If you are having trouble with hair growth, you are not alone. A lot of people deal with hair loss problems, whether it’s due to stress, the use of harsh hair products, or the normal aging process.
Fortunately, there are a number of tips and tricks you can use to help with it. The earlier you try out these tips, the quicker you might be able to enjoy the hair you want. If none of these methods work, you will want to see a physician who specializes in hair restoration to find out about treatments that will work for you.
Massaging the Scalp
Massaging your scalp helps to relieve the stress and tension in your head by stretching your dermal papilla cells. It also stimulates blood circulation in your scalp, facilitating hair growth. By conducting this exercise for at least four minutes every day, you may be able to see noticeable hair growth within 6 months.
Increasing Your Protein and Iron Intake
Hair is composed of a protein called keratin, and hair loss and hair thinning are symptoms of protein deficiency. Thus, by increasing your consumption of protein, you may improve the growth of your hair.
Similarly, iron is necessary for helping your body to produce hemoglobin, which carries oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells – including the hair follicle cells. Some good sources of protein and iron include nuts, lean red meat, fish, eggs, spinach, and white beans.
Using Oil for Hair Growth
Several kinds of oil can help to promote hair growth in your scalp cells. These oils include coconut oil, fish oil, rosemary oil, and geranium oil. Each oil presents a different way to stimulate hair growth.
Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft to reduce protein loss, while fish oil improves your hair’s health since fish is rich in protein and nutrients. Rosemary oil is also used for treating alopecia. Geranium oil boosts circulation and helps hydrate your hair.
Having Regular Trims
Regularly trimming your hair helps to stimulate hair growth. When you trim your hair, you get rid of the split ends. By cutting off these ends, you keep your hair healthy by removing the heavy ends that are pulling on the scalp.
Avoiding Excessive Use of Hairstyling Products
Certain hair products, such as hair bleach, can cause unwanted hair breakage and hair loss. Products like hair gels also increase the risk of hair breakage and frizz. Thus, it is vital to use hair styling products that are safe for your scalp and your hair.
Maintaining a Healthy Diet
In addition to increasing the protein and iron in your diet, eat foods that are rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids also help in improving your hair’s health.
Preventing Hair Loss
The best cure for any health condition is prevention, and preventing hair loss works best when you start as soon as you notice the earliest signs of hair loss.
- Protect your hair from being exposed to too much ultraviolet light, such as from direct sunlight.
- Avoid the use of tight hair accessories such as caps and hair ties and hairstyles such as braids or buns.
- Reduce hair treatments and styling that uses heat, such as curling irons, hot oil treatments, hot rollers, and hair bleaching products.
- Use a comb that prevents you from pulling on your hair. Brush or comb slowly and gently.
- Make sure to dry your hair before using any hair accessories. Your hair strands are weaker when your hair is wet.
Hair Treatments in Kansas City, MO, and West Des Moines
Here at Darling Hair Restoration, our medical team specializes in cosmetic, non-surgical, and surgical hair treatments that work for the individual. We offer a number of different solutions, and Dr. Scott Darling will evaluate the root cause of your hair loss and discuss with you the various options that are available – and that will work to give you the head of hair you love.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Darling, contact us today by calling our friendly staff at (816) 792-3400 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to serving you!