Things to Avoid When Your Hair is Thinning

If you’ve noticed that you’ve been losing more hair lately, you’re not alone. Hair loss is actually a pretty common problem among both men and women. Whether it’s caused by stress or a medical condition, hair loss can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. You may look for any way to hide your hair loss, but might make the problem even worse. Here are some common mistakes people make when experiencing hair loss.

Cheap Hair Pieces

When men start balding on the top of their scalp, they regularly turn to hair pieces. Unfortunately, many of these hair pieces are cheaply made and don’t look natural at all. In fact, the only hair pieces that look natural are the ones made from real human hair and touched up by a hair stylist regularly. They’re pricier, but look so much better.

Comb-Over

A comb over is a common hairstyle worn by bald men in which the hair is grown long and combed over the bald patches. While this might seem like a good idea at first, it rarely looks good. It’s also very difficult to keep a comb in place all day.

Growing Your Hair Long in the Back

If you’re only balding on the front of your scalp, you may feel tempted to grow your hair long in the back. However, this will likely just emphasize the balding areas. Don’t attempt this hairstyle.

Spray-On Hair

There are many spray-on hair products on the market that cover up thinning hair on the crown and top of the scalp. Although this might sound like a great and simple solution, it rarely works out the way you want it to. These spray-on products tend to look very unnatural and can make hair loss even more noticeable.

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions have come a long way in recent years and give you the appearance of fuller and longer hair. However, you don’t want to have to wear these extensions day after day. Hair extensions can actually damage your hair over time.

What’s the Best Solution for Hair Loss?

While some cases of hair loss are only temporary, some are permanent. If you haven’t been able to grow your hair back for months no matter what you do, you may have permanent hair loss. However, all hope is not lost. You may be a good candidate for a hair transplant. 

Hair transplants are generally more successful than over-the-counter hair restoration products and can help restore your self-confidence. During the procedure, hair is taken from one part of your body and then transferred to your scalp. You will be able to go home the same day of the procedure.

It’s important to take good care of yourself to ensure good results and minimize pain and swelling. Taking your pain medications as directed, sleep in an elevated position and don’t wash your hair for a few days. You should be able to resume your normal activities in about three days.

 

Resources:

Wikipedia, Hair Treatment

Dr. Robin Unger, MD, Hair Loss Treatment NYC

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