Healthy diet and proper hair care along with medicines, A must for complete hair treatment.
Today's topic is little bit off the track, but it is very important. Healthy diet enriched with all vitamins, minerals & nutrients is very important along with medicines for complete hair treatment. Same thing applies to external hair care according to weather, like summer & winter. One needs to take proper care of hair along with taking medicines for complete hair treatment. I have find many of the clients come to me for hair treatment, they are in the impression that now when they consult the trichologist for hair treatment, everything would be alright with the medicines and the hair problem will be solved. But it is utmost important to take proper healthy diet & proper hair care with the treatment to get best results out of the trichologist treatment. Here are the few of the many things need to consider for that.
A wholesome diet, rich in silica, calcium and iron, will help reduce or prevent hair loss. Green, leafy vegetables, especially sea vegetables, are good mineral sources. Raw oats provide silica. Dried fruits and cherry juice are rich source of iron.
For women, thinning hair or hair loss can be sign of a problem in the gastrointestinal tract. It could be a sign of insufficient stomach acids; it could also mean a deficiency of protein, zinc and other nutrients. For men, balding process can be slowed down by taking low-fat diet. The male pattern baldness is tied to increased testosterone levels during puberty. A high-fat meat based diet raises testosterone levels, and that may adversely affect hair follicles. For example, in Japan, male pattern baldness was very rare prior to world war-II when the diet was lean and healthy. The Japanese now consume a more fatty, westernized diet. Baldness is now increasing substantially among Japanese men. Eating low-fat foods may not stop hair loss; but it might help slow down the hair loss.
Anemia is one of the most frequent causes of hair loss. Eat plenty of iron rich food like liver (avoid if you are pregnant) and other organ meat, whole grain cereals, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, dates and raisins.
The hair is comprised mostly of protein. To encourage hair growth, adhere to a diet rich in protein. A recommended diet for this purpose includes calves liver, brewer's yeast wheat germ, and two tablespoon of granulated lecithin. Along with protein, those foods are also high in B vitamins, an important nutrient of hair.
European studies have found that soy protein reinforces hair and stimulates its growth. In one study, the hair growth increased by 15 percent. Tofu and soy milk are good sources of protein. Other good sources of protein are low-fat cheese, eggs, fish, beans, brewer's yeast and yogurt.
Another important nutrient for hair health is silica. studies in the former Soviet Union have shown that silica therapy slowed hair loss. Organic silica added to shampoo was found to help prevent baldness, stimulate healthier hair growth and assure beautiful shine, luster and strength. Some scientists claim that they have effectively stopped further hair loss by adding silica to their shampoo. This can be applied externally to regrow already lost hair.
Silica is found in the outer coverings of potatoes, green and red peppers and cucumbers. Bean sprouts are also high in silica. Eat whole foods including sprouts.
Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron. Include a good serving of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
If hair loss is due to thyroid dysfunction, eat more foods rich in vitamin A and iodine. Eat vegetables such as carrots or spinach in unrefined, cold-pressed seed oils such as flax, walnut or pumpkin seed and sea salt. Take turnips, cabbage, mustard, soy beans, peanuts, pine nuts and millet if there is a deficiency of iodine.
Caution: Excessive intake of vitamin A can cause hair loss.
Hair Care General Tips
Charity begins at home and the foundation for great hair is laid by regular care. It is important to maintain the general health of your hair, following is general hair care tips.
Always consult a Hair Expert like Trichologist if you experience any hair disorder, it is always better to start treatment in early stage rather than delay it as it can get worse with the time.
Healthy hair is a sign of great health. Hence, to improve the general health of your hair, maintain a balanced diet with sufficient amount of greens, vegetables and fruits.
Stress is said to have a damaging effect on your hair. High level of stress initiates the rate of hair loss. Hence, reduce stress level and punctuate your daily life style with enough exercise.
Your hair accumulates dirt and dust regularly. Clean your hair with a mild shampoo at every alternate day.
Oiling your hair would make it frizz free. Further, it helps in preventing dryness. Mix vitamin E in your regular hair oil and apply it once every week.
Condition your hair after wash. This will give your hair the necessary shine and will also leave it tangle free.
