Barbershop Blog


July 10, 2020

If hair loss or alopecia runs in your family, you may be wondering whether you’re at risk of losing your luscious locks. Some of the factors that influence whether or not you can experience hair loss in the future are your age, the amount of styling that goes into your hair care routine, any medical conditions and hormonal changes, your level of nutrition, and stress. If you still have a full head of hair but fear a receding hairline, here are a few ways you can prevent hair loss in the future.

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Eat healthy food

If you aren’t in-the-know about foods that can boost hair growth, it’s time to start incorporating them into your diet. Some of these ingredients include:

  • Biotin: a buzzword you’ll likely see on hair vitamin bottles, you can also consume biotin naturally in the form of yeast, oats, tomatoes, and spinach. Biotin deficiencies have been linked to hair loss symptoms, so you’ll want to make sure you’re getting enough of it on a daily basis.

  • Omega fatty acids: these acids can increase hair density and encourage hair growth and can be consumed in salmon, flaxseed, and walnuts.

  • Iron: low iron can lead to hair thinning and hair loss. This is because hair follicles need to be fed by a nutrient-rich blood supply, so to increase your iron intake, eat foods like kale, beef, and lentils.

  • Vitamin A and C: Vitamin A produces sebum in the scalp, whereas Vitamin C can help your body absorb iron and protect your hair from free radicals. As such, you’ll want to consume a lot of carrots, broccoli, papaya, and sweet potato.

  • Zinc: ensuring the functionality of oil glands in your follicles and repairing tissue, you need to consume zinc. Try eating pumpkin seeds, lentils, and chickpeas.

  • Green tea: rich in antioxidants and free radicals, green tea has broad health benefits which can aid in prevent hair loss.

Avoid tight hairstyles and damaging treatments

Believe it or not, high ponytails or man buns can cause traction alopecia, which damages your hair follicles. If you’re a fan of tight braids, you’re unfortunately going to have to find a new favourite hairstyle that is gentler on the scalp. Try to stay away from heat-styling tools such as straighteners. If you like to colour your hair, be sure to limit the number of times you do so in a year and always enlist the help of a professional.

Keep the sweat out of your hair

If you weren’t aware, a sweaty head can eventually lead to dandruff and an unhealthy scalp. If you sweat while working out, it’s advisable that you opt for a headband over a cap and take a shower right after exercising. You can use a water-resistant styling product to upkeep your look while training but be sure to use a degreasing shampoo afterwards.

Reduce smoking and drinking

Because of how it affects the blood flow to your scalp, smoking and drinking can actually lead to hair loss problems. It can hinder hair growth by restricting the amount of blood that flows into the hair follicles. If you didn’t have a good enough reason to kick your habit initially, you might have one now!

Try a scalp massage

One of the best and most popular natural remedies for pretty much anything, essential oils can do wonders for your hair. Regularly massaging your hair with oils such as coconut or jojoba oil can promote healthy hair.

To wrap it up

Sometimes, hair loss is inevitable, but you can reduce your risk by incorporating simple regimens into your daily routine. At Barber Industries, we take extra care to give your hair the cut and treatment it deserves. We stock a wide rage of men’s grooming products and can recommend the right products for your individual needs. Come and see us seven days week in the orange City Centre.