Both men and women can suffer from hair loss, and if you’re worried about this health issue, you’re not alone. There are things you should know about losing your hair that will help you stay informed about hair loss and what you can do about it. Here are some useful tips.
To help stave off hair loss be cautious with the types of chemicals and treatments you put on it. Many dyes have chemicals in them that are not good for your hair. Trust your hair to a licensed beautician, and you may be able to prevent some hair loss before it starts.
Certain hair styles can contribute to premature hair loss. Avoid pulling hair too tight, and do not keep it tied in rubber bands or other holders for long amounts of time. Hair products are better than they used to be, but they can still be damaging. Overly tight hairstyles hurt your hair shaft, which causes damage to your hair follicles.
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.
If you play football, make sure that your helmet is not too tight. Tight fitting helmets can strain your scalp and weaken each strand of hair. Limit the amount of hair that you lose by wearing a helmet that fits comfortably.
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.
If you have long hair that you like to pull back in a ponytail, avoid the use of rubber bands or elastics that drag on the hair and pull it out. Instead, use soft fabric “scrunchies” where the elastic is covered, kept safely away from the hair shaft and won’t tug on the hair.
If you are losing your hair due to medications or aging, the best thing you can do is to simply accept that this is happening. You can be attractive without your hair. Move past the denial and accept that you are losing your hair, so that you can take steps to deal with the issue.
A great way you can deal with hair loss is by speaking about it to someone. Some people out there really, truly love their hair and the thought of losing it “much less the reality of it” is incredibly devastating. Speak to someone about this and it may make you feel more accepting of it.
Avoid hair dryers and flat irons if you want to prevent hair loss. The heat from these products can dry out your hair and make it fall out. If you have to use them, be sure that you have them both on a low setting.
In order to help prevent hair loss, make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet. To keep your hair as healthy as possible, try to eat plenty of protein-rich foods as often as you can. Some good sources of foods rich in protein include eggs, seafood, bean sprouts, almonds, and fish.
To increase the health of your hair and possibly prevent hair loss, increase circulation to your scalp. You can do this by doing headstands, by giving yourself gentle scalp massages, by exercising, by breathing deeply or by improving your circulation in general. Better circulation to your scalp means more nutrients to your hair, and that means that you’re more likely to avoid hair problems.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to tackle the task of addressing hair loss, whether you’re worried about hair loss related to illness, medication, genetics or even pregnancy. Even if you’re at risk for hair loss, your hair can still be a source of enjoyment and self-esteem, if you just stay informed.