It’s believed that 80 million Americans suffer from hereditary hair loss. It’s a condition that many people fear could affect them: not only can it cause physical problems in terms of scalp health; it can also be a major psychological problem due to the effects it can have on self-esteem and body image.

But help is at hand. There are lots of ways in which a person can enhance their hair’s health and ensure that they don’t fall victim to hair loss either now or in the future – or, at least, to reduce the chances of it happening or the rate of the loss. From taking serums which have been specifically designed to boost hair retention to ensuring that you consume the right sorts of food, there are many choices you can opt for if you’re concerned about your hair health for the long term.

Eating well – and strategically

On the face of it, the link between eating certain foods and seeing a resurgence in hair health is not particularly clear. But there is a lot of evidence to suggest that the intake of certain foods can have a significant effect on how your hair health works out – and how easily your hair can stay in place as you get older.

And in even more good news, the foods which tend to be associated with good hair health are not necessarily ones which are boring or bland. Shrimp, for example, is full of handy nutrients such as Vitamin B12 which is known for helping to tackle problems like hair loss and in helping your body get the protein it needs. For those who love snacking, meanwhile, walnuts are excellent due to the iron, zinc, and other positive items they contain. Finally, eggs are also a tasty yet healthy way to approach hair loss thanks to the presence of Omega 6 fatty acids and iron.

Taking serums and supplements

Serums ought to be a key part of any move to look after your hair and to preserve it for the future. Hair serums contain all sorts of substances which are useful – and while each serum may be composed of slightly different substances, it’s normal to see ceramides, amino acids and more in there. For those who have hair which grows well independently, these sorts of liquids are present naturally in the hair of their own accord. But for those who find that they don’t exist naturally, serums can be a godsend. The market has responded well to the need for a range of serums, and plenty of providers are out there. Vibrant is one option – and there are plenty of ideas from Viabrance about how best to use their serums, which are specifically designed to stimulate hair growth.

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Transplants and operations

In severe cases of conditions which cause hair loss physicians will sometimes recommend undergoing a hair transplant or some other sort of medical intervention. And it’s also the case that those who are profoundly affected by hair loss but are losing their hair for a reason that is not a specific medical condition (aging, perhaps) can voluntarily choose to have one – provided they have the financial resources. While this move does not prevent the hair loss from occurring in the first place, it can prevent it from happening again in the future.

If you’re looking for a more pre-emptive measure as opposed to a retrospective one, meanwhile, it’s worth thinking about laser hair surgery. While laser technology is often associated with hair removal on other parts of the body, it’s also the case that lasers can help stimulate growth. This can even be done at home, with some low-intensity tools available to purchase on sites such as Amazon. Known as “low-level” laser tools, they could well be a convenient way to help reverse any early cycles of moderate hair loss.

A person’s hair is one of the most important parts of their aesthetic and appearance – and it’s fully understandable that when it starts to thin a person can feel at a loss, nervous or even depressed. But the positive news is that hair loss can be prevented in a whole host of ways: from getting serums and supplements in place to opting for transplants or other major medical interventions; there are lots of strategic moves you can make to keep your hair in place as you get older.