Hair loss affects both men and women throughout the world. While you might typically associate a bald patch at the crown or thinning at the forehead with men, women can experience the same symptoms, which are usually genetic in nature. Thinning locks may be caused in different ways and means – cancer treatments, thyroid issues, or even metabolic disorders. Did you know that the way you style and treat your hair can also contribute?
Tight hairstyles, ones that tug on the roots of the hair are notorious for pulling the hair out at the roots, or for breaking and damaging the hair follicles. The damage can be particularly severe if you have a family history of thinning hair; tight hairstyles will only make the problem worse.
If you do tend to wear tight styles, there are some things you can do to stay ahead of potential loss:
- Don’t brush wet hair. Wet hair is at its “stretchiest,” and when it stretches too far, it will break or pull out. Use a wide toothed comb and work from the ends to the roots.
- Don’t sleep in a tight style if you can help it. Take out the bobby pins and the tight ponytail holder, put your mane in a loose braid, if it is too long to sleep with down.
- Alternate tight, potentially damaging styles- tight braids, weaves, extensions – with looser, more natural styles.
If you’re still having problems with hair loss even after careful styling, you may need more advanced treatment. At Kalos Hair Transplant, we have several methods of restoring hair after loss, helping you feel more confident and youthful. Contact our Atlanta office today for an appointment!
Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Transplant
Atlanta, GA 30342