Hair loss can affect men, women and children, according to FamilyDoctor.org. Everyone loses hair each day as a normal part of the hair growth cycle, but excessive hair loss requires special attention. End your worries by stopping your hair loss and regrowing your hair.
Change your eating habits. Consume 15 percent of your calories from protein sources, 55 to 65 percent of your calories from healthy carbohydrates, and 25 percent of your calories from fat sources, according to Staci Nix in her book, “Williams’ Basic Nutrition & Diet Therapy.” This balance of nutrients will provide your body with the needed protein, carbohydrates and fat to allow for natural hair regrowth. Protein can be found in poultry, fish, low fat dairy, nuts and soy. Foods containing healthy carbohydrates include fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Your fats should come from mostly from vegetable and plant sources, not animal sources.
Change your hairstyle. Avoid hairstyles that require your hair to be pulled tight, such as buns, ponytails and braids, according to MayoClinic.com. These hairstyles cause extreme stress on your hair shafts and follicles, often causing hairs to pull out or fall out. Allow your hair to air-dry after washing it.
Consume green tea. Green tea may reduce the amount of DHT, dihydrotestostorone, produced by the body, according to a 2005 study published in the “Journal of the National Medical Association.” DHT may be one of the leading causes of hair loss among both men and women. To maximize your chances of hair regrowth, consume at least 3 cups of green tea each day.
Give yourself a scalp massage. When you massage your scalp, you increase the blood flow to your hair follicles, give your hair more nutrients, decrease your stress levels and improve the strength of your hair roots, according to The Hair Loss Expert.
Always consult your doctor prior to changing your diet or trying any natural remedy. Certain foods and natural remedies can interfere with the way some medication work, and may make your condition worse.
Certain medical conditions and medications can lead to hair loss, according to FamilyDoctor.org. Discussing your condition with your doctor can lead to changes of medications or treatments for diseases like fungal infections, lupus or diabetes that may be causing your hair loss.
- Mayo Clinic: Hair Loss Causes
- Mayo Clinic: Hair Loss Prevention
- “Journal of the National Medical Association”; The Effects Of Tea Polyphenolic Compounds on Hair Loss Among Rodents; Adeleh Esfandiari and A. Paul Kelly; August 2005
- "Williams' Basic Nutrition & Diet Therapy"; Staci Nix, M.S., R.D., C.D.; 2005
Kimberly Wonderly has a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and has worked as a personal trainer for six years. Wonderly has also taken many child development classes, while running a daycare out of her home for three years. She wrote for the "Rocket" at Slippery Rock University for two years while attending college.