Hair loss affects thousands upon thousands of people every year. It is something that we all go through, whether due to aging or some other factor. While it can be unattractive, it is not the end of the world. This article will offer you some advice for coping with your hair loss.

To help prevent hair loss make sure to let your hair be loose and not confined as often as possible. Having your hair tied in elastics or tightly snug under a ball cap has been suggested as a cause for premature hair loss. As such avoid your hair being tightly confined.

Fluctuating hormonal levels have also been linked to hair loss. Whether they are fluctuating due to a birth control pill, your time of the month, or menopause, changing hormonal levels have been shown to play a role in hair loss. If this is the case, it’s important to not freak out because this hair loss is typically temporary.

Make sure to brush or comb every day. This is of course normal to do in regards to being well groomed, however, by brushing every day you will stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles. With the increased blood flow you can expect cells in your scalp to be more active and thereby increase hair growth.

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.

Consult your doctor to rule out a thyroid problem or anemia. Sometimes excessive hair loss can be due to certain conditions, such as issues with your thyroid, lack of iron, or an excessive level of male hormones. Estrogen levels can rapidly drop after menopause causing elevated male hormones in a woman’s body. If your doctor determines that these issues aren’t the cause, then it is time to visit the dermatologist for a detailed scalp examination.

Smoking is one of the worst things that you can do for your well-being and the health of your hair. When you smoke, you release toxins into the air, hurting your hair quality externally, as well as internally. Quit smoking as soon as possible to improve your hair.

If you’re thinking about purchasing a minoxidil product to assist in the re-growth of hair, aim for a generic brand. Generic brands will still give you the strong 5% minoxidil solution and the product will cost a lot less money. Never pay for the brand name. You’re paying too much money for the same results.

As it was stated in the introduction, while affecting thousands of people every year, hair loss is not the end of the world. Rather, one ought to be patient and learn to take it in stride. There are many things that can be done about it, and this will need to be your focus.