Tips to Prevent Hair Loss
Have you noticed that you’re shedding what seems to be an endless amount of hair? For some, it is extremely concerning, but it’s something that can be prevented with proper hair care habits. Preventing hair loss completely is impossible due to the fact that the average person loses up to 100 strands of hair a day, but for those with excessive hair loss, it’s a concern that should be addressed. There is no 100% proven remedy or cure for hair loss that applies to every person, but there are things that just about anyone can do to help prevent non-hereditary hair loss.
Stop Combing Wet Hair
Many people don’t realize that your hair is at its weakest point when it’s wet and that it breaks easier than at any other time. Instead of combing or brushing your wet hair, wait until your hair is at least 50% dry before brushing to prevent unnecessary breakage. If you’re in a hurry, use your fingers or a wide tooth comb until it’s mostly dry. If you don’t have that much time, consider using a hair dryer on a low-heat setting to speed up the drying process.
Speak to a Professional
For those who have been experiencing unusual hair loss for an extended period of time and have yet to get the results expected from over-the-counter products, consider speaking with a hair restoration professional. There are a variety of companies and medical doctors who specialize in hair loss and hair restoration by way of products, treatments, and hair transplantation surgeries. Their services and solutions vary in price, but there are some who offer free consultations (Bosley Medical is one) to help their clients understand what is happening and to evaluate their individual cases. Consider looking for a professional in your area that has a good reputation and a track record of helping people tackle and understand their hair loss.
Let Your Hair Recover
After styling your hair endlessly for years at a time, your styling tools can become harsh on your hair and scalp. If you can, go a month without using any form of heating tool on your hair. If you’re in a hurry and need to dry your hair, consider using a fan. For some, this isn't possible or desirable, but even if you give your hair just a two-week break it can do wonders in limiting breakage and hair loss. If you don’t like the way your hair looks naturally, do a search online for different styles that may work for your hair colour and type—you may surprise yourself!
Understand Your Hair Products
With so many different advertisements for products treating hair loss on the market today, some people get caught up in trying a new product that promises amazing results without considering the side effects or consequences. While some of these products may produce good results, many don’t, and it’s best to get an understanding of the claims being made and whether they can be trusted. The point is…never use your hair as an experiment or case study, since it can result in even more hair loss and long-term damage.
Luckily, there are a ton of things that can be done to promote healthy hair and prevent unnatural hair loss; there’s even food you can eat to promote healthier hair, askmen.com has a few suggestions.
Whether or not you feel these tips will help you, these are good habits that have helped many others who are tired of seeing their hair fall out while brushing or shampooing their hair. These pointers are not “cures” for hair loss, but they’re useful to those who may be losing hair at an abnormal rate. Again, if there are any views, experiences, or other tips you can share that has helped you, please do not hesitate to share those with the rest of the readers here.
Article by Marie Miguel