How to Prevent a Receding Hairline

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A receding hairline results from falling hair. Each day, millions of people worldwide face this problem, which can cause loss of confidence and self-esteem, translating problems in your work and social life. Unhealthy diet, hormonal imbalance, stress and hair dyes can all cause hair to fall out. By employing all the methods below, you can safely and effectively prevent a receding hairline.

Drink at least 14 glasses of water every day; this will help your body eliminate toxins and bacteria though your urinary system. The more water you drink, the less energy your body utilizes to eliminate these substances. Thus, your body will spend more time enhancing cellular growth—especially to the thin parts of your skin, such as your scalp.

Prevent a receding hairline by adding more protein to your diet. Your hair is made of a fibrous protein called keratin. With low protein levels, cells start to deteriorate, hastening the aging process and causing rapid hair loss. Eating enough protein will keep your hair follicles strong. Foods rich in protein include wheat bread, soybeans, lentils, broccoli and beans. Eat at least 2 tp 3 servings of these types of foods daily.

Take one 100-mg vitamin B6 supplement every day to prevent hair loss. Vitamin B6 helps maintain skin, nails and hair. Make sure to read the label of the supplement bottle for proper dosage instructions. Avoiding taking vitamin B6 in excess of the recommended dosage, since taking too much vitamin B6 can be toxic and could lead to nerve damage.

Prevent your hairline from receding by maintaining your blood iron levels. Your body's he erythrocytes (red blood cells use iron to transport vital oxygen to all of your internal organs. Your scalp needs and uses oxygen to maintain the growth of your hair follicles. In tandem with your supplements, eat foods rich in iron: nuts, bran flakes, leafy vegetables and lentils, for example. Eat at least 2 to 3 servings of iron-rich foods on a daily basis.

Massage your scalp for 15 minutes every day. Massaging your scalp can enhance the blood flow to that area and keep it healthy, which will maintain healthy hair growth. Always massage your scalp when it is dry. Never massage wet hair—it's delicate, and the friction and pulling can break hair easily.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consult your physician before embarking on self treatments for hair loss and before consuming supplements.

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