There are many things you can do to slow or stop hair loss. Changing and adding to your hair care can make a big difference. Both men and women suffer from hair loss and baldness. Forty percent of women have visible loss by the time they are age 40, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Below are ideas that could impact that loss.
FLAT IRONS AND BLOW DRYING
Excessive heat from flat irons, blow dryers and hot combs can cause breakage. With over heating the hair, the shaft becomes weak and breaks off. Hair has strength, but when the center, or cuticle, of a hair is damaged from direct heat, the hair tip splits, which in turn makes the frizziness. Heat tools are one of the fastest ways to cause hair damage. Try to avoid usage of these types of products as much as possible on hair. Use the lowest heat setting that works for your hair and use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners.
REGULAR HAIR WASHING
Keep the scalp healthy and clean by washing your hair. Key is to using a quality shampoo and conditioner that is organic or vegan and free of sulfates. Harsh products may dry hair and cause it to break, leading to hair loss. Too mild of a formula Scalps that are not adequately cleaned can cause hair loss if leaving dead skin, oil, and to sweat clog your hair follicles. This can lead to a condition called folliculitis.
Most of us use some sort of hair processing. These chemical treatments, such as perms , hair colors +or relaxer can easily cause damage to your hair and scalp which can lead to hair loss and baldness. Ask your stylist about alternatives or when purchasing at home kits look for organic hair dyes and others that don’t contain ammonia, peroxide or PPD. Reduce the time periods between touch ups as much as possible and watch for reactions to the chemicals on your scalp.
Hair loss and baldness can be caused by repeated use of braids, weaves, corn rows and harsh styling looks. These can cause inflammation in the hair follicles, and if continue it can lead to permanent hair loss. One sign of this issue is to look for balding/hair loss in the crown of the head that goes outward in a circular pattern. Another sign is tenderness in the scalp. If left untreated the baldness can be permanent.
If you experience pain during the styling process and for days after that is a sign that your hair is under stress! Your scalp should not hurt! Continuing of tight hair styles, such as cornrows, dreadlocks, twists, braids and weaves that pull at the hair root need to be carefully watched for hair thinning.
COCONUT AND OLIVE OIL
Seems like coconut oil has so many uses and of course your hair is one of them. Lauric Acid which is found in coconut oil helps to bind the protein in your hair which helps with breakage, Using coconut oil in your hair also help with regrowth.
Olive oil when used regularly helps to block the production of DHT which in turn helps to reduce hair loss.
There are many reasons including genetics that can play into hair loss. If you continue to see hair loss after trying different remedies check with your local doctor to see what other options may be available.