Hair loss is a natural change that happens as we age, but there are other factors, including stress and medications, that can cause hair loss. There are several things that can be done to prevent from hair loss
Diet can have an impact on hair loss and we advise to follow a balanced diet to get the correct nutrients and vitamins to promote hair growth. Vitamin B found in bulgur wheat, green peas and brown rice is essential for maintaining healthy hair and is important for preventing hair loss. Zinc boosts tissue growth and repair; keeping your scalp and hair healthy. Chickpeas, oysters, beef and wheat germ are all good sources of zinc.
Protein is important in promoting hair growth as your hair consists mainly of protein so it is vital to make sure you are consuming an adequate amount in your diet from meat or vegetable sources, or supplements.
These fatty acids travel to the hair shaft and the cell membranes in your scalp, nourishing the follicles and promoting hair growth. Flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, tuna and kale are great sources of Omega 3.
While female pattern baldness is permanent, non-surgical treatments like Minoxidil have been shown to promote hair growth in women experiencing female pattern hair loss. These tend to be more effective in the early stages of hair loss. They’re also suitable as a supplementary treatment after FUE hair transplant treatment.
It’s natural you’ll want to have your hair cut, but this should be left until after one month of recovery. Both the recipient and donor areas can be tended to. New hairs will be growing after this time, and the overall thickness will continue to improve as the results become more visible.
No hats should be worn for the first three weeks of your post-transplant recovery, and direct sunlight must be avoided for between six and eight weeks (along with exposure to cold and windy conditions). A loose cap or headscarf can be worn after three weeks to protect your hair. You need to keep clear of physical exertion for the first three weeks too.
Hair loss is a frustrating problem for millions of men and women. Factors such as diet, stress, and medications can lead to hair loss but genes can also play an important role in male pattern baldness.
The sooner you address the symptoms of hair loss, the more likely you are to prevent irreversible damage. Contact us now to get free consultation from our Hair Transplant Specialist Doctor.