Here at New Image Clinics we specialise in providing help and advice for a wide range of clients who are all experiencing hair loss. We help each and every one of them explore the options available, with the goal of restoring their hair via non-surgical means.
However we can only do half of the work. In conjunction with our hair loss treatments, read these tips on how to take care of your scalp and remaining hair.
Just general advice for good health but vital for taking care of your hair, pay attention to your eating habits. How healthy are they? Make sure you get your 5-a-day, as fruits and vegetables contain Vitamin B, Iron, Calcium and Zinc which are all essential for healthy hair growth. In addition, try to eat a protein rich diet (hair is partially made up of proteins) and drink a least a pint of water a day (as hair is one quarter water and carries vital minerals to the roots).
Iron and zinc are also very important for healthy hair – so take a lesson from Popeye’s book and try and eat plenty of leafy green vegetables.
Think about the obvious things, like hair styles that pull the follicles taut – the roots will be torn out and, sooner or later, they’ll stop growing back all together. Hair styles such as cornrows and tight braids are especially notorious for this, and can cause traction alopecia and scarring on your scalp.
When washing your hair, rub it in gently and only use small amounts of shampoo, making sure to rinse thoroughly. Letting your hair dry naturally rather than rubbing it with a towel or blasting it with a scorching hair dryer is also much gentler, though if you’re short on time you can use the dryer on a cool setting or gently pat your hair dry with a towel.
Try not to give into the temptation to just pick up the nearest shampoo when you jump in the shower. Many modern shampoos contain a chemical called ‘sodium lauryl sulphate/sodium laureth sulphate’ and not only is it harsh on your hair, it has also been linked to cancer! Look for shampoos that contain the friendlier ‘sodium lauryl glucose’ or ‘sodium lauryl glucoside’.
You should also be on the lookout for ‘polysorbates’ which can react with the skin on your scalp and make your head itchy and uncomfortable.
Following these handy tips then you’ll make New Image Clinics job that much easier. Our expert advisors have been in the hair loss industry for decades, and draw upon this experience and knowledge on a daily basis to offer help and advice which is second to none.