Ways to Prevent Hair Loss

Human Hair under Electron Scanning Microscope

Did you know breakage is the most common reason for hair loss? Using the wrong brushes, hair products, combs, or hair accessories can really take a toll on your precious hair strands. Simple steps like choosing the right products for your hair-type can result in longer-lasting breakage-free locks of hair. Here are some other tips which may help.

  • Don’t Scratch

    When people scratch their scalp they’re actually scratching their hair which can lead to breakage. If you have dandruff try an anti-dandruff shampoo.

  • Be Gentle with Longer Hair

    Longer hair is actually more fragile, especially at the ends since its the oldest part of the strand. Don’t yank or pull on it; get a trim more often.

  • Avoid Over-Coloring and Bleaching

    Getting your hair colored often weakens it and can lead to over processing. Know your hair’s limits and don’t overdo it.

  • Use Less Heat

    Skip the blow dryer every other day and only use a flat iron or curling iron a couple of times a week. Watch the temperature you’re using. Typically you don’t want to go over 320° degrees. For finer hair, go even lower.

  • Be Careful with Tight Ponytails and Clips

    If used improperly, these accessories can cause breakage and even snag on your hair.

  • Check Your Shampoo

    Using a damage repair shampoo can help repair the damage. Use low sulfate or sulfate free since sulfates strip your hair of its natural oils. You can opt for a more natural brand like Aveda. Skip the shampoo every couple of days—over washing can leave hair dry and damaged which can also cause breakage.