Hair Loss: 5 Simple Things You Can Do To Combat Your Ego’s Silent Killer
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Your lustrous head of hair is one of the most notable signs of youth. Unfortunately, two out of three men experience signs of hair loss by the time they’re 35. Perhaps you’re one of them. If you are, there are things you can do to slow down the process of losing your hair. While some people go the pharmaceutical route with Propecia or Rogaine, there are other ways to keep the hair that you’ve got left. However, this means changing your self-care routine or implementing one if you haven’t already.
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Once your hair starts to thin, you need to rethink how you take care of your hair. This includes how often you wash your hair and what shampoo you're using. Thinning hair means you shouldn't shampoo more than twice a week. However, you should implement a "no-poo" (no joke, that's a real term) routine, which is basically skipping toxic shampoo and rinsing your hair with conditioner so it smells clean and feels silky.
Silk pillowcases might make you think of the SNL skit, "The Ladies Man," but they should really spark thoughts of saving what's left of your hair. Silk pillowcases prevent breakage and allow your hair to avoid the stress of getting caught in cotton fibers. That way you'll wake up rested with your hair intact.
Cut Back On Stress
Stress is one of the silent killers of your hair. That's right, anxiety and mental strain basically neutralize hair growth because they put hair follicles in a resting stage. The result is more hair on your pillow or down the drain. Knowledge is power, so don't let this send you into a downward spiral. Start using practices to manage your stress levels like meditation. Not only is it free to do, but it can help your life in a myriad of ways. Especially since no one likes a stressed out a-hole.
Eliminate The Bad Stuff
Here's where we break the truly bad news to you: your hard-partying ways, even if they're only happening on the weekends, are contributing to your thinning hair. Drinking and smoking actually restrict blood vessels, which messes with blood flow and circulation. That's what makes your hair fall out. So if you're super serious about keeping your hair, take better care of your human body.
Up Your Supplement Game
A study conducted by the British Journal Of Dermatology found that some cases of hair loss were due to low levels of vitamin D. So introducing a vitamin D supplement into your diet along with Biotin can help prevent this. Vitamin D will prevent hair loss while the Biotin promotes hair growth. This is a winning combination to prevent thinning hair that anyone can implement. Even you.
Have you figured out a way to keep your hair from slipping away? Let us know what you’ve done to keep your head of hair intact!