For those who have genetic hair loss in their family, or have seen someone close to them deal with hair loss, fear of hair loss can be somewhat of a nagging thought. You don't need to worry, though! If you do experience hair loss, there are so many tools out there you can use to restore your hair to its original health—or even better than before! And we want to fill you in on a few tips for women to prevent hair loss so you can be on the proactive side of things. Here are three ways for women to prevent hair loss.
Pay Attention to Your Hormones
What is it about the human condition that makes many of us try to ignore a problem instead of dealing with it? Hormonal imbalances are one of those problems that people can choose not to address. But when it comes to hair loss, ignoring the problem is only going to make it worse. Some hormonal changes are completely natural and out of your control, like pregnancy and menopause. But endocrine issues like thyroid problems and other hormonal imbalances are entirely treatable. And if you can treat them when you first notice them, you can avoid some of the troublesome side effects like hair loss.
Be Kind to Your Hair
Many women use all sorts of methods to style their hair that can cause damage if they aren't careful. Constantly dying your hair, bleaching your hair, and using heat styling products (like blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons) daily can lead to dry, dull hair and breakage. That breakage can happen at the point where you usually wear a ponytail or closer to the roots. We aren't saying you should never dye your hair or use your flat iron! Life would be just dull without those! But we are saying to be careful of what you are putting in your hair, and how often. Have your hair colored by a professional, and when possible, use dyes with natural ingredients. Take days off of the heat styling tools so you can let your hair rest and rejuvenate.
Consider Natural Prevention Solutions
Sometimes hair loss can be a result of a diet that lacks certain vital nutrients. Leafy greens, nuts, beans, and fish provide your body with iron, zinc, and vitamin B12, which help with thinning or weak hair. Making sure you have enough of these vitamins and minerals in your diet can help you maintain healthy hair. Taking a multivitamin, perhaps a "hair, skin, and nails" type vitamin, and eating a balanced and diverse diet are all ways to make sure you're getting the nutrients you need.
Another natural solution people are turning to more and more for healthy hair is essential oils. Carrot seed, cypress, lavender, and rosemary are all oils that have therapeutic properties. Not all oils should be applied directly to your skin, so make sure you do your research. Dilute essential oils with coconut oil when necessary, and don't just go with the cheapest oils you find at the store.
Mane Image Can Help
While these tips are all great ways to prevent hair loss and healthy lifestyle changes overall, sometimes hair loss is inevitable. That's where Mane Image can help. We have a wide variety of hair restoration solutions for women experiencing hair loss. And it's important to know you're not alone. Although women's hair loss is more taboo than men's, it's still prevalent. From laser hair therapy to wigs, we have a solution that will restore your confidence and help you feel and look your best. Contact us to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our hair and scalp specialists, and we will get you on the road to a confident you!