Your hair naturally goes through a growth, resting, and shedding cycle, which results in normal hair loss. Normal hair loss is experienced by everyone, but when hair loss becomes frequent and excessive, as individuals worry often ensues. If you are experiencing what seems an abnormal amount of hair loss or thinning, you’ll want to uncover the cause. At Mane Image Hair Restoration, we can help determine the cause and deliver a custom solution. But first, let’s explore how you may be making your hair loss worse and how to avoid it.
Common Causes of Hair Loss
As mentioned, some hair loss and thinning is normal, a natural part of the hair’s growth cycle. In some cases, excessive hair loss and thinning comes from health issues, such as hormonal imbalances. These hormonal imbalances are behind male and female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) as well as autoimmune disorders and other hormonal issues like thyroid problems. Medical treatments, along with some medications, can also result in temporary hair loss. For women, changes during and after pregnancy and during menopause may result in hair loss. Outside of medical reasons for hair loss, lifestyle behaviors can also disrupt the natural hair growth cycle and result in hair loss or thinning. Let’s explore some practices you may need to change.
Stop Making Your Hair Loss Worse
Lifestyle behaviors may be behind your hair loss or thinning hair. Getting rid of those unhealthy habits may provide the solutions you seek and help your hair growth cycle return to normal. The team at Mane Image offers these tips to help you stop making hair loss or thinning worse.
- Reject Restricted Diets – Proper nutrition is crucial for healthy hair growth, and fad diets with restricted eating guidelines don’t often provide the nutrition needed. Choose a healthy, well-balanced, and nutritious eating plan with features lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, in the form of lean proteins and plentiful vegetables.
- Treat Your Hair with Care – Avoid harsh techniques which can damage your hair and result in hair loss. Treat your hair with care, the same way you treat delicate skin. Brush and comb gently, avoiding excess pulling which causes hair to break. Use the lowest settings on styling products like blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons. Letting your hair dry naturally is the best option, but when you want to style while drying, apply a heat protection product and don’t use your brush until your hair is nearly dry. If clips and hair bands are part of your daily routine, limit use as both can lead to unwanted breakage.
- Visit Your Hairdresser – Your hairdresser has the knowledge and expertise to keep your hair healthy. From cuts, to color, and more, your stylist knows how to make your hair look and feel fuller and thicker. Plus, your hairdresser will use the highest quality products which can strengthen your hair and not cause further damage like some ‘big box’ or ‘drugstore’ products do.
- Understand that Quick Fixes Don’t Exist – Your natural hair growth cycle ranges from six to 12 weeks, so if a product promises faster growth, well, you the idea. Don’t spend money on products promising a quick fix for hair thinning or loss, as you may soon find they may have an effect that is the opposite of what they promise.
Solutions for Hair Loss and Thinning Hair at Mane Image
When you are ready to find your personalized solution, the Mane Image team is ready to help. We have the knowledge and expertise to find the cause of your thinning hair or hair loss and deliver the customized solution just right for you. We can help you shun those lifestyle behaviors which are making your hair loss worse and guide you to the preservation and restoration of your thick, beautiful head of hair. Contact us today and schedule your FREE consultation.