You don’t have to be bald to want to do something about losing your hair. Millions of people are suffering from thinning hair and are simply trying to prevent further hair loss. If you want to make sure your hair grows instead of goes, here are some great tips you need to read.
If you are lucky enough to have caught your hair loss in the beginning stages thereof then you may want to try UV treatment. Studies have shown its effectiveness in preventing the advancing of hair loss. As such however, there is a caveat that they only showed mild improvement half the time. It is what it is, an option.
Watch what you do after bathing to minimize the effects of hair loss. After washing your hair gently blot it, rather than toweling it dry. You may also want to stay away from hair dryers. If you have to do it, use the lowest heat settings.
Wash with the proper shampoo for your hair type. Determine if you have oily, dry or normal hair, or you may need shampoo that targets dandruff. Wash hair two to three times a week; more if you are in sea water or pools where chlorine is present since chlorine and salt can damage the follicle. Always rinse thoroughly to remove any shampoo residues that can clog follicles.
Use a conditioner on your hair that will allow it to rebuild nutrients and be more manageable. Conditioner can strengthen the hair as well as make brushing or combing less damaging to the hair. Massage vigorously when conditioning to stimulate blood flow which will prompt the hair to be more responsive to conditioning.
Apply gentle massage techniques on the scalp to help promote healthier roots and hair growth. Be careful not to pull or tug at your hair in the process as this can pull out hair and cause breakage at the hair root. To ensure you don’t pull your hair in the process, apply a conditioner before massaging to lubricate the scalp and rinse thoroughly when finished.
Excessive brushing of your hair can cause unnecessary breakage and hair loss. Brush hair enough to style and smooth it, but try to avoid overdoing it. Brushing stimulates scalp oils which is a good thing, but too much of a good thing can make hair look flat, greasy and thin.
To prevent hair loss, work with what you have. Instead of fighting cowlicks, forcing your hair to part unnaturally or spending hours with hot curling irons or straighteners, see what you can do with it, flaws and all, naturally. Constant styling, brushing, combing, pinning and pulling of the hair weakens it, causes breakage and eventual loss.
If you have lost your hair, whether due to genetics or something like chemotherapy, one way in which you can help this is simply to accept it. There is no shame in losing your hair. It happens to millions of people around the globe. Embracing it now might just be the best way to go.
Your male pattern baldness is most likely the result of a chemical reaction that’s taking place in your body, where your testosterone is actually being used against you, so look in to correcting this by taking a testosterone supplement. It may just help you to grow some of that hair back.
To help prevent hair loss due to chemotherapy, ask your doctor for a cold cap. This is a cap that will restrict blood flow to the scalp, and thus keep the harsh chemicals in your blood from reaching hair follicles. The cap is put on 15 minutes before therapy and kept on 1-2 hours after. Ask your doctor or nurse if the cold cap may be effectively used with your type of chemotherapy drugs.
Combing and brushing your hair is going to help you reduce the risk of hair loss. If you use a wide tooth comb and a soft bristle brush, you are going to increase the blood flow to the scalp and it will also help to activate the cells of the scalp keeping it healthy and preventing hair loss.
Hot oil treatments are going to really benefit you in the battle against hair loss. This can be done in the privacy of your own home. Find a product that contains coconut oil, sesame oil and olive oil. It is going to not only relax you, it is going to keep your scalp and hair healthy.
Keep the salt intake at a minimum and increase the vitamin C in your diet. You should try to get organic fruits and vegetables so you avoid consuming pesticide residues that could contribute to hair loss. Eat a bell pepper to get more vitamin C than you would out of an orange.
When you have very little hair on top of your head you will want to start treating it like you do all of the other skin on your face. This means using good products to help it age well and avoiding sunspots and even cancer by using a high spf sunscreen.
Avoid wearing your hair in styles like cornrows, braids or tight ponytails and do not use extensions while experiencing hair loss. All of these styles pull your hair tight, causing tension that can eventually lead to hairs breaking off or being pulled from the follicle, which is called traction alopecia.
Dandruff can be a contributing factor to hair loss. It does usually affect younger people ages 24-40 and those who work in constantly air conditioned environments. Dandruff can be easily cured with a pharmaceutical shampoo, but if the shampoo did not work, seek help from a trusted physician to prevent hair damage.
Once hair loss starts, it’s really hard to tell when it’s going to stop. Some people lose a little while others lose practically all of it. The main goal of most, however, is to stop the problem in its tracks and work to regain the hair they lost. This is where these tips come in. Apply them as directed and watch your hair make a comeback.