What You Can Do to Slow Hair Loss

Man noticing hair lossNo one wants to experience hair loss but the sooner you start addressing it, the better the results you can have. If you start to notice thinning hair, a widening hair part or signs of a receding hairline, here are nine steps you can take to slow your hair loss.

  1. Have a Medical Evaluation
  2. While most hair loss is genetic, other conditions can also lead to thinning hair. If you start to show signs of any kind of hair loss, mention it to your doctor or dermatologist so you can be screened for conditions that might have hair loss as a side effect.

  3. Lower Your Stress Levels
  4. Stress-related hair loss is possible, including a stress-induced autoimmune condition that can lead to thinning hair. Stress might also speed up genetic/hormone-induced hair loss. At the worst, you’ll feel better from the lower stress.

  5. Diet
  6. It’s sadly easy to have a diet lacking key nutrients for a healthy scalp and head. Not getting enough protein, which can be an issue for vegans if they’re not careful, can be one dietary issue since hair contains protein. Nutrients such as Vitamin A, B12, biotin, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, and zinc all play a role in healthy hair. Anemia can lead to hair loss, so iron counters that. Zinc and biotin can help certain metabolic issues that can lead to brittle, thin hair.

  7. Treat Your Hair Right
  8. Styles that pull too hard on your scalp can lead to traction alopecia or hair loss due to physical damage to the follicles from constant pulling. Repeated chemical processing of any kind can damage your hair leading to breakage.

  9. Low-level Laser Therapy
  10. Also known as red light therapy, low-level laser therapy can stimulate hair follicles to decrease hair loss.

  11. Platelet Rich Plasma
  12. Another way to stimulate the scalp for hair growth is by taking a blood sample from the patient, processing it to enhance the platelet levels, and then injecting them into the scalp.

  13. Corticosteroid Treatments
  14. If your thinning hair is caused by inflammation from autoimmune disorders, corticosteroid injections can help decrease the inflammation that harms hair follicles.

  15. Finasteride
  16. Also known as Propecia, finasteride is a medication that decreases the formation of the male hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which leads to hair loss.

  17. Minoxidil
  18. Also known as Rogaine, this treatment is available over the counter now. Available as a foam or gel, you apply it directly to your scalp every day to increase blood flow to hair follicles. Minoxidil creates fuller hair and more hair during the growth phase that is less susceptible to thinning so long as you’re using the product as directed.

    Get a Free Hair Loss Evaluation

    If you are experiencing hair loss, call RHRLI for a free consultation. Dr. Baiju Gohil’s many years of experience as a hair restoration surgeon and my state-of-the-art facility using the ARTAS® means that you will have an outstanding experience. Here at RHRLI, we’ve done over 400 successful hair transplant procedures, we are consistently one of the highest volume ARTAS practices in the country, and we have achieved the platinum status award as a center of clinical excellence for the ARTAS® robotic hair restoration procedure. Set up an appointment at RHRLI by contacting us today.

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