Hair Loss Solutions That Work
As far as our personal features go, our hair is something that many of us hold in very high regard. It is a tool that a lot of people use to feel more confident about themselves, and many people also use it as a way to express themselves and their personality. That is why when we start to notice changes in our hair, it can be a little unsettling. The most common change most of us tend to see is that our hair starts to lose its thickness, or we start to recede (more common in men than in women).
Both of these things can happen for a few different reasons. Aging is one of them, with around 65% of men experiencing some form of noticeable hair loss by the time they are 60 years old. Stress and poor health can also play a role in hair loss and the thinning of existing hair, so it can often be hard to determine what exactly the cause is. One thing is certain, however, and that is that hair loss can have a severe knock-on effect on a person’s confidence. If you are struggling with it yourself, here are a few things you can do to help your situation.
When your hair has started to thin out, it can be very tempting to douse it with products and styling to make it appear thicker and more full of life. While this may work to a certain extent, always bear in mind that it is nothing more than a facade. Popular methods to make hair appear thicker than it includes incessant backcombing and applying mousses and waxes that claim to have thickening agents in the formula. Truth be told, there is no harm in using these methods on a sporadic basis – if you have a fancy event to go to, for example, and you don’t want to spend the evening feeling self-conscious about your hair.
But making a habit of it can have potentially catastrophic results for your hair and can worsen the issue at hand. Even with compensation, products can be very damaging to you hair, and as a result, you may suffer even more hair loss. Try and wean yourself off excessive product use and instead embrace the way your hair looks au natural – you may even find that you prefer it.
As hair loss is such a common issue, there are now plenty of solutions on the market for people who want to improve the appearance of their hair. For some people who’s hair loss is quite far gone, procedures such as hair transplants are recommended. The advancements in these kinds of surgeries have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, with many doctors now specializing.
Just make sure that you commit to the upkeep – for example, nutrafol protects hair transplant patients long after the procedure is over. Additionally, many brands and companies have put time and effort into producing shampoos and conditioners that claim to combat hair loss symptoms, so considering switching your usual products for some of these.
If you have already tried many of the ‘natural’ solutions to remedying your hair loss, to no avail, you may then want to look into enhancing your look another way. Wigs and hair extensions are more readily available than ever before, and there are plenty of different types to choose from. Synthetic hair is the cheapest type, but just be aware that you are limited in how you can style it. Real human hair extensions are a little pricier, but you will find that they look much more natural and are far more versatile.
The only issue with extensions is that sometimes they can be one of the causes behind hair loss itself, as the clips and wefts pull on your scalp. Speak to your hair stylist about the best kind of hair extensions for you – ones that ideally won’t pull out any more of your hair. It is also worth remembering that just because they are called hair ‘extensions,’ they don’t have to add length to your hair. You can buy short extensions where their sole purpose is to add volume to your hair, or you can simply cut longer ones down to the length you require.
Going through hair loss can be traumatic for many people, but there are plenty of things you can do regain the hair you loved.