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How To Avoid Hair Loss For Men

Everyone loses 100 hair strands a day, but it’s a natural phenomenon and losing a few follicles is nothing to worry about. But for the two-thirds of men who are affected by male pattern hair loss, and the 40 per cent who notice hair loss by the age of 35, it can be much more of a concern. There are ways to help prevent it and look after your hair.

Hair loss can be a debilitating condition, having a knock on effect to your mental health and confidence. The Guardian recently reported about the hair wellness industry, and the men who seek out help. Suffering in silence should never be an option, and it’s important to speak out and find help.

Simply switching to a mild shampoo, and regular hair washing is a part of preventing hair loss. Keeping the scalp clean will also lower the risk of infections and dandruff, which can also lead to hair loss and breakage. Clean hair will also give the impression of more volume to your hair.

Hair is at it’s weakest when wet, so it is advisable to avoid brushing it straight out of the shower or bath, as it will increase the chances of hair loss. Using a very wide-toothed comb is a must if you have to comb wet hair, and avoid brushing too often. If you want to keep hair healthy, you must know how to take care of it. Avoid rubbing your hair dry with a towel. Rather, let hair dry naturally.

While vitamins are essential for general health, they are also important to keep your hair healthy. Vitamin A will encourage healthy production of sebum on your scalp, vitamin E will help blood circulation in your scalp, to help keep hair follicles productive, and vitamin B will help maintain your hair’s healthy colour. Eating lean meats, fish, soy or other proteins promotes hair health and in turn helps curb hair loss.

For those who have been experiencing hair loss for some time, massaging your scalp with essential oils for a few minutes will help keep your hair follicles active.

Keeping hydrated is not only essential for the entire body, but hair is made of one quarter water, so make sure you drink plenty of it for healthy hair growth.

Alcohol can reduce hair growth, so be wary of your intake. Cutting back or eliminating alcohol will soon show an increase in hair growth. Smoking will reduce the flow of blood to your scalp, and this will cause reductions in hair growth also.

Making time for some physical activity will not only have you feeling fitter and healthier, but also reduce your stress levels, which is another cause of hair loss. 30 minutes a day of regular exercise will balance your hormonal levels and increase your blood flow.

If you have concerns and would like male hair loss treatments, then get in touch today.

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