If your dad is bald, there’s a pretty good chance you will be too. Many accept this statement as just a fact of life, but some do not. For decades now, men have tried to find a cure for hair loss, or baldness, a cure that does what its supposed to do.
In some cases it is pure vanity but for some, premature hair loss makes them look years older than they really are and they try to hang onto their thatch for as long as possible. We all fear premature hair lose. Lets find out if your hair loss can be really preventable in this article.
Can Hair Loss Be Really Prevented
They aren’t alone in this search, women are also affected by hereditary baldness. This was a very touchy subject at one time, and women resorted to wigs and hair pieces to hide their thinning locks, but nowadays is much more accepted and recognized throughout the society.
Looking at other member of your family can often determine the age and the pattern with which you will suffer hair loss. This genetic pattern in passed down and the chances of you bucking the trend are remote. The male pattern usually starts with a receding hairline, followed by a small bald patch on the crown. In complete baldness these will eventually join up and the head will be totally devoid of hair.
Some only suffer the receding and general thinning, still keeping a reasonable amount of hair. If there is only a small amount of hair remaining, many men choose to shave their heads as this looks better than a few tufts and a bald patch. Women’s hair tends to thin all over, and the scalp may become visible.
There are many hair products on the market that claim to stop hair loss in it’s tracks, and wow, they do make amazing claims but the sad fact is many of these are complete scams and a big waste of your time and money. There are now prescription medications available, but many will see little or no results with these.
On the other hand, non hereditary hair loss is a whole different ball game. If you start losing your hair there is a reason for it. Far and away the most common reason for this time of hair loss is Alopecia or scientifically Alopecia areata, also known as spot baldness. It is an autoimmune disease in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp due to the body’s failure to recognize its own body cells and subsequent destruction of its own tissue as if it were an invader. Often it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages.
In 1–2% of cases, this condition can spread to the entire scalp which is known as alopecia totalis or to the entire epidermis (alopecia universalis). There are many theories for why you should suddenly have small, ball patches that are tender to the touch. It can be hereditary or could be caused by stress or your lifestyle pattern, but there is still no major scientific proof as to the actual cause.
It is widely thought to be a malfunction in the autoimmune system, so the body attacks its own hair follicles resulting in hair growth being stunted or stopped altogether. Thankfully there are now a wide range of creams and applications which can stop the Alopecia progressing.
Your doctor will advise you on the one(s) that are best for you, and often a combination of medications will be prescribed.
Your lifestyle can play a major part in the health of your hair. Very few people nowadays walk around with a natural shine to their hair, this could be they have the habit of smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet or something as seemingly innocent as cosmetic hair products.
Perming your hair, dying, hair spray, hair gels, mousses, styling aids and extensions can all result in severely damaging your hair in the long run. It is no coincidence that in every drug store there is an array of chemical supplements purely for hair and nails. These are the two areas that first show signs of an unhealthy lifestyle on your end.
6 Natural Tips To Care For Your Hair
- Choose your shampoo wisely. Its better if your shampoo is based on a natural ingredients rather than some wonder chemical which promises you super hair.
- Do not keep your hair wet for long. Wet hair roots will rot so always wipe off your hair or dry them after bath.
- Eat healthy, add fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet as much as you can. Vitamin supplements can also be tried if you believe you diet lacks vitamins.
- If you hair is oily, look for products that contain natural ingredients like tea tree oil and chamomile.
- Stay away from all other wonder hair drugs in the market even if they promise that your hair will become like Rapunzels‘.
- Trim your hair every month. It can help control hair fall.
Make the most of your crowning glory while you have it, no one really knows how long you will have it for, so it makes a lot of sense to take extra care of your hair while it is still at its best.