When going through hair loss, it can be very tempting to cover this process up. For those who view losing one’s hair in a negative light, this can lower their confidence. Even when turning to the internet, there are so many different answers from endless sources that it can be difficult to know what is the best method of dealing with hair loss. In this article, we will share with you five suggestions on what to avoid if you’re losing your hair.
1. Not Using Conditioner
Just like your face, your hair needs proper moisture to be healthy. Many don’t use conditioner because they feel it will flatten their hair, yet this is not the case with all products. More importantly, one must use the correct conditioner if they are trying to combat the effects of hair loss. There are many volumizing conditioners that are made specially for thinning hair.
2. Overwashing Your Hair
It is a general rule of thumb that washing your hair everyday can be counteractive towards its health. The reasoning behind this is that daily washing can thin out and dry your hair. Thus your hair will become very brittle and prone to split ends and the likes. Instead, it is suggested to use a dry shampoo between washing your hair. This will also add some extra volume which can be beneficial.
3. Overusing Cover Up Powder
Many people have resorted to using different types of cover-up powders to hide patches or areas on their head that are thinning or bald. While some of these products may work decently and may even work well for its intended purpose, prolong usage can cause more damage than good. The reason for this is because consistent, long-term application of these powders can actually clog up your follicles, thus causing hair loss.
4. Hair Extensions
Hair extensions can be a quick remedy for thinning hair since it will give the illusion that one’s hair is much thicker and voluminous than it really is. The issue with extensions lies in the long term effects of them. Over time, this can put a lot of strain on the hair these extensions are connected to. This can result in scarring alopecia, the potentially permanent and irreversible destruction of hair follicles and their replacement with scar tissue.
5. Obsolete Hair Restoration Methods
With a new year now around, many of us may have a couple resolutions we want to tend to. For some, this may be the year they choose to consider to have a hair transplant done. Essentially, a hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure that involves harvesting hairs from a certain part of your scalp, and transplanting them onto a different part of your scalp. This donor area for the most part is usually the occipital (back of the head) area of your scalp since the hair here rarely recedes.
For some, the term “hair transplant” can conjure up images of bad, plug-looking results that show full transparency of a procedure having been done. This is no longer the case with modern transplants as the technology in this field has greatly advanced since the 1980s hair plugs’ days.
There are two main methods of hair transplantation involved in the majority of modern procedures: FUE and FUT. If you’d like to learn more about the differences between these two methods, feel free to read our article on that topic here.
At Hair By Dr. Max, Restoration Center, we choose the FUE method as a means of transplantation. We also greatly promote our use of the ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System which has very much improved the efficiency and accuracy of modern-day surgeries.
If you have any questions regarding hair loss or any of our hair loss solutions, feel free to contact us at 954-945-2909. We’d be more than happy to help you on your journey to bring back your hair!