Nothing alarms women more than to be
confronted with the
problem of hair loss.
There are number of causes underlined as reason for
(b) Hormonal sensitivity.
(a) Styles that pull on hair for instance a ponytail,
plait, or bun that`s too tightly kept in place. Even frequently tugging on hair
or nervously twisting may have the same outcome.
(b) Over-Zealous Brushing:- Especially with a brush made
of plastic or metal.
(c) Traumatizing wet hair:- Using hair dryers or styling
wet hair can break hair. Ideally towel-dry hair to get out the extra water,
allow it to dry naturally.
(d) Avoid frequent use of heated, rollers and curling
tongs for their can result in excessive loss of hair`s natural oils and
moisture, causing them to become brittle and break-prone.
(e) Subjecting hair to processes like bleaching dyeing or
perming can lead to alter in molecular structure of hair.
(f) Use of harsh shampoos:- can make hair dry and brittle
causing it to break off.
The hair loss caused by a number
of above causes is not permanent as the roots have not been damaged. They will
sprout new hair and it will grow back to its normal strength and thickness once
the cause is removed and the hair thereafter treated with care. If sudden,
extensive hair loss occurs, medical attention should be sought immediately.
The first step in the management of hair loss lies in the
identification of the cause and need to seek professional guidance.
If scalp infection is the cause, it can be externally
treated by the use of medicated hair tonics and ointments, prescribed to
control infection and restore health to the hair.
Brushing of hair should be gentle. Use a brush with
natural bristles to avoid tearing the hair. You can also use a nylon brush
with smooth rounded bristles.
Avoid excessive brushing, for it might pull the hair,
causing breakage. The perming lotion remains on hair for too long, many more
of the chemical bonds might be broken, leaving the hair structurally
Avoid using harsh shampoos, which might again leave the
hair dry and brittle. The damage could be greater if you already possess
"dry" hair and do not top it off with a conditioner.
Avoid vigorous scalp massage, for it will lead to
further hair loss.
With a constant care and attention you can achieve
luxuriant hair by choosing products formulated for your hair type.