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Natural Methods to Slow Down Hair Loss [Tips from a Los Angeles Dermatologist]
Improvements in diet, living habits, improved circulation and careful attention to the way hair is cared for can make a big difference.
Maintaining a healthy diet with good vitamin rich nutritious food will keep your hair from falling out slower. Increasing the amount of dark green leafy vegetables in the diet will make use of the anti-inflammatory properties of spinach, romaine lettuce, parsley, kale, wheatgrass, and blue-green algae. A diet high in vegetables and fruits and low in cooked starches may help to slow down the process of hair loss. Fruits and vegetables contain flavinoids, potent antioxidants that may protect hair follicles and encourage hair growth. Green tea and soy foods have also been found to inhibit the production of hormones that quicken hair loss. A high protein diet will also help contribute to slower hair loss because you can get all the essential fatty acids, natural oils, and amino acids that will help boost your body's ability to cut down the hair loss. Omega-3 essential fatty acids also prevent dry, brittle hair and improve the texture of tresses. Try to avoid any alcohol (alcohol increases estrogen levels), sugars and cut down on the saturated fats (animal fats from meats). Drinking water helps clear out toxins and impurities from your system that slows down your hair growth, and taking vitamins is a very good way to grow back your hair.
Avoid stress and staying up late, and avoid chemical treatments on your hair. Allergic reactions to chemicals can exacerbate thinning hair. Studies have shown that getting plenty of exercise that increases the heart rate will help reduce the rate of hair loss. Weight training on the other hand is not recommended since it increases the levels of testosterone in the body which can increase hair loss. In addition, it is essential to maintain a good hair care regimen and good hygiene of your scalp.
The loss of 50 to 100 hairs a day is normal. If hair loss is excessive, consult a physician to determine the cause of your condition. Improvements in diet, living habits, improved circulation and careful attention to the way hair is cared for can make a big difference. While there may not yet be a cure for baldness, there are ways to slow hair loss and to prevent baldness from some common causes. For more tips and information for healthier hair and treatment programs, please contact Dr Sanusi Umar at DermHair Clinic in Los Angeles at (310)318-1500, or visit http://www.dermhairclinic.com
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