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What Can Be Done to Prevent Hair Loss?

Have you noticed excessive hair shedding or patchy areas that are new and unexpected for you? Some degree of hair loss is completely normal, since we lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands every day. If you’re shedding a lot more than that, however, you might be experiencing thinning hair. Hair loss can occur due to everything from hereditary factors and hormonal changes to nutritional deficiencies, stress, aging, or an underlying medical condition. Hair loss may not always be preventable—especially when it’s caused by genetics or chronic disease—and there’s no way of rapidly restoring fuller hair, but there are ways to potentially slow or prevent further loss and enhance future growth. The skin specialists who provide dermatology care at our New Jersey-based practice also work with patients who are concerned about their hair. With this in mind, we recommend Nutrafol supplements and some other methods for growing fuller, stronger, and more luscious hair. Here are four tips to consider:

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Certain hairstyles pull or stretch the hair away from the scalp, eventually causing lasting damage. This is known as traction alopecia. Choosing something besides tight braids or similar styles can help to keep your hair firmly attached to your scalp, where it belongs.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Damage to hair follicles can also be caused by caustic chemicals that are used to treat or bleach hair. Refrain from using dyes, highlights, peroxide treatments, or perms if you’re worried about thinning. Some types of shampoos might also contain harmful ingredients, so read labels and do your research!

Eat a Healthy Diet

Having a nutrient-rich, health-conscious diet can enhance hair growth. Avoid restrictive dieting that can deprive you of valuable nutrients, and ensure that you’re getting an adequate amount of protein (50 grams or more per day) to support hair growth.

Supplements

Nutrafol’s clinically proven supplements or nutraceuticals promote hair health by addressing imbalances in the body that could be affecting hair growth. They contain medical-grade health extracts, such as saw palmetto, that counteract the negative effects of a male hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is linked to pattern baldness. They also contain marine collagen to promote hair growth. You can supplement your diet with other vitamins such as biotin to support hair wellness.

Find out more about care for skin, hair, and even nails from New Jersey’s South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center. Call us (856) 810-9888, or submit a contact form to request a consultation and find out more about what can be done to improve hair growth.

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