Home treatment for
hair loss includes hair care and hairstyling
techniques that may help you cover thinning or bald spots on the scalp. This
may be easier for women because inherited hair loss causes a general thinning that
is usually not as severe as it is in men. Hair sprays, dyes, and perms can help
make the hair appear fuller.
Hair care products
In women with inherited hair loss,
hair care and the occasional use of grooming products, hair sprays, hair color,
teasing, permanents, or frequent washing won't increase hair loss. But if
your hair loss is caused by hair care, then perms and dyes may contribute to
more hair loss.
Skin cancer protection
For both men and women, hair thinning and baldness
increase the risk of sunburn and skin cancer on the scalp. When in the sun,
wear a hat or use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to prevent sun damage
to the scalp.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
May 29, 2012
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