How to Prevent Hair Loss

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There are many things you can do to maintain the health of your hair and reduce the chance of it falling out. Foremost of these is a healthful diet with adequate vitamins and minerals, as well as protein. Unfortunately, hair loss may also be caused by heredity; despite a healthy diet and lifestyle your hair will fall out.

Here is a list of things you can do to decrease the chance of hair loss:

  • Do not go to sleep with wet hair.
  • Do not tie your hair when wet. After completely drying it, do not tie it too tight.
  • Avoid using dryers, straighteners, and chemicals that damage the hair's root and tips.
  • Wash your hair only when necessary. Daily washing strips your hair of its natural oils.
  • Look for shampoos and conditioners suited to your hair type that do not have harsh chemicals, and instead use natural and herbal ingredients.
  • Do not wash your hair with overly hot water.
  • After washing your hair, make sure to rinse well to remove all of the shampoo and conditioner. This prevents roots from becoming clogged.
  • When washing your hair, start from the end and work your way to the root.
  • Avoid hairstyles like dreadlocks and braids that pull on the hair root.
  • When combing the hair, use combs with wide bristles.
  • Additionally, it is important to keep your stress level down and exercise regularly. Exercising promotes circulation, consequently leading to a well nourished and stronger hair that is more resistant to falling out. It is also important to note that hair loss is common in the early months of breastfeeding, after surgery, and in the case of hormonal disorders.

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