Hair loss can be devastating at any age, but there are ways to prevent it. As we get older, the hair strands weaken causing an increase in breakage and thinning. While there are many “hair restoration’ products that you can turn to, a lot of us aren’t willing to dish out the bucks for a product that may or may not work.
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Whether your increase of hair loss is due to medication, stress, or just part of the aging process, here are some great everyday practices that can aid in your quest to prevent hair loss:
Change Your Diet
As we get older, our bodies need a substantial amount of nutrients to help keep us at our healthiest. What many people fail to realize is that we’re only as healthy as our foundation- meaning that if we aren’t nourishing our bodies properly then it won’t be able to function properly.
They don’t say “you are what you eat” for nothing. If you’re suffering from hair loss, try consuming foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, protein, iron, and vitamins A and C. Some great foods to keep in mind are Salmon, walnuts, spinach, squash, lean beef, yogurt, eggs, sweet potatoes, pineapple, kale, and oranges.
There are many other foods to consider, but always contact a physician or dietitian before changing your diet.
Massage the Scalp Regularly
Aside from being incredibly relaxing, regular scalp massages (at least 3x a week) can help prevent hair loss as well as encourage healthy hair growth. Massaging the scalp promotes blood flow which provides the scalp with oxygen and other nutrients that are beneficial to maintaining healthy roots. This also encourages a healthy production of sebum-the natural oil produced by the scalp.
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Although our oil glands shrink gradually as we age, the oil can always be supplemented with other natural oils. Using oils such as castor, lavender, peppermint, or cayenne can heighten the effectiveness of the massage by stimulating the scalp and further increasing the amount of blood flow to the roots of the hair.
Using home remedies such as green or black tea hair rinses can help prevent hair loss as well. Green tea is full of antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth. Just brew two green tea bags in one cup of water, let cool and use it as a rinse after you’ve conditioned the hair.
I LOVE using tea rinses as a way to combat shedding and giving my hair the extra boost it needs especially when I’ve been stressed.
Aloe Vera is known as being a medicinal powerhouse, containing many properties that heal the body from the inside out, but who could’ve guessed that it’d be beneficial in battling hair loss? This plant contains enzymes that unclog the pores, eliminate irritation, improve circulation, and moisturize, which are all important components that lead to a healthy scalp.
It’s best to use the gel straight from the aloe leaf, but store-bought gel/juice that contains at least 97% aloe content can be effective as well. Applying aloe Vera to the scalp regularly can yield results in just a couple of months.
Remember that aging hair loss is very different from hair loss due to medications, illnesses, chemicals or harsh styling techniques. While there are many other different remedies to reduce shedding or loss, it is best to contact your dermatologist to find the primary cause behind a significant amount hair loss.
Have you tried any of these remedies for aging hair loss Naturals?