Despite all the products available today that tell you how to cope with your hair loss, there are few which tell you what preventative steps you can take to stop hair loss from occurring in the first place. Of course, if your hair loss is hereditary, then it may be somewhat more difficult for you to stop your hair from thinning.
But there should still be some steps you can undertake to slow down the process. If you want to stop hair loss, here are some simple steps that you can follow.
First on the list is to wash your hair regularly using a mild shampoo. But more importantly ensure that you wash all shampoo and conditioner residue out of your hair. Both the action of shampooing your hair and scalp as well as a thorough rinse with warm water will keep your scalp in a healthy condition.
The next easy preventative step is to vary your hairstyle. Continually braiding your hair or pulling your hair into a tight, tied back style puts extra stress on your hair shaft. This extra stress can cause your hair to break, thereby bringing an early end to its lifecycle.
Ensure that you eat a balanced diet containing vitamins such as B6, B12, C, and E. Zinc and protein are also recommended. All of these vitamins help to keep your hair healthy and shiny, as well as helping to maintain the natural color of your hair.
If you regularly subject your hair to chemical or harsh treatments such as perming, coloring or straightening, give your hair a break once in a while. All these treatments are very damaging to the hair shaft so causing it to break early. Every few months just give your hair a bit of time out and pampering, allowing it to recover.
Of course, there are some situations that can cause hair loss where no amount of preventative treatment will have an affect. Things such as chemotherapy and hormonal changes are some examples. It doesnt mean though that you should give up on the preventative treatment. Massaging your scalp to keep the circulation pumping through, combined with the steps above should help promote healthy hair growth as soon as your body has recovered sufficiently to do so.
Whether you are able to stop hair loss entirely or just slow down the process, does depend to quite a large degree on your genes and the cause of your hair loss. However, taking preventative steps to stop hair loss occurring in the first place is a positive action that most of us can undertake.