Hair loss can be an embarrassing and frustrating problem for both men and women. Frequently it is caused by heredity, but it can also be the result of disease or exposure to chemicals. Research continues to try to find the ideal solution to this problem, but there are a few solutions available now for those who are interested.

If you are struggling with hair loss you want to avoid combs and brushes with fine or metal bristles. This is because they can scratch and or irritate your scalp. As you are going through hair loss the last thing you and your thinning scalp need are irritations from a brush.

If you’re a vegetarian or anemic, a lack of iron in your diet may be the cause of your hair loss. You should check with your doctor and have your iron levels tested. If they’re low, try consuming leafy vegetables, beans, or lean cuts of red meat to increase your iron level.

If you are experiencing hair loss, emotionally your best bet is to just deal with it. Know that it is perfectly normal and that you are not alone. As we all age, at some point, we all experience hair loss. Embrace it, and love yourself for who you are, not what you look like.

Staying out in the sun too long can have a drying effect on your hair, which can eventually lead to balding. Make sure to limit your sun exposure, especially during the spring and summer. This will not only keep you safe, but will allow your hair to stay manageable and retain moisture.

When you take a shower in the morning, make sure that you wash all the shampoo out of your hair. Leaving traces of shampoo on your scalp during the day can make your hair very brittle. Wash your hair with water for an extra ten seconds to reduce all traces of shampoo.

You may want to increase your Biotin intake if you want to both treat and prevent hair loss. This vitamin helps to promote more Keratin, the natural vitamin found in your hair. This vitamin helps to keep hair healthy and prevent it from falling out. Biotin is found in rice, milk, liver, and barley.

If you have long hair that you like to pull back in a ponytail, avoid the use of rubber bands or elastics that drag on the hair and pull it out. Instead, use soft fabric “scrunchies” where the elastic is covered, kept safely away from the hair shaft and won’t tug on the hair.

If you suffer from male pattern baldness or have bald areas, you may find help with hair weaving. A mesh can be attached to remaining hair and then real or artificial hair is woven into the mesh. These offer a temporary solution, as the mesh can oxidize, stretch or loosen. Then they must be replaced.

When hair loss strikes, people are often desperate for a solution. At this time, there is no perfect solution, but there are medications, topical solutions, hair transplants and wigs that can help. Some people feel that vitamins may help, as well. Consider the various solutions presented, and decide which option is best for your situation.