At Vinci Hair Clinic, people ask us all the time what they can do to prevent hair loss. While most causes of hair loss are hereditary, there are also simple habits you can develop to promote your hair health and put off thinning or balding for as long as possible. In a recent Bustle article, Kristin Collins Jackson discussed five important habits that could save you from the traumatic experience of hair loss. Today, we’re sharing them here to ensure that you know as much as possible about protecting the health of your hair.

  1. Keep your hair clean

Maintaining the cleanliness of your scalp ensures the proper environment for healthy hair growth. Make sure that you only use products suitable for your type of hair––if you’re not sure, consult with a dermatologist or hair specialist and experiment with different products.

  1. Invest in hair treatments

Go beyond just cleansing and cleaning: treat your hair to deep conditioning, hot oil treatments, and steam treatments, all of which are great ways to promote healthy hair and save your hair from damage.

  1. Maintain a healthy diet

Vitamins, iron, and protein are all essential ingredients to maintaining healthy hair growth. Make sure that you’re eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes to capture as much nutrition as possible. And this isn’t just important for what goes into your mouth––watch the ingredients of your shampoos, cleansers, and conditioners carefully to make sure you avoid harmful chemicals.

  1. Don’t repeat mistakes

If you try a treatment that doesn’t work for your hair, make sure not to do it again. It’s important to pay attention to the health of your hair and avoid anything that causes damage.

  1. Keep your hair trimmed

No matter how long your hair is now or how long you want it to grow, make sure that you trim it regularly. As your hair grows, its ends split and break––if you don’t cut off the damaged bits, split ends and unwanted tangles can diminish the health of your hair.

At Vinci Hair Clinic, we hope you invest in habits that keep your hair as healthy as possible. Contact us today to learn more about restoring the health of your hair.

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