Hair loss can be damaging for self-esteem especially when it can't be covered or disguised quickly. Lots of companies offer a range of solutions, but these can cost more than an arm and a leg. There are many steps you can do at home before any real problems set in, you will learn about preventative methods, and how you can treat mild hair loss problems.
Step one - get your health in check.
Hair loss is usually a response to a bigger issue. A lot of hair problems may be temporary and have a root cause.
Stress releases a lot of hormones which interfere with the hair growth process. Take some time to incorporate more self-care into your routine. Treat yourself more often. We can be so hard on ourselves and feel like we are not living up to our full potential.
Write a list of all the things that are going well for you and things your a proud of in your journal. Writing a daily journal was highly recommended by several entrepreneur and doctors I found in my journey to create Leminox. You deserve good things whoever you are. Try a herbal bath or enjoy your favorite food and TV show. Whatever you can do to help your stress levels will be of great benefit to your hair loss.
Drink more water.
Many times we are so busy and often ignore the signs and symptoms coming from our body. Every hour take a few sips of water to keep yourself hydrated. Drinking pure water is always your best choice. However, if you don’t like the taste of plain water, make it tasteful according to your liking by adding fruits and lemons. Summer fruits such as strawberries and blueberries not only add natural sweetness but they are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.
Avoid strong chemicals.
Swap out nasty chemical filled products. Our skin is our largest organ, and we smother it in all types of chemicals daily. We often forget about the scalp being a part of the skin and can use harsh hair products that can cause irritation. Avoid chemicals such as silicones, parabens, and sulfates that are a staple in most shampoos and conditioners. It is quite easy to find alternatives that do not contain any of these chemicals but provide as good and if not better results.
Do a detox.
Sometimes we just need to stop and start again. Using a clay-based product with apple cider vinegar can remove all traces of residue from the hair and scalp and provide a clean base to start from. A detox should only be done once or twice a month as it can leave hair feeling dry.
Put down the comb.
A lot of hair loss is from mechanical damage due to stress from combing or tight hairstyles. Try to detangle hair by using fingers first. This way you can use the correct tension and will find that you lose less hair, as you will automatically be more careful. Another benefit is that hair will be less frizzy and static. If you have to use a comb or brush, we highly recommend you use a wide tooth comb and only when hair is covered in conditioner or has been steamed (you can do this at home by using a shower cap and covering it with a hot towel). Steaming your hair will help products absorb into the hair follicle better and loosen knots and tangles.
Hair fibers and hair dye.
If you have thinning patches, you can use eye shadow or specially formulated hair fibers to fill in these areas. Using hair fiber is a temporary solution, which will wash out when you shampoo your hair, but it is a quick fix that is cheap. Using hair dye also makes the hair a few shades darker. Using a semi-permanent or temporary hair color can give the illusion of thicker and fuller hair. Always do a patch test first to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients, or you can use a vegetable dye such as henna.