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Hair Care Tips 101: To Prevent Hair Loss

29 April, 2020

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Ever heard of the saying, prevention is better than cure? For most types of hair loss that are not caused by hereditary genetics, hair loss can be prevented or reduced with the right steps put in place. 

It may not be necessary for one to immediately seek professional help if they are faced with hair loss. As hair loss treatments can often be a huge time and monetary investment, we advise you to try out some basic hair care tips to prevent hair loss to see if they work for you!

We have gathered a list of 10 best hair care tips to prevent hair loss that you can do in the comfort of your own home, read on to find out more.

 

10 Basic Hair Care Tips to Prevent Hair Loss

  1. 1. Eating More Protein

Did you know that hair follicles are made up of mostly protein? Biotin, a B Vitamin, is essential in the production of the hair protein - keratin. Hence, including adequate amounts of protein and amino acids to your diet is fundamental to protect your hair and stimulate hair growth.

Nutritional protein-filled food includes food such as chicken, fish, turkey, eggs, low-fat dairy products, beans, nuts and peas. 

  1. 2. Consume The Right Vitamins

Consuming the right type of vitamins in your diet is essential to ensure that your hair receives the right nutrients to grow healthy and luscious locks. 

Hair loss prevention vitamins such as Biotin, Niacin (Vitamin B3) and Vitamin C, and minerals such as zinc and iron provide your hair and scalp with the right nutrients to boost hair growth and prevent hair loss in both men and women.

  1. 3. Following a Mediterranean Diet

According to a study conducted in 2018, a Mediterranean diet of salad and fresh herbs may reduce the risk of androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss) onset.

  1. 4. Having an Essential Oils Scalp Massage 

While most of us know that essential oils are a great source of stress relief, did you know that essential oils are also helpful with hair growth? Animal studies have found that both peppermint and lavender essential oils can help promote hair growth and improve blood circulation. 

Here are steps to create your own essential oil scalp massage at home:

  1. 1. Mix 1 to 2 drops of peppermint or lavender essential oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil (e.g. jojoba or melted coconut oil).
  2. 2. Apply the mixture directly onto your scalp.
  3. 3. Use your fingertips to gently work the oils into your scalp. 
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  5. 5. Take Hair Loss Medication

Medications are one of the few more widely used treatments for hair loss. The most common options include: 

  • Minoxidil (Rogaine)

Minoxidil is an over-the-counter medication that helps people to slow down the rate of hair loss or regrow hair. The treatment duration may take up to six months, or longer depending on the individual to prevent hair loss and start hair regrowth. 

Possible side effects include scalp irritation and unwanted hair growth on the adjacent side of the face and hands. 

  • Finasteride (Propecia)

Finasteride is a hair loss prescription drug for men. Men who take finasteride experience a slowing of hair loss, and even new hair growth. Finasteride may not work well for men over the age of 60.

  1. 6. Drinking Green Tea

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Enriched with catechins, green tea is not only a great drink to fix up a bad day, but also has the potential to reduce dihydrotestosterone (DTH), which happens to be one of the main reasons for hair loss. 

  1. 7. Using Onion Juice On The Scalp 

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Onion juice, when added to the hair and scalp and left for 30 minutes, provides extra sulfur to regenerate the hair follicles. This supports and stimulates strong and healthy hair growth, thus preventing hair loss. 

Additionally, onion juice boosts the levels of antioxidant enzymes catalyst that help decompose hydrogen peroxide optimising the hair growth cycle. 

  1. 8. Wash Your Hair Regularly with Mild Shampoo

Too frequent washing of the hair can strip your hair of the important oils your scalp produces, leaving your scalp dry and even leads to hair loss. However, you should still wash your hair regularly to remove dirt, odours, such as sweat and smoke effectively. 

Washing your hair regularly with mild shampoos provide sufficient cleansing without additional irritation or damage to your hair and scalp. If you have oily or dirty hair, you should consider using a stronger shampoo once a week, while using mild shampoo on other days. 

  1. 9. Avoid Brushing Wet Hair

When your hair is soaking wet, it is more susceptible to breakage as it is in its most fragile form. Investing in a wide-toothed comb is a great way to keep your hair damage-free and healthy. 

A wide-toothed comb is great to use post-shower after you’ve air-dried your hair. The comb’s teeth are designed to glide through wet hair much easier than a normal brush would. Not only will this keep your hair in good shape, but also prevents hair fall.

  1. 10. Stay Hydrated

Did you know that a quarter of the hair shaft contains water? That is why staying hydrated and drinking a lot of water is a great way to reduce hair loss. 

You should drink at least three litres of water daily to stay healthy and to keep your hair healthy.

 

Tried These Hair Care Tips But Still Experience Hair Loss?

Papilla Haircare is here to help you. At Papilla Haircare, we have an in-house team of hair loss specialists who are trained to analyse your problems and recommend the most suitable treatments for individuals according to their desired needs. 

With 100% medically-backed hair treatment solutions, Papilla’s state-of-the-art technology and modern hair loss treatments offer clients a hair regrowth journey that rejuvenates the scalp and hair follicles, providing clients with a 99% success rate of hair revitalisation.

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“I’ve tried many treatments, but Papilla Haircare is the only place where I’ve seen REAL results. I believe in their technology and would highly recommend it to anyone experiencing hair loss problems.”

- Sharon Tang (Satisfied Client)

“Its efficacy is undeniable. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of cell media, patients see significant improvements in a short time.” 

- Dr Yung Sun Hye (Dermatologist)

“This is the best place for hair regrowth. It’s no miracle, it’s science.”

- Kim Lim (Celebrity & Entrepreneur)

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