The average person loses around 100 hairs every single day. If the rate begins to exceed this, you might being to notice more stray hair in your brush or shower drain, a hairstyle that feels skimpier, and/or an increased visibility of your scalp. These are all signs of alopecia, the medical term for hair loss. If you have developed alopecia, you should first see if you are treating your hair too harshly with any of the following…
Hair-straightening chemicals: These chemicals can damage hair follicles if you are especially sensitive to them or if applied too close to your scalp. You might notice a burning sensation during the process of straightening, then see hair loss in the next few weeks. The affected hair may or may not grow back, depending on how damaged it was.
Solution: Get hair straightened only by professional stylists. If you already have hair thinning, then avoid any straightening chemicals.
Too-tight hairstyles: Ponytails, buns, braids, and cornrows all pull on your hair. This can potentially yank out strands of hair. When these hairstyles are worn every day, hairs at the stressed sites can stop growing back. This is a condition called traction alopecia.
Solution: Change your hairstyle to help prevent further thinning. It may be too late to grow already lost hairs back, but at least you can prevent yourself from losing any more.
Styling techniques: Strong detergent shampoos, products with a high content of alcohol, and high-heat styling tools (such as blow-dryers, curling irons, straightening irons) are actually unlikely to cause hair to come out. They can however cause breakage, which makes currently thinning hair look even thinner.
Solution: Try to choose more gentle, alcohol-free products, and use lower heat settings.
For more information about hair loss and hair restoration options, please visit www.bosley.com . Bosley may recommend hair transplantation or medication depending on your type of hair loss and the severity of your case. You can get a free consultation with a Bosley professional to help figure out what option is best for your case of hair loss. Learn more at www.Bosley.com