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Hair Loss: Symptoms, Prevention And Treatment

Updated on August 20, 2015
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If there is something we all fear it is losing our hair. Without much explanation needed, our hair is a great part of our aesthetic look and it makes us feel handsome and complete. It also serves to protect our scalp from the sun rays which is highly useful, especially since the radiation from the sun can cause other problems.

You can imagine then that when we start noticing that our hair keeps falling out and it does not grow at the rate it usually does, our worry and concern is quite real. There are many factors that induce the rate of its loss, one of the biggest reasons being hereditary. Basically, if our parents were bald, the risk we have of going bald is pretty big as well. Yet, consuming the right things and taking proper care of our hair results in a happy and longer life for it, thus making us happy as well.

Four Ways of Hair Loss

The loss of hair is normally categorized in four different reasons, one which is only applicable to women. Well to be fair, men are more prone to go bald but women lose a lot of hair when going through menopause. The causes known to affect both sexes equally are deficiency in vitamins, bad treatment and thyroid problems.

When you have a deficiency of certain vitamins, our hair can take a huge fall and could start dying rapidly, leaving useless and empty follicles in its places. The vitamins are A, B, C, D and E. Then there is deficiency in minerals such as Iron, Zinc and Magnesium, followed by protein. All these nutrients factor into the health of our hair significantly. They all make it stronger, shinier and it gives it a better fighting chance against all other things against it.

This means a rich diet is in order when wanting to have healthy hair. Spinach, carrots, quinoa, oranges, apples and much more are required to be consumed on a daily basis to really improve its well being and prevent the odds of losing it. There are many other ways of prevention. They are also quite simple to follow and go a long way when it comes to the lifespan of your hair. The tips to follow are these:

• Leave Your Hair as it is:

I know it is tempting to give your hair a different color tone, use various shampoos, and make it wavy or curly whenever you want but none of these things are very healthy. They all damage the follicle and could in turn make them useless in the future. The natural color and texture is always what is best. Yet, if you still want to do all these things, you are allowed to do so and do not need to fear complete loss. Just make sure to give it a break from time to time, never exaggerating on drying it or using chemicals.

• Brush Accordingly:

If there is one thing our hair would thank us for it would be that we brush it constantly and fully. A simple swipe or go through is not enough to keep its shape and wave so you will always have to brush it thoroughly and only when dry.

• Avoid Soap and Shampoo Overuse:

As much as we like feeling it in our scalps as it cleanses everything, it is not the best of things for our hair. Yes the bottle might say it will work wonders and that you need to use it daily but this is not the case, even for guy. Your hair needs constant brakes from this, avoiding soap as well every other day and at times even water. The constant washing of your hair gets the natural oil out of it and destroys it rather than help it. So be wary about how many times you wash your head. You do have to do it, but not all the time.

• Don't Hurt it:

What I mean by this is that as much as your curls can withstand almost everything thrown it at, it is never good to hurt it just for the sake of it. Pulling on it or keeping it in one position all up in a hat or rollers are the most common ways of harming your hair and could lead to a lot of hair loss. Take care of your head and don't tighten anything too much since it will not only bring strain to the follicles but the scalp too.

Best Ways to Treat Hair Loss

Now that we have discussed the best ways to prevent hair loss and baldness let us talk about how to treat it. Many of us only notice the damage we are doing far too late and the bald patches have started appearing. There is still hope even for us because the strengthening and care of the hair is an ongoing mission we should not give up on. Here are some of the best ways to treat this condition:

• Coconut Oil:

Yes you will put Coconut Oil on your head. It works wonders for the follicles and the conditioning of the hair and it is really easy to do. You just get the oil in your hair and leave it in for an hour or two and then rinse. It is also good to wash it and letting it dry before doing this. It is also best to apply with hands and then brush thoroughly with a brush.

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Groveda Fast Hair Growth Product for Women with Peppermint, Amla, Coconut Oil

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Contains Amla an Indian Gooseberry herb high in Vitamin C, lavonoids, polyphenols, and also contains protein, vitamins and minerals. These ingredients are essential to stop hair loss ad promote healthy hair growth. As always test for allergic reactions or scalp sensitivity as this product is for increased hair growth.

Capscium stimulates hair growth by 150% and increases blood flow to the scalp

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• Egg:

This can also be applied on the scalp and do great work preventing hair loss, especially if mixed with olive oil. It is best if only left in the hair for 20 minutes or so before rinsing out.

• Take Vitamins:

It does not matter if it is with foods or through supplements; any way you can get them in your body is just fine and highly beneficial for your immune system and your hair. One thing I forgot to mention is that omega 3 fatty acids are also really good for this, along all the vitamins and the minerals.

• Avoid Stress:

It has a big negative impact on how you feel and a direct impact on your hair. Avoiding anything that gets you upset or makes you lose your mind is always a good first step into aiding your hair loss.

• Avoid Hot Water:

Many people love to shower with hot water constantly when it really is not the best of things on your body. It opens up the pores and follicles too much, especially if we wash our hair with it every time and is really bad for the natural oil that is produced in the follicles.

The way you look and feel is important and if hair is a big part of that you should not stop paying attention to it. Taking care of it and preventing bald patches does not require a lot of time or expensive procedures and it comes a long way.

So do not neglect your hair that protects you so much and makes you feel so good. It is as much a part of you as your heart or brain is and should not be left to wage fights against everything alone. Take care of it and take care of yourself and you are bound to see many improvements in your mood and well being.

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    • Gibape profile imageAUTHOR

      Milady Gonz├ílez 

      3 years ago

      Hi thumbi7

      Your feedback is appreciated and I am glad it could enlighten you somehow.

      Thanks for your vote and share. Hope to keep bringing you and the community more useful and informative hubs!

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      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      You have some very valid points here. I love to take shower in hot water and hair falls continuously

      Voted up and shared

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