Preventing hair loss in youth

Wellbeing

We typically associate ‘hair loss’ with older individuals, particularly gentlemen who experience male pattern baldness.

However, it is common for youngsters to also experience symptoms of thinning, balding, or shedding. When it strikes, hair loss can cruelly disrupt a teen’s sense of self-esteem, confidence, and social life.

If you are a youngster and you notice signs of hair loss, rest assured that you are not alone. There is a growing population of boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 22 who share your experience, and there are a variety of lifestyle changes that you can make to improve the health of your hair.

Ways to prevent hair loss

* Ensure proper diet. This area of their life cannot be stressed enough. Proper nutrition is where it all begins and ends if you want to stop hair loss.

* Do not style wet hair as it's more prone to stretch and break.

* Limit the use of heated styling tools. Heat can damage the hair and cause hair loss. Avoid or limit the use of hair dryers, flat irons and curling irons, and chemical treatments, such as perms and hair colouring.

* Reduce your stress levels. Excess stress can have many negative side effects to your body, including weight gain and hair loss. Whether you solve your stress problems through meditation, exercise, or another technique, relaxing can help stop teen hair loss.

* Brush your hair gently and avoid pulling at it excessively. Avoid hairstyles that restrict the hair, including ponytails and buns. If you feel any pressure placed on your scalp from your hairstyle, loosen it.

* Hair follicles are composed of protein, vitamins and minerals. Make sure you include loads of spinach, fish, lettuce, chicken, eggs, milk, nuts, and beans in your diet.

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