Unlock the Secrets to Stopping Hair Loss with These 7 Clever Tricks

Unlock the Secrets to Stopping Hair Loss with These 7 Clever Tricks

TL:DR Summary

  • Eat more protein to nourish your hair follicles and prevent shedding.
  • Massage your scalp to stimulate blood flow and promote hair growth.
  • Use gentle products that don’t contain harsh chemicals or sulfates that can damage your hair.
  • Avoid heat styling that can weaken your hair and cause breakage.
  • Try supplements that contain biotin, zinc, iron, and vitamin D to boost your hair health.
  • Consider treatments such as microneedling, low-level laser therapy, or hair transplant to restore your hair density.

Over 53% of Singapore Women Polled Report Hair Loss as Primary Hair Concern

Understanding Hair Loss: A Common Concern

Hair loss, scientifically known as alopecia, is a prevalent issue affecting a vast number of individuals worldwide. It is estimated that more than 500 million people experience hair loss. According to a 2019 survey conducted among women in Singapore, over 53% of respondents between the ages of 35 and 44 identified hair loss as their primary hair-related concern. This highlights the significance of understanding hair loss and its potential impact on individuals.

Recognizing Excessive Hair Loss: Are You at Risk?

While shedding approximately 100 hairs per day is considered normal for most individuals, it is essential to recognize the signs of excessive hair loss. If you notice a decline in hair regrowth, a receding hairline, or thinning areas where new hair does not seem to replace the lost strands, you may be experiencing alopecia. Paying attention to these signs can help you identify whether your hair loss exceeds the normal range and requires attention.

Addressing Hair Loss: 7 Effective Strategies

In this updated article, Team Wellaholic will provide insights into seven intelligent approaches to tackle hair loss. These strategies aim to empower individuals with practical ways to prevent and minimize the impact of hair loss. By implementing these techniques, individuals experiencing hair loss can take proactive steps towards maintaining healthy and vibrant hair.

Method 1: Add Iron in Your Diet

The Impact of Nutrition on Hair Health

The hair cells are known for their rapid growth in the body. However, they are also the first ones to be affected when you don’t consume a proper diet or experience nutritional deficiencies. Since hair cells are not essential for survival, the nutrients you consume are initially prioritized for vital organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. Only what is left is allocated for your hair. Therefore, it becomes crucial to consume the right nutrients in the appropriate quantities to support optimal hair health.

Iron Deficiency: A Common Culprit of Hair Loss in Women

Iron deficiency is more prevalent in women of childbearing age and postmenopausal women than in men. This condition occurs when the blood lacks an adequate number of red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen to the cells and providing energy. Hair follicles require a significant amount of iron during their growth phase. Women who experience heavy menstrual periods on a regular basis are at a higher risk of developing iron deficiency. Consequently, iron deficiency ranks among the most common causes of hair loss in women. It is advisable to have your iron levels checked, along with monitoring your Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 levels, as deficiencies in these nutrients can also contribute to hair loss.

Exploring Additional Factors: Vitamin D and Vitamin B12

In addition to iron deficiency, it is important to consider other factors that can contribute to hair loss, such as inadequate levels of Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. Deficiencies in these vitamins have been associated with hair loss in both men and women. Therefore, it is recommended to have your Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 levels assessed to ensure they are within the optimal range. Addressing any deficiencies in these vitamins can potentially help mitigate hair loss and promote healthier hair growth.

Method 2: Add Protein in Your Diet

Every cell needs healthy protein for life; they are required for cells repair work and also for the construction of new cells.

The Importance of Protein for Hair Growth

A solitary strand of hair is primarily composed of protein fiber, emphasizing the significance of consuming an adequate amount of protein for hair growth. When you don’t consume enough protein, your body prioritizes the available protein by allocating it to essential functions, including hair follicles. Insufficient protein intake can lead to dry and brittle hair, as protein is crucial for cell repair and the generation of new cells throughout the body.

Hair Growth Phases and Protein Deficiency

During a specific period, approximately 90% of your hair strands are in the growth phase, which can last for two to three years. Following this stage, they enter a resting phase for approximately three months before eventually shedding and being replaced by new hairs. However, when there is a deficiency of protein in your diet, a significant number of strands may enter the resting phase simultaneously, resulting in noticeable hair loss.

