We all want beautiful healthy hair, some of us wear the popular extensions to get it. We get the look of beauty that we are seeking, but sometimes we also have to face the consequences of wearing them. They can cause thinning or complete hair loss in some places. Kim Kardashian recently displayed shocking hair loss after relying on extensions to boost her post-pregnancy thinning locks. The pull from extensions can lead to ‘traction alopecia”, which causes the hair to fall out after it has undergone increased tension. Celebrities aren’t the only women wearing extensions. Chances are some of you are wearing hair extensions right now. Rarely do we see solutions for hair loss caused from wearing extensions. Hair loss can be heart-breaking because of the victim’s perceived loss of femininity. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of ways you can combat hair loss caused by wearing hair extensions or just keep your hair healthy and beautiful all year long. If you suffer from hair loss, you will know there are many companies that claim to produce the best hairloss shampoo. You need to do your research when choosing one, and ensure it has good reviews.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is used to combat thinning at the onset of hair loss. A non-invasive procedure, PRP therapy offers growth stimulation at the cellular level. PRP has been used for years in many fields, but is just starting to be used for hair restoration. Dr. Alex Martin, the Medical Director at the MetroMD Institute of Regenerative Medicine, is at the forefront of this breakthrough branch of medicine and is leading the charge.
Change Your Diet
Keeping in mind that hair is 88 percent protein, increasing protein intake will give one’s hair shaft more strength. Salmon, turkey, chicken, eggs and soybeans are excellent sources of protein. What we put into our bodies will become a reflection in our hair, skin and nails. So make sure you are eating healthy and natural foods to give your body all of the essential nutrients for it to thrive. Healthy is beautiful!
An ingredient usually found in the topical solution Rogaine, minoxidil is the only FDA-approved drug that increases growth and strength of strands.
Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP) is a permanent cosmetic “tattoo” that mimics very short hair. This innovative technique offers an alternative styling option for those who do not want or are not candidates for a hair transplant.
Cut it Short
If none of the above work, opting for a short styles might be the best solution for you. In Hollywood, all of the hottest celebrities are opting for bob cuts or pixie haircuts too. It’s an easy and comfortable style that can be stylish in any season.