All people lose hair on a daily basis, unfortunately many people will go through rapid hair loss without new hair coming in to replace it which results in thinning hair which possibly leads to some degree of baldness. Hereditary plays a major role in the severity of hair loss but improper care of your hair along with an unhealthy lifestyle may cause early hair loss.
Hair Loss Prevention
- Getting proper nutrition is essential for healthy hair.
- Water, protein, biotin (part of the vitamin B complex), vitamins A, B6, B12, C, copper, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, calcium, folic acid, and magnesium all play a part in maintaining a healthy scalp, skin, and hair.
- Using your fingertips to massage your scalp will increase circulation in your scalp which is important for hair growth. Use a good and mild antidandruff shampoo, as controlling dandruff assists in prevention of hair loss.
- Gentle combing or brushing of your hair will help break up hardened oils that clog your pores. It is recommended that you comb or brush 100-200 strokes in the morning and at night.
- Avoid excessive wind, sun, and heat (such as from hair dryers, hot showers, and curling irons) on your hair.
- Tight fitting caps and hats will cause poor circulation in your scalp and will also cause build-up of sweat and grime.
- If you have live a high stressed life try reducing stress by taking some time out daily just to relax, excessive stress is believed to induce hair loss.
- If you color your hair, limit coloring it to once every 2 months. Hair coloring damages your hair and the less frequently you color it the better.
- Avoid putting too much physical stress on your hair; brush/comb your hair gently, don't pull your hair when you brush and avoid braids and ponytails if possible, they place constant stress on your hair.
- Get enough sleep.
- Use a conditioner and trim any split ends.
- See your doctor or a dermatologist for advice if you have concerns about hair loss and want to seek treatment.