When Doctor Harry presented his Top 5 Tips For Hair Loss, he used a clever analogy to compare a cycling race to hair growth. He said that in the week before a race, there’s not much you can do to make yourself win the race, but there’s lots you can do to make yourself not win the race. What he meant in regards to hair was that there are treatments that will help you to build strong hair growth over time, however if you’re doing things in your everyday life to damage good hair growth and cause hair loss, then your hair loss treatment efforts will be sabotaged.
Hair can slow or stop growing for a variety of reasons. Some of those causes are within our control and some we can’t control. The good news is that there are treatments and things you can change to help give your hair the best foundation for healthy, strong growth.
Factors within your control that can slow or stop hair growth:
- Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies
- Sudden diet changes
- Poor scalp health
Factors you can’t control:
Although we can’t control or change our genetic makeup, getting older or our hormones (without medical intervention), we can control hair loss. There are treatments available for every stage of hair loss.
10 Steps to help your hair grow faster and stronger:
1. Speak to a hair growth specialist doctor about medication.
There are several medications available for hair loss and to stimulate hair growth. Getting the right type and dosage for your individual condition is important.
2. Try PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment.
PRP treatment is an option for those wanting to give their hair follicles a growth boost. Plasma (made from your own blood) is injected into the treatment area to strengthen follicles and trigger new hair growth.
3. Take a supplement specifically formulated for hair health and growth.
Iron, Vitamin D and Zinc deficiencies, amongst others, can all impact hair growth. Iron deficiency in women is a common contributor to hair loss. Ask your doctor to check your iron level and if deficient, take a supplement.
4. Avoid a restrictive diet or sudden diet change.
Crash diets are the bane of hair growth. Instead, try changing your diet gradually. Diets that restrict certain food groups such as vegetarianism for example, can slow hair growth and impact the quality of the hair. Try to eat a nourishing, varied diet.
5. Ensure you’re consuming enough protein and green vegetables.
Protein is the building block for healthy hair and consuming enough micro-nutrients from green vegetables will give your whole body a boost, not just your hair.
6. Take care of your scalp.
Use soothing shampoo and conditioner and gentle hair products. If you have a dry, flaky, itchy or red scalp, speak to a doctor about treatment.
7. Stop smoking.
Smoking can starve hair follicles of the oxygen they need to grow.
8. Get regular exercise.
We all know the health benefits of getting regular exercise. A healthy body can also help with healthy hair growth.
9. Minimise heat styling.
Excessive heat styling can damage hair, causing it to split and break.
10. Avoid harsh hair products and excessive hair colouring.
Chemical-laden, harsh hair products or colour can irritate the scalp and strip hair, leaving it damaged and brittle. Try products that have been designed to promote healthy hair and growth.
Hair growth solutions
At Gro, we offer products, treatments and solutions for every stage of hair loss, to promote healthy hair growth and restore your hair. We offer prescription medications through our online clinic, PRP therapy, hair growth supplements, everyday hair care products and microsurgery hair transplant.
For more information, click on the relevant link below:
- Online prescription medications
- PRP treatment
- Hair products and supplements
- Microsurgery hair transplant
Book Your Consultation
There are plenty of treatment options for slow-growing hair, the trick is find the right treatment, or combination of treatments specifically for your hair concerns. Speak to a Gro Hair Growth Specialist who will be able to correctly diagnose any hair or scalp conditions and tailor treatment solutions for you. Click on the button below to book a consultation or call our friendly team on 1300 787 563.