care - Alongside vitamins, there are many hair products which can help your hair.  Whether it is a thickening shampoo and conditioner, a hair treatment or even something for the scalp, anything that leads to your hair looking and feeling much better is a good thing. This also goes for regular trimming of the hair and one thing I will always do is use a regular deep conditioning hair mask and heat protection products when styling my hair, the last thing my hair or anyone else's hair needs is to become brittle, straw like and snap.

4. You are what you eat - You hair consists of keratin, a protein which is made up of amino acids. In order to new hair to grow, your body needs to produce these amino acids: high-protein diets are therefore great for your hair, so make sure that you are including to your diet ingredients like eggs, meats and even dairy products like yogurt. Besides proteins, it is very important to remember that beauty is a reflection of what you eat, so be sure to stick to an overall healthy diet.

5. The specialists - If your hair loss is something that is worrying you then you can seek professional advice.  Shuna Hammocks from Sussex Trichlogy is  a qualified and experienced trichologist.  Trichology is the study of the hair and scalp, in both health and disease. This may range from hair loss, genetic thinning, flaky or oily scalp, to hair that is just out of condition and in need of some attention!  Shuna says "“I am so passionate about my profession, hence being in the business for over 12 years, that I would like to raise awareness about trichology so that it’s the first port of call when an individual experiences changes in their hair. I completely understand how the negative appearance of one’s “crowning glory” can destroy a person’s confidence and sexual identity. 

Do you suffer from hair loss? Have you ever sought help? 


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32 comments:

  1. My husband suffers from periodic periods of Alopecia when stressed, it is an awful thing to experience. Head massages do help.

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  2. I have really fine hair so it does freak me out a bit when my hair comes out. I try and use good conditioning products and give breaks between dye x

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  3. Extremely useful! Especially post pregnancy when hairloss is at worst!! www.anonymousmodeaparis.com

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  4. I have very fine hair so I have to really look after them if I want them to be with me for a long time

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  5. great tips..i loose hair all the time but I've been told that it's because i have too many..I take care of it with biotin!
    xo
    Alice | Alice's Beauty Madness

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  6. A very useful post, I lost a lot of hair when I was very ill some years ago and it is a shock, and you look at every possible thing in your life to get that hair back! Massage and diet really did help :)

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  7. Great tips! I always loose so much hair when I wash mine or brush my hair.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  8. I loose a lot of hair! I am putting it down to post pregnancy at the moment and hoping it will slow down soon. Luckily I have thick hair. Will definitely try some of these tips though!

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  9. im forever losing hairs with each brush but because my hairs that thick i seem to be ok with it , great tips though x

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  10. good tips, i could definitely take better care of my hair!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

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  11. Great post :) I find Nioxin to be a great brand to help with this xxx

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  12. A fantastic post I so needed these tips!

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  13. I am with you on this fear of losing hair (after teeth!) Great tips.

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  14. This is so good as sometimes I have clumps of hair come out.

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  15. my mum always tells me to massage my scalp but i keep forgetting to do it

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  16. Some great tips! I need to massage my head more. xxx

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  17. These are some great tips - I do suffer from hair loss quite badly I'll have to see if any of these help. x

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  18. When I worked full time I use to lose more hair than a little, and my doctor put it down to stress. Since deciding to leave and work from home though it's not been half as bad. Phew! Mind you, Stacey is taking her SATS in May and I've noticed hers is falling out in great clumps so I'm guessing she has the same problem (I know she's worrying about them). Hair loss is just not funny. And it clogs up my hoover!!! ;)

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  19. Really good post, my hair always falls out!

    x

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  20. I have far too much hair, but it was so scary post pregnancy. I had a halo of fluff

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  21. I am lucky that I have never suffered hairloss but I do have a problem scalp

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  22. I like all your tips. Using too many chemicals like hair dye etc damages our hair. Even using hair driers and straighteners doesn't help. Massaging the scalp with a good quality hair oil helps to moisturise the hair and scalp.. If you can't get hair oil, use coconut oil. massage this in and leave this in for as long as you can (up to 2 hours or overnight). This is what the older generation of Indian women use and most of them still have their lovely long hair.

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  23. This is my BIGGEST fear to, as well as loosing teeth obviously. I try not to blow dry, straighten mine etc if I can help it. I've always taken vitamins, and try and use good s&c, as well as masks on my hair. xx

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  24. i am super lucky yo never have really had any issues or even to stress about it .. i have such thick hair its never come to mind x

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  25. My hair is def thinner than it was when I was a teen - fortunately there is still an awful lot of it tho!

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  26. Great tips and some of them I'll give a go :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  27. I'll need to give some of these a go. My hair fell out a couple of years ago and won't grow back :( xxx

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  28. Definatly going to massage my hair all the time - if I don't have 4 feet of hair in a week - I'm blaming you ;) haha!
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  29. I have really fine hair and it falls out constantly and always has....it doesn't seem to be getter thinner though, I think I must just have lots of it even though it's fine!

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  30. Mines rather thick so I don't mind shedding a little lol

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  31. I have so much hair, and it's really thick so am always happy to lose a bit when I brush it...but great tips for people that need every strand and loosing hair must be devastating

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  32. i don't suffer from much hair loss so i'm afraid i can't quite relate but great tips x

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