Considering the many different causes of hair loss (genetics, diet/lifestyle, stress, medical conditions, medications…) preventing hair loss altogether may not be as easy as it sounds, but the least these tips on how to prevent hair loss naturally will help you do is to reduce your losses.
Preventing Hair Loss by Developing Good Habits
To begin with, look at the way you treat/look after your hair and, if necessary, change your habits.
You may, for example, need to:
- Cut out chemical-rich, abrasive shampoos/conditioners, which will dry out and strip your hair and scalp of essential natural oils (especially during the winter months, when your hair and skin tend to get dried out anyway) and consider preserving those natural oils and lubricating your hair and scalp with essential and carrier oils once or twice a week.
Here are some great oils to use (and how to use them).
- Get more regular hair cuts (every 6 to 8 weeks is about right).
- Allow your hair to air-dry more, as excessive use of hot blow dryers can promote dryness and damage your hair.
Finally, if you usually have a side-parting, consider going for the “wild morning” style instead, because side-partings are believed to put a great deal of pressure onto your poor hair’s roots.
How to Prevent Hair Loss Naturally: Lifestyle Changes
Lifestyle changes great for preventing or at least reducing hair loss include quitting smoking; cutting out sugar, junk food and alcohol and switching to a more balanced, healthier diet; keeping stress at bay by using relaxation techniques like these or meditating; exercising regularly and drinking plenty of water.
Finally, if you are really worried about your loss of hair, get help! See your GP to rule out underlying medical problems and, once you get the “all clear”, get a prescription for Finasteride, a clinically proven hair loss medication. Your thatch will thank you for it!