Everyone wants a solution for hair loss that actually works—a miracle cure-all or some idea that makes it remotely possible to hold on to luscious looks for as long as possible. It’s reassuring to know that medical science is progressing in this field and has created tools that offer maximum energy efficiency and comfort in the form of laser therapy to tackle this harrowing condition.
While there are many procedures and devices that look promising, only a few of them actually work. Let’s lay them all out in most simple terms to get ahead of the problem before resorting to drastic measures. With these tips, you can keep and strengthen the existing hair and re-grow the follicles that haven’t dried up yet.
- Get professional help ASAP
If you want to give yourself some added advantage, then head to a professional as soon as you start noticing hair loss. Getting treatment at the early stages bodes well and can help minimize the overall hair loss and enhance chances of successful treatment.
- Develop a proactive plan
There are four hair loss prevention methods that can be considered to stimulate regrowth on dormant follicles. Talk to a medical professional to see how these methods can be used in tandem for optimal defense.
- Finasteride: it blocks the formation of DHT, which contributes to hair loss.
- Minoxidil: this over-the-counter medicine increases the blood flow to the hair follicles, providing them with strength.
- Platelet-rich plasma: this treatment is new and uses your own platelets found in your plasma to stimulate growth. It comes at an elevated cost for both your wallet and your head.
- Laser therapy: the latest and pain-free treatment using laser offers optimal absorption and penetration of red light, so that hair follicles are stimulated to grow more hair, and the rest are strengthened to prevent further loss.
- Reduce stress
Stress is a known culprit behind hair loss and can cause hair to shed excessively and stop growing. It can also cause an auto-immune response in which the body’s immune system starts attacking the hair follicles leading to hair loss. Stress releases hormones in our body that disrupt the hair growth cycle. This disruption causes the hair to go into a longer rest period which halts growth. Reducing stress is dependent on personal preferences, but it could involve meditation, exercise, eating healthy, staying hydrated, avoid smoking, drinking and drugs.
- Use more than biotin to supplement your diet
There are many vitamins that can help in faster and stronger hair growth. Biotin is the one always being mentioned when it comes to hair supplements, but a health and nutrient-rich diet will cover most of your bases. Consider a more focused and targeted supplement containing b complex, zinc, marine collagen, saw palmetto and ashwagandha to mention a few. Marine collagen is a lush source of vitamin B that promotes hair growth, ashwagandha reduces inflammation and saw palmetto restricts testosterone from being converted into DHT.
- Let go of ‘certain’ habits
Stress may not always be mitigated, but bad habits can be. Many things that we do on a daily basis, unknowingly contribute towards hair loss. Some of the significant ones are not shampooing enough or shampooing too often. According to experts, twice a week should be enough for thinning hair. Poor diet is also a factor to be considered when working towards the prevention of hair loss. A diet should consist of oils, proteins, and nutrients to sufficiently nourish the body and the scalp. As mentioned above, smoking and drinking aggravate hair loss so they should be minimized as much as possible. They may seem to calm down your anxiety, but they restrict the blood vessels, in turn, reducing the blood flow to the hair follicles.
- Avoid harsh hairstyles and heating tools
Anything that pulls on your hairlines’ small hair such as ponytails, braids, and cornrows can cause hair loss. The stress of these hairstyles can cause your hair to break and result in thinning. Using heating tools such as curlers or straighteners can break bonds within the hair strands causing them to become brittle and fall out. Do not use a heating tool for too long in one area and move on within 10 seconds or so. If you hear sizzling or burn your fingers, then the heat is too intense, and you’re burning your hair. Use natural methods to dry your hair and minimize the usage of heating tools.
Having a head full of hair until the last of our day is a dream we all share. Fortunately, there are many ways to make that happen and when used in tandem with laser therapy can provide maximum energy efficiency and comfort while re-growing fallen hair and strengthening the existing ones.