While genetics plays a key role in a patient’s hair loss, there are other causes. By focusing on the causes of hair loss that can be corrected, patients may be able to stop or slow the condition. Sadly, many men and women are affected by hair loss. To help patients prevent hair loss, the specialists at True & Dorin, a New York hair loss clinic, have composed a list of the top hair loss prevention tips.
Top Hair Loss Prevention Tips
· Eating a healthy diet
For patients in New York, hair loss prevention may be as simple as eating a healthy diet. A diet full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, biotin, zinc, and vitamin b12 may prevent hair loss. One of the most delicious ways to get more omega-3 fatty acids into the diet is by eating salmon. Salmon is also a good source of protein, vitamin b12, and iron. Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, and beans are a good source of vitamins and protein.
· Take vitamins
Certain vitamins, such as biotin (vitamin h), vitamin b, and vitamin c are vital in maintaining the health of the hair. Patients who are deficient in these vitamins should take supplements or consume more of the foods that are rich with these vitamins in their diet daily.
· Protect the hair
The sun’s damaging rays can negatively affect the hair. Ultraviolet rays can cause the hair to become dry, rough, stiff, brittle, and to break easily. Limiting sun exposure or wearing a hat when outdoors can protect the hair from ultraviolet rays.
· Change the style of hair
The excessive heat produced by hair dryers, curling irons, and hair straighteners can be damaging to the hair and result in hair loss or breakage. The chemicals found in hair color, relaxers, and perms can also cause hair loss or breakage. Tight weaves, pony tails, and braids can also result in hair loss. By changing the way a patient styles his or her hair, a patient may be able to prevent hair loss.
· Check iron levels
Iron-deficiency anemia, common in women, can cause hair loss to occur. Eating a diet full of iron-rich foods and taking iron supplements may be enough to stop hair loss from occurring.
· Reduce stress
Stress can affect the hair’s natural growth cycle, resulting in hair loss. Finding ways to manage stress may help prevent hair loss from occurring.
· Regularly wash hair
Keeping the scalp clean and free from infection may prevent hair loss. Shampooing the hair regularly can prevent fungal infections, which may prevent hair loss.
· See a specialist
The best measure a patient can take when experiencing hair loss is to seek the advice of a specialist. While certain products may help patients reduce their hair loss, such as topical minoxidil, many patients do not experience significant results. A hair loss specialist may be able to help a patient prevent further hair loss, and to regrow new hair. At Dr. True and Dr. Dorin’s practice in New York, follicular unit transplantation is among the most popular and most commonly performed procedures to help patients restore their natural hair.
Contact True & Dorin
The hair loss doctors at True & Dorin can help patients successfully restore their hair. Dr. True and Dr. Dorin specialize in providing quality treatments for hair loss in both men and women. To learn more about hair loss prevention, or to schedule a confidential consultation, please contact the hair loss specialists at True & Dorin today.