Three Tips To Naturally Prevent Hair Loss

causes_of_hair_loss_1If you have experienced hair loss, or you are concerned about losing your hair in the future, there is hope. While it is true that there is a myriad of dangerous drugs and controversial procedures on the market, there is also a variety of natural ingredients that can be found in any grocery store that can also be very useful in the prevention and treatment of thinning hair. If you are wondering how to make hair thicker, here are a few methods to naturally accomplish the task that are proven and inexpensive:
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1. Improve Your Diet 
The simplest way to prevent hair loss naturally is to improve your diet. Your food intake has a strong influence on your health. Certain foods can regulate fluctuating hormones, provide a variety of nutrients and vitamins and keep illnesses under control.

The top foods that are recommended for hair growth and thickening are nuts, green peas, spinach, eggs, green tea and sweet potatoes. These foods contain one or more of the required vitamins and minerals needed to grow healthy locks and replace any lost hair. For example, green tea contains a certain polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate that can modulate the actions and production of male hormones in each gender. These hormones, or androgens, as they are called, are a leading culprit of excessive hair loss.

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2. Take Vitamin Supplements 
Ideally, you should receive adequate servings of each growth-stimulating vitamin and mineral from the super foods that we listed above. However, if are among the vitamin-deficient population, you may require vitamin supplements to replace those hair vitamins that you are not receiving through your daily food intake.

The most important vitamin to supplement in your diet is protein. Hair is made of more than 90% protein, so a diet that is lacking in protein is bound to cause hair to thin out. Then there is Vitamin A, which promotes the growth of healthy cells, Vitamin D, which regulates genes that promote normal follicle growth and Beta-carotene, which contains staggering anti-oxidant properties. These are three of most crucial vitamins used in the creation of new strands of hair. However, don’t forget the entire B-complex of vitamins, including B6, B12, B9, B5 and B3, which all work together to keep hair strong. As a matter of fact, B7, or Biotin, can thicken each hair strand, prevent the loss of hair and encourage new hair growth.

Minerals, such as copper, zinc and iron, in trace amounts, not only prevent hair from thinning out, but they can also intensify hair color and keep your tresses from prematurely turning gray. Iron also carries oxygen to each follicle.
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3. Apply Natural Oils Topically 
The use of olive, almond, lavender and castor oil for hair is nothing new. Olive oil is rich in anti-oxidants and penetrates your hair shaft to control hair-narrowing hormones. Almond oil is chock full of Vitamins D and E, as well as calcium and magnesium, and lavender and castor oil contain anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. These unique oils are known to be beneficial in the prevention dandruff and folliculitus. The ricinoleic acid in castor oil also balances your scalp’s pH which enables it to replenish its natural oils.

Hair thinning and loss affects millions of people across the globe. As a matter of fact, half of the world’s population has experienced some type of hair loss by the age of 50. If you have been shedding more than the average 50 – 100 hairs per day, try following the natural tips above before considering other procedures or medications. These ideas are known to work and they will save you money over commercial treatments.