8 Ways to Help Prevent Hair Loss Before it Starts
Posted by Francesca Dubsky
8 Ways to Help Prevent Hair Loss Before it Starts

Hair loss is something that most people will experience at some point in their lives. Hair loss happens for many different reasons, including aging, changes in hormones, chemotherapy, stress, menopause, postpartum, even your hairstyling habits can cause hair loss. No matter the root cause, hair loss can be devastating and impact your self-esteem and confidence. 

There are some things you can do to help take control of your hair loss and possibly even prevent it before it starts.

1. Best foods for hair growth

The food you put in your body has a massive effect on your hair health. When you eat greasy, sugary, unhealthy food, your hair suffers. Healthy hair requires essential nourishment and nutrients. 

For the healthiest hair, add more protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Here are a few food ideas you could add to your daily meals and snacks:

  • Fatty fish (salmon) or fish oil 
  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Berries
  • Eggs
  • Avocados 
  • Almonds 
  • Red meat 
  • Beans 

2. Avoid certain hairstyles

It might be tempting to throw your hair up in a simple ponytail and go, but that can be harmful to your hair health. Pulling your hair into tight hairstyles makes it more susceptible to breakage and shedding. 

Instead, try a loose bun, heatless curls, loose braids, or a messy half-up style. Tousled, lived-in hair is on-trend right now, so it should be fun and easy to find a style that won’t tug on those fragile strands.

3. Care for your scalp and hair

HairMax Density Products

Go down any hair care aisle, you will see hundreds of products that promise to repair split ends, add shine, moisturize, and solve every hair concern under the sun. If you look more closely, it's apparent that a fraction of these products address scalp health, which should be a big focus when trying to help prevent hair loss. 

It’s important to care for your hair and give it the nutrients it needs, but keep in mind, healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp. If your hair care regimen doesn't include scalp health, it won't be fully effective. If you want to help prevent hair loss, pay attention to your scalp and learn what it needs. As you do this, you’ll notice your hair becoming healthier, growing more, and shedding less. Click here for some of our favorite HairMax for Density products that help bring your hair and scalp to a healthier state and encourage hair growth. 

4. Massage your scalp regularly

Scalp massages are a great way to provide some stimulation to your scalp.  Make the most out of your scalp massage, by adding a scalp treatment or hair mask. 

Most salons, spas, and beauty schools offer scalp massages and treatments, so if you’re looking to treat yourself, book an appointment! It’s relaxing and great for your scalp. Try HairMax RSN8 Pro Scalp Infusion to rejuvenate, stimulate and nourish your scalp at home.

5. Use a laser hair growth device 

Laser therapy is a clinically proven way to control and reverse thinning hair. HairMax laser hair growth devices are the first clinically proven laser hair growth devices on the market, and have been granted multiple FDA clearances.  Using laser light therapy, HairMax reverses hair thinning and stimulates thicker, fuller hair growth. Choose from Laser Caps, LaserBands, and LaserCombs.

6. Take your vitamins

If you’re low on vitamins, it can have negative effects on your body and your hair. There are many vitamins on the market that are specific to hair, and if you find a good one, it may help with your hair growth and prevent shedding. However, if you’re looking for a comprehensive vitamin regimen that will benefit your hair AND overall health, consider taking these:

If you don’t want to take a supplement, you can add food into your diet that is high in these vitamins and nutrients.

7. Avoid excessive chemical treatments

Chemical treatments aren’t all bad – the occasional perm or highlight won't completely ruin your hair. However, if you’re doing it regularly (every few weeks), it can be damaging. 

Be cautious when you have chemical treatments done, and make sure you do your research to find a trustworthy stylist. Then in between treatments, baby your hair – get a good shampoo and conditioner, do hair masks regularly, and don’t use too much heat. If your hair is damaged, it’s more fragile and likely to break off or fall out.

8. Use the right hair tools 

Hair tools

There are thousands of hair products to choose from, and it can be overwhelming trying to find what works best for you. No two hair types are the same, so no two hair tools should be the same. However, there are a few general guidelines to follow when you’re considering what to use:

  • Pick the right brush – Boar bristle brushes are the best. They’re gentle on your hair and distribute the important oils from your scalp to the ends of your hair for maximum health. And if you’re going to brush your hair while it’s wet, use a Wet Brush. Your hair is especially susceptible to breakage when it’s wet, so the Wet Brush helps minimize that.
  • Get hot tools with adjustable temperature – Again, not all hair types are the same, so they won’t need the same temperature. Some people can straighten or curl their hair on low heat, and some need high heat. There’s no reason to have your hot tools set on a hotter setting than you need – that will put you at risk for damage, breakage, and hair loss.
  • Utilize laser hair growth – It’s 2021, which means that advancements in technology have allowed professionals to create hair growth tools that work. Laser hair growth treatments are a great way to regrow hair.  


If you're experiencing hair loss the sooner you start treatment the better. By adding better nutrition to your diet, switching out hair tools and products, and adding laser treatments, you can help promote healthier, more vibrant hair. Visit HairMax to check out the products and learn more ways to grow beautiful, healthy hair.

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