Noticing your hair thinning or falling out can be extremely distressing. If you’re starting to notice that your hair is shedding more than usual there are effective ways to address it. As we age it is natural for our hair density to change and our individual strands get finer. The following things are worth trying to address these changes and promote healthy hair growth.
Your hair needs nourishment and eating foods like lean meats, leafy greens, nuts, beans, and fish that contain protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 will help build healthy hair structure.
Massaging your head in the shower improves blood flow to the scalp. This means a better environment for hair growth, but it also aids the penetration of any treatment shampoos you use.
Cutting back on your heat styling will help. Hair dryers and irons, especially if you already color, can cause breakage and thinning, so reduce your use however you can.
This drug has years of research to back it up and is the only FDA-approved proven ingredient to address hair loss. About 50% of women using a product containing minoxidil will see improvement. The treatments can enhance the size of the follicle so that it produces a bigger strand of hair. Try our topical treatments at Images International - the DNC line of products is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients to promote the healthiest scalp.
Sometimes supplements can help improve your hair. Images International offers vitamins designed especially to promote hair growth. The combination of fish protein, vitamin C, zinc, biotin, and niacin encourages the body to produce healthier, thicker strands.
Sometimes a blood test can help get to the root of your hair loss problem. Have your doctor test your ferritin (iron stored in the blood) and vitamin D. Low levels can lead to hair loss, and the fix may be as simple as adding an iron or vitamin supplement.
Low Level Laser Light Therapy
Laser treatments reduce the inflammation in follicles that inhibits them from regenerating. In a recent study, researchers saw significant increases in density after 26 weeks of twice-weekly treatments with a take-home device with medical-grade lasers. Images International offers laser light therapy at our office and we also sell an at home device. Schedule a consultation for a hair and scalp analysis to see if you’re a candidate!
Both sudden and chronic stress can have an effect on your hair growth. If you've been through a challenging experience (divorce, job change), hair should grow back. If you're under constant pressure find stress relief practices such as mediation, exercise and yoga.
Some women are genetically predisposed to female-pattern hair loss, and birth control pills can suppress overproduction of male hormones. At menopause, thinning increases; if you're on hormone therapy, it may minimize hair loss.
For more information about your hair loss stop in at Images International for a free hair and scalp analysis. We will show you an up close look at your scalp and hair follicles. We will develop a plan for you to address your thinning hair or hair loss and follow you closely on your journey.