Avoid brushing wet hair. Wet hair breaks more easily when combed.
Detangle your hair using your fingers. Don't pull them since will break easily.
Dry your hair naturally. If you are in a hurry and have to use a blow dryer, hold the dryer away from your scalp.
Trim your hair regularly to maintain its style. This is also the solution for split ends. Go for a hair spa at regular intervals. Ask your hair stylist for the right kind of hair spa treatment for your hair. Hair spa can help in preventing many commonplace hair issues.
Top 10 Hair Care tips for seasonally affected hair
Our hair is affected by season changes. This is often called the seasonal affective disorder or SAD. winter in particular can cause serious damages to one's hair. Frost and snow can reap the hair of its natural shine. Winter can make your hair dry and frizzy. Therefore, you need to take special care of your hair during these harsh seasons. Check out top 10 hair care tips for winter.
Since it is winter that doesn't mean that you can avoid cleaning your hair regularly Shampooing is therefore necessary during winter to keep the hair free from pollutants.
Hair tends to get dry during winter. Hence, proper conditioning is absolutely necessary, You may buy a hair conditioner that suits your hair type. Conditioner will replenish the lost moisture and keep your hair frizz free.
When going out always cover your hair to prevent it from weather damages. If your hair has got wet in a rain dry it properly with a towel.
Don't go out with wet hair during winter. This can cause your hair to freeze and break easily. Always dry your hair completely before stepping out during winter.
Don't wash your hair with hot water, rather, use lukewarm water for better results. Hot water tends to damage the keratin and expose the hair for more serious damages.
Use hot oil treatment. This will help locking the moisture in your hair. You may use the hot oil treatment before every wash since shampooing make the hair dry.
Limit the use of blow dryer. Blow dryer would cause your hair to lose its natural moisture.
It may be a good idea to tie your hair in a bun or braid while outdoor. This will limit damages caused by harsh winter wind.
Invest in a good anti-static serum. Dry hair causes static electricity during combing, which leads hair breakage. Hence, use a comb that wouldn't cause friction with hair or else, use an anti-static serum.
Touch ups are very necessary during winters, you may try out a hair gloss to add the healthy shine in it.
Special Hair Care Tips For Summer
Like every weather summer also have its side effects. Summer is killer for moisture. It can make your skin and hair very dry that it can cause them unbearable loss. Let's read out how you can protect your hair from harshness of summer. No doubt your hair is crown and your ought to take some precautionary steps to protect it from damage.
Hair is one of the blessings especially for women, the long and shining hair having exemplary quality and strength is desired by every woman. For having this sort of ideal hair you have to pamper your hair with great zeal and love of'course, here are some simple hair care tips which will help protect your hair from harsh effects of summer.
Keep your hair clean and moisturized
Sweating is the second name of summer. Sweating of body and head should be countered as well else they will block the pores and it will not only make your hair dusty and oily but it will stop your hair growth too. Wash your hair time and again but avoid shampoo use more then one time
Don't expose your hair
Sun rays are harsh in all ways but in burning summer it becomes harsher. Cover your hair with scarf, caps and hats in order to avoid your hair exposure to sun. The reason of doing so is that continues hair exposure to sun can make it dry and easily breakable. Care for your loving hair and yes be stylish too by wearing trendy scarf, caps and hats.
Use sun screen lotion, yes for hair too
You will be amazed to know that you can use screen lotion for the protection of your hair. You just need to pour some sun screen lotion an apply it to your hair while going out. Remember that excess of applying it can make your hair look messy. Apply it as light shield of protecting your hair from sun while go out. After your return home rinse your hair with medium temperature water and regular shampoo. Don't forget to apply your conditioner since it will provide your hair necessary nutrition.
Keep yourself hydrated, drink water
Summer's damaging technique is to soak all of water from your body, as a result you become dehydrated and your skin and hair looks dull and something torn. To avoid this summer technique of attack you need to keep your body and hair hydrated. For this purpose make sure that you are taking enough water daily. Fruits and other seasonal vegetables can fulfill your hydration needs and of'course the crown of your beauty will be safe and protected.
We are confident that by applying these hair care tips along with our expert treatment you will be having a healthy hair growth.