Losing hair is nothing new. In fact, it is normal to lose about 100 strands of hair a day. But due to age, hormonal changes, extreme stress, and even genes, these can all cause balding or thinning of hair. If it is any consolation, about 50% of people who turn 50 experience greying and thinning of hair. Though it is best to embrace your natural age and go with natural bodily changes, there are ways to prevent and slow down premature greying and loss of hair. Here are a few things you can do:
Get Vitamin Supplements
Are you having enough vitamins with your meals? Vitamin B12 is known to be responsible for keeping our nails and hair in good health. But you need to understand that it doesn’t work like magic, and it might not work for everyone. But taking supplements when you are still young helps. Also, hair loss can happen due to zinc deficiency. However, if you have a hereditary problem, it might still happen, though the whole process will slow down!
Make An Egg Mask For Your Hair
Eggs are great for your hair because of the presence of xanthophylls. Not only does it take care of hair in general and makes it shiny, but it also prevents premature greying. Leaving it overnight works best for your hair. However, the entire process can be messy and smelly, too. So be prepared to do some hard work for good hair health! Putting a plastic sheet on your pillow or bed is highly recommended to avoid making a mess later on. All this will be worth it once you start seeing results!
Stay Away From Chemicals
Are you a big fan of hair salons? That might explain your greying and thinning hair then. Too much bleaching, dying, or straightening can damage hair to no end. Even using a curling iron or straightener every day can damage your hair. Opting for natural and organic products is the best you can do to your hair. If you don’t have healthy locks, chances are your hair will fall out soon and the new growth will be thinner and not as good as your original hair. Be gentle as always and show it some love!
Smoking causes cancer, and it also gives you grey hair. Remember, it is less likely that your troublesome kids will give you grey hair, but smoking will! If you are an occasional or a chain smoker, consider quitting. Don’t put it off because that only delays the whole process. Do it right away and keep telling yourself the good things that will happen to you since you are not smoking anymore. That should be motivation enough. You’ll be doing yourself and everyone around you a world of good!
Finally, stress can also be a big factor, but it is more important to follow all the above points if you want great hair even as you age. Of course, you can’t change your genes but you can change your lifestyle, so do it!