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Hair loss is one of those conditions that many people have to come to terms with at some point. Male pattern baldness is very common, especially in men approaching middle age. However, there are other causes of hair loss that affect both men and women.
Sometimes it can be delayed or even prevented by certain treatments or actions that you can take. Whether you can prevent hair loss entirely depends on what’s causing it. So it’s always beneficial to see a doctor if you know that yours is unusual. Your hair loss may be due to a health condition, which can be treated.
In any case, the following tips may help you deal with your hair loss.
Washing your hair regularly keeps your scalp healthy and clean. This can, in turn, help your hair to stay healthy and full. However, certain shampoos may be too harsh on your hair. While this shampoo keeps your hair clean, it also damages your hair and dries it out. This can cause it to break and potentially lead to hair loss.
If you’ve noticed more hair vanishing down the drain or falling out than usual, then consider switching your shampoo out for a milder formula. Some shampoos are designed for hair loss and promote healthy hair growth.
As well as switching out your shampoo, consider using coconut oil or olive oil to soften and deep condition your hair. These oils have different effects on your hair and scalp, but both have been linked to healthier and thicker hair.
Take it easy on your hair styling products and use gentle dyes or other treatments. When styling your hair, avoid tight braids or ponytails which pull on your hair, and steer clear of your heat stylers which can also damage your hair.
Your general health is often linked to beauty, and the same applies to your hair. If you’re physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy, then you’d be surprised at the effect that it has on your hair.
Excessive stress and anxiety have been linked to premature hair loss, as well as other physical conditions. This is why you should consider going to a medical professional if you know that your hair loss isn’t the result of the typical aging process.
Your diet also has an impact on the quality of your hair, as your body uses proteins to grow your hair. It stands to reason that, without the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and proteins, your hair can’t grow as it should.
You can also get specific beauty treatments designed to encourage hair growth. One hair loss treatment uses gentle laser technology to promote circulation in your scalp and to activate your hair follicles. Head massages may work similarly and can treat headaches as well.
Some medications are also available to prevent hair loss and to improve healthy growth. Be sure to always read the instructions and consult a medical professional if you experience any side effects or if you have any other health conditions, such as if you’re pregnant.