How Do I Prevent Hair Loss?
Here are a few easy tips that can help avoid the process of hair loss if you’re not battling genetics entirely. Change your behaviors, modify the way you blow-dry your hair, don’t do as many processes, don’t dye your hair as frequently, or if you are going to dye your hair often, make sure you go to a professional hair stylist, who knows exactly what they’re doing. Also supplementation, in this case, can be reliable if you’re doing so appropriately and you’re thinking long term, especially if you’re a very active person.
When I started supplementing, I tend to look for formulations from vitamin companies that are designed for pro athletes because they tend to have the best formulations to be rapidly absorbed by the body to be easily digested. A lot of their formulations, their mega antioxidants, bio omegas, and multi-minerals contained niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, biotin, magnesium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, green tea extracts. They include a lot of the vitamins and natural supplements and exotic fruit oils that make the difference in keeping you healthy. But they’re not claiming BS. So I think that’s important.
Can Diet Affect Your Hair Growth?
This is such a contested question that so many people ask me and here’s the reality of the situation. It will not change your genetics, will not affect the way your hair reacts to some medication that you’re taking, side effects, or any illness that you’re experiencing. What diet can do though is help give your body the strength and internal pH balance and environment to assist you in combating disease and fight a lot of the issues that do affect hair growth? So, this is where you need to think about it. Hair growth and hair loss cannot be solved in an overnight situation; it cannot be resolved in a month. This is something that you have to think preventatively long term. But having a healthy diet, supplementing properly, being physically active – those are all things that contribute to a better environment to make your hair grow.
Now for some of you, who are desperate, you’re experiencing a severe hair loss, it’s debilitating – products like Rogaine have been known to help. Minoxidil has been tested and proven to prevent hair loss and fix hair growth. That being said, if you stop using it, it stops working. Ask your doctor. That’s something that you should look into for yourself; I can’t sit here and tell you to take something like that. Products like Propecia, which are prescribed by your doctor, are known to help reverse the damages. But if you stop taking Propecia, there are worse severe side effects that can happen. So, there is a hard play here where you need to seek medical attention or advice before going ahead with those actions.