Hair loss can be a normal part of growing old but that does not mean that it has to be inevitable and accepted. There are many effective treatment options for dealing with losing hair or dealing with thinning hair. This article can help you find ways and treatments that will work for your hair loss.
When it comes to hair loss it is important to know the impact that genetics has on it. Hair loss can be hereditary. As such if someone in your family true suffered from hair loss, it is more likely you will too. Be informed and you’ll have a better chance against whatever happens.
Some hair styles can cause hair loss. Avoid hair accessories and styles that pull your hair tightly, and don’t restrain it with rubber bands for extended time periods. Hair products are not as damaging as they once were, but they can still be harmful. A ponytail that pulls the hair back too tightly can harm the hair shaft, which will weaken the hair follicles over time.
Drugs will work to weaken the roots of your hair at the follicle, so you should avoid drugs and alcohol if you’re hoping to strengthen your hair and scalp and to prevent any further hair loss. Make this sacrifice and your hair will become much stronger in the long run.
Henna is a traditional Indian herb that is useful for preventing hair loss. It works by repairing and sealing the hair shaft, which in turn, prevents it from breaking and falling out. Not only is Henna effective, but it is inexpensive and can be easily found in health and beauty stores.
If your hair is thinning quickly, make sure you have enough iron in your diet. Iron deficiency can cause hair and nails to be brittle and break easily, it can also cause hair loss. Add iron-rich foods to your diet such as red meats, spinach, lentils and peanut butter.
Hair and nails are made of keratin, which derives from protein. Make sure that you have enough protein in your diet. The best way to get a lot of protein in your diet is from meats and poultry, but if you are a vegetarian you should consider taking a supplement.
Wear a hat or apply a spray-on sunscreen to your scalp before spending a day out in the sun. If your scalp gets badly burned, besides the obvious risk of deadly skin cancer, a bad sunburn can damage the hair follicles so that they are no longer able to produce or support hair.
One of the best ways to prevent hair loss is to prevent your hair from tangling, so it’s best that you use a very soft pillow when you’re sleeping. Make sure you purchase a pillow case that’s smooth. Think satin or silk here. Also, never go to sleep with wet hair. This will cause massive tangling.
Many people still think it’s a myth that hats and rubber bands can cause hair loss in women, but in fact, it’s partially true. While hats and ponytails won’t actually cause balding, repeated friction and tightly pulled hair can cause localized hair loss and breakage at the hairline. Use coated hair bands and don’t pull hair too tightly to keep this to a minimum.
To prevent unnecessary hair loss, be careful with your hairstyles. Wearing your hair the same way all the time and pulling the hair tightly can cause hair loss — this kind is called traction alopecia. Tight hair rollers, cornrows, and pigtails can all cause this kind of hair loss. To prevent losing your hair this way, just stop pulling your hair tightly, and if you stop before your scalp scars, your hair will grow back.
To keep from losing your hair for health-related reasons, keep tabs on your hormone levels. In both men and women, hair loss can sometimes occur due to imbalance in estrogen or androgen, and an over-active or under-active thyroid can also cause hair loss. Treating the hormonal imbalances can stop or reverse this kind of hair loss.
To increase circulation, promote overall health and reduce hair loss, be sure to eat a healthful, balanced diet, drink lots of fresh pure water, get plenty of exercise and plenty of rest. Many times, people lose their hair due to stress and general lack of health. By taking care of your whole body, you will be giving yourself the best chance to keep a healthy head of hair.
Soy and iodine intake need to be carefully monitored, especially if you are a vegan or vegetarian. Soy has been shown to affect the thyroid gland and imbalances in the thyroid can be a direct cause of hair loss.
One tip to avoid the thinning and breakage of hair, is to avoid combing your hair with a fine-toothed comb when your hair is wet. Even though combing hair when it has just been washed is a tempting practice since hair de-tangles and straightens more easily when it is wet, this is a common cause of hair breakage and loss. The combing process applies immense stress on the hair’s shaft, when it it wet and it weakens the roots of your hair.
Take care of your health. If you are sick or have been diagnosed with an illness, make sure you take the medications prescribed to you by your doctor. If you fail to take necessary medications this can cause your body to work harder and can lead to hair loss over time.
If you are experiencing some hair thinning or loss, you may want to check out your stress levels. When you are under stress, your body produces hormones, and it is the abundance of these hormones in your system that can affect your body, and sometimes this is through the skin and hair.
As acknowledged above, hair loss can be a normal part of the aging process but it is treatable in many cases through medicine or treatments or even creative hairstyles. By using the strategies in this article, you can deal with hair loss.