Beauty,  Health Concerns & Diseases

How To Prevent Hair Loss

Hair loss is caused by a variety of different reasons, including medications, diet, stress, mineral deficiency, genetics, the pollution, and even by wearing hats over a long period of time. The most common type of hair loss, suffered by both men and women, is androgenetic alopecia. Women may experience androgenetic alopecia just as frequently as men, however they don’t usually experience the same amount of hair loss, in the same areas, as men. If you are suffering some form of hair loss, can help you understand why this is happening, and what you can do if it becomes a serious issue.

Take Care Of Your Hair

Hair loss occurs quite naturally, and there is no way to prevent it if genetics are involved. However, you can put it off for as long as possible by simply taking good care of your hair. Remember to dry and heat your hair as infrequently as possible, as this can cause it to become brittle and make your hair much easier to break. Try not to use iron curlers, hair dryers, hair straighteners, and hot brushes if you don’t need to. Cut down your chemical hair treatments, and try to dry your hair naturally as often as you can.

Dye Your Hair Less Frequently

Constantly dyeing your hair can lead to future hair loss. Try to wait at least six to eight weeks before your next treatment, and try semi-coverage rather than full. One of the best things you can do for your hair is to let it grow grey before dyeing it, as the multiple treatments can lead to faster hair loss.

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How you style your hair matters. Photo: Stuart Miles/

Style Your Hair Appropriately

Styling your hair can often do as much damage as dyeing your hair. Hair loss due to specific types of hair styles is called traction alopecia. Styles that requires tight elastics, tight braiding, tight plaits, corn-rows, clips, etc., can lead to hair loss. The frequent use of hair rolls can also lead to significant hair loss. Avoid adopting a hairstyle that requires a lot of layering. Layers remove quite a lot of hair, so if you’re already experiencing hair loss, it’s advisable to simply grow it out as long as you can.

Regularly Wash Your Hair

Regularly hair washing with mild shampoo is a great way to prevent hair loss. Chose a shampoo that is designed to clean your scalp as well as your hair, as scalp infections often cause hair loss. Cleaner hair also makes it more voluminous, as dirty hair usually appears flat and lanky.

Treat Your Hair With Natural Products

Using natural products, such as palmetto, vitamins, lavender, or sesame oil, are great ways to prevent hair loss. Massaging your scalp with these products for a few minutes each day will help keep your hair follicles active.

Take care of your hair. Hair loss is something that can happen to anyone, even youth, but it is entirely treatable, and you can prevent it before it becomes more severe.

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