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How To Keep Your Hair


Most people find losing their hair is a devastating experience. There are some ways to prevent the loss, and this article provides information on things you should or should not do.

Treat your hair gently. Obviously, nobody wants their hair to be pulled. The gentle treatment refers more specifically to brushing and combing without pulling at snarls. If your hair is long and tangles easily, that can be a challenge. One of the best ways to prevent tangles is to keep you hair clean and conditioned. You may want to braid it, use a headband or use hair pins to keep it neat and in place.

If your hair is washed regularly, it will be easier to manage, and your scalp will also be healthy. Many conditions that cause hair loss originate at the scalp, so it is important to keep it healthy.

There are times when extreme stress can cause you to lose some hair, but that is not typical. Some people do react to stress by pulling or twisting their hair, and those actions can cause some hair loss. In some cases, bald patches can even be the result.

Brushing your hair with the right type of brush is actually good for it. Many people believe that brushing your hair with 100 strokes at night makes the hair beautiful. One positive reaction to brushing is the stimulation of the scalp which increases hair growth. Make sure you are using a good brush for the job. A natural boar bristle brush is probably the most highly recommended.

Make sure to dry your hair completely after washing it before using a brush or a comb. The tension created by pulling on the hair strands can cause them to break, especially if you have long hair.

Your body depends on good nutrition to produce new skin cells and hair growth. If you are not feeding your body properly, it cannot produce healthy growth for either your hair or your skin. Make sure to consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grain products.

There probably is no way anyone could get the full amount of vitamins and minerals their body requires from the foods available today. Over-processing of food removes a high percentage of the nutrients originally available in most food sources. For that reason, it makes good sense to take a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs.

Even though it is popular to use hair coloring these days, it is not a good idea. Many tints and dyes cause damage to the hair strand, and most of the chemicals used are absorbed by the scalp which is harmful to a person's overall health. If you do want to color your hair, look for natural products which use henna and are actually good for your hair.

These are just some of the ways you can avoid losing your hair. Even though it takes some extra effort, keeping your hair on your head will be worth it in the long run.