When it comes to the health of our hair, we spend a lot of time, money and energy taking care of it. Of course, when we want to look and feel as good about ourselves as possible, it’s only natural to make a lot of effort to care for our hair.In addition to being fun to play with and style, our hair also has another important job; to keep your head warm and regulate your body’s temperature. So hair is important.
Did you know that your hair is simply an extension of the outer layer of your skin and is made up of mainly protein? Each healthy hair cell will stay on your body for between three to five years and will then, eventually, fall out. Once a hair cell has fallen out, it should then get replaced.While most hairs get replaced when they fall out, sometimes medical conditions, medications, and stress, can cause hair to fall out without a new hair growing. This can eventually lead to baldness and hair loss.
Many people associate hair loss with cancer treatment, but there are also many other conditions and medications that can cause hair loss. If you are suffering from hair loss, you might be unsure of what the best treatment options for your hair are. Don’t worry, that is where we come in.To help you keep your hair as healthy and strong as possible, and to help it from falling out, we have put together some simple tips, below:
- Avoid straightening or curling your hair
The idea of going out with unstyled hair make you squeal in horror, but it’s much better than the alternative – going out with no hair.
Straighteners and curling irons use heat to set your hair in a straight or curled style, and even with protective hair product, the heat is not good for your hair. Too much heat weakens your hair, making it more prone to breaking and falling out.
If your hair is falling out, avoid using any heat on your hair and instead, wear it natural. Trust us, going out with poodle hair is not going to kill you.
- Apply coconut oil to your hair
Applying coconut oil to your hair is an excellent way to strengthen weak hair, plus it will give your locks a fabulous shine. The natural lubrication in coconut oil gives your hair the nourishment it needs, allowing it to become stronger and healthier. In addition to all this, the nutrients found in coconut oil are known to help prevent hair loss. For best results, apply the coconut oil to your hair twice a week for 15 minutes and cover your head and hair with a shower cap.
- Get restorative hair treatment
If your hair loss is bad, then you could consider getting a restorative hair treatment to restore the bald areas with new, healthy hair. Hair transplants are a fantastic way to treat hair loss and improve the overall health of your scalp.
If the idea of getting restorative hair treatment interests you, the first thing you need to do is choose a specialist clinic. Then you need to decide between a fue hair transplant and a fut hair transplant. Fue uses a newer treatment method which is why the fue hair transplant cost is higher, whereas fut uses an older method and is cheaper.
Make sure that if you choose to go ahead with restorative hair treatment, that you choose a licensed clinic. It is also important to choose a surgeon who is experienced and has good success rates.
- Always use a wide toothed comb
Many women make the mistake of using a fine toothed comb to brush their hair. This can cause damage and breakage to the hair, leading to hair loss. Instead, always use a wide toothed comb to comb your hair. Especially, when wet.
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