Hair care for men

Hair care for men does not begin and end with washing hair in the shower. Hair is made up of a protein called keratin. Hair cannot sustain any harsh treatment for too long and would tend to fall apart. Hereditary, stress, anxiety, medications, improper diet, and improper hair care are some of the reasons of hair thinning in men. Stress has an adverse effect on the overall health of your body. In most of the cases, hair is the first to bear the brunt of the problems. It is advisable to avoid stress and anxiety to ensure proper growth and nourishment of the hair. Improper diet is also one of the important causes of hair thinning in men.

It is essential therefore that you consume a lot of green leafy vegetables and iron rich fruits for a healthy scalp. However, avoid using hair fall control for men products that are available in the market because many of them contain strong chemicals that are known to cause damage to your hair. Some causes of hair fall are beyond our control such as hormonal changes or the after effects of medicines that we consume. Smoking, drinking, irregular sleeping habits and an unbalanced diet will definitely take a toll on the health of your hair. Other reasons for hair fall in men could be iron deficiency, fungal infection, and improper functioning of thyroid.

  • Eat a balanced diet to keep your hair healthy. Hair is mostly protein, so consume more of protein rich foods. Vitamin B6 and B12 is also essential for healthy hair.
  • Massage your scalp with oil on a regular basis. This will improve circulation and blood flow, which will help improve the health of your hair.
  • Buy the right kind of shampoo and conditioners. If you have dry hair, use a shampoo specifically made for dry hair. This will give proper nourishment to your hair. Check the pH balance of your shampoo for clean and healthy looking hair. Conditioner moisturizes your hair And it is essential to use one if your hair is dry.
  • Exfoliate your scalp once a week. This helps you to get rid of any dead skin cells on your scalp. Exfoliating also helps remove dirt from the scalp and hair which is difficult to remove with shampoo.
  • Use lukewarm water to wash your hair. Hot water will damage your hair and make your scalp dry.
  • Avoid washing your hair every day. This will remove the natural oils from your hair and it will lose shine and texture. It is better to wash hair on alternate days.

Regular exercise and a healthy diet are the best tips for healthy hair for men. A holistic approach towards hair care will definitely keep your hair healthy and shining.

answered by M W

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