Few cosmetic problems strike as much fear into the hearts of individuals as hair loss. Those who are confronted by this dilemma should take heart, however, because answers are available. By taking the advice and tips contained in this article, it is possible to mitigate the impact hair loss has on your appearance and your self image.
When hair loss has begun to plague you, know that there are treatments available to help you. From hair grafts to Rogaine, there are options so you do not have to be bald. Many of them are relatively simple, and not overly expensive, so you may want to research the options.
For those suffering from hair loss, you want to consider using topical treatments. Many of these products work by blocking out hair loss-causing hormones, while also providing growth stimulants. Be sure that you consult with your doctor before using this or any other medication so you know that it is safe for you.
If you are on the swim team in high school or college, or you just like to use the pool a lot, refrain from staying underwater too long. Soaking your hair in water for a long time can lead to dryness and hair loss. Wearing a swimming cap can really help. Use a quality conditioner to help to protect your hair.
Aromatherapy is a great and effective way to help prevent and treat hair loss. The natural oils help to relax the scalp and promote stronger hair follicles. With this method, you will massage the oils into your scalp and leave it there for twenty minutes. After which, you thoroughly wash your hair.
Drugs will work to weaken the roots of your hair at the follicle, so you should avoid drugs and alcohol if you’re hoping to strengthen your hair and scalp and to prevent any further hair loss. Make this sacrifice and your hair will become much stronger in the long run.
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.
To prevent hair loss, work with what you have. Instead of fighting cowlicks, forcing your hair to part unnaturally or spending hours with hot curling irons or straighteners, see what you can do with it, flaws and all, naturally. Constant styling, brushing, combing, pinning and pulling of the hair weakens it, causes breakage and eventual loss.
If you suffer from male pattern baldness or have bald areas, you may find help with hair weaving. A mesh can be attached to remaining hair and then real or artificial hair is woven into the mesh. These offer a temporary solution, as the mesh can oxidize, stretch or loosen. Then they must be replaced.
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.
Be proactive about your hair loss. If you have longer hair and you notice it starting to fall out, get a shorter haircut or consider shaving your head. This will make the hair loss less startling and prevent long loose strands from clogging your shower drain and ending up all over your home.
If you’re applying monixidil to your hair in order to get it to grow, make sure you do this very early in the morning if you’re going to work. It takes a solid three hours for this product to dry, and it can make your hair look very sticky and unappealing. It’s only a cosmetic issue, but you may not want to run around with nasty-looking hair.
Don’t shampoo your hair too much. Wash your hair when you think you need to, but you should only wash it once a day to be safe. Every time you wash it, natural oils are stripped from the skin and your scalp. This can lead to early hair loss.
When you style your hair, don’t pull it back tightly or brush it excessively. Gently coax it into place and leave it a little loose to avoid breakage and hair loss. Be sure to use gentle hair styling devices that are free of sharp edges, and never use plain rubber bands to hold your hair in place.
When worried about hair loss, you should try to do without harsh chemical treatments that may damage and traumatize your hair and scalp. Forego dying or straightening your hair or getting a permanent. Instead, look into gentle ways of styling your hair that make the most of the hair you have and do not cause stress or breakage.
To avoid worry about hair loss, don’t avoid shampooing too often. One of the common hair loss myths is that over-shampooing can cause hair loss. While treating your hair harshly can cause thinning, shampooing infrequently means more hair sheds when you do shampoo, which can cause anxiety about hair loss. Stick to treating your hair gently but shampooing regularly to avoid this unnecessary worry.
Hair loss can be a devastating problem in the life of just about anyone. The toll it takes on self esteem cannot be overstated. It is important to realize, though, that all is not lost. Put these tips to work for you today, and you will have the power to reclaim the image you may have thought was gone for good.