If you’re worried about losing your hair, well, join the club. You’re among millions of men and women who, for differing reasons, are experiencing continuous hair loss in Toronto year after year. Science has pointed out to us several possible treatments for this headache, but many who’re losing their hair are still making old mistakes that only worsen their condition. Instead of consulting experts who can help them craft a personal plan toward hair restoration, many people would rather employ unscientific, DIY methods that aren’t based on sound information. Or, they’re simply uninformed and continue to do things to their hair or scalp that a person experiencing hair loss shouldn’t do. Here are some of the things that you should avoid if you want to stop losing your hair.

Drying your hair too much

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Drier hair doesn’t mean more hair

Working a dry towel through your hair every day, or using an electric dryer to get rid of hair moisture can often damage your hair follicles. This is especially true for electric dryers, which often takes away the moisture too quickly from your follicles, making them much too brittle. It’s better to leave your follicles more moist when drying, by using a towel to gently pat down the hair. Healthy follicles are the basis for strong hair that stays in place. Anything that weakens the follicles’ stability will end up contributing to future hair loss. Here at Hairfree Laser Clinics, we use the most cutting edge methods to restore unhealthy or even dead hair follicles. One such way is our Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, which is a state-of-the-art method that uses a compound derived from the patient’s own blood to stimulate hair follicle growth.

Washing your hair every day with cheap products

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There’s a reason why he’s balding

Nothing breaks down the natural structure of your hair more than excessive washing that involves too much shampoo or conditioner. It’s even worse if the products you use aren’t organic, and contain harmful chemicals that help corrode your hair and scalp. Shampoo helps to trap the oil in your hair that keeps things fluid, so too much of it will dry your hair out, thus contributing to hair brittleness. This doesn’t help if you want to restore growth. Also, the substances in shampoos and conditioners that makes your hair smell good can also do damage by helping to break down the natural cellular structures that form the basis for good, strong hair. It’s conventional wisdom nowadays to wash your hair all the time, but experts like the ones in our clinic will sit down with you in a free consultation session to help you understand all the details. Sometimes, the less shampoo, the better!

Consuming a low-protein diet

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Not a bad idea once in a while!

Hair loss can be exacerbated if a disproportionate amount of your hair enters the “resting phase” too early, before growing to its natural length. Having enough protein in your diet will, among other things, help your hair grow continuously for 2-3 years, which is the average amount of time that our hair strands lengthen. This often means eating a healthy amount of meat. A person usually has around 120,000 to 150,000 strands of hair on his or her head, and loses a paltry 50 to 100 strands a day. A lack of protein can blow this number of lost hair way up, which is a common way for a lot of people to be losing their hair. This is a good reminder that hair loss often needs a holistic and well-rounded series of solutions to be treated properly.

Our clinicians will work to build a treatment plan that’ll help you cover all bases, from the hair products you use to the food you eat. We keep things as natural as possible, even when it comes to state-of-the-art treatments like hair transplants or PRP therapy. Make sure to book a free consultation session with one of our experts to craft a plan tailored for your specific circumstances. There are a lot of possible treatments for the problem of hair loss, but it’s much better to speak with a real expert than to go about it blindly!