The hair! Ah the hair! Both men and women care much about their hair! Well at least most of us who are willing to admit in the open that we do, yes we do care about our hair! Just changing your hair, whether you cut, colour or grow it longer changes your look.
Now the hair problems! Oh No! Some of us do have serious hair problems. Excessive hair loss and hair thinning are two of the most common problems that plague both sexes. When we talk about hair loss, most would immediately think about balding men. Well, the truth of the matter is hair loss is more common to men compared to women. But of course there are also women suffering from excessive hair loss.
Male Pattern Baldness
So why is baldness more common to men than women? Not that we want things to go the other direction…We see Andre Agassi, Prince Charles, Prince William and many other well known figures losing the battle against baldness.
In most cases of baldness in men, the hormone DHT is the key player. DHT or Dihydrotestosterone is a hormone that attacks the follicles of the hair. The hair follicles die which then causes male pattern baldness. The more men age the more DHT is produced which is why it is common that men reaching the age of 30 and even before start getting bald.
Causes of Excessive Hair Loss
Excessive styling, aging, hormones, genes and stress are known triggers of hair loss. The question now is are we doomed to lose our hair? Isn’t there anything that can be done? Well, you can avoid exposing yourself to triggers of hair loss that you can control. Stop giving your hair a harsh beating with strong chemicals and hairstyling tools such as the hair dryer. Stop stressing out! Allow yourself to have some R and R time.
Feed Your Hair Essential Nutrients
You should also feed your hair the essential nutrients it needs. Make sure that you include in your diet food that are rich in these nutrients.
- A Daily Dose of Vitamin E – Vitamin E is essential to your hair as it helps in improving blood circulation in the scalp. If blood can circulate well in the scalp this means that the nutrients carried by the blood can reach all of your hair follicles and roots. Vitamin E is also known as a very potent antioxidant. Antioxidants greatly benefit the hair, skin, nails and the entire body.You should use Argan oil on your hair! Not quite familiar with this oil? Although this can be quite impossible as the Argan oil has been making a loud noise! This oil is packed with Vitamin E! It also contains essential fatty acids which strengthen the protein that bonds hair structure making the hair stronger. Foods packed with Vitamin E include Sunflower seeds (as well as oil), almonds, turnip, tomatoes, pine nuts, granola, avocado and peanut butter.
- Vitamin B Complex – Better hair growth is promoted by Vitamin B complex.