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Wellness: 6 Ways To Prevent Hair Loss In Men And Women 

 

Hair loss is a common problem, especially in men. It occurs due to a variety of reasons including hormonal changes or medical conditions. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prevent and mitigate hair loss whether it is caused by chronic or short-term factors.


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Here are 6 steps to prevent or manage hair loss.

Avoid Brushing Your Hair When It Is Wet

Hair is at its weakest state when it is wet. Therefore, it is imperative to avoid brushing wet hair. If you must comb your hair, however, use a wide-toothed comb. Avoid brushing your hair too often, as this can cause damage and lead to hair loss. Undo tangles with your fingertips rather than a comb or brush.

Stay Hydrated 

The hair shaft is made up of one-quarter of water. This means you need to drink enough water to keep it healthy. Adults are recommended to drink four to eight cups of water a day to stay hydrated and grow healthy hair.

Eat A Diet Rich In Protein

Protein is not only beneficial for muscle and bone growth but is also beneficial for your hair. Enrich your diet with proteinous foods such as lean meats, fish, soy, eggs, and more.


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Take Vitamins For Hair Loss

Vitamins are beneficial not only to your overall health but also to your hair. Vitamin A promotes healthy sebum (oil) production in the scalp, vitamin E improves blood circulation in the scalp to keep hair follicles active, and vitamin B keeps hair looking healthy.

Use A Soft Brush 

Use a soft brush made of natural fibres to brush your hair. This encourages the healthy production of sebum (oils) in your hair. This also helps in smoothening and conditioning your hair cuticle. Brushing your hair on a daily basis can also help prevent hair clumps from forming in your shower drain.

Rub Green Tea Into Your Hair 

Green tea rubbed into the hair has been demonstrated in studies to help with hair loss. All you have to do is brew two green tea bags in one cup of water, let them cool, and then apply them to your hair. After an hour, give your hair a proper rinse. If you want to see results, do this for a week to ten days on a regular basis.

Sources:

Medicinenet

WebMD

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