Although hair loss is most often associated with older men, it can happen to anyone. For many people, the loss of their hair is devastating. Hair loss can take a psychological toll and even prevent people from fully living their lives. But is hair loss something that can be prevented?

In some cases, hair loss is caused by an illness and therefore can’t be prevented. But in other cases, there may be steps you can take to prevent hair loss.

Find out the Cause of the Hair Loss

The first step in preventing hair loss is to determine exactly what is causing it. Sometimes, hair loss is genetic. Other times, it’s caused by an illness, stress, or even your diet. Image First specializes in hair replacement and also offers hair a hair loss prevention program. The program begins with a free consultation with a trichology expert and then also includes a scalp and hair analysis to determine the cause of the hair loss. Depending on what the analysis finds, a treatment plan is then recommended and implemented.

What Is Trichology?

Trichology is the study of hair and scalp problems and diseases, as well as how to treat those problems. A trichologist, therefore, is someone who studies and treats the diseases and problems that can impact the scalp and the hair. A trichologist isn’t a doctor but is someone who can examine hair and scalp and then use technology to analyze the cause of any problems, including hair loss.

De-Stress to Prevent Hair Loss

Some hair loss is caused by stress. If you have a high-stress lifestyle and are finding that you’re starting to lose your hair, then it’s a good idea to address what is causing stress. If it’s work, then look for ways to improve your work-life balance. Make time to exercise and relax. Practicing meditation or mindfulness can also help you to deal with stress. Exercise and de-stressing can also help to improve your overall health.

Change Your Diet

What you eat can also impact your hair. If you’re losing your hair, you can modify your diet to promote hair growth. The following vitamins and nutrients can help to reduce the risk of hair loss:

    • Healthy proteins
    • Omega-3 fatty acids
    • Iron
    • Zinc
    • Biotin
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin D

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help you to get the nutrients you need to promote overall health but can also help to reduce your risk of hair loss. There are dietary supplements that you can take for each of the above nutrients, but it may be a good idea to talk to your doctor before you make any changes to your diet.

Treat the Hair Loss

If hair loss has begun, you may be able to reduce future hair loss, but that won’t necessarily bring back hair that’s already lost. A hair replacement system can give you the appearance of a full head of hair without the need for surgery. Image First doesn’t just offer trichology services, we also offer hair replacement system services.