Hair loss is a widespread concern affecting thousands of people, and if you find yourself worrying about it, you’re not alone. Alopecia, one form of hair loss, is a common condition that affects many individuals.
But how can you determine if your hair loss is excessive?
On average, people lose about 100 strands of hair per day, with new strands replacing those that are lost, making it hardly noticeable. However, if you observe a receding hairline, thinning areas, or a lack of regrowth, you may be experiencing alopecia or another form of hair loss.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to address hair loss and its impact on your appearance, emotional well-being, and confidence. Here are three tips that can help reduce hair loss:
Increase protein intake:
Consuming enough protein is vital for hair growth. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, it may be necessary to boost your protein intake as this may be a contributing factor to your hair loss. Options include beans, legumes, eggs, and Greek yogurt.
Take essential vitamins:
A deficiency in vitamins and minerals such as A, B, C, D, E, zinc, and iron can affect hair growth. Consult with your doctor to determine if you have any vitamin deficiencies as maintaining a high level of vitamins and minerals is not only good for hair, but also your overall well-being.
Maintain proper hair and scalp care:
Avoid harsh hair treatments like heat styling, hair dye, and bleaching. Certain hairstyles, such as tight ponytails or braids, can also impact hair health from prolonged tension. Regularly wash and care for your scalp to maintain its health and release any tension from these tight hairstyles.
Understanding the reasons for hair loss is crucial.
Factors that can contribute to increased hair loss include genetics, stress, hormonal changes (such as pregnancy or menopause), certain hairstyles, damaging haircare practices like perms or bleaching, medications (such as chemotherapy), and medical conditions like fungal infections or thyroid disease.
Consult with a hair loss specialist to identify the cause of your hair loss and explore appropriate treatment options.
In some cases, hair loss may be reversible. Temporary hair loss caused by stress or underlying medical conditions can often be resolved by addressing the root cause. However, certain types of hair loss, such as cicatricial alopecia, are permanent. Working closely with a hair loss professional will help determine the nature of your hair loss and guide you towards suitable solutions. Keep in mind that persistent hair loss may be a symptom of an underlying health issue that requires attention.
Contact the team at Meraki Hair Loss Clinic today to book a discussion in one of our private consultation rooms.