Optimizing Protein Intake for Healthy Hair

To promote healthy hair growth, it is recommended to incorporate an appropriate amount of protein into your daily diet. Ideally, your protein intake should constitute around 30% of your total calorie consumption. Complete proteins are particularly beneficial as they contain all essential amino acids. Food sources rich in complete proteins include cheese, milk, soy, legumes, lentils, green peas, quinoa, and yogurt. Amino acids serve as the building blocks of protein, and since the body does not produce eight essential amino acids on its own, they must be obtained through your dietary choices.

Method 3: Consider the Mediterranean diet

Diet and Hair Health: The Role of Raw Vegetables and Fresh Herbs

A 2018 research study shed light on the potential impact of diet on androgenic alopecia, commonly known as female pattern baldness or male pattern baldness. The study revealed that incorporating raw vegetables and fresh herbs into one’s diet, particularly following a Mediterranean diet, may reduce the risk of developing this condition or delay its onset.

The Power of High Consumption: Frequency Matters

The study found that the best results were observed when individuals consumed substantial amounts of raw vegetables and fresh herbs on a regular basis. Consuming these foods more than three days a week proved to be most beneficial. Some examples of such foods include parsley, basil, and various salad greens.

The Mediterranean Diet: Foundation of Plant-Based Foods

The Mediterranean diet is a dietary approach that draws inspiration from the traditional foods of Greece, Italy, and other countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It emphasizes the consumption of plant-based foods, including whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices. These components form the foundation of the Mediterranean diet, which has been associated with various health benefits, including potentially reducing the risk of androgenic alopecia.

Minoxidil is a medication that is used to treat hair loss. It is available in both topical and oral forms

Method 4: Use over-the-counter hair loss medication

Topical Minoxidil: Stimulating Hair Growth and Slowing Balding

To address hair loss, a topical solution, lotion, or foam containing Minoxidil can be applied directly to the affected area of the scalp. Minoxidil works by enhancing blood flow to the hair follicles, stimulating hair growth, and slowing down the balding process.

Availability and Potential Side Effects of Topical Minoxidil

You can purchase topical Minoxidil treatments over the counter at pharmacies without a prescription. However, it’s important to be aware of potential side effects associated with the medication. These may include itching, dry skin, inflammation, and scaling at the application site. If these symptoms persist or become bothersome, it is advisable to consult with your pharmacist or physician for further guidance.

Hair Growth and Treatment Duration with Topical Minoxidil

It’s essential to note that the rate of new hair growth varies from person to person. Typically, hair growth becomes noticeable after at least 2 to 4 months of consistent use of topical Minoxidil. It’s important to maintain regular usage, as the effectiveness of the treatment relies on its continuous application. Discontinuing Minoxidil therapy may result in hair loss over a period of 3 to 4 months, and hair density may revert back to its level prior to starting the medication.

See the table below for the features of Minoxidil and evidence supporting this:

Increases hair growthMinoxidil has been shown to stimulate hair growth and prolong the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle.A randomized controlled trial found that minoxidil was effective in increasing hair growth in men with androgenetic alopecia. (1)
Improves hair thicknessMinoxidil can increase the diameter of hair fibers and improve the overall thickness of hair.A study of women with female pattern hair loss found that minoxidil was effective in increasing hair thickness and density. (2)
Prevents further hair lossMinoxidil can help prevent further hair loss by blocking the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that contributes to hair loss.A systematic review found that minoxidil was effective in reducing hair loss and increasing hair growth in men and women with androgenetic alopecia. (3)
Benefits of Minoxidil for Hair Loss and Evidence Supporting This


  1. Blume-Peytavi U, et al. A randomized, single-blind trial of 5% minoxidil foam once daily versus 2% minoxidil solution twice daily in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;65(6):1126-1134.
  2. Messenger AG, et al. Randomized trial of topical minoxidil 2% and 5% for alopecia areata. Br J Dermatol. 2011;165(2):420-423.
  3. Gupta AK, et al. Minoxidil for hair regrowth. Dermatol Clin. 2013;31(1):129-138.

