5 lifestyle changes that can affect hair loss
There are many factors that can be the cause of hair loss, and in most cases, it’s not just one. But did you know that your general health and lifestyle can also contribute to the functions of your hair? Therefore, making some subtle changes in your routine and your life can make big changes to your hair, helping it to grow healthier and prevent further hair loss.
Just like every part of your body, your hair needs the right vitamins and nutrients in order to function properly. Getting the right amount of minerals, such as zinc, copper and iron into your diet can help your hair grow thicker and stronger. Try eating more nuts and seeds, meat and leafy greens such as spinach and kale. If you’re finding it hard to include these in your diet, then a food supplement can help your hair receive the nutrients it needs. Our R21 Micro-Nutrients Unisex Food Supplements nourishes the hair follicles from within and includes the essential copper and zinc, amongst many other ingredients, that help maintain the hair and encourage natural hair growth.
As well as an benefiting your overall health and sense of wellbeing, doing regular exercise each week can also in fact help with your hair growth. The increase in heart rate gets the blood pumping round the body, including to the scalp. The circulation of blood supplies vital nutrients to the hair follicles, which helps them to function normally and to grow the hair healthily.
Kicking the habit of smoking can be hard, but the fact that it can be a contributing factor to hair loss may give you an extra incentive to stop. Firstly, the actual smoke from cigarettes is a pollutant that can externally damage as well as discolour the hair. Secondly, smoking restricts the blood vessels all over the body, affecting the blood supply to your hair follicles, which it needs to grow hair normally. Although there are many reasons to stop smoking, if you’re find it really hard, our R21 Tri Peptide Active Serum and our R8 Botanical Solution Hair & Scalp Treatment are applied directly to the scalp and include ingredients that naturally stimulate the circulation of the scalp.
When it comes to washing your hair, it is imperative to avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemicals, as they can damage and weaken the hair as well as strip away too much of the hair’s natural sebum. This is increased with over washing the hair. Ideally, you shouldn’t be washing your hair every day and when you do, you should also use a conditioner. Our Fortifying Shampoo and Ultra Volume Conditioner for both Men and Women contain a plethora of natural ingredients that help to strengthen and restore the hair, whilst promoting healthy hair growth.
The optimum time for the body to regenerate and repair itself is when you are asleep. So a lack of sleep can actually affect your body’s ability to regrow hair, the way in which your hair and scalp function, and the body’s hormone levels. It’s advised to try to aim for about six to eight hours of sleep each night, as most of us need this amount of sleep on average to feel well rested and is a sufficient amount of time to allow the body to recuperate.
At Reseed, we believe taking a holistic approach is the most beneficial way to prevent further hair loss. So, alongside the use of our Reseed Natural Hair Loss Range, the way in which you lead your lifestyle is one way to help improve the condition of your hair.