Avoid subjecting your hair to excessive chemical treatment such as too much coloring, bleaching, straightening or perming as these can cause damage that may make hair break off or fall out temporarily. Consult a specialist immediately should you experience any abnormal hair fall.
Observe proper diet and nutrition as the body needs adequate protein, vitamins and minerals to sustain hair growth. Hair loss is sometimes linked to being anorexic or being afflicted with bulimia, an eating disorder characterized by the restraint of food intake for a period of time.
Androgenetic Alopecia accounts for 95% of all hair loss. It can affect both men and women although men experience a much greater degree of loss. In women, Androgenetic Alopecia appears as diffuse hair loss occurring over most of the scalp. In men however the pattern of loss usually starts with a receding hairline which then advances to thin the top of the head. For excessive hair loss, consult a specialist.
Traction Alopecia is usually caused by continuous and excessive pulling on the hair due to various types of hairstyling. Ponytails, buns, braiding and cornrows often result in a continuous pulling on the hair. This traction gradually results in hair loss. If this type of traction and hair loss continues for an excessively long period of time then the hair loss may become permanent. For excessive hair loss, consult a specialist.