Advice for women
Marketing hype or medical facts?For some years now many powerful companies have turned hair loss misery into marketing cash-cows. Almost always they hype some over the counter treatment, suggesting that people “visit their pharmacist” for a cure to their problem. That “cure” is invariably whatever product is being currently touted.
We have yet to witness a single pharmacist examine a customers scalp over the counter – or use his or her professional training to help differentiate between various hair loss patterns and scalp disorders.
Let’s begin with this absolute FACT: Your GP/MD almost always knows best. Even if you are only seeking an opinion, their medical advice can prevent you from wasting valuable time and making poor treatment decisions.
The key is acting in time
When tackling thinning hair, speed is critical. Hair loss almost never “spontaneously reverses.” If you are hoping the problem will just go away – rest assured it will. It’ll be solved when there is no more hair left to thin or fall out.
Try natural first
You can begin keeping your hair healthy by trying natural hair care products. Start reading labels; begin to understand the product contents you use for your hair every week. Most commercial products are loaded with chemicals. Exposing yourself to less of this chemical minefield abuse will help mitigate the negative effects they have on thinning hair.
Excessive bleaching, ultraviolet light - from the sun or tanning salons. Excessive heat from hair dryers, curlers, curling irons and the like. Mechanical damage such as over-enthusiastic brushing or combing. The accumulation of years of hair spray. Incompetent hairdressers. All take their toll on your hair.
Hair friendsFor any treatment or product to succeed, the ingredients must first penetrate the scalp. If not - they simply won’t treat the problem. Whatever you use must get to the hair roots and follicles. If not, then they will do absolutely nothing for reversing or helping the problem you have.
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