Of late, one of the biggest questions that keep coming my way is ‘What do I do to prevent hair loss?’. This is a sensitive topic for so many men and women. Suffering from hair loss can be quite frustrating/embarrassing (to some) especially if it’s happening to you at a much younger age than expected. Research states that at least 50% of women suffer from hair loss. Those are some pretty serious stats. Other than genetics (which you can’t stop from happening) there are several things you can do to help keep your hair healthy. We live in a chemically prone and heat treated world when it comes to our hair. Which let’s face it is your hair’s worst nightmare. There have been times where I sit on the salon chair watching those fumes rising while the hairdresser straightens my hair. Scary. Internally, I’m screaming stop! But hey it gets the look you want right?
That’s the problem here, we live momentarily. Unfortunately, our hair is something we cannot or rather takes a long time to fix. That could be due to several factors; time of the year (everyone goes through a shredding season once a year), quality of water is not good in Dubai (wash it less), leave your hair to air dry (using a dryer weakens your roots – women are much more likely than men to see their doctor about thinning hair first (53% vs. 26%)), iron deficiency tends to increase hair loss. In cities, hard water is the major cause of hair loss. It contains high amounts of magnesium, silica and calcium, which lead to breakage, dryness and thinning of hair. Hard water also leads to dandruff and destroys your hair follicles.
Mentioned below are some of the things I do regularly to keep my hair healthy.
Biotin vitamins for your hair
Even though we think we are gaining enough nutrients from the foods we eat, it’s not enough! For most of us, our diets tend to vary on a daily basis which as a result our bodies miss out on various vitamins. Hair and nails bring one of the main ones.
Once a month – strengthens your roots and makes it thicker. Add coffee for a brown tinge and tea for a red tinge. There are other forms of heena that you can use such as a non-colour heena which gives you the same results.
Use heat protection spray to avoid hair thinning
I currently use Tresemme from Shopper’s Drug Mart.
Coconut or Argan hair oil
Apply either oil at least once in two to three weeks. Your scalp needs the moisture especially with winter coming up!