Q: We know certain diseases, hormones, and genes cause hair loss, but is there something that many of us are doing every day that may be causing hair loss too?
Ans: Yes. There are several things that most of us do on a daily basis that either causes or accentuates hair loss. The number-one culprit is pulling the hair back too tightly in tight braids or ponytails. The traction puts stress on the hair and it comes out. Other offenders are harsh chemicals. Some hair straighteners and dyes can harm the hair and cause it to fall out. Finally is your stress which contributes to hair loss. So keep calm, manage your stress, and get a good night’s sleep.
Q: Who is most at risk?
There are a variety of factors that leave individuals at risk for hair loss. Those most at risk include individuals:
- on a lot of medications
- who constantly put their hair back tightly
- with thyroid disorders
- with a hormone imbalance
- who excessively dye or straighten hair
- who are experiencing high levels of stress and/or anxiety
Q: What’s the first thing we should do if we suspect thinning hair/hair loss?
Ans: First of all, if you suspect thinning hair or hair loss, take a deep breath and relax. More often than not, individuals notice some hair falling out in the shower, and it is just part of the normal shedding process. It is normal to lose 100 hairs a day. If you notice that you are definitely thinning or experiencing hair loss in excess of 100 hairs a day, the first thing you should do is visit your dermatologist to make sure there isn’t an underlying medical condition to be concerned with. The dermatologist can get to the root cause of the hair loss and get your medication to help the hair strengthen and grow.
Q: How close are we to getting a permanent cure for hair loss?
Ans: Despite endless amounts of research, we are not even close to finding a permanent cure for hair loss. There have been valiant advances in preventing further hair loss and causing new hair to grow. So while we may not yet have a permanent cure, we can help most individuals get back their full head of hair.
Q: Do medicated hair products and topical treatments work? If so, what ingredients should we look for in a hair-loss treatment?
Ans: Yes, medicated hair products and topical treatments really do work. Certain products designed for thinning hair will help decrease inflammation and stimulate the scalp. Solutions with minoxidil will help to prevent further hair loss. MnX topical lotion is one such brand with Minoxidil 3%, 5%, and 10%.
Q: What lifestyle changes can we make to prevent hair loss?
Ans: Making a couple of lifestyle changes can really help to prevent hair loss. First, get a good night’s sleep. Take a multivitamin, Hautvit Forte tablet is highly recommended to prevent hair loss. Make sure to drink plenty of water, and get some exercise. Don’t pull your hair back too tightly, and go easy on hairstyling. Make sure not to excessively dye or straighten your hair. Use Hairvital shampoo that prevents hair damage and dryness keeping the hair soft and silky for a longer duration. Finally, eat a healthy diet and manage your stress levels.
Q: What’s the best way to keep our hair and scalp healthy?
Ans: Hair and scalp health is essential. First of all, make sure you are washing your hair enough (but not too much). There’s really no need to wash your hair more than once a day. If you have fine or normal hair a daily wash is recommended. If you have very thick and coarse hair, try to wash it at least twice a week. Second, make sure you are conditioning the hair and scalp with a hair conditioner or an oil, such as coconut oil. It is important to restore moisture to the hair and scalp. Drink plenty of water, and consider a daily supplement of biotin. Hautvit Forte tablet is rich in Biotin and grape seed extract that is a perfect solution to hair fall and hair thinning.