Beat The Genetics With Rogaine12:00 AM
I have inherited a lot of good genes from my parents: youthful-skin, brains (?), good instincts, will-power, etc. but there is plenty of stuff in my gene pool which I would have gladly passed: the quintessential Indian butt, oily skin, and hereditary hair loss (HHL). My paternal lineage has not had a good track record of maintaining a healthy head of hair after a certain age. Both my paternal grandparents, my dad, aunts, uncles and even few of my cousins have had a receding hairline. So, I’ve decided to try to get ahead of this genetic trait with Rogaine. 'Coz why not?
If you have been around for awhile, you know I like to tackle all my potential issues head-on. I workout to keep that butt in shape, I have a pretty regular skin-care regime, and I take care of my hair and scalp to reduce the visible chances of HHL.
- Monthly scalp massage with coconut oil. With the tips of my finger, I massage the coconut oil throughout my scalp in circular motion. I then leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it.
- As a vegetarian I ensure I am taking the required amount of Iron, either through supplement or diet. I eat a plenty of leafy greens in salads (spinach, kale, and lettuce), also beans and tofu. I also take biotin and zinc supplements, two nutrients that play a role in hair growth.
- I avoid using styling tools as much as possible. I almost always air dry my hair.
- I use a wide tooth comb and non-metallic hair ties which is gentler on my hair strands and do not result in untimely hair breakage.
- Thinning hair – hair loses volume and density over time.
- Hair shedding – a consistent loss of 150 hairs a day is considered significant hair loss.
- Widening part or visible scalp – increased scalp visibility is a definite sign of hair loss.
This post was sponsored by Rogaine, but all opinions are my own.