It can be embarrassing to live with hair-loss problems for both men and women alike. There are many ways to treat hair loss, and several methods that will reduce the amount of loss as well.
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.
Fluctuating hormonal levels have also been linked to hair loss. Whether they are fluctuating due to a birth control pill, your time of the month, or menopause, changing hormonal levels have been shown to play a role in hair loss. If this is the case, it’s important to not freak out because this hair loss is typically temporary.
Contrary to popular belief, it is important that you wash your hair daily. By not washing your hair everyday, you are allowing sebum to build on your scalp, which in turn, causes hair loss. If you are concerned about washing your hair daily, you could try using a gentle shampoo or conditioner.
Do everything you can to reduce the stress in your life. Stress can cause and also exacerbate hair loss. It is important to practice taking deep breaths to help yourself calm down and to find relaxing activities, such as reading, that you enjoy doing. If you can minimize the amount of stress in your life, you should see improvements in the quality of your hair.
Smoking is one of the worst things that you can do for your well-being and the health of your hair. When you smoke, you release toxins into the air, hurting your hair quality externally, as well as internally. Quit smoking as soon as possible to improve your hair.
Try medication. Hair loss medicines can slow hair thinning, as well as grow new hair and enlarge existing hairs. The medicines need to be taken continuously. If stopped, any new hair will be gradually lost, and in about six to twelve months your scalp will probably look about the same as before.
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.
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.
There are two FDA-approved medications, Minoxidil and Finasteride, for treating inherited hair loss (androgenic alopecia).You can get Minoxidil (Rogaine) without a prescription. It is to sprayed or rubbed into the scalp twice daily. A prescription is needed for Finasteride (Propecia). Finasteride is not approved for women. It comes in pills to be taken once a day.
There are temporary causes of loss of hair, including anemia, sickness, weight change, surgery and stress. This type of temporary hair loss usually begins three months after something triggers it, and it usually lasts approximately the same amount of time. It’s important to be aware of this and use it to your advantage.
Eat a healthy diet. Excessive weight can cause hair loss so you should be sure to keep a steady diet. Your diet also plays a role in your hair loss because a poor diet without proper nutrients can cause you to lose hair. A diet that is low in carbs is best.
A lot of women with hair loss may find that their hormones are the cause of them losing hair. When your hormones are imbalanced, it can create a condition of hair loss. Hormone imbalances can be caused by something as simple as birth control pills. A temporary hormone imbalance is created sometimes, even during hormone therapy. If you are dealing with hair loss, be sure to check your hormone levels.
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.
If you use styling products on your hair, one practice you can use to prevent hair loss and to promote hair growth is to remove these sticky products, such as gels and waxes, from your hair each night before you go to bed. When you have your head pressed tight against a pillow, these products can migrate into you scalp and clog the pores. The chemical in these products are not good for the newly developing hairs in the follicles.
As you’ve read, there’s plenty of ways to lose weight. You should not be forced to deal with this condition and slowly watch your hair fall out. If you try some of the tips you’ve read, you can help prevent or reduce hair loss.