Mar 22, 2020

Stop Teen Hair Loss

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== Steps ==
 
== Steps ==
 
=== Determining the Cause of Your Hair Loss ===
 
=== Determining the Cause of Your Hair Loss ===
#Talk to your hair stylist about treatments and styling.<ref>https://ift.tt/3biC83O> Some chemical processes might cause hair to break off or fall off temporarily. These include bleaching and coloring, straightening, and perms. Heat from straightening irons or blow-drying can also cause hair loss.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 1 Version 3.jpg|center]]
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#Talk to your hair stylist about treatments and styling. Some chemical processes might cause hair to break off or fall off temporarily. These include bleaching and coloring, straightening, and perms. Heat from straightening irons or blow-drying can also cause hair loss.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 1 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#*Hairstyles that pull your hair tightly can cause "traction alopecia," in which follicles are damaged over time. If you feel scalp pain, avoid pulling your hair back into tight ponytails or other styles that pull the hair.
 
#*Hairstyles that pull your hair tightly can cause "traction alopecia," in which follicles are damaged over time. If you feel scalp pain, avoid pulling your hair back into tight ponytails or other styles that pull the hair.
#Take family history into consideration. Ask your parents whether there's a history of hair loss in your family. The most common cause of hair loss in adults — male or female pattern baldness — is genetic. However, a combination of genetics and hormones can start this sort of hair loss in your mid-teen years.<ref>ttp://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/skin/hair_loss.html#</ref>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 2 Version 3.jpg|center]]
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#Take family history into consideration. Ask your parents whether there's a history of hair loss in your family. The most common cause of hair loss in adults — male or female pattern baldness — is genetic. However, a combination of genetics and hormones can start this sort of hair loss in your mid-teen years.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 2 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#*Recent studies show that genetic hair loss can be inherited from either parent in both boys and girls.<ref>https://ift.tt/3acuQOH>
 
#*Recent studies show that genetic hair loss can be inherited from either parent in both boys and girls.<ref>https://ift.tt/3acuQOH>
#Keep track of excessive shedding. Some amount of shedding — about 50 to 100 hairs per day — is completely normal. However, stress or traumatic events (accidents, surgery, illness) can cause excessive shedding.<ref>https://ift.tt/3biC83O> Normally, excessive shedding goes back to normal within six to nine months, but constant stress can cause it to progress to permanent hair loss.<ref>https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/health-and-beauty/hair-care/hair-loss-vs--hair-shedding</ref>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 3 Version 3.jpg|center]]
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#Keep track of excessive shedding. Some amount of shedding — about 50 to 100 hairs per day — is completely normal. However, stress or traumatic events (accidents, surgery, illness) can cause excessive shedding. Normally, excessive shedding goes back to normal within six to nine months, but constant stress can cause it to progress to permanent hair loss.<ref>https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/health-and-beauty/hair-care/hair-loss-vs--hair-shedding</ref>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 3 Version 3.jpg|center]]
#Be cautious about pulling out your hair. Teenagers often play with their hair absent-mindedly, twirling or tugging on it. In some cases, this may be a symptom of a disorder called "trichotillomania," in which people pull out their hair when nervous or distracted.<ref>https://ift.tt/2J6Gu1L> Though the behavior is usually unconscious, it leaves sufferers with bald patches.<ref>https://ift.tt/3biC83O>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 4 Version 3.jpg|center]]
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#Be cautious about pulling out your hair. Teenagers often play with their hair absent-mindedly, twirling or tugging on it. In some cases, this may be a symptom of a disorder called "trichotillomania," in which people pull out their hair when nervous or distracted.<ref>https://ift.tt/2J6Gu1L> Though the behavior is usually unconscious, it leaves sufferers with bald patches.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 4 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#*The disorder is often caused by stress. See a therapist or a hair and scalp specialist called a "trichologist" for proper diagnosis and treatment.
 
#*The disorder is often caused by stress. See a therapist or a hair and scalp specialist called a "trichologist" for proper diagnosis and treatment.
 
#See your family doctor or dermatologist about medical conditions. There are many illnesses and conditions that could cause hair loss. Hormonal conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, thyroid disease, or polycystic ovary syndrome can interfere with hair production. Those with lupus can also experience hair loss. [[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 5 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#See your family doctor or dermatologist about medical conditions. There are many illnesses and conditions that could cause hair loss. Hormonal conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, thyroid disease, or polycystic ovary syndrome can interfere with hair production. Those with lupus can also experience hair loss. [[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 5 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#*If unchecked, alopecia areata can sometimes progress to full baldness or even complete loss of all body hair, though this is rare.<ref>https://ift.tt/2J65GWf> See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis, which may involve simple examination of hair under a microscope or may call for a skin biopsy.<ref> https://ift.tt/2UaIIDS>
 
#*If unchecked, alopecia areata can sometimes progress to full baldness or even complete loss of all body hair, though this is rare.<ref>https://ift.tt/2J65GWf> See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis, which may involve simple examination of hair under a microscope or may call for a skin biopsy.<ref> https://ift.tt/2UaIIDS>
 
