11 TIPS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY HAIR & PREVENT HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN
Hair loss in women can have many causes, but often hair loss in women can be prevented and also be reversed. Healthy hair and a healthy scalp can be promoted by following a few basics. Remember, healthy Hair is considered a sign of Youth and Beauty.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR HEALTHY HAIR IN OLDER WOMEN
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for healthy hair. BHRT is a natural approach to balancing and restoring hormone levels much like during youth, gas been a huge success with women 40+ . Hair Thinning caused by a hormonal imbalance can SOMETIMES be reversed with the correct treatment options. PRP injections along with Hormone Replacement Therapy could be the right solution when the hair thinning is caused by an imbalance.
Ensure that the scalp is healthy. Recent research indicates that dandruff or flaky scalps increases rate of hair shedding. To counteract an unhealthy Scalp, massage your scalp every day when in the shower and use paraben and sulfate free products. If you suffer from dandruff, use a mild silicon free shampoo for flaky/itchy scalp, such as L’Occitane, it contains 5 essential oils known for their revitalizing properties (mint, thyme, grapefruit, cedar and lavender) with zinc pyrithione to help reduce flaking and prevent its recurrence. Enriched with Vitamin B5, it helps calm itching and leaves the scalp fresh and soothed. Dr. Slater offers Hair Care Products for hair loss in women. Ask us about Hair Care products sold at our practice.
Extreme stress can cause hair loss in the form of alopecia. It is important to identify what it is that is causing the stress, perhaps it is a difficult relationship, money worries, or a miserable job. Once the cause is identified, it makes it much easier to treat the stress, We also recommend yoga. It is brilliant for lowering stress levels. Any hobby that you find interesting or that takes your mind of things that make you stressed are beneficial, exercising, especially walking, reading, going to the cinema are all very good stress relievers.
Exercising regularly would tend to have a positive effect on hair: The fitter you are, the more your hair should benefit. Why? Healthy Hair is often a side effect of a healthy life style, even in older women. As far as sweating and more frequent shampooing is concerned, it is good, not bad, to shampoo your hair regularly.
One of the most important factors in preventing hair loss is adequate iron storage, which is called Ferritin. This helps to maximize hair growth, low levels will cause hair shedding. It may also be necessary to buy a vitamin B12 supplement and/or iron, but iron should be taken only if necessary after a blood test. It is surprising how many young women have low iron levels.
LOOSEN THAT HAIR
Hair Extensions, braids, tight hair styles, ponytails, hard brushing, hair extensions can all lead to Traction Alopecia, which is hair loss caused by constant pulling on the hair follicles.
DIET-EATING HEALTHY IS A LIFESTYLE
Excessive weight-loss can cause hair to thin. If a slim person loses 2 kg for example, they may find that their hair begins to thin. Your hair is not a vital tissue, like bone marrow, nor is it a vital organ, like your heart, liver or kidneys. What little nutrition you are getting through a restrictive diet will go to those parts of you first. Even though your hair is very important to you psychologically, your body is much more concerned with keeping its internal organs healthy. If your body is feeling deprived and hungry on a crash diet or restrictive diet, you can only imagine how your hair follicles are feeling! This starvation of the follicles causes your hair go into the telogen (resting/falling) phase prematurely, and many hairs at the same time. You can experience mass hair loss depending on how bad your diet was and for how long the diet went on for.
SUPPLEMENTS FOR HEALTHY HAIR & SKIN
Supplements can help, too. Try PK4Hair, a protein supplement and also a daily multi vitamin and mineral supplement. Biotin for Hair & Nails, Omegas & Fish Oil, Consult with Dr. Slater for more tips on supplements for a healthy you! We offer high quality supplements and hair care for men and women.
We offer a variety of products and services at our sister company Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic & Center for Anti-Aging. Our services are perfect for Anti-Aging, Skin, and Hair Health.
SNACKING FOR HEALTHY HAIR
It is important not to leave it too long between meals. By eating every 3-4 hours can help prevent hair loss. The energy to form hair cells diminishes four hours after eating a meal, so snacking between meals will help boost energy levels. The best energy boosting snacks are Nuts and Fruits, but not carbs loaded with gluten and preservatives.
Hair is made of 85% protein and is the second most prolific growing cell in the body; therefore, its demand for energy is high. It is important to eat proteins for hair strength as part of a moderately balanced diet.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS, INCREASE HAIR GROWTH , AND PROMOTE HEALTHY HAIR
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is especially effective when combined with the above mentioned tips, Platelet Rich Plasma is naturally rich in Growth Factors and is derived from the patient’s own blood (via blood draw). Dr. Slater has achieved great results with this treatment. Results can be seen within 3-6 month of the treatment. Multiple treatments may be recommended.
Who is the right candidate for PRP Therapy?
Dr. Slater can determine if you are a good candidate by going over your health history and a simple medical questionaire. Note: certain chronic illnesses can prevent us from being able to offer this treatment.