Did you know that hair loss is more common in the fall than any other season? Believe it or not, we actually shed 50 - 100 hairs a day, but board-certified dermatologist Dr. Terrence Keaney, M.D. has some tips for your hair care routine this fall that can help prevent hair loss.
According to Dr. Terrence Keaney, M.D., hair loss isn’t actually what we think it is. Typically when we think of hair loss, we picture our hair falling out and leaving a bald spot, but what actually happens is that our hairs miniaturize themselves. This means that the hair is still growing as it should, however, it’s thinner, weaker and shorter.
You don’t need to worry quite yet about losing your hair though as this miniaturization happens over the course of years. Although, you should start taking precautions now as Dr. Keaney warns it is easier to prevent hair loss than treat hair loss. He recommends using Dove Men+Care Thick and Strong Fortifying 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner that is enriched with calcium and caffeine as it helps make your hair stronger, thicker and fuller.
However, if you're already experiencing hair loss, you still may not need to worry. Dr. Keaney recommends an early treatment using topical minoxidil, or better known as Rogaine. It is only if hair loss continues that treatments need to become stronger. Dr. Keaney says that he introduces treatments such as finasteride, platelet-rich plasma injections, photobiomodulation, or nutraceuticals if the topical minoxidil doesn't help.
The most important thing to remember out of all of this is to take care of your hair. Avoiding scalp irritation is the best way to ensure you don't fall victim to hair loss since the more irritated your scalp becomes, the more likely hair miniaturization is to occur. Make sure to brush your hair daily and use products that promotes hair and scalp health.