Develop a strategy for dealing with hair loss.

by Richard Mitchell

The fact you are reading this probably indicates you have concerns about the rate of your hair loss. Baldness may sometimes be a source of amusement to those with a full head of hair, but premature hair loss at any age can be the cause of intense concern to those affected.

But you can do something about this! By following the guidelines suggested in this article you will place yourself in a position to identify a hair loss treatment that not only works but also fits in with your lifestyle and preferences.

To achieve this you must truthfully answer four simple questions:

1. What is the true cause of your hair loss?

Most instances of hair loss in men, for example, can be attributed to androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) but you must be certain as this will influence your choice of hair loss treatment. To be completely certain you should consult with your physician.

2. How far has your hair loss progressed?

It is crucial to realize that the sooner you start treating hair loss, the greater your chances of success. You need to identify the pattern of hair loss as this will help establish both the cause and most effective treatment option.

3. What hair loss treatment options are you prepared to consider?

Your answer to this question will depend on a number of factors including the type and extent of hair loss, what treatments have been tried previously, your personal preferences with regard to using medications or natural remedies and the amount you are prepared to spend.

4. Do you have sufficient patience and determination to succeed?

There really are no miracle cures for premature hair loss. Equally, there are treatments that can halt and even reverse this condition, but none of them will work overnight. Treatments take time to work and there is no such thing as a remedy that suits everyone.

When you have given proper consideration to these questions you will find yourself in a better position to choose the hair loss treatment that best suits your circumstances. It youre still not sure, talk to your physician or carry out more research. But you need to be clear on one point – the longer you delay, the more difficult your path to hair regrowth will be.

Please go to Hair Loss Treatments to find out more about the issues covered in this article.

Richard Mitchell is the creator of the myhairlossadvisor.com website that provides information and guidance to those suffering from premature hair loss.

Consider the Possible Causes of Hair Loss in Women

by Charles Kassotis

If you are a woman and have suddenly begun to lose hair for no apparent reason, it is important to make time to consider what might be causing the problem.

We assume that hereditary hair loss is related only to males. But, knowing the hair history of the women in your family might give you some clues as to why you have begun losing hair. Maybe the hair loss itself is not inherited, but perhaps some of the reasons behind it could be.

Did the women in your family experience similar monthly menstrual problems or begin menopause at about the same time? If so, did they have any hair loss during those times? Sometimes, hair loss in women can be attributed to a hormonal imbalance. If you suspect this is the cause, talk about it with your family doctor. He or she can help determine if your suspicions are correct and can prescribe hormonal therapy to help diminish the symptoms. Or, if you are presently taking a hormone replacement therapy or a method of birth control, perhaps your doctor will suggest changing it to see if the medication has been the culprit behind your hair loss.

Allergic reactions might be the source of hair loss in women. Have you changed shampoos or conditioners? Are you using new styling gel or pomade in your hair every day? If so, revert back to the products you were using before making the change. If you notice your loss of hair improving, maybe it was caused by the products or an ingredient in one of them. If you changed your entire hair care regimen and omitting it seemed to improve your loss of hair, you can use the trial and error method to help you determine if only one of the products was responsible for your hair loss. Use the shampoo for a few days. If there are no harsh affects, add the conditioner. If there is still no hair loss, add a styling product. This system can help you week out the particular culprit or will prove that it is the combination of all the products that is responsible for your hair loss.

What about styling utensils? Have you been using a straightener or curling iron forever? Is the hair loss you are experiencing from the roots or are the ends just breaking off? If it is a case of ends breaking off, try omitting heat from your hair care routine for a couple of weeks. If that helps, you have found your problem!

Last, but certainly not least, to consider is stress. Mental stress does horrible things to our bodies. It gives us headaches, chest pains, acne, and yes – even hair loss. If you suspect stress is the problem behind your hair loss, find ways to simplify your life and lighten your load. Often, its not that simple. Talk to your family doctor for advice. Try massage therapy, yoga or an exercise class to see if that helps you release your stress. Once you get your stress level under control, your hair will being growing back.

For more information about hair loss and its causes, visit Hair Loss Org

Consider the Possible Causes of Hair Loss in Women

by Charles Kassotis

If you are a woman and have suddenly begun to lose hair for no apparent reason, it is important to make time to consider what might be causing the problem.

We assume that hereditary hair loss is related only to males. But, knowing the hair history of the women in your family might give you some clues as to why you have begun losing hair. Maybe the hair loss itself is not inherited, but perhaps some of the reasons behind it could be.

Did the women in your family experience similar monthly menstrual problems or begin menopause at about the same time? If so, did they have any hair loss during those times? Sometimes, hair loss in women can be attributed to a hormonal imbalance. If you suspect this is the cause, talk about it with your family doctor. He or she can help determine if your suspicions are correct and can prescribe hormonal therapy to help diminish the symptoms. Or, if you are presently taking a hormone replacement therapy or a method of birth control, perhaps your doctor will suggest changing it to see if the medication has been the culprit behind your hair loss.

Allergic reactions might be the source of hair loss in women. Have you changed shampoos or conditioners? Are you using new styling gel or pomade in your hair every day? If so, revert back to the products you were using before making the change. If you notice your loss of hair improving, maybe it was caused by the products or an ingredient in one of them. If you changed your entire hair care regimen and omitting it seemed to improve your loss of hair, you can use the trial and error method to help you determine if only one of the products was responsible for your hair loss. Use the shampoo for a few days. If there are no harsh affects, add the conditioner. If there is still no hair loss, add a styling product. This system can help you week out the particular culprit or will prove that it is the combination of all the products that is responsible for your hair loss.

What about styling utensils? Have you been using a straightener or curling iron forever? Is the hair loss you are experiencing from the roots or are the ends just breaking off? If it is a case of ends breaking off, try omitting heat from your hair care routine for a couple of weeks. If that helps, you have found your problem!

Last, but certainly not least, to consider is stress. Mental stress does horrible things to our bodies. It gives us headaches, chest pains, acne, and yes – even hair loss. If you suspect stress is the problem behind your hair loss, find ways to simplify your life and lighten your load. Often, its not that simple. Talk to your family doctor for advice. Try massage therapy, yoga or an exercise class to see if that helps you release your stress. Once you get your stress level under control, your hair will being growing back.

For more information about hair loss and its causes, visit Hair Loss Org