Hair loss isn’t just about physical appearance. Balding, shedding or thinning hair has the potential to compromise one’s self-image, leading to depression and social anxiety down the road. Moreover, hair loss is fairly common. About 50 percent of men experience hair loss before the age of 30, and women’s hair loss affects 30 million females in the U.S. alone. Thankfully, both men and women have options in fighting their hair loss to minimize related emotional issues. If you’re fairly new to hair loss, the following non-invasive strategies can help you regain your confidence and improve your internal health.
1. Eating healthy
Dehydration can lead to many physical issues, hair loss being one of them. Drink 8 cups, or 64 ounces, of water each day to stay hydrated. Maintaining regular water intake is especially important for the upcoming summer months when the weather is warmer and the hot sun can exacerbate mild temperatures. Keeping a water bottle or reusable cup with you at all times is a great reminder to get your recommended daily intake. Fresh, leafy greens and whole grains are essential components to your everyday diet. Look for foods and supplements with biotin, a nutrient that directly assists with hair and nail growth. Carrots, almonds, walnuts, berries, halibut, onions, cucumbers and cauliflower all include high levels of biotin. Those suffering from food allergies can rely on biotin supplements when foods rich in the nutrient aren’t an option.
2. Minimizing stress
There’s some truth behind the old saying, “I’m pulling my hair out.” Typically, a person uses this phrase when they are upset, distraught or burdened with everyday anxieties. While most people don’t literally pull their hair out when stressed, strands can actually fall out on their own in response to emotional and physical tension. The official name for stress-induced hair loss is telogen effluvium. Typically, telogen effluvium is temporary, but long-term stress can decrease overall volume to the point where hair loss sufferers need a lifestyle change. Keeping a regular exercise routine, ridding your life of unnecessary anxieties, scaling back on work responsibilities and getting ample rest are simple ways to decrease your tension. Routine modifications are important for men and women who feel they face high stress on a regular basis – not just for hair loss, but for overall wellbeing.
3. Looking for treatment
While a well-rounded exercise, diet and stress-relieving routine are important, sometimes hair loss requires outside help. Hair restoration surgery is usually the procedure of choice, but it can be invasive and not everyone (especially women) qualify as candidates. Instead, check out low level laser therapy (LLLT) caps, a non-surgical approach to fighting hair loss. By inducing cellular metabolism and improve blood vessel health, hair follicles restart on their normal growth cycle. Rather than letting hair loss get the best of you, fighting it with the aforementioned non-invasive treatments can help. For more information on fighting hair loss and Capillus™ laser caps, contact our office today at (884) 280-4680.