Never freak out every time you see some hair follicles trickling out. However, if you are experiencing continuous hair fall for quite a few days of late, then it might be the right time to take special care of your strands. However, before you jump-start finding different ways to check hair loss, you should know that your hair is growing continuously. However, as it grows, some hair follicles ‘grow old’ and come out. You might start experiencing balding if fewer hair strands replace for the hair that has already been gone. Hair thinning has become quite common in the U.S.A. In fact, according to the American Hair Loss Association, almost 2/3rds of U.S men are susceptible to hair thinning by the time they are in their mid thirties. Hair loss might occur for a number of reasons, including stress, improper diet and personal habits. To control hair loss, it is important that you cut down on smoking, alcohol consumption and manage stress. There are a number of other things that you can do.
A number of vitamins can promote hair growth.
It contains powerful antioxidant that promotes the production of healthy sebum in the scalp. You can either take vitamin A supplements or consume its natural sources such as sweet potatoes, carrots and egg yolks.
It promotes blood circulation in the scalp, which, in turns keeps the hair follicles working. Consider taking vitamin E capsules.
Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and B12
These vitamins support the formation of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to different organs of the body, including hair. The health of your hair depends largely on the supply of oxygen and blood. You can get plenty of Vitamin B6 and B12 in protein-rich foods, including meat, fish, egg and soybean. Green, leafy vegetables, avocadoes and orange juice are some of the best sources of Folic acid.
It boosts the production of collagen, which is a connective tissue that helps holding tissues in the body, like the tissues in the hair, together. The best sources of vitamin B are citrus fruits, tomatoes and green, leafy vegetables.
Take omega-3 supplements
Lack of Omega-3 fatty acids in diet might lead to hair loss; the researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center point out. To cope with the deficiency of Omega-3 deficiency in body, you can consume 1-2 capsules of fish oil. Alternatively, you can consume natural sources like fish eggs, fatty fish, egg yolks and milk. This will help to manage hair fall, as well as promote hair growth and control dry, flaky skin on the scalp, which, in turn, might give way to dandruff, a possible cause for hair loss.
Take hair re-growth pills
Often, the androgen testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which often causes thinning of hair in men, thus leading to baldness. However, consumption of the drug Finasteride can prevent the enzymes that do the ‘conversion’. In fact, this drug can slack down hair fall in almost 90% men. In fact, it might work for those having inherited baldness; many men also use it for hair re-growth. There is also a drug, called Minoxidil that does its share of hair growth promotion. To get the best results, doctors often suggest their patients to consume Finasteride and Minoxidil together. Make sure to consult your doctor for the necessary dosage. You should also remember that whether you use one of the drug or both, it is necessary to stick to the medication. This is because; none of the drugs actually ‘cure’ baldness, they just help to keep the problem away. So the moment you stop taking your medicines, chances are that you will begin losing your hair again.
Check if you have hypothyroidism
Often underactive thyroid gland leads to excessive hair loss. To check the problem, make sure that you get treatment from your doctor. Also, make sure to add plenty of sea vegetables in your diet. They include dulse, wakame, nori, kombu and kelp. They are rich in iodine, thus competent to control this condition. Also, avoid drinking tap water as they might contain chlorine and fluorine, the minerals that prevent iodine absorption.
Apply onion juice topically
Onion juice contains flavonoids, the strong antioxidants that help in hair growth. Apply onion juice on your scalp twice a day to experience hair re-growth within two months.
Use rose mary, sage and aloe vera
Rosemary can boost up hair growth; sage can add volume to your hair while aloe vera has traditionally been used to stimulate hair growth.