15 Ways to Make Your Hair Stronger
Although hair loss at some point in your life is irritating, it’s natural to experience. The causes of hair loss in both men and women are many and can be varied from person to person. While hair loss is natural and unavoidable, the real problem arises when no new hair grows to take up the place left by falling here.
When this happens, you need to think about it and consult with the hair expert immediately. Strengthening your hair means that it does not fall off as often as it otherwise would. Also, it goes a long way in ensuring that replacement hair for the strands that fall off grows in time. Here are 15 measures and tips that can help you make your hair stronger:
Have a Balanced Diet and Drink Plenty of Water
The strength benefits of water on the hair have long been established. However, it is only recently that similar advantages of silicon were discovered.
Fortunately, silicon is present in drinking water and therefore consuming more of the same will have double benefits on your hair.
Take More Proteins
Hair is essentially composed of proteins and therefore eating more protein rich foods such as soya beans, milk, and egg whites are bound to increase the strength of your hair.
Reduce the Heat Applied to Your Hair
Rebonding, ironing and blow drying are a few of the hair treatments that use heat on your hair. Too much heat weakens the hair and therefore you should cut down on these as much as possible.
Avoid Traction Alopecia
Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that is caused by the continuous exertion of pressure on the hair. It can be caused by tight hairstyles such as tight ponytails and tight braids. All these should be avoided.
Brush Your Hair Gently
It is important to be gentle when brushing your hair. A good proportion of hair loss occurs during brushing because of the pressure exerted on the scalp as you pull.
It is also wise to invest in wide toothed combs for brushing your hair as they are much gentler compared to other brushes.
Wear Head Caps for Swimming
Swimming pool water contains high levels of chlorine, a chemical that is harmful to the hair. To prevent such damage, always wear a swimming cap when in the water and take a shower immediately after swimming to wash off the chlorine.
Rainwater contains many environmental chemicals, and some of these may be dangerous to your hair. Always try to protect your hair from rain water.
Massage Your Scalp Regularly
Regular, gentle massaging of the scalp usually relaxes the veins and arteries and, thereby, increases the circulation of blood through the scalp. The net effect of this is increased the growth of hair.
Do Not Comb Your Hair Too Much
Excessive combing of the hair can lead to split ends and a ‘weathering effect’ on it; both of which will eventually result in weaker hair and hair loss.
Avoid Specific Medications
Some medications may contain excessive amounts of some vitamins, such as vitamin A, which are harmful to your hair. Since you can tell all these on your own, the best way to avoid them is by avoiding self-medication.