It’s hard to fight Mother Nature, and if you’re born genetically predisposed to baldness, it will eventually happen.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is there are a steps you can take to dramatically slow your hair loss without expensive surgeries, medical procedures, and drugs.
Here are steps that you can take to dramatically slow the rate in which you lose your hair, and in many cases, even stop thinning hair all together. All of these options are affordable to most people, and none of them require a prescription or doctors visits.
Healthy hair needs a healthy environment to thrive. If you’re losing your hair, having a healthy body will slow your losses. This first step is the hardest sell for most people, but it can be incredibly effective. It’s a hard sell because it doesn’t come in a bottle.
It requires work, dedication, and sacrifice…but the rewards go far beyond your scalp.
The major keys to a healthy body is to eat a nutritious diet, get regular exercise, and lower your stress levels. The great part is if you focus on the first two, they will help with the third.
This doesn’t mean you need to eat like a rabbit, start running marathons, and quit your job. You just need to think about your overall heath, and its effect on your hair.
How to be healthier to help your hair grow:
- Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet.
- Eat less processed foods.
- Take a multivitamin that’s formulated specifically for healthy hair.
- Get 20-30 minutes of exercise 3-5 times per week.
- Make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep.
- If you smoke, stop.
- If you drink more than socially, tone it back.
- Get a scalp massage.
Use a DHT Blocking Shampoo
If you’re a man with thinning hair, blocking DHT has been proven effective. There are many different brands on the market today. Try to find one made with organic ingredients and includes nutrients that are known DHT blockers, such as Saw Palmetto, Soy, Pumpkin Seeds, and Green Tea.
Ideally, the brand of shampoo you choose should also have a complementary conditioner or finishing rinse to pair with it.
Make sure you wash your hair every day to prevent build up of dirt and oils on your scalp. Minimize the use of hair coloring and other chemicals. As they say, “Better gray than nay.”
Also, minimize the use of a hair drier. They’re hard on your hair. Instead, pat your hair gently with a towel, comb or brush it, and then let it air dry.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Laser combs may seem like a gimmick, but that fact is, they’re effective. They’re also 100% safe, and their effectiveness is backed up with scientific principles and studies. Plus, they’ve been approved by the FDA.
Laser combs can be found on Amazon for just a couple of hundred dollars. With use of the comb 3-4 times a week for 10 minutes or so, 90% of users will experience a re-growth in hair. One clinical study showed an increase of 14% more hair.
These natural methods of hair loss prevention won’t work for everybody, and none of them are going to make earth-shattering differences in the thickness of your hair. Some people are going to need to use Minoxidil, Finasteride, or even require surgery.
However, taking these steps can help many, and even if you do need medications or surgical procedures, these methods will still benefit you greatly.