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How To Prevent Hair Loss

Feb 2, 2008
There are certain unavoidable facts about aging. One of these is hair loss. It's an unfortunate reality that can be attributed to a number of factors. The good news is that hair loss may actually be preventable.

The first step to preventing hair loss is being able to recognize the causes. Hair loss can be linked to a variety of factors including diet, disease and genetics. If you take proper care of your hair today, you can actually help to prevent hair loss and keep your hair healthy for a longer period of time.

Like every part of the body, hair needs the right nutrients in order to thrive. Natural sources including zinc and protein are essential in maintaining your healthy locks. When you feed your hair with the required nutrients, you can help to prevent hair loss. Hair is actually a good indicator of your body's general balance of nutrients. Simply, when you eat a balanced diet, you'll help keep your hair thick and healthy.

Proper care and cleanliness are also vital factors in preventing hair loss. You should avoid washing your hair more than once a day, but it does require a good cleaning no less than once a week. Essential oils are necessary for maintaining the natural luster of your hair, but it's still important to strip away excess dirt and oils on a regular basis.

When hair is clean, the nutrients are able to move freely and provide natural protection and healthy growth. That's why a good quality shampoo is so important. If you have a sensitive scalp, look for a softer type of shampoo, or one that is medicated to soothe your scalp while cleansing your hair.

Some styling methods can encourage the damage and loss of hair. Blow-drying, for example, is known to have a negative effect on the cuticles that protect the hair. If you must use a blow dryer, be sure to use a low-level heat to prevent damage.

Wet hair can stretch and break easily, so you should only style your hair when it's dry or damp. This puts less stress on your hair, and helps to prevent future hair loss.

Choosing the right products is another way to incorporate healthy hair into your daily regime. Most coloring products and hair dyes are deemed safe to use, but be careful; some do contain extra chemicals that can be detrimental to your hair's good health. These types of products can strip away the protective layers and leave your hair vulnerable to further damage. With time, excessive exposure to chemicals and dyes can easily cause hair loss.

Cosmetic balance is just as important as the right nutrients in preventing hair loss. Taking good care of your hair when you are young can help to prevent hair loss as you age. Your hair will remain thick, healthy and better looking for a longer period of time. And of course, gorgeous younger looking hair can give you a more youthful overall appeal.
About the Author
Writer Kenneth Surr is an author for numerous popular Internet magazines, on health discovery and man fitness subjects.
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