For many women, there are few things more alarming than a noticeably sparser hairline or lackluster locks that seem to have lost their volume. While it’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, more than that can indicate an issue.
1. Don’t stress. Stress wears the whole body out, including the scalp’s will to hold onto its hair.
2. Sleep enough. Sleep deprivation accelerates the dying/decaying process, which includes balding.
3. Maintain a balanced diet. Eat food that does your body more good than harm.
4. Get at least a little sun. Moderate exposure to sunlight promotes strong, healthy hair. This is why beach bums tend to have great hair.
5. Have human contact. This is vital to maintaining chemical and emotional health, which in turns promotes hair-health.
6. Don’t itch your scalp. This destroys your hair follicles. Neutrogena’s T-gel and T-Sal help treat this. Exposure to sunlight also helps itchiness in the scalp.
7. Keep your scalp reasonably moist. People in moist climates have more healthy skin than desert dwellers. Washing your scalp too much will also dry it out. Excessive washing scrapes away the oils your body produces, which are designed to keep your skin healthy.
8. Consider essential oils. Essential oils have long been touted for their natural benefits and they might just be the ticket to help your hair. Oils such as carrot seed, cypress, lavender, and rosemary – just to name a few – all have regenerative, soothing, and balancing properties.
9. Ditch hair tools that use high heat. Heat is always hard on hair. It causes bonds within the hair strands to fracture, causing brittle hair that breaks and falls out.
If you don’t start seeing results within a few months, a simple blood test by your doctor can determine if the hair loss is caused by an underlying health condition.