Hair loss is a condition that carries a very unpleasant ripple effect. When you lose your hair, your confidence is lost as well. The loss of confidence throws a spanner in the works for all aspects of your life.
You find yourself becoming increasingly reclusive, excluding yourself from social events. Your relationships with friends, family and partners become strained, because they don’t understand why you want to do nothing but stay at home.
All these signs might even lead to the dark road of depression. A study published by the National Institute of Health found that among 157 women who were surveyed, 54 percent reported some hair loss and 29 percent claimed to have at least two symptoms of depression.
Is there any respite from this constant follicular challenge we all might face…or are already facing?
There are many factors that can lead to hair loss, but one common but lesser-known cause is the lack of iron in your diet.
Iron deficiency sends your body into survival mode, forcing your body to channel oxygen to support the more vital functions in your body, as opposed to keeping your hair intact.
One way to halt or slow down the hair thinning process is to load your meals with iron. Food like lean red meat, eggs, green vegetables and even orange juice are ideal for keeping your body’s iron levels healthy. Iron supplements are also a good alternative to ramp up your iron levels.
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A strand of hair is made up of protein fibers, which already explains why the lack of protein equates to a lack of hair.
The lack of protein will cause your body to act accordingly, by rationing the quantity available, once again cutting off supple to your hair follicles. This causes them to fall off, and whatever remains on your scalp becomes dry and brittle.
It is one thing to be conscious of what you eat, but “healthy” food like wholemeal bread or pasta do not contain the protein you need. Throw a little bit of lean protein like tuna, chicken, or low-fat cheese into the mix to keep protein levels at a healthy level.
Calculate Your Risks
Supplements and dietary changes aside, there is not much else we can do on our end to halt or slow down the dreaded process of hair loss.
This is the reason why hair care is a billion-dollar industry globally. Amongst the scores of treatments out there in the market that promise “instant results”, it is absolutely necessary to sieve through the chaos, and do your due diligence before committing to any form of treatment.
Always read about the side effects of the various treatments, and perform your own risk assessment.
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Clinical and Proven
One of the largest aesthetics establishments in Singapore, SW1 Clinic have recently launched a dedicated platform for everyone and anyone suffering from hair issues, aptly named The Hair Clinic.
The Hair Clinic boasts 3 scientifically-proven and risk-free treatments to deal with ailing scalps, and a top-drawer laser hair removal procedure, for dealing with hair in unwanted places.
Revage 670 Laser – An FDA-approved form of low-level laser therapy, using laser diodes to
stimulate blood flow and growth to the hair follicles beneath the scalp in a painless manner. A zero-downtime, 30-minute procedure for all genders and ages.
Revitascalp – Concentrated blast of clinically proven nutrients for boosting the health of your scalp. The contents of this “hair-cial” help to hinder the production of the loss-inducing DHT, allowing you to keep your flowing tresses even when time, and the environment come knocking.
Kera-Clone – A procedure meant for all who are suffering from a more-advanced stage of hair loss, Kera-Clone deploys the latest cell-implantation technology to introduce hair-producing Dermal Papilla cells onto bald spots on the scalp, inducing the growth of hair. One treatment only takes 30 minutes, with little or no scarring at all.
Candela’s G-Max Laser Hair Removal – A hair removal procedure from most of the offerings out there, this is a low-pain procedure that helps you to eliminate the hair sprouting out in unwanted places, by getting to the root of the problem – literally. Clean removal from the hair roots greatly decreases the probability of regrowth, leaving the skin smooth in areas where they should be.