Preventing hair loss can sometimes feel like “the impossible dream”.
People think it’s one of the normal consequences of aging, but for those who suffer hair loss early in life this doesn’t ring true. They naturally ask “why me?” Thinning and receding hair can be a natural part of growing older, but aging is not the only cause.
Although we cannot prevent aging, there are other contributing factors over we can influence. It is possible to prevent or delay hair loss in many instances.
Why are you losing your hair?
There are different reasons apart from the aging process as to why a person may be losing their hair. Some of the most common reasons include: poor diet, too much stress, medical problems, fluctuating hormones and hereditary factors.
To prevent and control hair loss, the first step is to figure out which of these causes applies to you.
If baldness runs in your family, you may think you are doomed to suffer the same fate. However, even if there is a genetic predisposition, there are ways of overcoming hair loss. Hair-transplant surgery, or the use of hair growth medications are possible treatment choices. To find out which plan might be best for you, you could see a hair specialist to discuss your options.
Nutrition? Stress? Poor sleep?
Stress and poor diet are among the most common reasons why people experience hair loss. In coping with the stresses of modern living many people do not take the time to prepare proper meals or to make the time for adequate rest and relaxation. If these factors are those contributing to your hair loss, it is your body’s way of signaling that it’s time for some lifestyle changes.
Hair loss may be the obvious symptom but it is very likely your body is suffering other less visible but potentially more damaging problems. Re-evaluate what is important to you, make an effort to avoid stressful people and situations, eat a nutritious and balanced healthy diet and aim for at least 7 hours of sleep every single night.
Home remedies for hair loss
Although I havent investigated them and therefore wont be discussing them here, there is a range of natural remedies suggested on different web sites. Including onions, carrots, fruit juices, garlic, ginger, zinc, vitamins, curry leaves. Also there are nutritional supplements. And homeopathic remedies. You may like to investigate some of these and thankfully we have several search engines to help us “find stuff” on the internet.
- Talking about SEARCH ENGINES:
Lately I am enjoying using DuckDuckGo.com — it’s the search engine that doesnt track you whereas Google does. And there are very few ads (yep, I thought you’d like that!). And as you scroll down, the page of search results continues to grow without you needing to click through to the next page. What’s not to like about all that, eh?
Keep hair loss in perspective
Most importantly, be gentle and kind to yourself throughout the process. Remember, this is a common condition that affects men and women all over the world. Make the changes you can, whether they are diet, lifestyle, product changes or medication. Perhaps a change of hair shampoos or conditioner might help. Or a visit to a hair loss professional might help. And a wig is another option.
But please dont be despondent if at the end of the day, month or year, you dont have as much hair as you’d like. There are many worse things that can happen to you. Be thankful for all the good parts of your life.
A note about Chemotherapy hair loss
If you have recently been told you have cancer and should undergo chemotherapy, one of your concerns will probably be hair loss. Did you know there are other options for responding to cancer? Conventional treatments that include radiation and chemo are not the only way to go. If you are open to thinking differently about cancer, a search for the word cancer at this site will be eye-opening.