Prevent Hair Loss

Written by Liza Hartung
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Unless your hair's growth is not caused by genetics, you cannot actually prevent hair loss. Approximately ninety-five percent of hair loss cases are due to genetics. If you take a look at your family line and you see a bunch of balding men, then you are probably next in line. There is nothing you can do about it. If it's in your genes, it will start happening to you. However, once it does begin, there are measures you can take to help slow or stop the process.

There are millions of people out there who are secretly (and not so secretly) fearing hair loss. People are worried that it will happen to them, but are all the while praying it will not. If you do notice that your hair is beginning to thin a bit, you may want to look into treatments. Like I said, you cannot prevent hair loss, but you can stop it when it starts. I suggest not starting treatments until you know that you are losing hair, because if you were never going to lose hair in the first place, you will have wasted a lot of time, money and worry.

Genetic hair loss is due to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. It is essentially a male hormone, although women have small amounts. As you age, the DHT attaches to hair follicles and slowly cuts off the blood supply to the hair. Therefore, when you look for treatments, look for something that has DHT blockers. This is the key. Also, look into all-natural treatments as well. They are much better for your health.

Prevent Hair Loss Not Caused by Genetics

There are cases of hair loss not caused by genetics. Some people lose hair just because they do not take proper care of it. In order to prevent hair loss this way, make sure you are not stressing it a lot. Do not dry your hair with a blow dryer every day. Do not use hot irons every day. Color your hair no more than every six to eight weeks. If you are using a large amount of product, cut back a little. All of these things could be causing hair loss.


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