A healthy, full head of hair is an important part of most people’s identity. Hair fanatics often see their hair as a vital part of their appearance and self confidence. So if you’ve noticed that your hair is thinning or falling out, this can be an extremely distressing experience. However, there are things you can do! The hair fanatics at Belle Amour have devised an easy guide to prevent thinning hair and hair loss. To receive expert advice from the experts themselves, follow our guide below.
Vitamins Are Essential
Nutritional deficiencies can result in many issues. Common symptoms of deficiencies include tiredness and fatigue, dry skin, brittle hair and nails, and you’ve guessed it, hair loss. If you have an unbalanced diet or dietary requirements restricting your options, there’s a high chance that your thinning hair or hair loss results from nutritional deficiencies.
The following vitamins are essential in preventing thinning hair and hair loss:
As part of the B vitamins, biotin is required in the body to help metabolise amino acids (building blocks for protein), carbs and fats. As it’s a water soluble vitamin, your body doesn’t store any B vitamins. So if your diet is lacking biotin, it could explain your thinning hair or hair loss.
So, why is biotin important? Your hair and nails are made from a protein called keratin. For healthy nails and hair, keratin is vital! As biotin breaks down proteins and aids the production of keratin, a biotin deficiency could be the reason for your thinning hair or hair loss.
Incorporating whole grains, eggs, nuts and soybeans into your daily diet can increase your body’s biotin levels. Alternatively, a biotin supplement will also do the trick.
A deficiency in vitamin D is extremely common, especially in the UK. Despite the British weather, there are other ways to get vitamin D into your body. Food sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and dairy alternatives are rich in vitamin D.
To boost your immunity and maintain healthy bones, skin and hair, vitamin D is an essential nutrient. A deficiency in vitamin D can lead to thinning hair and hair loss, as one of its main roles is helping with the production and regulation of hair follicles.
Getting a good dose of vitamin D from sunlight, food, or a supplement can help prevent your thinning hair and hair loss.
Rather than supplementing vitamin A, Belle Amour recommends incorporating it into your diet or using hair treatments that contain it. Vitamin A is essential for producing sebum, the natural oil that protects your hair and scalp. Even though a deficiency can result in dry hair, scalp and even hair loss, too much of it can do the same as too little! Now that’s a blunt cut we can’t get behind.
To elevate your vitamin A levels, incorporating leafy green vegetables, fish and tomatoes into your diet will help prevent hair loss and thinning hair.
The final vitamin the hair fanatics at Belle Amour recommends is vitamin E. Like vitamin A, your body doesn’t require much of it as it can be stored in your body for future use. However, it plays a vital role in maintaining healthy skin, eyes and boosting your immune system.
Food sources rich in vitamin E include seeds, nuts and plant oils. Low levels of vitamin E can increase your chance of thinning hair and hair loss. Vitamin E nourishes and protects the skin and scalp from sun damage and increases circulation in your scalp — promoting hair growth.
To prevent thinning hair and hair loss, a supplement or diet that includes biotin, vitamin D, A, and E is essential!
Slather Your Hair In Oils
Nourishing your hair and scalp in oils can help prevent thinning hair and hair loss. Oils such as rapeseed and olive are rich in vitamin E! It’s been proven that slathering your hair in these oils for at least 30 minutes before washing can help to prevent thinning hair and hair loss and even encourage new growth.
Belle Amour’s Preventative Treatments
At Belle Amour, we offer a range of hair treatments that can prevent thinning hair and hair loss. One of our most popular and effective treatments includes Olaplex. This treatment effectively repairs and protects broken, thinning and damaged hair.
Another treatment we offer is an awapuhi and wild ginger treatment. This blend of keratin rich ingredients helps repair, protect and nourish your hair and scalp, as well as encourage hair growth!
It’s clear that Belle Amour really are hair experts. With our advice, services and treatments, you can relax knowing that your hair is in trusted hands! If you’ve got any concerns surrounding thinning hair and hair loss, then get in touch with the Belle Amour team today at 01276 423113 or through our online contact form. Together, we will maintain your healthy, full head of hair!