The View From The Top – Hair Loss There can be no worse feeling for either a man or a woman to see increasing amounts of hair left behind on the comb, or clogging up the shower drain. It is usually a sign that either your hair care products are damaging your hair or that you are under either physical or emotional stress.
However, sometimes hair loss is caused by neither illness nor overuse of hair care products and is just a natural part of the aging process. For many hair loss starts as middle age approaches and will usually stabilize at some point as we grow older.
In many instances, the hair loss is simply part and parcel of the hereditary baggage that all of us carry. Chances are that if your parents or even grandparents suffered from significant hair loss you will as well.
Unfortunately, a full head of hair is still seen by many as part and parcel of attractiveness, and hair loss can be a devastating blow to one’s self-confidence.
For many men this problem has a simple solution, simply shave the head bald. In recent years the shaven head has become increasingly mainstream and even those who are not suffering from significant hair loss have chosen to make a shaven head part of their everyday grooming rituals.
For women, the problem can be much more serious and can lead to a devastating loss of self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a variety of very effective hair loss treatments on the market today that can slow, or even stop hair loss.
Reversing the effects of hair loss is slightly more challenging. Although there are some topical treatments that have proven to be beneficial in restoring at least some hair or thickening the appearance of what hair there is left on the head many opt for surgical outpatient procedures to restore their hair.
These treatments can be both painful and potentially dangerous if not performed by qualified technicians. Those wishing to take advantage of the latest medical procedures to restore the appearance of a full head of hair should take care to select only a clinic that has an impeccable reputation.
For those worried about partial or complete baldness, there are some precautions to take that can at least delay significant hair loss. Some of these are simply common sense. If you value a clean head of hair and want to wash and condition your hair on a daily basis make sure that the shampoo that you are using is gentle on your hair.
For many the first choice for hair shampoos that do as little damage as possible is those which do not contain additives that can strip away the hair’s natural coating of oil, causing it t become brittle and break. Some of these chemicals can even damage the roots of the hair, which can cause more serious cases of hair loss.
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to preserve a full head of hair is to avoid washing your hair every day. There are many experts who believe that commercials have convinced us that the hair on our scalps requires daily cleaning with harsh shampoos.
This is simply not true. Cutting down on your use of harsh chemical-based shampoos is probably one of the best ways to ensure that you enjoy a full and healthy head of hair into your middle age.