Though we don’t notice it, we actually do shed hair every day. If you see some strands of hair on your pillow after waking up, it’s not necessarily a cause for concern. But if you notice that your hair is shedding a lot more than usual or if you start having bald spots, you might want to get it checked with a dermatologist. In the meantime, here are some tips you need to know if you want to at least minimize your hair loss.
Drink lots of water
Literally everything in our body, from our internal organs, to our bones, to our skin, needs to stay hydrated to function well. Just as water is important for our organs, it’s also the case when it comes to our skin and scalp. Because our hair shaft is largely comprised of water, you’ll need to drink a lot if you want your hair to stay healthy.
Pay attention to what you eat
Mainly, food with a lot of protein should be considered if you want to keep your hair strong and healthy. Some of these are eggs, fish, lean meats, some nuts, and etc. Protein is a big component in the growth of our body tissues. That means having enough protein can help strengthen your hair as well and even minimize the effects of hair loss.
Washing your hair regularly is, of course, necessary if you want to keep your hair and scalp clean. But did you know that it can be better if you use shampoo every other day or every two days? This is simply because using shampoo every day can strip off essential oils in your scalp hence doing more bad than good.
Avoid direct exposure to the sun
We all already know about the heat in Singapore, so when it comes to your hair, try your best to avoid direct exposure to sunlight. If you have to go out on a sunny day, wear a cap or have an umbrella with you. It’s easy to underestimate the heat of the sun because we rarely notice its effects on our scalp, but if you want to save your hair, just don’t stay too long under the sun.
Don’t brush your hair if it’s still wet
A small yet very common mistake people make is brushing or combing their hair when it’s still wet. When hair is wet, it’s actually weaker than it normally is. If you have to do it, use your fingers to brush through your hair and untangle some strands then use a wide-toothed comb after. This way you can avoid putting unnecessary strain on the roots and decrease the chances of losing more hair.