In this article we discuss hair loss and what you can do about it. Hair loss is an increasing trent in today's modern society and it can really affect your confidence. Read on to find out more.
There are many different types of allepecia. Androgenic alopecia is the most common and tends to be hereditory. Toxic alopecia is due to illness, sudden medical issues or problems including chemotherapy. Alopecia areata is a skin disorder which causes hair on the affected skin areas to fall out. Alopecia universalis or totalis. This is when all body hair is lost, from everywhere, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Hair follicles are not destroyed; the inability to grow hair back is psychological and getting hair to grow back again is not easy.
Avoid layering cuts that lose a lot of your hair. If you're already experiencing hair loss, don't speed it up by having the hairdresser remove more hair! We all like to look great but don't keep using hair dye on your hair too frequently because it will be damaged. Make sure you don't die your hair more than every 6 to 8 weeks. If you must use dye, try to find one that is more natural and less chemical. Not only will your hair thank you for it, your scalp will be less likely to have a reaction.
Do not comb or brush your hair when it is wet. It is very easy to damage and break it so treat it gently in this state. When your hair is dried, use a soft-bristled brush to brush it.
It is possible that hair loss can be slowed by a healthy diet filled with vegetables and fruits. The following nutritional requirements that can be sourced adequately from a healthy diet in most cases can be of help with preventing or minimizing hair loss: Iron, Protein, Vitamin C, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Biotin and Zinc. Ensure your diet enables you to get lots of these.
Your doctor has the ability to take relevant hair tests, such as to test thyroid or iron deficiencies, and to take skin biopsies where relevant. Your doctor will also ask you about any medications you've been taking.
For ongoing hair loss, treatments you might like to consider asking your doctor about steroid creams, corticosteroids, or PUVA (a light/drug combination therapy) in the case of alopecia areata. Irritation can sometimes stimulate hair growth too, such as applying irritating chemicals prescribed by the doctor.
Another solution may be to wake up dormant hair follicles. When hair follicles go dormant, you begin to lose your hair. The dormant follicles no longer create hair, so when enough of the follicles in a specific area shut down, your hair will appear thinner. What is a dormant hair follicle? Is it: small tiny hair visible on the scalp but not growing, no visible hair on the skin but existing beneath the skin, hair that is only visible with a microscope. Some technique can activate dormant hair follicles.
If you've been pregnant, don't panic if you get postpartum alopecia. Hair loss as a result of pregnancy can be frightening but it's a natural result of the hormonal changes wrought by pregnancy that changed your hair quality and even thickness. The loss is a sign of hormone levels returning to normal again. Hair lost due to postpartum alopecia usually regrows within a few months.
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