After many years of scouring the internet for tips and tricks in helping to maintain a healthy scalp and keep what precious hair we have left, we decided it would be nice to share this information with you. In keeping with the parlance of our times, we’ve decided to give it to you in the form of a handy “Top 9 List”.
1. Get Massaging
If you can get someone to massage your scalp for you, then all the better – if you have to do it yourself, then so be it. Either way, the goal is to increase the blood flow to the hair follicles. In this instance by stimulating them via the medium of touch.
2. Eat Well
There is growing anecdotal and scientific evidence that a diet full of fatty and sugary foods not only causes you to be lardy and ill-suited to the majority of sports but also to lose your hair. Eating plenty of fresh fruit and veggies means you will get plenty of vitamins and will cut down on the yeast oozing around your head. We’re not kidding. Read on.
Stress is yet another cause of hair loss. An emotional or physical blow can cause alopecia by shocking a large percentage of your hair follicles into their telogenetic stage – otherwise known as the resting period. Usually, around 15% of your follicles are resting (not growing) – if this increases to 60%, then when they all die their natural death after about three months, you’ll notice a sudden thinning.
4. Do Yoga
To some, this sounds insane – trust us, it isn’t. For one thing, certain types of yoga naturally help increase the blood flow to the scalp, which, as we have established, helps fight hair loss. Secondly, it can help you to relax – there are some things you can’t do anything directly about (large debts, for example), but something like yoga will at least help you cope. Finally, it will encourage you to eat well.
5. Use an SLS Free Shampoo
SLS is present in 90% of shampoos, even though it is a harsh chemical. It can cause itching of the scalp, which will damage your hair follicles and increase your hair loss rate.
6. Don’t Itch
You can take the above one step further, by buying a special shampoo that is formulated to reduce the itchiness that is caused by balding. Whereas using an SLS free shampoo will only help if you are sensitive to SLS, using a formulated shampoo like Nizoral will actively work to reduce itching for anyone experiencing hair loss. Save your scalp.
7. Try a DHT Inhibitor
While it is a simplification, Dihydratetestosterone, or DHT, can basically be said to be the of cause MPB. There are various tools out there that you can use to block DHT, thereby reducing your hair loss.
8. Try a Growth Stimulant
Alternatively, you could tackle things from the other angle. While hair growth stimulants like Minoxidil don’t stop hair falling out, they do help what you have to grow thicker. And yes, you can use both at once, thereby taking it on two fronts.
9. Laser Your Head
We’re not talking about a barcode tattoo or anything. Laser combs work in such a way as to both promote blood flow to the hair follicle (a common thread, as I’m sure you have noticed) and also clear any debris. Hair’s natural yeast can cause itchiness, and can cause a reaction, meaning – yep – more hair loss.
What’s Your Experience?
This is just a basic rundown of tips we think can make a big difference to your hair loss reduction regimen. Everyone has their methods, and if you have a technique that isn’t here, or if you’ve used one here and have experienced its effects, feel free to let us know below.