Of course, you know there are many reasons a man begins losing his hair. Many of the reasons for hair loss cannot be fixed by your own efforts. As an example, your genetics is a simple factor that can’t be changed. Proper hair care, on the other hand, can do quite a lot to help men keep their hair for as long as possible. Keeping the scalp and the hair healthy can help cut down on preventable hair loss. This article discusses steps to take to get healthy hair and keep it as long as possible.
There are plenty of articles out there that will tell you not to wash your hair every day because your hair produces oil that works to protect your hair. Of course, this only protects the hair that has already grown. Keeping your follicles clear cannot be accomplished without daily washing. To do this you need to wash your hair at least once every day with some mild shampoo. Strong or very chemicalized shampoos can be bad for both your scalp and your hair. Take care of your scalp first and then focus on hair last to help prevent hair loss in men.
Try not to rub when drying your hair. Instead, shake your head to get excess water out. Then pat or squeeze out the rest of the water. It will take longer to dry your hair this way but it also keeps your hair healthier. When you rub your hair your hair gets more tangled and there is a higher risk of damaging it. Your hair will thank you for letting it air dry. After a week or so you will see the benefits.
Your blow dryer is really not your best friend it can cause your scalp to suffer. This can cause clogged pores and diminished hair growth. Blow drying, if you decide that you must blow-dry your hair, should be done on the low or the cool setting. It is primarily the hot setting that can cause scalp dryness. Keep the dryer a safe distance away from your scalp to prevent overheating or over-drying. If you don’t have time to let it air dry for a special occasion it may be necessary to use a blow dryer.
Proper hair care will not totally prevent men’s hair loss. However, you will feel better about attempting to slow it down. In many cases, you will see reduced rates of thinning and loss and increased health of the scalp and underlying conditions that may diminish hair growth which might be just the cure you need. Do yourself a favor and make sure that your hair and scalp are as healthy as they can possibly be.