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Prevent Hair Loss

Updated on September 17, 2014

There are many conditions that can lead to hair loss.  These can include scalp inflammation, poor diet, dehydration, stress, genetics, hormone imbalances and toxic hair care products.  The use of toxic products along with over-styling by using curling irons and blow dryers can damage the hair.  Changing to a whole food diet and using natural products might be able help to prevent hair loss.

In order to help the hair follicle become healthier you should first get rid of any of the toxic hair shampoos and conditioners you might be using.  Most of these products contain a chemical called sodium laurel sulfate, which is a kerosene based chemical.  Another chemical found in most hair care products is propylene blycol, a base used in antifreeze.  These two chemicals can actually impair the hair’s ability to grow and as a result your hair will either become thinner or it will fall out.  Start using all-natural hair care products taking care to stay away from any fake “organic” products.  Make sure you read the labels and do some research to find out what is actually in the shampoo or conditioner before you make a purchase.

Prevent Hair Loss Shampoo

One simple way to prevent hair loss is to try a shampoo specifically designed to increase the health and well-being of your existing hair. A good shampoo will also help to reduce the rate of hair loss in both men and women. Research studies are available that show the effectiveness of many of these shampoo and conditioning products.

Some good professional sources should include your dermatologists, licensed cosmeticians or your hair dresser. These professionals deal with people all the time who have hair loss issues and they have will have had the opportunity to see how effective these products are in reducing hair loss or hair thinning.

The one great thing about shampoos is that they are relatively inexpensive so you can try a number of different products without breaking your budget to determine which one works best for your situation.

Hair Care

In addition to eating a more natural, organic diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water to flush toxins out of the body is a good thing to do for your hair. While your hair is recovering you might want to get a short, trendy hair cut that will look more natural. Getting a short pixie cut if you are a woman will give you a great look. Men, shaving off most of your hair is a perfectly natural solution and is a far better option that the “comb over” or other devices to disguise thinning hair.

Also, stay away from styling products that contain toxic ingredients that also might block pores. Hair dyes too are very toxic. There are many new natural products on the market for coloring hair including henna or lemon juice if you are a blond. Just make sure you read the labels as there are some hennas that contain metallic compounds.

Some Important Facts About Hair Loss Shampoos

Most people thing that in order for a shampoo to work, it should cause lots of lather. However, that lather is an ingredient called surfactant and it doesn’t contain any cleansing properties. In fact it doesn’t do anything but cause lather and that is a chemical reaction. If you want to have great hair, find a shampoo that doesn’t contain any surfactants.

When it comes to herbal shampoos you should look for an ingredient called Saw Palmetto. It is said to inhibit the production of DHT testosterone in men, which can cause hair follicles to shrink and die.

Shampoos containing essential oils can be very good for the hair. Used since ancient times, lavender helps to stimulate hair growth and decrease the rate at which we lose hair. Tea Tree Oil is another essential oil that can be very good for the hair. This oil is also good for preventing head lice infestations.

Experimenting with different shampoos at the early stage of hair loss can stop or at least reduce the rate at which we lose hair.

Best Way to Stop Hair Loss

There are many ways that you will be able to use to stop hair loss, but not all of them will work for your benefit. Of course you will still be able to take the conventional route and use medically formulated products to prevent your hair from falling off, but take note, you might experience side effects in using them – some of which can be surprisingly enough, hair loss. So, what is the best way to stop hair loss? Here are some of them:

Drink Plenty of Water: There are many problems that can arise from dehydration. Constipation, eczema, thick dandruff, wrinkled skin, foul breath, thick dandruff and hair loss. Remember that your body is 98% water so you need to make sure that optimal levels are kept all of the time. One easy way to quickly establish enough water inside your body is to routinely drink at least about eight ounces of water immediately after heading for the restroom.

Eat Biotin rich foods: Biotin is a B vitamin that’s needs needed by the body to form fatty acids and glucose, which are essential for the production of energy and preventing various disorders, including hair loss. It also helps with metabolizing carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The good news is that you really don’t have to search very far to get your daily dose of biotins as they are found naturally in food. Good dietary sources of biotins include; brewer’s yeast, egg yolk, sardines, legumes, mushrooms, salmon, carrots.

Natural supplements: There are many natural supplements you can take which will prove beneficial for not only your hair but your body as well.

Some of these natural supplements include the following:

Ginseng: an ancient herbal remedy used by many to restore hormonal function and balance – a detail you might want to pay closer attention to especially when the hair loss problem you are is caused by hormonal imbalance.

Nettle: another rich source of silica and is a great conditioner for your nail, having the very same effect as equisetum. These products can be readily found in health foods stores and have also been guaranteed for safety and effectiveness.

Aside from the methods mentioned above, there are many other approaches that you can take in order to keep your hair always in tip top shape and prevent further damage from hair loss.

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