Method 5: Microneedling for Scalp

Microneedling for Scalp helps treat hair loss and promote hair regrowth. Microneedling for Scalp is a Collagen Induction Therapy hair loss treatment in Singapore which is also able to cause controlled trauma in the scalp to promote hair growth. Together with the use of Minoxidil 5%, Microneedling can lead to positive effects on hair growth over a 12-week period. Especially effective for patients with Alopecia Areata and Androgenetic Alopecia, or male pattern baldness, receding hairline and thinning hair.


  • The Microneedling for Scalp procedure is comfortable and easy with no downtime.
  • Prior to the treatment, please keep your hair washed and cleaned. Avoid applying wax, gel, clay, etc.
  • Before your treatment, our friendly consultant will check to find areas with hair loss and make a note of it.
  • The treated area is cleaned with alcohol to disinfect the area.
  • The Microneedling for Scalp treatment is started. This may take between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the size of the area.
  • The consultant will apply the 5% Minoxidil and gently massage the area for 5 minutes.

Method 6: Scalp Booster with Mesotherapy and Electroporation

HairGrow Scalp Booster uses two proven technologies of WellaBoost – Method One (High Pressure Jet Spray) and Method Two (Electroporation). This helps to improve the absorption of Minoxidil by the scalp by up to 17 times and is ideal for treating hair loss.

In a study conducted using various interventions for treating alopecia and hair loss, up to 54% found both mesotherapy and minoxidil intervention effective in reducing hair loss when used together. There was ample evidence to support the efficacy and safety of topical minoxidil when used with mesotherapy.


  • HairGrow™ Scalp Booster has been proven to increase 38% hair cell growth in 4 weeks, and 600% improvement in hair thickness when used with Minoxidil. It can help to reduce hair loss and also treat Alopecia.
  • HairGrow™ Scalp Booster is non-invasive and needle-free.
  • HairGrow™ Scalp Booster can see up to 17x improvement in absorption of active ingredients for hair regrowth.
  • The treatment is safe, painless, with no downtime and no side effects.

Method 7: Try Low-Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT)

The FDA has approved this newer treatment to help with hair growth. LLLT is a modern non-surgical hair loss treatment. LLLT uses laser light to stimulate cell growth and supercharge hair follicles. This laser technology helps to combat hair loss and improve the volume and appearance of hair. The LLLT helmet is FDA approved. The LLLT treatment has been proven to have no side effects and takes about 20 minutes per session.

According to a 2014 study, low-level laser therapy appeared to be safe and effective for hair growth in both men and women. A 2013 study of 41 males ages 18 to 48 found that laser hair treatment provided a 39 percent increase in hair growth over a period of 16 weeks.

Study 1: Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT) for Treatment of Hair Loss (2013) [source]

  • In 2013, a study was conducted with 15 patients using a device stimulating LLLT (6000 to 1600nm).
  • The patients’ scalps were irradiated regularly with the device.
  • As a result of this study, 47% of the patients’ hair growth occured in 1.6 months earlier in irradiated areas than in non-irradiated areas.

Study 2: The growth of human scalp hair mediated by visible red light laser and LED sources in males. (2013) [Source]

  • 48 males were recruited. 22 males were subjected to the LLLT helmet with 5MW lasers and 30 LEDS (655+20nm). The remaining 19 were placebo.
  • Based on this study, there was a 35% increase in hair growth for the males with the LLLT helmet.
  • LLLT of the scalp at 655 nm significantly improved hair counts in males with androgenetic alopecia
With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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Low Level Laser Therapy to Stop Hair Loss

  •  Cold Laser to Stimulate Hair Cell Growth. LLLT is a modern, non-invasive hair loss treatment that uses cold laser light to invigorate cell growth and vitalize hair follicles.
  • ⭐ Covers Entire Scalp. LLLT treatment is administered through our laser helmet that covers the entire scalp.
  •  Effective for Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss. Clinical studies affirm that LLLT effectively treats pattern baldness in both genders and other hair loss types.
  •  Safe and No Downtime. LLLT is generally considered safe and does not cause any significant side effects.
  • Award-Winning. Wellaholic’s treatments have been recognized by top beauty publications such as Daily Vanity, Beauty Insider, and Tropika Club Magazine.
  • Over 2000 Verified Customer Reviews. Wellaholic has over 30 industry awards and over 2000 positive reviews from customers, and >50% are repeat customers.
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