Hair loss is often thought of as a male problem, but it can happen to anyone. There are many potential causes for hair loss, some of which resolve on their own. Others are genetic and can only be slowed, not stopped. But many people experiencing unusual hair loss can benefit from a simple lifestyle change.
It’s important to head to your doctor for an official diagnosis, but each of the following 7 natural ways to prevent hair loss are low risk and generally free of side effects. Wait until you see #6 – you’ll be thrilled for an excuse to do this every day!
1. Use the Gentlest Products and Treatments
Regular hair dyeing and constant heat treatments really do a number on hair and can lead to hair loss. If you are experiencing this problem, the first step is to switch to a gentle shampoo and conditioner that won’t strip moisture from your scalp. After cleansing, air dry your hair and don’t use a curling or flattening iron.
If you really can’t skip the dye, look into switching to organic hair dyes that don’t have ammonia, peroxide, or para-phenylenediamine (PPD) among their ingredients. In the meantime, avoid tight ponytails or braids that put too much pressure on the hair roots.