Like our clothes, our hair is an expression of who we are and how we are feeling. We can experiment with different styles, colors, and cuts, depending on our mood. If you think hair loss comes as a thief in the night and there's nothing you can do about it, think again! Let's take a look at 7 must-know tips to help women prevent hair loss.
Properly Execute Hair Styles
Tight hairstyles such as ponytails, buns, cornrows, and tight braids have a reputation for causing hair loss due to the constant pulling at the hairline causing stress on the individual hair strands and resulting in breakage. It's not that you should avoid these hairstyles, you just need to make sure that these hairstyles are executed properly.
Tight hairstyles that are poorly done may cause irreversible damage to the hair follicle. Our stylists understand how to properly execute tight hairstyles so that you get the look you want without damaging the hair follicle.
Minimize the Use of Heat
Heat is not hair's best friend. Excessive use of heated styling tools such as straighteners and curling irons cause the bonds within the strands of hair to weaken. This leads to brittle hair that eventually breaks off. If the heat setting is too high, it can actually burn your hair! The best way to protect your hair and avoid hair loss due to heat damage is to refrain from using heat on your hair altogether. However, if there are times you must use heat, then be sure to use a thermal protectant spray before heat application.
Use Gentle Chemical Processing Options
The use of excessive and harsh chemicals on your hair can exacerbate hair thinning and hair loss. If you are experiencing either of these conditions, it is important to be cautious when using chemicals on your hair such as dyes, chemical straightening, bleaching, etc. This doesn't mean that you have to refrain from all chemical processes, you just have to know which ones are safe for you to use.
Our experts at LH Hair can assess your unique situation and advise you on the best options and the products you should steer clear of.
Massage Your Scalp
Increased blood circulation to the hair follicles can promote hair growth. An easy way to stimulate blood circulation is to massage your scalp when you wash your hair. Massaging hair also helps to exfoliate your scalp and clean out dirt, oil, and debris that may be clogging hair follicles and preventing hair growth.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Just like every other system in your body, your hair follicles need proper nutrients especially adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Ensuring that you are maintaining a healthy diet can help promote healthy hair growth and prevent premature hair loss and thinning.
Hair Prevention and Restoration Treatments
Sometimes do-it-yourself preventative methods aren't enough to permanently hold hair loss at bay. Hair loss and thinning can occur for a variety of reasons including genetics, health conditions, and medications. Whether your hair loss is a permanent or a temporary situation, LH Hair has restoration solutions to meet your needs. It doesn't matter which stage of hair loss you are in, there are options for everyone including:
- Capillia Head First Hair Loss Prevention - Treats skin scalp disorders and conditions that are suppressing hair growth
- Hair Restoration Systems - Custom hair loss remedies that are made of 100% human hair, low-maintenance and made for active lifestyles
- State-of-the-Art Wigs - Custom, high-quality wigs that are perfect for those experiencing temporary hair loss
- Hair Extensions and Toppers - Provides volume and length for those experiencing hair thinning
Our specialists will perform a thorough scalp and hair analysis, present you with viable options, and be with you through every step of the treatment process. Schedule your FREE hair and scalp analysis with our Charlotte studio today!