Hair Loss Help : How Much Can I Lose and Still Be Me?
Hair loss sufferers wake up in the morning and check their pillows for amounts of hair that have fallen out. Hair loss sufferers check their combs and brushes after every use and try to count the number of hairs contained therein. Hair loss sufferers put on their glasses and check the number of hairs in the shower or sink after each wash. Hair loss sufferers grow anxious, nervous, and scared. How much will go today, and how soon will I begin to look bald to others? They worry about the impressions they will make on bosses, future bosses, friends, co-workers, and even strangers who see them in public places. What a horrible way to live!
If hair loss is beginning to be a daily worry for you, do something about it!
Check with your physician to ensure that there is not some physiological cause which can be remedied. Some diseases have hair loss as early symptoms, and certainly you want to know if you are diabetic and suffering from Lupus. Bacterial and fungal infections can cause hair loss, and can certainly be cured. Worry, anxiety, stress, and major life traumas can cause it. Surgery can cause it. Pregnancy can cause it. All of these are either temporary or controllable, and that should bring you relief.
If, however, you are among the millions of adults who are simply the products of your heredity and/or hormones, you must look in other directions.
1. First and foremost, take care of your body with good diet and exercise. These things affect hair health and can slow down the loss of your hair.
2. Find ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Exercise, Yoga, meditation, etc. are good activities for this.
3. Take care how you treat your hair. Do not pull at it, comb or brush it harshly, or use harsh shampoos. Reduce use of colorants and other harsh chemicals. Try to manipulate your hair as little as possible. Reduce the use of blow dryers and curling irons.
4. Investigate and experiment with the wide variety of products available to reduce hair loss. The earlier in life you begin this investigation and experimentation, the better your results will be. Products like Provillus, for example, should be used with the first signs of more than normal hair loss.
5. Try natural remedies, such as Saw Palmetto(primarily for men), essential oils and herb solutions. These are available at health/nutrition retailers or on many Internet sites. Again, you will have to experiment to find what works best for you. Every body is unique and will respond differently to different treatments.
Whatever the level of your hair loss, if it bothers you, you owe it to your own peace of mind and well-being to explore your options. Do it early on and find what is right for you.