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Hair loss: how to keep your ‘crowning glory’ looking its best

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Hair loss is something that both men and women experience at different stages of their lives and although it can be a temporary condition, it causes a lot of anguish and worry to many – which probably leads to more hair leaving your scalp! The causes of hair loss (alopecia) are numerous, ranging from hormonal changes, bad diet, stress and genetics. However, we cannot change our genes but we can certainly address many factors that lead to distressing hair loss.

How Do You Wash Your Hair?

Let’s start with the way you wash your hair: it’s a no-no to cover your entire head with shampoo or conditioner. Rather concentrate the shampoo on the first few inches of hair at the scalp, where you get the most oil and product build-up. Remember, your ends don’t need cleansing as much.

As for conditioner, work it in from the mid-shaft to the ends where the hair is dry and prone to split ends. Make sure you are using products that are correct for your hair type and don’t use water that is too hot. Heat can take away the volume out of your hair, leaving you with limp locks. Instead, use warm water which gently cleanses and is enough to rinse the shampoo out. After conditioning, give your scalp and hair a cold rinse: the colder the better. The cold water actually gives your scalp a tune-up and imparts a beautiful, natural shine to the hair.

Become a Hair Dry Stylist

Try to air dry your hair as much as possible; if you absolutely have to use hot tools (blow dryers, curling irons, wands, flat irons, hot rollers) to style your hair, always use a spray leave-in heat protectant.

Similarly, if you are headed to the beach for your summer holiday, you need to spritz a generous amount of heat protectant with SPF onto damp hair before going out, wear a hat as much as possible and reapply your spray SPF after swimming. We know how the sun can damage our skins and sun product sales show that people are very aware of this. UV rays, wind and saltwater are not going to help your hair looking great so take precautions!

Healthy Body, Healthy Hair

Last and probably most important is what you eat. The role of nutrition plays a vital role in producing gloss, growth and volume. A diet rich in iron, zinc, Omega-3 fatty acids, and protein will help stimulate your hair follicles for growth. More often than not, hair loss is affected by nutritional deficiencies and in order to have our hair follicles functioning normally, we need the right vitamins and minerals.

If your diet isn’t optimal, I would recommend a supplement like Trichotin Hair Regenesis as the formula has been developed using the latest medical technologies, research and studies. The formula provides a beautiful balance of the essential nutrients which are required for strong, shiny hair. Trichotin is a natural product, it has no side effects and you just take one capsule a day. This product will also improve your skin.

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