Collective Laboratories’ Hair Philosophy – Keep It, Don’t Lose It

Three Daily Habits to Prevent Hair Loss

One of the best ways to treat hair loss is to prevent losing it in the first place. If you are worried about losing your hair or start to notice thinning strands, it’s best to be proactive before you start noticing significant loss. Although there are a number of factors that contribute to hair loss, there are also many things you can do to preserve the hair you have. Read on for some of our favorite tips.

  • Dial in Your Diet: A nutrient-rich diet is the best way to promote healthy growth from the inside out. Make sure to eat berries and plenty of foods rich in antioxidants that can reduce oxidative damage caused by environmental factors like pollution. Leafy greens are rich in iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. If you’re on a restricted diet or concerned about your nutrient intake, consider a multi-vitamin to ensure you get the nutrients necessary to revitalize follicles.
  • Make Massage a Priority: A daily scalp massage can help promote blood flow to the hair follicles. An easy way to remember to do this is to add it to your shower routine after applying our serum. Apply moderate pressure with your fingertips and move them in a slow, circular motion around your scalp. Hopefully, you’ll notice decreased stress in addition to your increased hair growth.
  • Let Your Hair Down: Although it can be tempting to hide thinning hair with elaborate styles and grooming, treat hair kindly by avoiding hairstyles that pull at the hairline or require hot tools. Tight braids and ponytails pull on small hairs and strain delicate ones. If you need to pull your hair back, it is best to use a soft elastic without metal. Hot tools like straighteners, curling irons, and dryers can weaken and break hair. Let your hair dry naturally when possible and use a heat-protectant spray or serum to reduce damage when using hot tools. Brush your hair daily with a soft brush made from natural fibers to control sebum production and prevent breakage.

A healthy lifestyle and consistent scalp care are the best ways to promote hair growth. Do you have a favorite tip or trick to share? Please share what works best for your head, so we can continue learning from and growing with each other.

Kathy Watson

Over her 10-year career as a journalist, Kathy has worked as a columnist and reporter for both print magazines and digital publications. She started as a beat reporter for her college newspaper covering biosciences and general science. Kathy holds a B.A. in political science. Reviewed by Collective Laboratories' Medical Advisory Board

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