Hair loss is a particularly unpleasant condition that greatly affects anyone's confidence and self-esteem. And although this problem affects millions of people around the world, it is still a sensitive topic that many do not even want to discuss.
However, the truth is that, like any other problem, there are natural remedies and prevention for this one as well. Get to know some of them so you don't let hair loss control your life.
What is hair loss?
Hair loss is a condition that occurs when the hair follicles on the scalp begin to shrink and produce thinner hair until they stop growing completely.
This can happen for several reasons, depending on genetics and age, as well as additional factors such as stress, diet, or medical conditions (such as thyroid disease or hormonal imbalance).
Types of hair loss
There are different types of hair loss that affect both men and women. Baldness in men usually starts at the top of the head and increases over time, while in women the condition usually affects the entire hairy area of the head.
Hair loss can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause. Temporary hair loss can occur, for example, due to side effects of drugs, pregnancy or some disease, while permanent hair loss is most often the result of genetics and is progressive (therefore, it is much more common in men).
In addition to these factors, there are also external ones that can significantly affect the condition of the hair - such as daily braiding of the hair in a tight braid, catching it in a tight ponytail or excessive use of a press or curling iron, and in men - in the excessive wearing of hat. That's why it's essential to understand why this condition occurs before considering what treatment options are available.
Help against hair loss
The most important thing is to focus on maintaining a healthy scalp and nourishing the hair from the inside out. One of the most effective ways to make this happen is to maintain a balanced diet that includes plenty of vitamins and minerals. Foods like spinach, avocados, nuts and eggs are great sources of nutrients that promote healthy hair growth.
One of the best foods to prevent hair loss is eggs. They contain biotin, an essential substance for improving hair growth and strength.
Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach are another excellent source of vitamins and minerals that help prevent hair loss. Spinach contains iron, vitamin A (helps with sebum production – the “oil” that keeps the scalp moist) and vitamin C (increases collagen production – vital for healthy skin and hair) – all of which are necessary for good scalp health and moisturization on the skin around the hair follicles.
Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries provide the body with antioxidants that protect the scalp from free radical damage while promoting circulation. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A when consumed by the body; this nutrient promotes cell growth, which in turn results in longer and thicker scalp hair.
Therefore, including these foods in the diet can be beneficial not only for overall health, but also for improving the appearance of the hair.
It is also important to avoid the use of cosmetic hair products that contain harsh chemicals, as well as the excessive use of heat devices for hair. And, as we have already mentioned – do not braid or tie your hair too tightly, as this prevents the free passage of nutrients along the entire length of the hair. These factors are the most common cause of hair follicle damage.
Stress and hair loss
Women subjected to daily stress are 11 times more likely to suffer from hair loss compared to those who lead a more relaxed lifestyle. Stress causes a hormonal imbalance in the body that can lead to thinning or hair loss, so reducing its levels is essential to prevent hair loss.
Regular exercise can also help improve blood flow to the scalp, and the increased blood flow helps deliver vital nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles, essential for optimal hair growth.
Low vitamin D levels are associated with hair loss. Therefore, do not miss long walks under the sun's rays.
As already mentioned, with a problem like hair loss, it is important to try to deal with it from the inside-out, that is, to affect the state of the scalp first at the cellular level.
Mineral salts are one of the most appropriate approaches to this problem, proven in time and practice, because it simultaneously provides an effective and safe solution. Mineral salts affect both the scalp and follicles, as well as the hair itself - from root to tip.
The proven anti-hair loss combination includes Mineral Salts 2, 5 and 11. Take 5 tablets of salt 2 in the morning, 5 tablets of salt 5 at lunch, and 5 tablets of salt 11 in the evening.