Hair Loss

 

Nothing alarms women more than to be confronted with the problem of hair loss.

 

There are number of causes underlined as reason for hair loss:
 

(a) Heredity.
(b) Hormonal sensitivity.

 

 

EXTERNAL FACTORS

 

(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.

 

 

TIPS ON MANAGING HAIR LOSS

 

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 weakened.

  • 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.

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