Continuous hair fall lead to hair loss which occur in patches usually in circular patterns, dandruff, skin lesions, excessive combing, coloring, shampooing, rigorous brushing and scarring.
There are other issues too like alopecia areata (mild – medium level) which usually shows in unusual hair fall areas e.g. eyebrows, backside of the head or above the ears where usually the male pattern baldness does not affect. In male-pattern hair loss, loss and thinning begin at the temples and the crown and either thins out or falls out. Female-pattern hair loss occurs at the frontal and parietal.
Remember the basics, we should never share our comb and hair accessories with anyone not even with siblings, if possible. Other things which are under our control is discussed in detailed manner below.
The most common questions asked by people who face hair problems is “How to stop hairloss?” or “How to save hairs?” or “Any permanent solution to hairfall?
First off, what causes the hairline to recede and cause hair fall?
Here are the top 6 reasons:
– Vigorous combing/brushing
– Braids that are too small, too tight or too heavy
– Improper application and removal of glued in lace wigs
– Improper application and removal of glued in weaves
– Excessive relaxing
– Friction against your pillow while sleeping
Seven result oriented ways to save hairlines
There are extreme cases of hairline damage where you have to see a doctor to get regular shots or even surgery. For milder cases, here are a few things that you can do yourself to improve hairline:
1. STOP brushing your hairline. I mean, do you really really need to exert all that effort when brushing your edges? I understand that you want your hair to lay flat but if you insist on smooth/flat edges, do it GENTLY, those strands are fragile and so is the scalp in that area. Infact, here is a challenge for you: Don’t brush or comb your edges at all. Use your fingers, detangle your hair and smooth it back with some edge control.
2. Make sure your braids/weaving/cornrows are not too tight. Make sure they are not too heavy and make sure they are not too small. Too tight and/or too heavy braids will cause trauma to the hair follicle making it incapable of producing hair. Small braids are not really an issue except for the fact that people tend to leave them in for too long and with all the movement, the braids sometimes start to twist at the base, create tension and fall off. So if you must put your hair in small braids either don’t leave them in for too long or redo the edges once they start to twist.
3. Do not glue on lace wigs. If you must wear a wig, use glueless ones. If you must apply your wig with glue, make sure it is applied in front of the hairline, not behind or on your hairline. In any case, the effect of glue on your skin is not properly researched so I definitely recommend skipping the glue applications all together.
4. Do not glue in your weaves. It’s difficult to care for your hair when you have a glued in weave and also difficult to take out without causing damage. Opt for a sew instead.
5. Stop relaxing your edges. Ok, maybe I will lose some of you here but this is what saved my edges too. After relaxing my hair, my edges always looked extremely thin and lifeless. So I stopped. Now, when I relax my hair, I start from about half an inch behind my hair line. So yes, the first half inch of my hairline is coarse and nappy but when I want it to lay flat, I just get some edge control, apply to my edges and smooth it down. This is how the hair looks before and after edge control treatment.
6. Sleep with a silk or satin scarf. If you don’t want to sleep with a silk/satin scarf then use silk or satin pillow cases. When you sleep at night, you hair rubs against your pillow and can break due to friction. Silk and satin are slippery and create a lot less friction than cotton. So tying your hair in a scarf made from one of these will prevent friction related breakage in your hairline.