You are not alone. Here is how to deal with hair loss
Perhaps you have noticed that the baffling number of baldness centers in Singapore? Yup, hair fall here’s a thing that is true. And while stress, hormones, diet, health or hereditary conditions might be the cause, we also hear complains (particularly from our expat friends) that there is simply something in the Singapore water which makes crowning glories excessively shed. While we are no hair specialists, there could be some truth to this: the local water is processed and filtered, with tap water containing an average of 2.45 mg per litre of chlorine. Other reasons cited are the shift in climate (humidity does no favours), in addition to city pollution. Ahead, we have the scoop on how to handle baldness in Singapore…
Use a chlorine-filtering shower head
Fact of the day: Your body absorbs around eight glasses of water with each shower. Showering in chlorine strips away the protective bum, which coats your hair, resulting in hair and breakage fall. The best course of action is a shower head that is chlorine-filtering to prevent this. VitaC’s one-size-fits-all showerhead filters 99.9% chlorine and chloramines in each shower to decrease hairfall and damage. These are simple to install, and are available in forms such as misty shower and shower rain. Shop VitaC showerheads in Sonaki Singapore online.
…or shower in cool water
Yes, it requires an additional step, but using boiled water is believed to assist chlorine and other processed minerals evaporate. Showering in hot water is thought to harm the scalp, resulting in narrowing of follicles decreasing of strands, and resulting in hair thinning and loss. Since it is not gentler on your hair you are better off taking a shower in cooler water — it’s gentler on your skin.
Let us discuss your diet…and vitamins
You know what they say: too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Just as we love living in this food heaven, the access to hawker food may have been one fast spiral diet of grease, sodium, MSG and sugar. These not only damage your body but your mane; ingesting a lot of such foods may lead to clogging up your pores and resulting in a decrease in hair follicle size.
Daily shedding of hair might be ordinary — you lose 100 to 150 strands of hair per day; it’s normal, however if you see your hair out more than normal then it’s time to seek help. Besides altering your diet, consider taking vitamin supplements — the ones recommended for hair growth include Biotin, Niacin (Vitamin B3) and Vitamin C, and minerals for hair loss like Zinc and Iron.
Use the Perfect shampoo
Before you grab the hair loss shampoo off the shelves, get to know your hair. When it comes to treating your hair, your health, genes, hair history and response to Singapore’s climate and water need to be taken into consideration. Be ready for a little trial and error…but , arm yourself with the correct knowledge.
Also, know the components that make up your shampoo. These may include ketoconaketoconazolet that improves hair density and dimensions, caffeine biotin to fortify and saw palmetto. Understand that shampoos are by no means a miracle hair growth solution; they do remain after all on hair only temporarily. They merely emphasize the improvement of scalp and hair health and baldness problems.
Engage a hair loss expert
If your hair is severely shedding, the hair physician is your best friend. A tricologist can do a check on your medical history and conduct scalp examinations to reach the root of the issue. What triggers baldness may be drugs, imbalanced hormones or nourishment and a tricologist can guide you in the right tonics or remedies.