A common question we often get at our hair salon in Singapore involves the idea of preventing hair loss. Hair loss can be a natural effect that can occur for a number of different reasons. If you are the type of person that regularly experiences hair loss that compromises your style, there are some ways to combat it naturally. Here are some of the best ways to prevent hair loss:

Start using a more mild shampoo: heavy chemical shampoos can often compromise the strength of hair and that can often result in more breakage or loss over time. Cleaner hair that you wash West regularly often has greater volume as well.

Supplementing with vitamins: regularly taking vitamins for hair loss can be a great way that you can prevent breakage and damaging. Supplementing with vitamins like vitamin A can help to improve blood circulation in the scalp and ensure that your hair can remain healthy.

Proper hydration: When you don’t get enough water this can often and with the chance that your scalp and skin care are experiencing problems too. Hydrating effectively will help to make sure that you can prevent hair loss. At our Western hair salon you can make sure that when you are hydrating appropriately, you can prevent hair loss.

Exercise: exercise can actually work at preventing hair loss over time. It helps to balance hormonal levels and it can help you to reduce stress which can also prevent hair loss.

Reducing heat and brushing: regular brushing and drying of your hair can actually improve the fragility of hair follicles and this can often lead to much faster hair loss over time.

If you are interested in preventing hair loss, keep some of these top natural solutions in mind especially for your next visit to the best hair salon.

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata (al-oh-PEE-shah air-ee-AH-tah) is a highly unpredictable, autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.

This common but very challenging and capricious disease affects approximately 1.7 percent of the population overall, including more than 5 million people in the United States alone. Due to the fact that much of the public is still not familiar with alopecia areata, the disease can have a profound impact on one’s life and functional status, both at work and at school.

In alopecia areata, the affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by a person’s own immune system (white blood cells), resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage. Alopecia areata usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).

Alopecia areata occurs in males and females of all ages and races; however, onset most often begins in childhood and can be psychologically devastating. Although not life-threatening, alopecia areata is most certainly life-altering, and its sudden onset, recurrent episodes, and unpredictable course have a profound psychological impact on the lives of those disrupted by this disease. ​

Hair loss is a real concern, not just for men but also for women

It can be caused by:

climate changes
change of diet
weight loss
hormonal changes
extreme heat or cold
certain medications
medically related procedures.

If you are experiencing dramatic hair loss, or seeing bald patches, go see a dermatologist asap.

If you’re simply seeing more hair on your hairbrush or in the shower than usual, relax – it’s probably a very normal reaction to some changes in your life, like moving to Hong Kong…

…both because of the stress of relocating and because of climate changes; it’s actually quite common for Westerners relocating here from colder climates, to experience a bit of hair loss.

For stress, I recommend a good vitamin B complex and other supplements, Drink loads of water and get plenty of sleep because you’re under loads of stress in those first few months. After that, you should start to adjust and your hair count should stabilize.

Avoid using very oily, petroleum-based products or silicon on your scalp. You need to leave the hair follicles as open as possible.

*Shampoo more frequently because this will increase circulation, so a scalp massage is also useful.

*Stay away from hair extensions, as they add great stress to your existing hair and can cause hair loss and breakage.

*Make sure you are using good products, not dubious Drugstore ‘own brands’, as the acidity level is very important.

*Stay away from caffeine and other stimulants as they shrink the capillaries and restrict blood flow.