With the start of the new year comes the possibility of positive change and renewal. And with so much focus on how we can all be our best selves and take better care in 2024, we’re surprised more New Year’s resolutions don’t focus on how to take better care of our hair. Like any other part of the body, the health of our hair can be affected by different choices we make and certain lifestyle factors. Which is why the hair restoration experts here at KA Hair Aesthetics wanted to kick off the new year by providing a few healthy hair resolutions for our readers.
Understand What You’re Putting in Your Hair
People keep tabs on what they put in their body as far as tracking calories, avoiding certain unhealthy ingredients and chemicals. So why should the process be any different when it comes to your hair? While every person’s hair is different, shampoos with sulfates can cause the hair to become frizzy, dry, and weak, as well as cause irritation and dry out the scalp in some cases. In addition to improving the health of your scalp, choosing a shampoo that is sulfate-free can help preserve hair color for those who get their hair colored.
Make Healthier Lifestyle Choices
Much like our overall health and wellness, eating a healthy diet and finding time to exercise regularly can be very helpful for the health of our hair. Making sure to eat a diet that is rich in antioxidants can help minimize the effects of environmental factors that can damage hair follicles and contribute to hair loss. This includes fresh fruits and vegetables including berries, spinach, and kale, as well as beans and lentils. Try to cut back on sugar, processed foods, and drinking alcohol when possible.
Additionally, smoking can also damage your hair cells. In fact, smoking has been linked to increased risk of premature graying and early hair loss according to research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Don’t Be Afraid To Seek Out Help
For many people, hair loss occurs naturally and cannot be effectively managed or prevented with lifestyle alterations alone. This is incredibly common and nothing to be ashamed of. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) can be a fantastic recourse for men and women ready to turn over a new leaf with a fully revitalized head of hair. This advanced hair transplant technique, performed by our expert providers, uses revolutionary NeoGraft® technology to regrow hair with no risk of linear scarring.
We hope that our readers take this information to heart and do what they can to make the changes necessary to keep their hair healthy and vibrant in 2024 and beyond. For more information or if you would like to schedule an in-person hair restoration consultation appointment, please contact KA Hair Aesthetics today.