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How Can I Make My Hair Stronger?

author image Heather Topham Wood
Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.
How Can I Make My Hair Stronger?
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If you have thin hair that is prone to breakage, you may develop problems like hair loss. On average, each person loses approximately 100 strands of hair per day. When you have a tendency to lose more than that, your hair starts to look thin and can develop bald spots. By strengthening your hair through lifestyle changes, you can prevent this from occurring. If your hair starts to weaken and strands fall out unexpectedly, speak to your doctor to rule out any medical conditions.

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Step 1

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Eat a well-balanced diet as a way to promote hair health. Some nutrients required by your hair include biotin, iron, zinc, the B vitamins, vitamin A, protein and vitamin C. Foods that contain high amounts of these vitamins and minerals are eggs, beans, fish, dairy products, green leafy vegetables, nuts and citrus fruits.

Step 2

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Take a vitamin supplement. If you do not get enough nutrients required for hair health from your diet, you can take an over-the-counter supplement formulated to strengthen hair. The supplements are available at nutritional supply stores and are likely to include ingredients for skin and nail health as well.

Step 3

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Limit your hair’s exposure to heat. Heat damage can cause hair to break and weaken. Keep the hair covered while outdoors by wearing a hat. You should also avoid using heated styling tools like straightening irons, hot rollers and hair dryers.

Step 4

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Don't put your hair in restrictive styles, like buns, ponytails and braids. Wear it down.

Step 5

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Use an over-the-counter minoxidil topical solution. These solutions are applied to the scalp twice a day to open up the follicles and strengthen the hair.

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