Hair is not just a reflection of our outer identity, it’s also an important health indicator to the opposite sex. The average person sheds approximately 50-100 hair strands a day. Any more than that, then you might be experiencing excessive hair loss or balding. Not to worry though, when your shed hair, new hair comes in and grows where the old hair follicles fell out.
No need to stress, there are many free and simple ways to decrease the amount of hair you shed daily. The following tips might be helpful to keep your mane looking healthy and full.
Don’t shampoo so often – When you’re mane is wet, it becomes weaker and more prone to falling out. The more you wash your hair, the more it falls out. It’s important to be gentle with your hair when you’re washing it to make sure that you’re not pulling hair out. If you shampoo daily, try decreasing the frequency to every other day.
Eat Healthy and Hydrate – Your hair is a great indicator of your health. It’s extremely important to make sure your diet consists of healthy foods. Eating foods high in B-vitamins, biotin, and folic acid or taking supplements are known for being beneficial to hair growth. Drinking water is highly recommended for having healthy and shiny hair because it helps rehydrate your hair and scalp. This means you should also reduce your alcohol and smoking intake. Studies show that smoking is bad for your mane and skin, and alcohol dehydrates your body.
Reduce Stress – Everyone deals with stress and anxiety. Life can be stressful at times, but it’s important to realize that it’s generally only temporary. Stress is not only detrimental to your hair, but to the overall body’s healthy. Some ways you can manage your stress is by taking a nap, going out for a jog, or even watching a movie.
Easy on the Brushing – Brushing your mane can be good for getting knots and tangles out, but over brushing can unnecessarily pull out some extra hairs. One effective way to gently brush your hair without harming it is by getting a wide tooth comb or by running your fingers through your hair. Also don’t brush your hair when it’s wet. Avoid brushing your hair right after a shower when your hair is wet and weak, this can also cause unnecessary hair shedding.
Following these tips will help keep your hair full and healthy. Hopefully you found them useful. Contact us for more information and tips.