Whether you have been suffering from hair loss from the age of twenty or you simply looked up one day and realized that your hair was no longer as thick as it was before, it goes without saying that hair loss can be a troubling event. Men and women both have a fair amount of self-image tied into their hair and if they find that they are losing it, then the results can affect them in every aspect of their lives. A few years ago, I started noticing that I was seeing more strands than usual left in my brush when I combed it and after that, I couldn’t stop noticing. A little bit of research though, put me on the path tor realizing that there are completely natural ways of combating hair loss. Take a look below for some of the tips and tricks that I tried.
One of the main reasons that women lose their hair is due to the fact that hair loss is a symptom of anemia. While this was not the case for me, a friend of mine was fairly anemic for a long time, and when she started taking care if it, her hair grew back in, lush and beautiful. If this is your problem, iron-rich foods will often take care if. Liver, beans, egg yolks and turkey are all examples of iron-rich foods that you can try.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C has a whole lot of health benefits, but one thing that it also does is that it helps your body absorb the iron that was mentioned above. It can improve your general health as well, which can go a long way towards restoring your hair. The next time you are the supermarket, consider picking up some orange juice or some grapefruit juice. If you can, get oranges and squeeze them yourself; this will give you the most Vitamin C due to the fact that it has not been overly processed the way the juice in the cartons has been.
Due to the fact that hair is mostly made out of protein, a diet rich in protein can leave your hair fuller, longer and healthier, all at once. Low fat cheese, fish and yogurt are one way to get protein into your diet, but if you are a vegetarian, consider soy protein, as found in tofu and soy milk.
It seems simple, but this was one one of the things that helped me a lot. Soon after I noticed the fact that my hair was thinning out quickly, I also realize that I spent a lot of time dehydrated. Lick your lips; are they chapped or do they feel tight? Far too many people spend a lot of time dehydrated, and you’ll find that simply by increasing your intake of water, your hair will look good and you’ll feel better to boot. I started stashing bottles of water at my desk, in my car and near my couch to remind me.
5. Vitamin E
Vitamin E, which is found in many supplements can also help with hair loss when nothing else will seem work. Carrots, spinach, cabbage, peanuts and avocados are all great sources of this important vitamin.