Hair loss is something that can happen to us as we age. However, for some people, this occurs earlier than others. A person in their 20’s can experience hair loss, so it’s not always associated with old age. Besides aging, hair loss can occur as a result of a poor diet, stress, pregnancy, an autoimmune disorder, or a hormone imbalance. Hair often expresses a person’s style and personality, so when hair loss becomes excessive, it often creates feelings of worry and stress, and can negatively affect self-esteem. Luckily, there are ways to slow down or stop hair loss altogether. If you want to slow down or prevent hair loss, you can save your locks by learning more about hair loss. Following some helpful hair loss prevention tips can also go a long way.
What are the Symptoms of Hair Loss?
• Chronic shedding
• Hair thinning along the sides and crown of the head
• Receding hairline
• Widening part
• Patchy or circular bald spots
• Loose hair
• Full-body hair loss
What are Some of the Causes of Hair Loss?
• Stress (emotional and physical)
• Hormonal changes (thyroid issues, pregnancy, menopause, or childbirth)
• Wearing tight ponytails or braids
• Excessive use of hot irons and blow-dryers
• Nutritional deficiencies
• Cancer radiation treatment
• Toxic hair care products
• Medical conditions (i.e., infections, alopecia areata, etc.)
Hair Loss Prevention Tips
• Be careful with your hair. Meaning watch out for chemical treatments and toxic hair care products, don’t style your hair with a tight ponytail or tight braids.
• Because your hair is especially fragile when it is wet, avoid brushing your hair after you wash it. If you need to brush your wet hair, be gentle, and use a wide-toothed comb.
• You are what you eat, and your hair will reflect this. You need to feed your body, and your hair, the proper nutrients it needs to reduce hair loss. Having a balanced diet is vital if you want healthy, shiny locks.
• Watch out for stress, which can make your hair fall out, and frequently partake in stress-relieving exercises to keep this all too common enemy in check. Meditating or practicing yoga is an excellent practice for keeping stress levels in check.
• According to a Japanese study, massaging the scalp can help encourage hair growth. Massaging the scalp can help stimulate blood flow, and this can be done by hand or a scalp massage device.
• While you may not think this, exercising regularly can help reduce hair loss. Sweating during a workout can help flush out oil and dirt from your hair follicles, promoting hair growth. Plus, working out is a great way to relieve stress, which can also help your locks.
• If you want shiny, healthy hair, Dr. Salerno recommends Hair, Skin, & Nails Factor, a daily supplement that benefits your hair, skin, and nails. Dr. Salerno’s formula contains the essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients you need for strong, healthy locks. Click here to learn more and to purchase Hair, Skin, & Nails Factor.
If you are losing hair due to a medical condition, speak to your doctor to find out your available treatment methods. If you are experiencing hair loss, the Salerno Center can design a hair loss treatment program that’s unique to your needs. Contact us today to learn more.