Are you wondering how to strengthen your hair and reduce hair loss? Our hair is exposed to harmful factors on a daily basis. This includes weather changes, strong styling and strong cosmetics. If we have weakened hair, it is worth focusing on repairing and regenerating it. Weakened hair can cause excessive hair loss. But hair can be rebuilt by using many methods, which include daily care, diet, supplementation, home rinses or a visit at a trichologist. Scalp mesotherapy is highly effective.

Treatments to strengthen hair and reduce hair loss

The first step is to choose a high-quality shampoo. However, this is not enough. It is equally important to use nutritional preparations to strengthen and accelerate hair growth. Treatments, in the form of ampoules, rinses or liquids, show high effectiveness. The composition of the products consists of active substances, focused on the nutrition of the hair bulb. The effect will be noticeable after 3-4 weeks of regular use. Hair regrowth will be stronger and more resistant to damage.

How to strengthen your hair

How to strengthen your hair

Slowing down the process of hair loss

To start the fight against hair loss, you should consider a change in hair care habits. It is important to know, how and with what cosmetics we should wash our hair. Hair loss should be treated with medical shampoos from the pharmacy. They do not contain irritants and their composition is rich in nutrients. A well-chosen shampoo is a great start to regain beautiful and healthy hair.

Avoid harmful factors

While trying to grow strong hair, minor changes in hair styling are very important. Excessive use of hair styling products can greatly weaken your hair. The composition of cosmetics, such as varnishes or hair mousses, often have an irritating effect on the scalp. Frequent hairdressing treatments such as dyeing, perms and bleaching, also have a negative impact. Hair bulbs are also weakened when combing the hair, e.g. in a ponytail. So, it is better to choose loose styles.

Diet

Our daily eating habits also influence the condition of the hair. Therefore, a balanced diet containing a large amount of nutrients and vitamins is extremely important. Our hair will definitely appreciate a diet rich in wholesome bread, vegetables and fruit. Doctors emphasize, that choosing a diet with a low glycemic index is a good option. Diabetes is often one of the causes of weakened hair and hair loss.

diet to strengthen hair

diet to strengthen hair

Strengthening herbs

To strengthen the hair and stimulate their growth, cosmetics containing plant extracts are great. Therefore, good rubbing preparations or conditioners and shampoos will bring good results. Doctors and pharmacists list a certain group of herbs, that have a great impact on hair strengthening:

  • nettle: its task is to reduce seborrhea, stimulate blood circulation and strengthen hair follicles,
  • horsetail: intensively strengthens and makes the hair more elastic and inhibits hair loss,
  • chamomile: has soothing and anti-inflammatory effects,
  • birch: will reduce greasy hair,
  • rosemary: oxygenates and nourishes the hair roots by improving the circulation of the scalp,
  • provitamin B5: responsible for the regeneration and hydration of hair.

 

Hair strengthening supplements

It is extremely important to nourish the hair from the inside, i.e. the use of dietary supplements rich in vitamins and nutrients. The hair will then be strengthened and become more resistant to harmful external factors. You will find many preparations at the pharmacy, containing ingredients valuable for healthy hair. Particular attention should be paid to amino acids, which are the basic building blocks of hair. Sulfur, which is an element necessary to combine amino acids into protein, plays an important role. Among vitamins, vitamin A, C, E and B are of great importance. Doctors point to the beneficial effects of iron, silicon, magnesium, zinc and biotin. Dietary supplements also contain green tea extract, grape seed or brown algae.

Home remedies

The simplest solutions often turn out to be very effective. At home, we can make a shampoo from 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 9 tablespoons of water. The resulting mixture will thoroughly wash your hair and remove cosmetics and sebum. It will positively influence the stimulation of bulbs. Castor oil, which can be rubbed into dry or damp hair, also has a beneficial effect. We can also use herb rinses: nettle, horsetail, chamomile, birch and rosemary. A commonly used solution is a lemon rinse. Apply to clean and wet hair and leave for a few minutes.

Special treatments

A visit to a trichologist and taking advantage of a wide range of scalp treatments will be a good solution. The doctor will select the treatments based on the examination of the scalp and tests performed. Do not ignore the problem of excessive hair loss. It may be a signal of serious health problems. The trichologist may order additional tests to find out the cause of the baldness. We can use a hair transplant, mesotherapy or a radiation treatment. Mesotherapy, using subcutaneous active ingredients, can be very helpful.

Last update: 19 October 2020

Dr Piotr Turkowski

About Dr Piotr Turkowski

Aesthetic medicine doctor, specialist and enthusiastic surgery, completing the specialization in plastic surgery. The only officially registered member of the international hair restoration surgery (ISHRS) in Warsaw, which brings together the world's best specialists in this field.

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