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Dandruff/Scalp: Some dandruff is due to a zinc deficiency in your diet. Some dandruff is growing dandruff. Some dandruff and flaking are more severe.
Solutions for Dandruff:
- Use dandruff shampoos that fight flaking scalp and itching
Recommendations: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner, Ex-oil by Nexxus or head and shoulders shampoo.
- Visit a dermatologist. Inquire of a prescription of a medicated shampoo especially for dandruff.
- Visit a Trichologist: This is a certified hair and scalp specialists who will help identify the underlying problem of flaking. Sometimes meaning a poor diet, changes in body chemistry, health problems, and wrong shampoos.
Alopecia: There are several forms of alopecia. A Dermatologist or Trichologist can treat all forms of alopecia.
Alcoholic Beverages: Too many alcoholic beverages dries out your hair and cause constant breakage.
Balding: Is caused by stress, medications, changes in body chemistry, a thyroid problem, menopause, terminal illness, and scalp fungus.
Birth Control: Some forms of birth control cause hair loss.
Blow-drying: Blow drying your hair too often can damage your hair and cause severe breakage and dryness. Use a thermal heat guard before you add heat to your hair.
Breakage: Junk foods can slow down hair growth, and cause your hair to constantly dry out and break.
Braiding: Pulling the hair up tightly from the scalp will cause severe balding. Not taking care of braid extensions will cause severe breakage. Braid extensions need braid spray because braid extensions pull moisture from your hair.
Diets: Not having enough vitamins & minerals in your diet can cause balding SEE FOODS.
Gray Hair: This beautiful hair breaks easily if not strengthened regularly.
Hair Analysis: Can read what nutrients are lacking in your body.
Hair Oils and Greases: Light waxed hair oils or hair foods are ok, heavy waxy products on the scalp clogs the pores. Use light crèmes or oils with tea tree oil as an ingredient to keep a healthy scalp. Avoid Cholesterols on your scalp if you have severe flaking.
Medications: See if your medication is causing your hair loss.
Menopause: Prepare yourself before the hormonal imbalance causes hair loss. Inositol can help keep your hair full.
Men's Hair Loss: Most early balding is due to hormones in foods, stress, terminal illness. Most of the men's hair loss is due to hormones in red meats.
Thyroid: Problems with your thyroid can cause severe balding.
Pregnancy and Afterwards: All the thick healthy hair you gained during pregnancy could break after child birth due to a temporary hormonal change. Continue to take your pre-natal vitamins until your doctor has you discontinue.
Relaxers & Perms: Applying a relaxer the wrong way can cause balding, scalp
problems, and breakage. Most NO-Lye relaxers cause constant breakage.
Smoking: This causes brittle dry hair that breaks easily.
Stress: This depletes the body of B vitamins. During high stress times take a good vitamin B complex. SEE VITAMINS
Vegetarian: Not having the proper nutrients in this diet such as proteins, can cause balding.
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