Treat Hair Loss with Lifestyle Changes

Once you have determined whether or not you have a medical condition related to your
hair loss and understand more about nutrition and how it can affect your hair, the next
thing to work on is your daily lifestyle. There are many things in your daily life that could
positively or negatively affect your hair growth and how much it sheds.

Here are some things to think about when you want to reduce hair loss and start
growing some of it back.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

It can be a little frustrating when your doctor assumes everything wrong with you is from
stress, but the reason they often ask about your stress levels is because it affects
people so much. Both mentally and physically, so it’s not just your emotions and mental
state, but you can get physically ill from stress and yes, lose your hair.

If you have been under a lot of stress lately, the best thing you can do is to start finding
stress relief methods. What you choose to do to relieve your own stress will depend
largely on where your stress is coming from, but here are some ideas to help get you

Consider who is causing your stress – While you can’t get rid of every stressful
person in your life, there are some ways to either decrease your time with them, or let
them know what they are doing. Some people just mean to vent and don’t realize it is
affecting other people. Don’t be afraid to confront someone, whether it is a friend,
relative, or co-worker.

Try a relaxing nighttime routine – Even if you can’t reduce stress during the day, such
as from work or school, you can at least give your time to relax and unwind when you
get home. Make it a habit to have a nighttime routine meant to relax your body and
mind, such as taking a hot bath, using a diffuser with essential oils, reading a book, or
just having quiet time with your family.

Get up a little earlier in the morning – If you find that you are stressed when you get
to work in the morning because you are constantly rushing, you need to give yourself a
little more time. Try setting your alarm an hour earlier than needed just so you have that
extra time to get up and get ready, without causing even more stress and anxiety before
your day has even started.

Get support and help when you need it – Your stress may come from something you
can’t handle on your own. This is when it is okay to ask for help. This can be help with a
sick relative, financial help, or talking to your supervisor about intense work stress.
Find a hobby or fun activity – Another way to relieve stress is simply to find an activity
that will take your mind off it for a while. It can be as simple as reading a book, using an
adult coloring book, or picking any of your favorite hobbies.

Develop Healthier Lifestyle Habits

You have already learned about changing your diet and eating more balanced meals in
order to prevent nutrient deficiency. Not only is this a good idea, but there are some
other ways to have healthy lifestyle habits.

Here are some habits to start introducing into your life each day:
Drink plenty of water
Focus on nutrition with every meal and snack
Get enough sleep
Reduce your stress
Get regular exercise
Stop smoking and drinking