Because losing a lot of hair can affect a person’s self confidence to a great extent, preventing hair loss should be an important part of everyone’s personal health care routine regardless of age. Practicing hair loss prevention, including a good grooming habit and a healthy diet on a daily basis can not only restore your hair to its healthy state, but it can also delay age related hair loss in the future.
Hair Loss Prevention
When you begin to lose a significant amount of hair for no reason, the first step should always be to see a dermatologist. There are several possible underlying health conditions, which could be a reason for you to lose hair. Some of these conditions are mild, such as anemia or stress, while others in rare cases are as severe as cancer. By identifying and treating a potential underlying health issue could be all that you need to restore the health of your hair.
Practicing gentle, regular and healthy grooming habits can also help a lot when it comes to hair loss prevention. Gently brush your hair at least once a day and be sure to use a mild, preferably natural hair care products. Avoid over-washing, since this can strip important minerals off of your hair. Try to select products, which incorporate natural plant extracts and do not contain harsh chemicals or artificial fragrance. If you can, get an organic shampoo and conditioner containing keratin and use them on a regular basis depending on your individual needs.
Even when your hair is short, use a moisturizing conditioner, since dry, brittle hair is more likely to break or fall out compared to well nourished hair.
Use a Hair Mask Weekly
Use a commercially prepared or homemade nourishing hair mask weekly. An effective homemade hair mask can be prepared by mixing 1 pbsp of aloe vera gel, 1 tsp of soybean oil and 5 drops of rosemary oil into a smooth paste. Apply this paste to the hair and scalp, massage it into the scalp for 2 to 3 minutes, leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off using your usual mild shampoo, followed by conditioning. Let your hair naturally dry and repeat this process the following week.
At least until your hair fall stops try to avoid heat styling or the use of hair dyes, relaxers or perms. It is also wise to avoid using damaging hair accessories that can put stress on the hair, such as rubber bands, since they are known to damage and break hair, especially when you tie your hair back tightly using them. If you need to use a hair band, opt for a soft one, which has no metal in it and tie your hair back loosely.
During the summer months avoid excessive sun exposure. The skin on your scalp can tan and burn just like the skin on the rest of your body due to UV exposure. Wear a protective sun hat while you are out and do not stay out longer than a couple of hours at a time.
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