People have different hair types, from straight, wavy, to curly hair. The hair also varies depending on thickness and density. Thickness refers to the width of a person’s hair strands while density relates to how thick or thin the hair is, collectively. This means a person can have fine hair and thick in density, and thick hair that’s less dense.
Despite the differences in hair types, thickness, and density, there is one thing in common- we all want healthy hair. There are several ways to achieve this, including changes in our lifestyle and diet. Special shampoos and oral supplements are also available for people looking to get healthy hair.
Our aesthetic experts at IBO Medical Center provide us with a few helpful information to keep our hair healthy in this blog. We will also address hair fall, its causes, and possible treatment.
What Makes Hair Healthy?
Healthy hair is characterized by its smooth texture, healthy volume, and strength. Individuals who have healthy hair are more confident- after all, our hair is our crowning glory. We can all achieve healthy locks through these tips;
- Aid Your Hair’s Growth With An Occasional Trim
Trimming your hair at least every 4 to 8 weeks will ensure healthy growth. A regular trim will get rid of damaged hair and split ends. It also makes the hair less susceptible to breakage since a trim will make it more flexible, softer, and less brittle.
- Use The Right Shampoo And Conditioner
Our experts recommend using shampoo 2-3 times a week and conditioner daily. Shampoo gets rid of the hair’s natural oil, so limiting your shampoo use will maintain the hair’s natural oil balance. Meanwhile, the conditioner keeps the hair clean and moisturized.
- Watch Your Diet
Eating a well-balanced diet will ensure the healthy growth of your hair. Several foods have excellent benefits to the hair, especially those rich in protein and iron- nutrients that are essential for hair growth. Don’t forget to stay hydrated. Hydration will keep not just your hair moisturized but your skin as well.
How Much Is Too Much Hair Fall?
The American Academy of Dermatologists says that an average person sheds 50 to 100 strands of hair every day, which is a regular occurrence. Also, women tend to lose more strands of hair due to styling. When you experience a significant amount of hair fall, it can result from stress or a health condition. These are the most common causes of hair fall;
- pattern baldness
- hormone changes in women (pregnancy, menopause, etc.)
- thyroid diseases (PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome, lupus, etc.)
Consulting an expert on hair loss and its treatments will help ensure you get the best care for your hair concerns. Therapies such as mesotherapy and PRP are common procedures used to address hair loss.
Mesotherapy And PRP
Mesotherapy is known to be effective in addressing wrinkles, fine lines, and skin rejuvenation. However, aesthetic clinics also take advantage of its several benefits to treat hair loss. Through mesotherapy, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are injected into the scalp to correct hormone imbalances and improve blood circulation around the hair follicles. This, in turn, helps to regrow hair.
In PRP therapy, blood is drawn from the patient where the PRP or platelet-rich plasma is extracted using a centrifuge. The extracted PRP is then processed and injected back into the patient’s scalp. The PRP contains special proteins or growth factors that help regenerate the cells and stimulate hair growth.
At IBO, we offer both PRP and Mesotherapy to help address hair fall. Trichoscopy is also available to evaluate the hair and scalp and diagnose any issues that may cause hair thinning and hair fall. In Trichoscopy, the hair and scalp can be seen at greater magnification, providing better visualization of the individual’s condition.
For more information about the two treatments, you can always visit us and talk to our experts today.