If you’ve noticed that you seem to be losing more hair than normal, you just might! Typically, most people lose about 100 strands of hair a day which isn’t enough to really notice since new strands are always growing to replace those lost ones.
However, if you’re noticing a receding hairline, thinning areas, or if there seem to be fewer strands growing back, you might have alopecia. Losing your hair not only can affect your appearance, but it also can affect your confidence and can lead to emotional stress.
There are a few things that you can do at home to help slow or stop hair loss – though these things may be temporary whereas we offer permanent solutions at Hair Restoration Institute.
Eat extra protein. Not getting enough protein in your diet can affect your hair growth. Take a look at your daily diet and be sure to include at least 40 to 60 grams a day to increase hair growth.
Take vitamins. Not only are vitamins good for your overall health and well-being, but finding out if you have a vitamin deficiency can be helpful to determine if that is why your hair has slowed or stopped growing. Zinc is an especially key supplement for maintaining healthy hair, skin, and muscle tissue. Be sure to refer to the recommendations by your doctor for supplementing vitamins to decrease hair loss.
Practice good scalp and hair care. Avoid treatments that are harsh on your hair and scalp like heating tools, hair dye, and bleaching. Wash and condition regularly and massage the scalp every time you wash. Studies have shown that regular scalp massages stimulated hair growth.
Tight ponytails and braids can also affect your hair as well so it’s good to wear your hair down or in a loose style as often as possible.
Reduce stress. Sometimes this is easier said than done but stress can be a big culprit behind hair loss. Consistent stress can stop the hair from growing and cause excessive shedding. Severe stress can cause an autoimmune response where the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles resulting in hair loss. When the growth cycle is disrupted, hair goes into a “rest period” which stops growth.
Everyone has their own way of reducing stress but you can start by getting consistent rest, eating healthy, exercising regularly, staying dehydrated, and taking time for yourself if even for a few minutes each day.
Stopping bad habits. Many of the things you do each day could be contributing to hair loss without you even knowing it.
Not shampooing enough
Shampooing too often
Smoking and alcohol can contribute to hair loss
Seek help as soon as you notice a change. The best way to fight hair loss is to book a consultation with the Hair Restoration Institute to get an assessment and go over treatment options that are best suited to you.
Laser Hair Therapy. At Hair Restoration Institute, we offer the most scientifically advanced laser light hair re-growth programs for treatment and prevention of hair loss for both men and women.
Low-Level Laser Light Therapy (LLHT) benefits:
Stops the progression of hair loss in 97% of patients.
Stimulates hair follicles to stimulate new growth
Promotes stronger, thicker, healthier-looking hair
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP). One treatment option that stimulates hair growth is PRP. The type of treatment uses platelets in your own blood to stimulate growth. Your Hair Restoration expert will have your blood drawn and then have it spun in a centrifuge. Spinning the blood separates the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma. The plasma is then drawn into a syringe and injected into the scalp.
Platelets contain growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle to begin a new growth cycle as well as promote healing.
Hair loss and thinning hair can be very upsetting, but we’ll help you take control with a free consultation appointment at the Hair Restoration Institute. Make your appointment today and we’ll help you find the best treatment plan for your hair shedding. Our professional hair loss experts are always friendly, knowledgeable, and discreet. You can find us at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, or call 817-854-HAIR (4247) for your complimentary consultation with an experienced hair loss professional