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6 tips on how to prevent hair loss in men and women

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Thinning hair is common. Growing older, poor nutrition, chemical allergies and illnesses may all contribute to hair loss.

Weak hair that breaks often can contribute to the appearance of hair loss in men and women. In this article, we will explore a few things that you can do to improve the thickness of your hair regardless of its current state.

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1. Address problems.

Before diving in, it’s important to note that the following tips won’t replace addressing the source of your hair thinning if it’s an illness or a nutritional deficiency. You should seek medical attention for any illnesses and search for ways to meet your nutritional needs. When addressing the nutritional aspect of hair growth, be sure to seek out foods that are rich in protein and omegas like eggs, avocados, nuts, non-conventional dairy products and beans.

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2. Cut harsh cleaners.

When it comes to shampoo and other hair products, avoid harsher options. Mild shampoos that don’t completely strip your hair of oil are vital and so are hair products that don’t encourage breakages or tangles. The majority of hair care products on the market are actually quite detrimental to your hair so be sure to do your research before making purchases.

If you’re looking for products that can intervene in your hair loss or thinning, be sure to read through a list of FDA-approved medicines to get an idea of what’s safe and proven. You also want to read online reviews where people talk about their hair health and texture in response to particular products. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to hair care.

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3. Create an egg treatment.

Eggs are a magical food. They’re filled with protein which is vital if you want strong, thick hair. To create an egg treatment for your hair, you simply need to mix two eggs and one tablespoon of olive oil together and apply the mixture to the scalp and hair (dry or wet hair works) and leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes.

After the treatment has set in, you can wash the hair with warm water and mild shampoo. Following this routine once or twice each week for several weeks can help to fortify your hair with strength and encourage thicker strands.

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4. Enjoy an olive oil massage.

Oil has been used as far back as there is recorded history to care for people’s hair. It’s even referenced in the biblical book of Esther where young women are required to oil their hair for several months before being observed by the kind. Olive oil is rich in omega-3 acids and several other essential nutrients that are fantastic for your overall health and your hair. It helps soften and moisturize both your hair and your scalp while also promoting thicker hair.

Simply heat the oil to body temperature and then massage it into your scalp and hair. A scalp massage during this time helps stimulate follicles and encourage growth so don’t skip over this part. Leave the oil in your hair for 30 to 45 minutes and wash it out with a mild shampoo. 

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5. Apply Aloe Vera mask.

Aloe Vera is a pretty spectacular plant. It has a ton of health benefits for your scalp, skin, and hair and is easy to get ahold of. If you have an aloe plant in your home, you can simply cut off a leaf and squeeze out the gel. You can also buy aloe at the store. Look for options with no chemicals or additives included.

Apply aloe gel directly onto your hair and scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes. If you have a hard time spreading it, you can mix it with a teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil before spreading. Wash it out using a mild shampoo and enjoy healthier, thicker hair.

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6. Use rosemary oil.

Rosemary oil is a fantastic solution for thinning hair. This aromatic herb contains camphor, α-Pinene, carnosic acid, 1,8-cineole and borneol, which are all-natural compounds that have been shown to have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties result in an oil that stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, prevents hair loss, improves dry scalp, soothes dandruff and slows down the greying of hair. It can also help reduce hair breakage and split ends.

Giving yourself a rosemary scalp massage can have some stellar benefits for every aspect of your hair, including hair loss. It’s best to use straight rosemary oil. But if you prefer buying a product, make sure there are no harsh ingredients that could dry out your hair.

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These tips should have given you a few ideas for ways you can improve your hair’s thickness and reduce thinning hair. While each approach will have immediate results, the results are often far greater when compounded over time.

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