15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Prevent Hair Loss

1 Avoid heat treatments

  • Heat treatments will weaken your hair proteins and make it brittle and fragile.
  • This includes the use of hair dryers, hot irons, hot curlers, hot brushes and hair straighteners.
  • These gadgets can sometimes burn your scalp and this can lead to permanent damage to hair follicles.

2 Avoid perming

  • Perming refers to chemically straightening or curling your hair for styling reasons.
  • Both of these treatments will damage your hair in the long run.
  • These treatments making your hair dull, dry, and brittle, which will lead to hair loss.
  • Perming treatment basically works by breaking down your natural hair bonds and reforming it in a different way to straighten or curl your hair.

3 Minimize dyes and chemicals

  • Regular or frequent use of hair colors can severely damage your hair in the long run.
  • If you do color your hair, give at least 4  to 6 weeks break between each session.
  • If you do not mind the gray, then it is more friendly to your hair than coloring it using chemicals.

4 Avoid bleaching

  • Bleaching is a process through which you allow chemicals to penetrate your hair cuticles.
  • These chemicals will alter the structure of your hair and make it more prone to damage.
  • This will make your hair weaker and can lead to hair breakage and hair loss.

5 Don’t pull your hair tight

  • Some hairstyles demand tight pulling and elastics or clips which puts too much stress on the hair roots.
  • Tight ponytails, cornrows, tight braids, etc.. can lead to hair loss when done regularly.
  • Hair loss due to these reasons is completely preventable by avoiding these hairstyles.

6 Mild Shampoos

  • Washing your hair with shampoo helps to keep your hair and scalp clean, which combats hair loss.
  • But never shampoo your hair every single day. This can strip your hair of its natural oils make it dry.
  • Try to wash your hair every other day instead and make use of a mild shampoo.

7 Choose the right shampoo for your hair type

  • Getting the right shampoo for your hair type will go a long way in keeping your hair and scalp healthy.
  • Try to experiment with different options you got and find out makes your hair feel better.
  • If you have dandruff or colored hair, then use shampoos specifically manufactured for it.
  • Protein enhanced shampoos and conditioners boost hair volume by filling in the gaps on the hair shaft, they don’t repair damaged hair.

8 Look for these ingredients while purchasing a shampoo

  • Avoid shampoos that contain sulfate, parabens, and sulfonate.
  • Lookout for the ones that contain, Isethionate or Glucoside and water.
  • Chemicals used in mild shampoos include sulfosuccinates, sultans, amphoacetate, silicones, guar, and polyquaterniums.

9 Get a good hairbrush

  • The way you brush your hair can influence your hair condition and hair health.
  • Opt for a brush made from natural fibers, and always brush from underside out and not top down.
  • Avoid brushing your hair while its wet, use a comb instead. Be gentle while brushing, don’t pull too hard.

10 Try Scalp massage

  • A scalp massage with a nourishing oil will increase blood circulation to scalp and hair follicles.
  • Increase in blood circulation means more nutrient supply to hair follicles and increased hair growth.
  • Apart from strengthening your hair, a scalp massage will relax your mind and free your stress.

11 Consume a lot of iron-rich foods

  • Iron deficiency can lead to anemia and it potentially increases your chances of hair loss.
  • Ensure you include iron-rich foods in your regular diet to avoid this.
  • Red meat, chicken, fish, broccoli, spinach, and kale are some common sources of iron.

12 Eat enough protein

  • Protein deficiency can lead to weak and dry hair and ultimately leads to hair loss.
  • Adequate protein provides amino acids that strengthen your hair.
  • Always include large enough quantities of protein-rich foods in your daily diet.

13 Vitamin C for hair loss

  • Your body needs vitamin-C to absorb iron. So try to combine it with iron-rich foods.
  • Vitamin-C will strengthen the capillaries and your hair roots.
  • Rich sources of Vit-C include citrus fruits, broccoli, baked potatoes, and tomatoes.

14 Omega-3 fatty acid for hair loss

  • Omega-3 fatty acids keep your hair healthy and prevent it from getting dry and brittle
  • They ensure your scalp and hair are properly hydrated.
  • You need to source it from external sources such as fish, flaxseeds, nuts, walnuts etc…

15 Biotin for hair loss

  • Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin-B, which your hair needs the most.
  • Deficiency of biotin will make your hair brittle and lead to hair loss.
  • Rich sources of biotin are whole grains, liver, egg white, walnuts, soy flour, and yeast.