So many of us take anti-aging precautions for our skin, face and body but, chances are, you’re forgetting something that can contribute to an aged appearance. Can’t think of what it might be? Interestingly, it’s your hair. Your locks can show signs of aging just like the rest of your body, and sparse, lackluster hair can make you look, and feel, older.
Here at The Savin Center in New Haven, CT, we are Connecticut’s premier hair restoration specialist, and know the signs, as well as most up-to-date advancements on how to restore and maintain a thick, youthful and attractive head of hair. In fact, board-certified New Haven, Connecticut dermatologist, Dr. Ronald Savin, invented The Savin Scale, the universally used method of judging and treating hair loss.
Below are some simple, everyday tips we advise you to heed in order to prevent the aging of your hair.
If you want hair to look thick and healthy, you have to eat right. Hair super foods include salmon, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, dark green vegetables like kale and collard greens for vitamins A and C, and nuts, which are a significant source of zinc. Protein from lean meats can also prevent hair breakage, as well as promote longer, thicker and shinier strands.
Styling your hair too frequently strips hair of its natural oils, which can lead to breakage. Over-styling with heat from a blow dryer, hair straightener or curling iron can damage and dry out strands, leading to split ends or hair loss. One great tip to make a blow-out last is by utilizing dry shampoo, which can remove build-up without removing natural, healthy oils.
Switch Your Part
If you notice your part widening, or hair loss in your part, it’s time to switch it up. If you always part your hair on one side or in the middle, try doing the opposite for a few months. This will give hair a chance to grow in in that area.
Beware of The Ponytail
Never pull back hair into a ponytail when it is wet, which can cause strands to break off, resulting in hair loss along the hairline. Also be aware of not pulling your hair back too tightly. If you opt for an up do, secure a low bun at the nap of the neck, fastened with a lax, no pull elastic.
Pick The Right Products
When it comes to a full, healthy head of hair, picking the right washing and styling products is key. Here at The Savin Center in New Haven, we’re proud to be CT’s premier provider of hair restoration products, which can give you prescription strength results for noticeable improvement in hair thinning and hair health.
If your hair is looking sparse, unhealthy, damaged or aged, don’t wait for the problem to worsen. By scheduling your hair restoration consultation at The Savin Center, you can proactively prevent further damage as well as restore a younger-looking, healthy head of hair.