Monday, April 16, 2012

How To Prevent Hair Loss

  One day I woke up, go to the toilet to brush my teeth, standing in front of the sink, starring up and look into the mirror and I couldn't believe what I see. Gosh! I am only in my thirties and I looked like I am half a century old! My hairs are dropping as fast as the rain falling down from the sky! A lake of skin beginning to form on top of my head and it is getting bigger and bigger like nobody's business.  What I am referring to is the fear that is most common to men and that is the fear of losing their beloved tropical rainforest that can give them pride, self confidence, and a sense of youth. This is none other than their hair.

  First thing first, the most important thing we must take care of is our diet. We must consume food that will give nutrients to our hair for it to be healthy.  This is similar to planting grass in our backyard. We must give them sufficient water and fertilizer so that the grass will grow thick, green and healthy.  Our hair is made up of protein mainly, so it is wise for us to consume foods with protein like fish, chicken, turkey etc. Notice that I didn't mention any high fat protein like pork chop and steak.  A high fat diet will leads to an increase in your body's testosterone level which can induce hair loss. So by all means avoid fatty meat, since they may cause high cholesterol and other related diseases which is not good to your health. Try to take more natural sources like nuts, beans, egg and soy milk as they contains quality lean protein with none unhealthy fats.

  Besides the main ingredient, protein, we need other natural elements in our diet to preserve a healthy hairline. Elements like iron, vitamin c, silica and zinc help in maintaining a healthy hair. Iron will help in keeping our red blood cells in a healthy level which in turn supply sufficient level of oxygen to our scalp for a healthy hair growth. You can get iron source from raisin, eggs, whole grain cereals, oat-meals, dark green leafy vegetables, dates etc. Vitamin c is for good absorption of iron. So a diet with fruits and vegetables is essential.  Silica is needed for the absorption of vitamins and minerals. The skin of cucumber, potatoes and red and green peppers contain silica. For those who like bean sprout, it is the best source for silica and it is best not to overcook to prevent the loss of its nutritional value. As for zinc, well you can get it from most seafood like fish, prawn, crab, squid and clams. Zinc will make your hair follicle glands healthy and also promotes the balance of hormone and cell reproduction in your body that gives you overall health. Try to consume zinc from natural sources such as those in seafood rather than taking supplements. Although the above foods and minerals are good for your hair, try not to overdose yourself by eating too much of it.  It is a common sense as too much of the good stuffs may not be good to you anyway.  A balanced diet will be much better. In other words, don't just concentrate heavily on foods that have protein, iron, vitamin c, silica and zinc ONLY just because you want to get your hair back!

  Enough about food here, let us discover some other useful tips that will help to maintain a healthy hair in you. We all wash our hair with shampoo correct? A good tip here is that we should wash our hair regular using mild shampoo. Regularly is to keep our hair clean to prevent excessive oil in our hair follicles which may trap bacteria and dirty stuffs. Mild shampoo is because heavily medicated shampoo may damage our hair while some people even use soap to wash their hair which may cause dryness in your scalp, both of which promotes hair dropping. When you wash your hair, make sure you rinse it properly so that none of the shampoo is still left in your hair as it will leads to dryness as mentioned earlier. Comb your hair regularly, not only for a neat look but more importantly to let the blood circulate more in your scalp so that more nutrient and oxygen can reach your hair follicles for better and healthy hairs. Remember this, whenever you wash or comb your hair, do it in a gentle manner, do not scrub and comb like you are plowing the field for planting something. Heavy force will only cause damage to your hair follicles and thus promote hair loss.

  Other thing you should take note is that you shouldn't be stressful all day long as it promotes hair loss as well.  Try to relax and be calm when dealing with your everyday live. Do some light exercise whenever you are stressed. Drink lots of water to get your toxin out of your body and remember to have enough of sleep everyday as it will help your body (and hair) to recover from any stress and damages suffered during a stressful day!

1 comment:

  1. Hair loss is a very common problem among the males as well as females. You have given good suggestions for stopping and preventing the hair fall which is a major problem for most of us.