Worried about hair loss? You’re not the only one! It’s estimated that nearly 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss at some point in their lives. If you suspect that you have hair loss, talk to your doctor about the possible causes and treatment options. In the meantime, you can try these methods to stop and prevent hair loss.
How to Stop Hair Loss: 6 Ways to Prevent Hair Fall
1. Try Hair Growth Supplements
Your scalp can only grow healthy hair when you’re eating the right mix of vitamins and minerals. So how do you make sure that you’re consuming the right nutrients? By taking Viviscal!
Viviscal is formulated with hair-loving nutrients like biotin, zinc, vitamin C, and iron. Viviscal also contains AminoMarTM, a proprietary marine protein complex found exclusively in Viviscal supplements.
Thanks to this combination of hair-promoting ingredients, in clinical studies, women saw a 32% increase in the number of terminal hairs and a nearly 40% decrease in hair shedding in just 3 months+. That’s why Viviscal is the #1 selling clinically tested hair growth† supplement on the market!
2. Massage Your Scalp
One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to prevent hair fall is scalp massage. Scalp massage works by boosting circulation to the hair follicles. Thanks to that extra supply of blood, more hair-healthy nutrients reach your hair follicles, allowing them to grow new hair more efficiently.
To perform a scalp massage at home, use your fingertips to gently scrub your scalp.
3. Try Essential Oils
To try them for yourself, mix a few drops of lavender oil or rosemary oil with a carrier oil like jojoba oil. Gently massage the mixture into your scalp, then wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Hint: make sure that you test a small amount of oil on your arm at least 24 hours before application to see if you have an allergic reaction.
However, the jury is still out on whether these oils can actually help you to prevent hair loss, so there are no guarantees!
4. Practice Gentle Styling Techniques
Harsh styling techniques – like pulling your hair into too-tight ponytails or using a flat iron without heat protectant – can also contribute to hair fall.
Whenever possible, allow your hair to air dry and skip styling with hot tools. When you do use hot tools or hair dryers, make sure to use a heat protectant spray beforehand to mitigate some of the heat damage. Use gentle fabric hair elastics rather than metal ponytail holders, and try to alter the placement of your ponytail from day to day to avoid incurring breakage in the same place.
5. Reduce Stress
Believe it or not, stress is a common cause of some types of hair fall. Stress can actually cause the hair follicles to stop growing hair, which can lead to excessive shedding. To prevent hair loss, practice some stress management techniques. A few ideas:
- Walking outside
6. Adjust Your Hair Washing Schedule
Washing your hair too much – or not enough – can also contribute to hair fall. Wash your hair too much, and your hair may become brittle and prone to breakage. But if you wash your hair too little, your hair follicles can become clogged with excess sebum and dead skin.
So what’s the magic number? We recommend washing your hair two to three times per week using a shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for fine and thinning hair, like Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner.
While these tips can help to prevent hair loss, only a doctor can diagnose you with hair loss. So, if you think you are experiencing hair loss, talk to your doctor!
||Based on Nielsen AOC L52 weeks ending 12/30/17
+Ablon, G.; Dermatol Res Pract., 2015