Want more hair - or at least to keep more of what you have? Then turn down the heat.
As we age our scalp, like the rest of our skin, tends to lose its plumpness and become less firm. That makes it tougher for it to support the root of the hair, resulting in more hair fall.
What to do? Simon says:
"Just as you no longer use really hot water on your face, you should avoid it on your scalp, too. Try turning down the water temperature a notch or two when shampooing (you need a certain amount of heat to rinse away dirt and oil but avoid hot water). Better still, try rinsing your hair with cool to tepid water. That’ll give your scalp’s blood supply a bit of a boost and there’s an added benefit: cooler water helps keep hair strands nice and smooth, whereas hot water causes it to flare open and become frizzy. You'll find it easier to manage, too."
So, go cooler for a healthier scalp and shinier hair - and we won’t even mention the money you’ll save on your hot water bill!
Washing your hair doesn't make more fall out. Quite the opposite, in fact.
If you find yourself avoiding washing your hair because you feel you're seeing too many hairs falling out, think again.
It may seem counter intuitive but did you know that more frequent shampooing can actually help with hair fall? In fact, hair fall can actually increase if the scalp isn't as clean as the rest of your skin.
Simon says, "Try and shampoo your hair three times a week but make sure you massage your scalp gently nice and gently if you're worried about hair fall."
A gentle way to shampoo is by using a pre-foamed shampoo, such as Hairfix Follicle + shampoo. The fact that it is applied as a foam means you don't hvae to agitate it, so there's no tugging on your precious roots.
When it comes to conditioning, concentrate the product on the hair ends and away from the scalp. If your scalp feels irritated by your conditioner, try swapping it for an alternative as your current products may well contain oils that are irritants.