Hair loss happens for several reasons and one of the most common causes is your genetic makeup. You are programmed to look a certain way based on your DNA. What can we do to change this or stop the clock?
1. Start early
If you know that hair loss runs in your family your best way of slowing its appearance on your own scalp is by using a preventative treatment program. Images International offers personalized treatment programs to address the common causes of hereditary hair loss. For men, our formula contains alpha 5 reductase inhibitors which stop testosterone from turning into the enemy of our hair, DHT. Our women’s formula contains essential amino acids directed at regulating the hair growth cycle and protecting the hair from hormonal shifts. It is important to regularly cleanse the scalp and open the follicular funnels for the hair follicle to receive the nutrients it needs. The best time to start preventative treatments is after adolescence when hormones start to increase. You can learn much more about our programs in a free consultation where we will design a treatment program just for you.
2. Low Level Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is FDA approved to stimulate hair growth. The laser therapy can be used on it’s own but our clients see the best results when they use it along with a treatment program. The laser stimulates blood flow to the scalp which bring oxygen and nutrients. Your existing hair will appear shinier and healthier and the device will give your weakened follicle the boost they need to produce a thick healthy strand of hair.
3. Manage Your Stress
Research has linked stress to triggering hair loss. Stress does not directly cause hair loss but it can trigger an underlying factor such as a genetic predisposition to lose one’s hair. Managing your stress can also tame inflammation which has been linked to hair loss as well. Exercise, yoga and meditation have all been proven to help ease stress and anxiety.
4. Watch Your Diet
Your body needs specific nutrients for healthy hair growth. Protein, iron and B12 to name a few. Make sure you are eating a well-balanced diet full of whole, unprocessed foods. Cutting sugar out of your diet will help significantly. Fructose found in sugar causes inflammation which causes white blood cells to attack the stem cells of the hair follicle. Our diets our full of added sugar and it is thought that this may explain the rise in hereditary hair loss seen at younger ages. For the health of your hair and the health of your body try to eliminate sugar in your diet by omitting white bread, baked goods, soda, juice and processed snacks.
Practicing a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise is an important way to prevent illness and feel great. We encourage you to think of your hair and your scalp in the same way. Treating it with nourishing products will help stall your body’s predisposition to hair loss. Images International wants to partner with you to prevent your hair from thinning. Please call us for a free consultation at (248) 540-0900.