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Changing Lifestyle to Overcome Hair Loss

“You are what you eat”. You must be familiar with this famous quote when we are talking about food and how it impacts our body. Food will definitely affect your health, including your health. As a teenager, sometimes we do not pay attention what we eat. We eat the food that is trending and unfortunately, we do not consider the composition of the ingredients. This bad eating habit can lead to teenage hair loss.

Iron and zinc: the minerals contained in low-fat red meat, soybeans, and lentils can help the growth of hair follicles.
Protein: meat, fish, beans, and yogurt can stimulate cell growth and restore hair condition.
Omega-3 fatty acids: fatty fish like salmon can increase hair strength and shine. Another benefit is reducing depression and improving heart health.
Biotin: This B vitamin is contained in eggs and is important for the growth of healthy cells, including hair cells.

Complete food with vitamin supplements. Some vitamins, like vitamin D, can help hair growth, but are difficult to obtain from food. Vitamin D supplements (around 1,000 IU daily) can help repair hair. Take vitamin B supplements such as biotin, vitamin E, zinc, and magnesium once a day to ensure adequate intake of these essential vitamins and minerals. Although it cannot prevent hair loss directly, this supplement will maintain the health of your hair and body.

Overcome stress triggers in life. Hair loss may be related to prolonged stress or very traumatic events such as accidents or operations. In the case of telogen effluvium, 1/2 to 3/4 of the hair on your head may fall out, and a lot of it is left in the drain of your bathroom, comb, or your hands. [35] The impact of this condition is usually temporary and will recover within 6-9 months, although it can also be a chronic problem if the stress you experience is not treated. After stress can be controlled, the hair will usually grow back.

Try stress relief activities such as yoga, meditation, or running. Take the time to do what you like every day, and try to restore calm and peace in your life. If the stress you experience is too heavy, talk to a therapist or counselor to help relieve and recover.

Talk about medication changes with your doctor, if necessary. If your hair loss is caused by the side effects of drugs used to treat other conditions, such as acne or ADHD, your doctor may be able to change your treatment options. Do not suddenly stop using drugs because it can aggravate your health condition. Proper treatment of diabetes or thyroid disease should reduce or prevent hair loss.