We can prevent hair loss that is genetically programmed or hair loss caused by factors not within our control. However, we can do our best for our hair at all stages to give it the greatest chance of staying in top condition and not leaving our head sooner than it needs to.
There are things we can do:
Air-conditioning should be appropriate. The warm air and cold wind can become the causes of hair loss and white hair, the air is too dry or too much humidity are damaging to the protection of the hair.
Constant Heating and Drying. Heat weakens hair proteins, no matter what promising softness and shine, constant heating and drying can lead to brittleness and fragility that causes hair loss that would not have occurred otherwise. Minimize the usage of hair dryers, hot curlers, hot brushes, hair straighteners, hair fasteners and chemical treatments our hair will last longer. Also watch where we put those heated tools; burned scalps can permanently damage hair follicles! Ultimately, natural drying is best for our hair, so aim to dry it naturally more often than drying it with heat.
Straightening and Curling. Straightened or permed can cause damage that may make the hair break off or fall out temporarily. They may make the hair brittle and prone to breakage, contributing to the overall weakening of each individual hair.
Slow Down on Dyeing. Never chemically treated, such as hair colour or bleached our hair more often than 6 to 8 weeks and try for semi-coverage rather than full dyeing. When it comes to going gray, it’s a lot kinder to our hair to let it turn gray than to dye it. We overlooks the value of having our hair at all!
Styling Our Hair. Some styles that require tight pulling and elastics, clips, etc. can cause hair loss if done on a daily basis. Example, tight ponytails, braiding tightly, corn-rows and plaits can lead to significant hair loss when done daily. Winding hair tightly onto rollers, especially heated rollers, is also liable to cause more hair loss. It is completely preventable. Weaving hair pulled tightly that it places tension on the scalp can result in a condition called traction alopecia. Traction alopecia can be permanent if the style is worn for a long enough time that it damages the hair follicles.
Avoid Layering Cuts that lose a lot of our hair. If we’re already experiencing hair loss, don’t speed it up by having the hairdresser remove more hair!
Easy on the comb. Keep our comb to a minimal use. Brushing our mane too much stresses out our hair. Use our hands and fingertips to shape our shorter hairstyle and groom it with the natural growth pattern on our scalp.
Avoid Brushing Wet Hair. This snaps off a lot of hair that could still be growing! If we must comb wet hair, use a very wide-toothed comb or use our fingers to untangles, not a comb or brush. When using a brush, pick one with round ended bristles to improve blood circulation. When our hair is dried, use a soft-bristled brush to brush it.
Wash Hair regularly with Mild Shampoo. Hair washing is part of preventing hair loss as it can keep our hair and scalp clean. Clean hair will give the impression of more volume than dirty hair, which tends to sit flatter and more parted than clean hair. Avoid rubbing hair vigorously with a towel after washing it. This lead to hair breakage, pat it dry gently instead.
When washing our hair, use a gentle shampoo and warm water. Lather up using our fingertips rather than our fingernails. You might use a conditioner or a shampoo containing a conditioner. This can take the tangles out of our hair make it look smooth. But it can also make it look flat and oily depending on hair type. Rinse our hair with plenty of clean water.
Avoid Using Wrong Shampoo. Prevent hair fall naturally we need to know is choosing the suitable shampoo. Apparently the switch helps to shock our scalp and also helps our hair become stronger and shinier. Continuously changing the type of shampoo may make our hair condition worse and lead to hair fall. A good way to switch might be just use different type of shampoo of the same brand.
Protein-enhanced Shampoos and Conditioners are an eye-trick, not a hair solution. They make hair smoother and thicker temporarily because they fill in gaps on the hair shaft. However, they do not repair damaged hair, so hair that is going to fall out from poor care or other reasons, will still fall out. Shampoo does not increase hair amount either.
The concept of Shampoo or Conditioner can somehow nourish the hair and help it grow can be rather unbelievable. If fact harsh chemicals present in the shampoo can actually rob hair of natural oils and strip moisture from the hair, making it look dull and dry and actually worsening the dryness.
Buy the Right Shampoo. That suits our hair type is also quite important. Using a mild shampoo for oily hair or a strong shampoo for dry hair could have disastrous results. Use a mild shampoo or a baby shampoo.
Another thing to lookout if we want to have healthier and thicker hair is not to overuse hair products. This seems obvious but it is surprise many people who do not care about the brands of their hair care products. Always test a product before deciding to stick to it.
Hold off on the Product. Use of gels, wax and pastes to help smoothen rough hair and tame those terrible tresses can backfire if we use generous amounts every day. The flip side to hair products is that the chemicals can react with the natural components of our hair and there is nothing worse than drawing attention to thinning hair than clumps of stiff, gelled strands. Lay it on light to keep things covered up.
Avoid Hair Care Products that contain Alcohol and look for moisturizing and conditioning formulas with essential oils like olive oil or tea tree oil. Rinse hair with cold water when we wash and try using conditioner to wash hair instead of shampoo.
Maintain Hair Wellness
• If taking prescription medications, ask your doctor and find out if your medication is contributing to hair loss.
• Avoid mega-doses of vitamin A, too much vitamin A can cause hair to fall out.
• Exercise, yoga, meditate or find some other practice that will help to reduce anxiety and stress levels.
• If wear pigtails, cornrows, use a curling iron, hair dryer or hot rollers, try changing our hair style to those that puts less pressure and stress on our hair and scalp.
• Hot oil treatments or Chemicals such as those used in permanents are causing inflammation to the scalp, discontinue or reduce the number of times using them.
• Use gentle shampoos and conditioners to avoid any unnecessary damage to our hair. Try baby shampoo.
• Massage our scalp with daily can stimulate the circulation in the scalp and promote hair growth.
Be kind to our hair — wet or dry — by being gentle when we comb or brush our hair. Don’t yank on knots too hard and don’t wear our ponytails and braids too tight, this can irritate our scalp. And if we use curling irons or blow-dryers, be careful and ask for help when needed.
• Take a small bunch (15-20 strands) hair; hold them between one thumb and index finger and pull. If six to seven strands of hair come off easily, one is facing hair loss problem.
• Pull on several strands of one hair to determine the quality. If it comes off easily at the root, one hair is going through an excess telogen phase.
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