Tips to Help Prevent Hair Loss
One of the worst fear that men have as they age is that they will start to lose their hair. While shaving your head can be liberating, it is not nearly as pleasant when your hair decides to thin out and leave all on its own. Millions of men (and some women to) experience hair loss in America, and for the most part, these people believe that there isn’t anything they can do about it. While this is true in some cases, there are actually many steps you can take to prevent hair loss in many others. If you have noticed that your hair is starting to look a bit thin, this article is perfect for you. Below, we will discuss what steps you can take to help you retain that beautiful head of hair. Read on and learn.
When you start to lose your hair, the number one reason it falls out is because the hair follicles become damaged. This is why your number one priority should be to keep your hair follicles as healthy as possible. It is important that you are gentle with your hair. Damaged follicles means that it is easier for your hair to fall out. Aggressive brushing, rubbing your head after a shower, or combing your hair while it is wet are things that you definitely want to avoid. Instead, take the time to brush more gently and slowly. And after you get out of the shower, you would be wise to pat dry your hair instead of rubbing it. These simple changes to your daily routine may be enough to keep your hair where it should be, on your head.
While the tip above may work for some, chances are, most others are going to have to turn to other measures. These days there are a lot of hair loss products on the market that are designed to both retain and even regrow hair. The trouble is, most of these products are totally bogus and the only thing they will do is reduce your wallet. However, there are some products out there that have been proven to work. The first product is Rogaine. Rogaine is a topical solution that you apply directly to your scalp twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). Rogaine has been shown to be very effective at retaining the hair you currently have.
If a twice daily regimen is too much for you, you may want to consider taking Propecia. Propecia is a pill that you take once daily. The only thing is, you are going to have to get a prescription from your doctor to get this drug, and it can be quite costly, especially considering that you are going to need to take it forever. However, people who have taken Propecia have regrown a significant amount of hair that they ha previously lost.
Both of these medications have been proven to work, but women should be wary, as they are designed primarily for men. Pregnant women would be wise to stay away from them altogether. Use the tips above and you are sure to keep your hair for years to come.