Alopecia or hair loss has many causes. Besides hereditary hair loss, (male pattern baldness), and chemotherapy, there are hair care tips that can help reduce hair loss and baldness.
A healthy scalp is the best friend your hair ever had, besides hisute relatives. Unfortunately, many men and women, avoid shampooing their hair in a misguided attempt to prevent hair loss.
An oily scalp, the result of infrequent shampooings, can result in a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. The chief symptoms are redness, itching, flaking, leading many to believe this is just garden variety dandruff.
Seborrheic dermatitis usually involves the scalp, especially around the upper forehead, ears, and eyebrows. Untreated, weeping sores and hair loss are the result.
To treat, and prevent this condition, daily hair washing is recommended. Although an oily hair shampoo would seem best, this is too harsh for your scalp and can actually increase the amount of oil production.
Your best defense is to gently massage the entire scalp using fingertips then wash your hair with warm water and a mild shampoo formulated for daily use. Rinse with plenty of cool water, and gently blot dry. If you blow dry your hair, select a low setting.
Other things you can do to minimize hair loss and baldness? Avoid wigs and ball caps that reduce circulation. Stay away from tight ponytails or other hair ornaments that pull on your scalp. Eat a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water. In this way hair, today may not be gone tomorrow.