You can bet that ways to Regrow hair, hair loss and thinning hair, would feature pretty high on the list if you were to conduct a survey on concerns people have about their appearance. For men and women alike hair loss is a major concern, products that claim to stop hair loss or stimulate hair regrowth are in big demand.
For men their hair is quite often psychologically associated with virility and masculinity, women tend to link it with beauty and fertility. Fanciful as it may seam, hair loss can be damaging to the health; amongst other things it can lead to depression, stress and be the cause of low self esteem. People can be unreasonably desperate about hair loss and will go to great lengths to Regrow hair or stimulate hair growth.
Hair loss can be attributed to many things so it’s important to get a handle on the whys and wherefores of your particular situation. First you need to understand that there are varying degrees of hair loss. The average person has about 100,000 hairs on their head, of this they will lose about a 100 a day. When hairs fall out new ones start to grow in their place. Problems arise when new hairs don’t replace the old ones at the same rate.
Hair that thins due to age is a perfectly normal occurrence, however hair loss due to Alopecia is a medical condition. Alopecia is an immune disease which affects about 2% of the population.
If you are having problems trying to Regrow hair, or with hair growth, consider a few things first. Are you on any type of medication? Certain types of medicine that can inhibit hair growth and cause hair loss are anticoagulants, (which help thin the blood), birth control pills and antidepressants. These types of drugs don’t affect everyone in the same way but it is something to be aware of when looking for the cause of hair loss.
It is also possible that hair loss is an early sign of an underlying disease. Some diseases, diabetes for instance, aren’t always picked up as early as they could be. If your hair is falling out and you feel under par get a check up.
If you don’t think your hair loss is linked to medication or illness its time to look at a few other things that could be the problem. For women, hormonal changes during menopause is often a time when to Regrow hair is more difficult.
Diet and lifestyle are two important factors that should be considered in the fight to Regrow hair.
Foods containing oestrogen can be particularly beneficial. Some foods that naturally contain oestrogen are:
• Alfalfa Beets
• Carrots Cherries
• Citrus Fruit
• Sunflower Seeds
Nicotine, caffeine and too much sugar will lower the nutrient level in your body, if your diet is also lacking in vitamins and minerals this will cause you’re health to deteriorate over time.
Be wary of foods that contain Aspartame. It is used mainly in sugar free food and the FDA has stated that it can cause hair loss. Other chemicals its best to avoid are:
• Monosodium Glutamate.
• Artificial coloring.
Although not necessarily associated directly with hair loss or the ability to Regrow hair, they can nevertheless cause health problems in some people.
To help combat hair loss and aid the body’s ability to Regrow hair, your diet should include: Vitamins A B C E, and the minerals Iron and Zinc. These are vital for healthy hair. Types of food that are a source of these vitamins and minerals are:
• Dairy products
• Vegetables, especially leafy green ones.
• Citrus fruit.
• Oily fish
• Seeds such as flax seed.
A super food to Regrow hair is collagen. As the body stops producing collagen at about age thirty, this is the time our hair starts to thin. Collagen is a form of gelatin, so any foods that contain gelatin are very important in your diet to help Regrow hair.
Zinc is important and can be found in oats, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, soy beans and oysters. Men often find it difficult get enough zinc in their diet, a zinc supplement every so often is a good way to keep the level up.
As well as a healthy diet, exercise is a key factor in aiding the ability to Regrow hair and slow hair loss. Regular exercise such as walking will help with circulation as it keeps the blood and oxygen moving through the body.
Stimulating circulation in the scalp is one way of helping new hair growth. It has a double whammy as blood circulation here also helps the brain perform well. The follicles that supply oxygen to the hair roots are situated under the scalp. When you massage the scalp you stimulate the hair follicles, increasing the flow of oxygen.
You can also stimulate the supply of oxygen by lifting your feet higher than your head. There are two easy ways of doing this.
Lay flat on the floor, lift your legs, using elbows support your torso to keep legs straight in the air. Hold this position for 1 to 2 minutes. Return legs to flat position.
Lay flat on the bed with your head hanging down over the side. Hold this position for 1 to 2 minutes .Sit up.
Do either one of these exercises every day.
Buy a brush with firm bristles, not too hard and not too soft. From a standing position bend over from the waist so your head is down. Brush with firm strokes all over your head. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes every day. Don’t brush too hard or your scalp will be sore, you should get a nice tingly feeling like massaging the scalp.
Two years ago my husband, Chris, started to get a thin patch on the crown of his head and it was quite plainly getting worse. He bought a small plastic palm brush from the local supermarket and massaged his head for a couple of minutes every day. New hair has grown over the thin patch, it’s not as thick as the rest of his hair but it is much less noticeable.
Massaging your head with your fingers is easy and you can do it while you are watching television, a few minutes every day is all it takes.
Patience is the key, as to Regrow hair will take 2 or 3 months before you see results.
Here are a few simple strategies may help you to Regrow hair and retard hair loss.
• Avoid using a fine tooth comb especially when hair is wet.
• Keep hair tangle free and use a wide tooth comb to free snags.
• Avoid hairstyles such as plaits or cornrows which pull hair tight, if you have a pony tail leave some slack and use soft bands.
• Stretching or pulling hair will cause it to weaken and break.
• Keep the use of tools such as hair dryers and curling tongs to a minimum as too much heat can cause hair to become brittle and break.
• Chemical treatments such as perms or bleaching can also damage hair over the long term.
• Cut or trim hair regularly to keep split ends to a minimum.
If you work in an industry such as heavy metal or mining, be aware that it’s possible to have levels of toxins like lead or mercury in the system. These types of toxins can interfere with natural hair regrowth and help to cause hair loss.
Most shampoos contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate to generate lather, this is a chemical used in commercial cleaners. If you wish to avoid using chemicals look for a more natural product, just remember to read the label first.
Hair loss can be caused by many things and there is no instant cure, some commercial products may help but there is no doubt a good diet, exercise and a stress free lifestyle will go a long way to help your body Regrow hair.