Knowing how to prevent hair loss is a topic that is especially important to men, but also may be of concern to some women as well, depending on their family's medical history. While sometimes it's not possible to completely prevent hair loss, due to genetic factors, there are ways in which you can slow down the process by keeping your hair healthy and in good shape.

Hair loss is a problem that affects millions of people across the world. It does not just affect men, but women as well. On top of that, millions of dollars are spent by people looking for ways to stop their hair from falling out. Therefore, knowing how to prevent hair loss is very important if you do not want to have to end up paying for expensive treatments to stop your hair loss. Preventative measures are almost always helpful to take.

If you're worried about balding, are starting to lose your hair, or have a family history of hair loss, and want to know what you can do to stop it, read on to learn more about how to prevent hair loss.

There are many ways in which you can prevent hair loss from happening to you. If you have a family history of hair loss, it may be much harder, in the case that your hair loss might be caused by a DHT, a chemical which prevents the follicle from growing more hair. But not everyone losing their hair is losing it as a result of DHT; there are a handful of reasons a person may experience hair loss. These reasons might include stress, poor hair care, vitamin deficiency, underactive or overactive thyroid, medication, autoimmune disease, et cetera. Therefore, if you're starting to lose your hair, it's important to consult with your doctor about your hair loss, because it could be an indication of some underlying medical problem.

Beyond that, there are many simple, natural ways to take care of your hair to prevent hair loss. This day and age, many people, especially women, are having their hair bleached or dyed. While dying your hair can certainly do some damage to it, it does not even begin to compare to the effects of bleaching. People who bleach their hair, even once, may notice severe breakage. It can also definitely be a cause of hair loss. Frequently dying your hair, as well, can also cause hair loss, especially if you are doing it more than once a month. These harsh chemicals can seriously take a toll on the health of your hair.

Another reason why people may experience hair loss is if they are washing their hair very frequently and with very hot water. Usually it's recommended that you wash your hair in lukewam water about 3 times a week and with a gentle shampoo & conditioner. Many people might be surprised to find that their shampoos can contain relatively harsh chemicals that strip away the naturally nutrients within the hair. Some people may also be allergic to their shampoo, and be unaware that that is the reason for their hair loss. It can also help, when shampooing, to massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes. This will increase the blood flow to the scalp, thus stimulating hair growth.

Another way to prevent hair loss is to eat a diet rich in nutrients, vitamins and fatty acids. Vitamin A, vitamin B, folic acid, zinc, magnesium, et cetera, all contribute to the growth of hair, and deficiencies in some of these vitamins can cause patches of hair loss or even complete baldness, depending on the severity. So make sure your are eating a healthy diet and getting enough of your daily recommended vitamins and nutrients.

There are many ways to prevent hair loss, but these are some of the best, natural methods in which to boost and stimulate hair growth.

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