5 tips to improve your hair loss treatment results

At the Crown Clinic, we are passionate about helping men and women treat hair loss.

Our team of doctors and experienced therapists will be there for you every step of the way during your treatment and will take all the necessary steps to help you achieve the best hair loss treatment results possible.

There are many different causes for hair loss from medical conditions to lifestyle factors. The Crown Clinic offers a complimentary, obligation-free consultation where we will determine the cause of your hair loss and discuss the hair restoration options available to you.

Whether you are already undergoing treatment or waiting to start, these 5 tips will help you to improve the results of your hair loss treatment.

Beware of certain products

During your hair consultation and treatment process, your doctor or attending therapist will talk to you about the importance of using our recommended hair products.

Unfortunately, there are a host of ingredients in regular shampoos and conditioners that can contribute to hair loss. Products that contain sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens, propylene glycol, diethanolamine (DEA), fragrance, imidazolidinyl urea or sodium chloride should be avoided.

Revise your diet

A healthy diet is vital to achieving an optimal state of health and wellbeing. In regard to hair loss, research has shown that certain foods, or rather the nutrients they are made up of, can help encourage healthy hair.

The body does not consider hair to be a vital organ or tissue, so it never prioritises its nutritional needs. Hair is the first place the body will redirect nutrients away from because it considers other organs as more important. That is why extreme nutritional deficiencies often present first as hair loss.

Lack of protein is most commonly linked to hair loss as hair follicles are mostly made up of protein. Vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin and essential fatty acids are all also important to hair health.

If you struggle to meet the dietary requirements for these nutrients, consider a daily supplement like Hair Fact. Hair fact is an advanced dietary supplement specifically designed to promote healthy hair and hair regrowth for both men and women.

Quit smoking

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health and research has shown that smokers are at greater risk of hair loss than non-smokers. Smoking has serious detrimental effects on hair health.

Harmful chemicals in cigarettes damage the DNA, ecology and growth cycle of hair, making it harder to treat hair loss.

Nicotine slows down blood circulation in the body including to the scalp. This means hair follicles may not receive enough oxygen to generate hair growth.

Smoking also decreases the body’s level of Vitamin C which is necessary for the creation of collagen. Low levels of collagen lead to the depletion of natural hair oils, leaving hair dehydrated and more prone to breakage.

This is just the tip of the hairy iceberg with how smoking can affect hair loss. If you do smoke and are experiencing hair loss, we strongly recommend taking steps towards quitting smoking as soon as possible.

Assess stress triggers

If your hair loss has been triggered by stress, try to find some stress-management techniques that work for you.

This could include exercising, meditation, yoga and stretching or speaking to a therapist to help work through your stress. Assess your stress triggers and try to avoid them.

Swap to a silk pillowcase

A common cause of hair loss is traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is caused by anything that pulls on the hair, ultimately damaging the root. Traction alopecia can lead to permanent hair loss.

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is much gentler on hair than the cotton alternative as the hair can just slide without resistance.

Overall, practising a gentle approach to your hair will help support your hair loss treatment and achieve better results.