6 Tips to Reduce and Stop Hair loss

There are proven methods out there that can help to reduce and stop hair loss.
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Jan. 10
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Hair loss can happen for a variety of different reasons. It’s usually gradual and you don’t notice it right away but suddenly your hair feels a lot thinner. You may even start to notice bald spots or a receding hairline. Whatever type of hair loss you’re experiencing, it can be devastating to deal with. However, you don’t just have to sit back and take it! There are proven methods out there that can help. Keep reading below and we’ll tell you the top 6 tips to reduce and stop hair loss. What Causes Hair Loss?Before we continue, it’s important to note that there are many different reasons people can start losing their hair. This can include pregnancy, childbirth, thyroid problems, alopecia, stress, aging, and certain medications. Since there can be a wide variety of medical issues that can cause hair loss, it’s important to talk to your doctor or healthcare professional about your symptoms. Sometimes something as simple as a change in medication can fix the issue. If you’ve already talked to your doctor and there is not an underlying issue or medication causing the problem, don’t worry! There are still steps you can take to both reduce and stop hair loss. Check out the top 6 tips below.6 Tips to Reduce and Stop Hair LossThere are a lot of products on the market that claim to reduce and stop hair loss but do they really work? Don’t waste your time or money on hair loss products that promise results without the science to back it up. Use one of these 6 scientifically proven methods below.1. Use BiotinBiotin, also known as vitamin H, is a B complex vitamin that is involved in a wide variety of metabolic processes in the body. It is especially useful in keeping your skin and hair healthy. Research has shown that people with thinning hair who took biotin saw positive results. In another study, women with hair loss took a supplement with biotin as the primary ingredient. After a 90-day follow up, the women reported improvements in overall hair volume, scalp coverage, and hair thickness. After 180 days, additional improvements were reported such as increased hair shine, skin moisture, and skin smoothness.2. Take a Daily MultivitaminEven if you have a really good diet, it may be possible your body is not getting all of the nutrients it needs. Research has shown that vitamins A, B, C, D, E, as well as iron, selenium, and zinc, are all essential for proper hair growth. They also help with cell turnover (shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with younger cells) which can help with hair regrowth.3. Add More Vitamin DIt may seem redundant to talk about vitamin D when we just discussed a multivitamin above. However, most American’s are deficient in vitamin D and a once-daily multivitamin might not be enough to fix it. You can talk to your doctor about having your levels tested. Many people take a vitamin D supplement on top of a daily multivitamin to help correct this issue. Why is vitamin D so important? It is an essential nutrient for many processes in the body. Besides that, studies have shown that vitamin D can actually help promote hair regrowth even in the case of androgenic alopecia (also known as male or female pattern baldness).4. Update Your DietIt’s not what you’re eating but rather what you’re not eating. Research has shown that a diet rich in raw vegetables and fresh herbs can actually slow the onset of androgenic alopecia and even reduce the risk of getting it all together. Those who experienced the best results consumed leafy greens and herbs like arugula, basil, kale, and parsley at least three times a week. Foods high in vitamin A like spinach and sweet potatoes have also been shown to increase hair growth. Besides raw vegetables and fresh herbs, you should also look to increase the amount of healthy protein you eat. Several studies have discovered amino acid and micronutrient deficiencies in participants with hair loss. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Therefore, it is believed that a diet rich in healthy proteins might prevent hair loss. Add foods to your diet like nuts, eggs, fish, and beans to increase your protein intake.5. Take Care of Your HairTaking care of your hair is as about as easy as it sounds. However, there are some tips that can help reduce and stop hair loss you might not know about. For example, regular washing is good but not washing too much and using a mild shampoo are key. Another good tip is to not chemically treat your hair such as bleaching it or using chemical relaxers. American Academy of Dermatology suggests that you wash your hair with a mild shampoo, use conditioner every wash, let your hair air dry naturally, and avoid using heating elements like a blow dryer or a curling iron. If you do use them, limit them to once a week. They also suggest you not continually wear tight braids, cornrows, hair extensions, or ponytails.6. Practice Yoga or MeditationStress can be a major contributing factor to hair loss and thinning. Therefore, in order to help reduce and stop hair loss, we should work to reduce our levels of stress. While we know that sounds easier said than done, making simple additions to your weekly routine can really help. There are hundreds of research studies out there confirming that both yoga and mindfulness meditation can improve your overall happiness while reducing stress levels. It can also help lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system, and reduce depression and anxiety.Reduce and Stop Hair Loss by Combining MethodsThe best to stop and reduce hair loss is by using a combination of the methods above. You should talk to your doctor before beginning any new health or exercise regimens. We recommend taking a daily multivitamin, biotin, and vitamin D supplement. You should also try to add more leafy greens, healthy proteins, raw vegetables, and fresh herbs to your diet. Finally, make sure to take care of your hair and yourself! Regular washing with gentle styling methods mixed with some yoga and/or mindfulness meditation. The right mixture of optimal health can help reduce and stop hair loss.
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