Hair loss is a common issue and both men and women are prone to this issue. The usual form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia which is hereditary. Men usually lose hair from the temple and crown, which is known as male pattern baldness (MPB), while women experience hair loss diffusely over the front and top of the scalp, which known as female pattern baldness (FPB).
According to a new research published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, the culprit of hair loss is a gene variant related to male sex hormones. These hormones are located in the X chromosome, which is inherited by their mothers. In fact, this issue is genetically programmed to happen. This common issue can happen either gradually or suddenly. Moreover, hair loss can also occur due to other reasons, including thyroid disorders, dietary deficiencies, and medications.
Hence, if this issue isn’t inherited, it can be easily prevented if it is due to other reasons. All you should do is follow some simple steps.
Simple Steps to Prevent Hair Loss
Incorporate a Well-Balanced Diet
The diet is crucial for your overall health and for feeding your follicles. Hence, you should increase the intake of foods rich in protein, zinc, copper, iron, vitamin B-12, biotin, and calcium.
Improve the Thyroid Function
The thyroid function plays an important role in the entire health. You should keep the thyroid hormones balanced. Moreover, you should support the liver function by consuming 350 mg to 425 mg milk thistle three times per day and 500 mg yellow dock once a day.
Massage your Mane
According to the Indian medical system of Ayurveda, the hair health is important in terms of balancing the life energies. There are three body constitutions or doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. So, the aim is to reduce the Pitta dosha in the hair follicles. This can be done by massaging the scalp before bedtime. This will make the hair healthy and prevent hair loss. Moreover, you can massage the scalp with oil of bhringaraj or brahmi with a small amount of coconut oil. Apply this mixture on the scalp, massage and leave on until morning.