Your health is reflected in your hair and we as humans are experts in recognizing healthy traits in people within seconds. How does that come? This is because we as humans are '' programmed '' to recognize and prefer healthy and positive traits in our potential partner. Examples are thick and shiny hair, a healthy posture, and nice skin. Partly because of this, hair loss is a bitter pill to swallow. This event symbolizes aging and can have a negative impact on self-confidence and self-image. Hair transplantation is an option, but did you know there are also natural and less invasive ways to combat hair loss and stimulate healthy hair growth? With these 10 tips you can combat hair loss and stimulate a healthy lifestyle in addition to healthy hair growth!
Tip 1: Do not rub wet hair dry
Do not rub wet hair dry, but instead pat your wet hair dry. Most are too rough when it comes to drying their hair and do not take into account that wet hair is softer and more fragile, this makes it easier to break or pull out the hairs. When rigorous rubbing becomes a routine practice, the damages accumulate and can cause it be a major contributor to hair loss.
Tip 2: Be careful when combing (wet) hair
When combing, use a comb without dense teeth. It is also recommended not to force tangles and knots by combing harder, but to remove them with your hands. Finally, it is preferable to comb the hair after it is dry so that the hair is less fragile.
Tip 3: Wash your hair regularly with mild (anti-dandruff) shampoo
A greasy scalp and/or dandruff can cause the hair to thin and fall out. This can be prevented by keeping the scalp free of grease and dandruff.
Tip 4: Massage the scalp with essential oils (rosemary, argan, black castor, sesame, almond oil)
By massaging the scalp with essential oils you ensure better circulation in the scalp. This allows the hair follicles to better nourished and thus leads to healthier and stronger hair. The use of essential oils such as argan or black castor oil (in combination with a few percent rosemary oil) is highly recommended. These oils (in combination with rosemary oil) are known to have a positive effect on the vitality of the hair follicles.
Tip 5: Drink enough water
A common tip for all kinds of ailments "drink enough water", but this is not without reason. Many of us are not getting enough water. Good hydration ensures that all kinds of different processes in our body can run smoothly, this is no surprise as our body consists of more than 70% water! When the percentage of water in our body drops significantly, it causes many processes to run less smoothly and the organs suffer. Organs with less priority are more likely to suffer from a water shortage, including the skin and hair, because the body will give priority to vital organs. When it turns out that, for example, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated without many of them realizing it, it soon becomes clear that this is indeed a point to consider.
Tip 6: Exercise enough
By exercising enough, blood circulation is stimulated all over the body. In addition, regular exercise helps to have and maintain healthy hormone levels throughout the day. For example, a walk of 30 minutes already reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Tip 7: De-stress
Past studies have often linked stress to hair loss. Stress disrupts the hormone balance and is a burden on your mental and physical well-being. Actively de-stressing yourself, whether it is through sports, a fun activity, praying/meditating, or talking to someone. Controlling stress is a great gain!
Tip 8: Stop / cut down on smoking and drinking
Studies show that both smoking and drinking are bad for your hair growth. For example, smoking reduces the blood supply to the scalp and alcohol makes hair grow less quickly.
Tip 9: Eat a varied and protein-rich diet
By eating a varied diet you get the different vitamins that are essential for healthy hair growth. Some of these are: vitamin A which stimulates the healthy production of sebum, vitamin B which helps to nourish your hair and vitamin E which ensures good blood circulation. Finally, hair is made up of proteins thus a healthy protein-rich diet promotes healthy hair growth.
Tip 10: Natural supplements
Finally, there are many natural supplements that promote healthy hair growth. Some of these are: garlic, ginger, argan oil, green tea, biotin (vitamin b8), and the Ayuverdic herbs amla and bringhaj. Often a programs are followed (for example a 10 day cure) in which these supplements are applied directly to the scalp or consumed orally.
A hair transplant is not always necessary, however, for some it is a desired solution to their hair loss problem. If this is the case, your Mediqle healthcare coach will more than happy to help you on your hair transplant journey. Well-organized and completely free from start to finish!
At Mediqle we work together with only the best clinics/hospitals, both at home and abroad, and offer a lowest price guarantee. Therefore you are assured that you are not paying too much for the proper care. The Mediqle service is completely FREE for you from start to finish for contracted clinics and hospitals.
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