Thursday, 21 March 2013

Female Hair Loss - Top Tips on How to Get Your Tresses in the Best Condition

The hair style we choose as well as the colour, length and condition of our hair, will often define who we are as women. This is why, if we experience female hair loss at any stage in our lives, it can feel extremely upsetting.

However, the good news is that most forms of female hair loss are temporary and,  for those who are experiencing female hair loss, The London Centre of Trichology are experts in their field. We offer a free, no obligation consultation for anyone wanting to know the reasons behind their hair loss and are looking to find a solution.

If you are worried about hair loss and thinning hair, see below on how to keep your tresses in the best possible condition and some things to avoid if you are experiencing female hair loss. If you have hair loss, it is always important to seek the advice of a professional, who can help and advise you.

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Do’s and Don’ts to Keep Your Hair in the Best Shape

Using Mousse - Using hair products such as mousse won’t cause hair loss. In fact hair mousse can create the illusion of more volume and fullness. However, avoid using too much product on your hair. The recommended guide is to use a golf ball sized amount and this generally works on long and short styles.

Hair Straighteners - While it is OK to use hair straighteners every once in a while (such as before a party, event or other special occasion), regular use is not recommended. If you regularly use hair straighteners, this can damage the hair and cause weathering and hair breakage. We advise using hair straighteners - and other heat sources - with caution as it is possible to burn the scalp and damage the hair follicles.

Hair Oils - Using natural oils on the hair such as coconut oil, and jojoba, can help keep hair healthy. However, this won’t combat genetic hair loss and there is no evidence to show it will benefit those who suffer from female pattern baldness.

Hair Vitamins - Good nutrition and having the right levels of Vitamin B and iron is essential to prevent hair loss. A daily multi-vitamin tablet is always a good idea but while some vitamins are promoted to help healthy hair growth, many of these lack the scientific evidence to back it up. If you do suffer from any vitamin or mineral deficiencies this can be diagnosed and treated on a visit to the London Centre of Trichology.

Brushing - While day-to-day brushing is necessary to keep your hair neat and tidy, avoid vigorous brushing as this can damage the hair. Rigorous brushing will cause the hair to become brittle and it can snap or break over time.

Daily Hair Washing - Frequent washing of your hair will not cause your hair to fall out and you can wash your hair as often as you like. You will usually see some hair shed after showering because this is part and parcel of your hair’s natural growth cycle. In fact good hair hygiene is important, so it is important to give your tresses a regular shampoo and wash.

Hair Sprays - Hair sprays won’t affect the condition of the hair or cause hair loss. In fact it can make the hair appear thicker, which is beneficial.

Hair Bands - Some types of hair styles, such as tight pony tails, buns, braids and the use of hair pins, clips or rubber bands, can cause some hair loss and breakage, so it is best to avoid these if you can.

Hair Gel - Again, like hair sprays and mousse, gel does not cause hair loss. However, if you do tend to use lots of hair gel, regular washing is important to unblock the pores and to keep your scalp clean.

Hair Dyeing - Dyeing your hair is OK as long as you get it done by a professional or you follow the instructions on the packet. In fact dyeing your hair can give the illusion of thickness which can only be a good thing.

Regular Trims
- Regular trims won’t affect hair loss and is in fact encouraged because this helps gets rid of split ends and stops hair looking flat and dull.

Swimming - Chlorine is thought to worsen hair loss and cause hair to become dry or damaged. It is important to wash your hair after a swim and rinse your hair with water - before you take a dip in the pool.
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