Contrary to popular belief, not only men suffer from baldness. Women also suffer from baldness. However, there are some things that people of any gender can do to keep baldness at bay.
First, before starting any treatment, consult your doctor. There can be many reasons why you are losing your hair. You may have a hormone imbalance, a medical condition, or a scalp infection. Baldness can also be caused by certain medication and even stress. No matter what, it is important to know how to prevent baldness. Knowing why you are going bald is the first step in preventing baldness.
When you wash your hair, be gentle when you dry it. Roughly messing your hair in a towel in order to get it dry can easily break hair. Drying hair with a hair dryer, especially on the hot setting, can also break hair.
Don’t wear your hair in styles that are tight on the scalp too often. By doing this, you can easily cause hair loss. Examples of hair styles that are hard on the scalp are high ponytails or pigtails and cornrows. Having hair extensions added into your hair can also be hard on the scalp. These hair styles may irritate follicles and cause traction alopecia, which is a type of permanent hair loss caused by having irritated follicles.
Zinc has been shown to promote modest hair growth. Make sure that you get the proper amount of zinc in your diet by eating foods such as turkey, oysters, lean beef, and peanut butter. Also, use a dandruff shampoo that contains zinc. Your shampoo should list the ingredients that are used to make the shampoo. If it does not, the company is violating FDA requirements.
Also, to prevent baldness, if you smoke, stop smoking. If you do not smoke, do not start smoking. Smoking can cause baldness from the changes that it causes in the body.
If these methods do not help you prevent baldness, you can also ask about topical or oral medications. The topical medication is minoxidill, which is commercially known as Rogaine. The oral medication is finasteride, which is commercially known as Propecia. Only twenty percent of Rogaine users did not grow hair back when using Rogaine. However, hair only grew back after several months and continued use of Rogaine was required. Taking Propecia slows hair loss and grows visible hair in about half of the patients that take it. Just like continued use of Rogaine is needed, continued use of Propecia is also needed. If the medicines are not continued, you will lose the hair you would’ve lost while not on the medicines if you stop using them.
Another method to try is laser therapy. It is possible to stimulate hair growth through laser therapy by using it to increase blood flow to the hair follicles. Many hair loss centers may offer in house treatment of laser therapy. However, there are also special brushes and combs that you can buy to have in your home so you can treat yourself with laser therapy at home.
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