In Singapore, like with any country, men and women lose an average of 50 to 100 strands of hair daily. It’s completely normal. There are several reasons why hair falls out: aging, hormones, improper nutrition, and illness. Often, improper hair care and bad habits can worsen the condition and lead to hair loss.
You can say that you’re losing hair if it falls out in clumps after you wash it. If this happens, talk with your aesthetic doctor in Singapore to rule out any medical condition that could be causing it.
Along with your doctor’s advice, it’s time for you to take your own preventive measures. Some lifestyle changes can prevent your hair from shedding further.
Take Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Just like the rest of your body, your hair needs vitamins and minerals, too. Ask your doctor about what supplements you can take to make your hair healthier. In general, you can take a mineral supplement and daily multi-vitamins. Vitamins B6, B12, and D supplements can all make your hair stronger.
Ask your doctor to perform a blood test to determine if you are iron-deficient. You might need iron as well. Low iron counts can actually lead to hair loss.
Dry Your Hair Properly
If you often rub your hair in a towel to dry it, you might be damaging your hair. Instead, pat it dry to avoid breaking your hair or pulling the strands. Wet hair is more brittle, so it breaks easily. Let it dry completely before you brush or comb it.
Lessen the Use of Heated Styling Tools
Applying heat to your hair every day can lead to irreparable damage. Extreme heat from hair straighteners, curling irons, and blow-dryers can make your hair brittle. Hence, hair becomes prone to damage. You can lose your hair in no time. If you need to use heated styling tools, use it only a few times every week.
Let Your Hair Breathe
Let your hair take a rest from being tied back or from being always covered with a cap or hat. Let it loose from time to time to allow your hair follicles to relax. If they are often pulled or weighted on, your hair follicles can loosen, and this can lead to hair loss.
Use hair accessories that will not pull your hair. Clips and hairpins are a good choice. If you really need to tie your hair, use fabric hair ties instead of rubber ones.
Keep Your Scalp Healthy
It’s important to keep your hair and scalp healthy, but you don’t need to wash your hair every day to do so. Skip a day to two before washing your hair again, and don’t forget to shampoo and condition your hair.
Dandruff, when left untreated, can cause your hair to fall out more than the usual. Treat your dandruff by washing your scalp with a specially formulated shampoo for a week until your dandruff clears. After that, apply a weekly hair mask to your scalp. After the treatment, use the dandruff shampoo only once a week.
Finally, nothing beats a healthy diet. Choose foods high in vitamins A and C, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, magnesium, and iron. They are good for your hair.