Many people assume that losing hair as we age is just a normal part
of life. This same group of people also assumes that we have no responsibility
when it comes to the cause of hair loss or the increased of the amount
of hair that is lost in time. However, this is a wrong assumption. Below
are a few examples of how people can directly cause the loss of their
hair, whether they realize it or not.
1. Wearing hats most of the time: It is very fashionable these days to sport head coverings and tight caps. However, because hats can affect the blood flow to the scalp, this may cause hair loss. This is especially true if you wear tight hats. The result of hair loss due to covering your scalp with a hat does take time to make it's effects known, but once it starts, the pattern of loosing your hair speeds up faster than if you had never started the hat-wearing habit.
2. Oily scalp: Here is another example of a condition that can be directly related to the decrease amount of blood flow that is available to your hair follicles. By not washing your scalp enough a build up of natural skin oils can affect your hair. Regular washing can help reduce this problem.
3. Brushing your hair too much: I have heard a case where someone was once told by a hairstylist that if they want to grow their hair long then they should brush it with 50 strokes every time they went into the bathroom. Needless to say, after about six months, they noticed severe thinning in the areas that they were brushing. Once they stopped, the hair eventually started to come back like normal. Unfortunately, they set forth in motion a pattern that caused their hair to grow back thinner in that area for the rest of their life.
4. Brushing your hair too little: Opposite of brushing your hair too much, by not brushing your hair enough, you may not be stimulating the right amount of blood flow needed to retain growth in hair follicles. It doesn't take much, but just brushing your hair with a few strokes that hit the scalp will be enough stimulation.
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