Scalp Care Tips To Avoid Hair LossIt’s normal for a person to lose 50 - 100 strands of hair a day. More than that can mean you’ve got a problem. Have you noticed your hair is thinner than it used to be, or do you have clumps of hair coming out in the shower? This can stop you in your tracks. Here are some scalp care tips to fight hair loss and get you back where you want to be.

Eat a nutritious diet
Reducing sugar will help your immune system, which is a boost to your scalp health. Include lots of fresh vegetables for nutrients such as beta-carotene. Important protein sources such as chicken, eggs, and fish will strengthen your hair and scalp. Finally, don’t forget about vitamin and mineral supplements. Modern lifestyles and processed foods don’t offer enough nutrients for a healthy scalp and hair.

Gentle hair styling
Chemicals in hair dyes and heat styling tools such as flat irons and blow dryers damage and break hair shafts. A hair’s life span is 3 to 5 years and too much damage within that time can cause irreversible damage. Also, try to use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush. Avoid tying back hair tightly in ponytails and braids. This causes hair loss at the hairline and sometimes elsewhere on the scalp.

Use gentle hair care products
Sulphate-free shampoos and deep conditioning treatments go a long way to protect the scalp and hair from damage. There are good, inexpensive brands to higher-end specialty types of products.

Use oil treatments
After washing and air-drying hair, apply an oil treatment to hair and scalp and leave it on for a few hours or all night. These make a big difference in filling a damaged and porous hair shaft with strengthening oil. There are essential oil treatments and specialty oils. Or you can use a homemade recipe such as plain coconut oil that’s already in your cupboard.

Scalp massage
Exercise is one way to increase circulation to the scalp. A good scalp massage in the shower is also a good way to increase circulation and fight hair loss. This brings nutrients to the hair follicles.

Use a topical medicine with an ingredient like Minoxidil
This can encourage hair growth in about 6 months. It is an over-the-counter drug that’s widely used. There can be some minor side effects such as skin irritation.

Don’t smoke and limit environmental pollutants
Smoking and pollutants can damage hair follicles, contributing to accelerated hair loss and graying. The toxins cause immune problems and can damage hormones.


There are a variety of potential reasons for thinning hair. These tips will help you regardless of the reason. It is good, though, to try to pinpoint why you’re experiencing this problem.

Sometimes hair loss is genetic to a certain extent. At least 40% of people will experience it in their lives. Aging can contribute, but a significant and sudden problem should be looked into.

Consider health issues and medications as possible instigators when you’re investigating how to fight hair loss.

Stress is a big contributor to this dilemma and other medical issues. Consider your lifestyle. It will take time to get your body back on track. Your skin and hair are an outward sign of your health as a whole.