Trichology… So many people “claim” to be a trichologist. It is very important to consult a “qualified” trichologist (and make sure he mentions this!)
What a time to be alive; how you can look up your symptoms on the internet and hey presto you are cured! Not quite… Here's how to stop hair loss. We'll reveal our secrets to fuller, shinier hair.
1 – Diet
It's no surprise that an unhealthy diet not only affects your overall health, but will also lead to unhealthy hair. Increasing the amount of protein in your diet can help with hair loss and actually speed up hair growth. The recommended amount of protein you should eat for healthy hair is at least 45g per day and can be made up of meat, seafood, eggs, milk, nuts and legumes. If you are vegan or vegetarian, sources of protein include beans, legumes, nuts and quinoa. A protein shake can also help you halve your intake to fill the 45g daily allowance.
A proper balance of nutrients in the diet is essential for healthy hair, and any nutrient deficiency will take its toll. For example, a busy schedule, heavy periods, or simply not eating enough protein can lead to iron deficiency, which in turn can lead to hair loss. Nutritional supplements such as biotin, iron, vitamin B12 and vitamin D will help accelerate hair growth and promote fuller, thicker hair.
3 – Massage
Massaging the scalp stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles and over time can result in thicker hair shafts and fuller looking hair. But make sure you don't run your fingers through your hair without using oil or conditioner as this can cause it to pull out!
4 – Laser phototherapy
Low-level laser hair therapy is one of the most effective methods of treating early hair loss in both men and women. Trials have found that laser hair therapy is generally most effective for individuals with early-onset hair loss and thinning, but is a viable treatment at any stage of hair loss treatment.
Chemical-free, painless and completely side-effect-free, this procedure works by emitting a gentle light onto the scalp that is absorbed by the cells, stimulating cellular metabolism and protein synthesis. This stimulates the growth of follicles on the scalp, and over time this process will promote thicker hair shafts and give the hair a fuller appearance. It has also been shown to reactivate dormant hair follicles back into a healthy growth cycle.
5 – rest
Always good advice and the same can be said for your hair! Wearing your hair in tight styles like ponytails or buns can have a devastating effect on your hair over time. Tight hair trends stress your hair follicles and can eventually lead to traction alopecia. The same goes for regular heavy hair extensions. If you have fine or thin hair, avoid this style and opt for a loose style or messy bun instead.
6 – Drink water
Water is good for controlling your weight, skin color and just like your skin, it will keep your scalp healthy and hydrated. A healthy scalp also means healthy hair!
7 – Visit trichologist
Don't ignore the signs or what your body is telling you. If you are concerned about hair loss or shedding, make an appointment with a trichologist! A member of the Trichologist Institute will work with you to fully understand the root causes of your condition and provide you with a treatment plan that will allow you to regain healthier and thicker hair.
Finally, a good hair care regimen is important. Taking Nioxin, which is specifically formulated to support hair loss, is a good regimen to follow.