#*The condition is not contagious.<ref>https://ift.tt/2xcoDUC>
 
#*The condition is not contagious.<ref>https://ift.tt/2xcoDUC>
#Speak with your doctor about medications. Chemotherapy for cancer is a medical treatment particularly well-known for causing hair loss. However, many prescription drugs — including some used to treat acne, bipolar disorder, and ADHD — list hair loss as a side effect.<ref>https://ift.tt/3biC83O> Diet pills that contain amphetamines can also cause hair loss. Show your doctor a detailed list of all current medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, to see if they might be causing your problem.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 7 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Speak with your doctor about medications. Chemotherapy for cancer is a medical treatment particularly well-known for causing hair loss. However, many prescription drugs — including some used to treat acne, bipolar disorder, and ADHD — list hair loss as a side effect. Diet pills that contain amphetamines can also cause hair loss. Show your doctor a detailed list of all current medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, to see if they might be causing your problem.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 7 Version 2.jpg|center]]
   
 
=== Adjusting Your Hair Care ===
 
=== Adjusting Your Hair Care ===
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#Protect your hair from heat. The heat from blow-dryers, curling irons, and straightening irons can damage hair, making it break and shed.<ref>https://ift.tt/3bfZSp5> Avoid all processes that might cause heat damage: let your hair air dry, and try out hairstyles that suit your natural hair texture.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 10.jpg|center]]
 
#Protect your hair from heat. The heat from blow-dryers, curling irons, and straightening irons can damage hair, making it break and shed.<ref>https://ift.tt/3bfZSp5> Avoid all processes that might cause heat damage: let your hair air dry, and try out hairstyles that suit your natural hair texture.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 10.jpg|center]]
 
#*You may have to style your hair with heat for special occasions. If you must heat-style, protect your hair with heat-protecting hair products.<ref>https://ift.tt/2UpI6Jq>
 
#*You may have to style your hair with heat for special occasions. If you must heat-style, protect your hair with heat-protecting hair products.<ref>https://ift.tt/2UpI6Jq>
#Avoid pulling on your hair.<ref>https://ift.tt/3bfZSp5> Traction alopecia is caused by consistent pulling on hair strands over a period of time. Avoid tight braids, pony tails, or other styles that put undue stress on your hair. When combing, curling, or straightening your hair, take care to prevent tugging. Use a thin comb to lightly pull apart any tangles.<ref>https://ift.tt/3biC83O> Also avoid teasing or backcombing your hair.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 11.jpg|center]]
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#Avoid pulling on your hair.<ref>https://ift.tt/3bfZSp5> Traction alopecia is caused by consistent pulling on hair strands over a period of time. Avoid tight braids, pony tails, or other styles that put undue stress on your hair. When combing, curling, or straightening your hair, take care to prevent tugging. Use a thin comb to lightly pull apart any tangles. Also avoid teasing or backcombing your hair.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 11.jpg|center]]
#Style your hair when it’s dry. Wet hair is more prone to stretching and breaking when it's pulled on. If you're going to braid it or twist your hair in any way, wait until it’s dry.<ref>https://ift.tt/3biC83O>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 12.jpg|center]]
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#Style your hair when it’s dry. Wet hair is more prone to stretching and breaking when it's pulled on. If you're going to braid it or twist your hair in any way, wait until it’s dry.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 12.jpg|center]]
 
#Reduce your chemical exposure. Be careful if you regularly dye or otherwise treat your hair with chemicals. Chemical processes like straightening or perming can damage and weaken hair follicles, leading to breakage and hair loss.<ref>https://ift.tt/33AGMYa> Prolonged exposure to the chemicals in pools can have a similar effect.<ref>https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/health-and-beauty/hair-care/stop-hair-damage</ref>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 13.jpg|center]]
 
#Reduce your chemical exposure. Be careful if you regularly dye or otherwise treat your hair with chemicals. Chemical processes like straightening or perming can damage and weaken hair follicles, leading to breakage and hair loss.<ref>https://ift.tt/33AGMYa> Prolonged exposure to the chemicals in pools can have a similar effect.<ref>https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/health-and-beauty/hair-care/stop-hair-damage</ref>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 13.jpg|center]]
 
#*Whenever possible, avoid chemical treatments for your hair.  
 
#*Whenever possible, avoid chemical treatments for your hair.  
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=== Making Lifestyle Changes ===
 
=== Making Lifestyle Changes ===
#Maintain a balanced, healthy diet. The right diet will provide you with the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair. Unbalanced diets (sometimes seen in vegetarians or people with eating disorders) often result in hair loss.<ref>https://ift.tt/3biC83O> To prevent this, work the following into your diet:<ref>http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20734150,00.html</ref>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 14.jpg|center]]
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#Maintain a balanced, healthy diet. The right diet will provide you with the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair. Unbalanced diets (sometimes seen in vegetarians or people with eating disorders) often result in hair loss. To prevent this, work the following into your diet:<ref>http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20734150,00.html</ref>[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 14.jpg|center]]
 
#*Iron and zinc: These minerals, found in lean red meat, soybeans, and lentils, help your hair follicles to grow.<ref>https://ift.tt/397nRoT>
 
#*Iron and zinc: These minerals, found in lean red meat, soybeans, and lentils, help your hair follicles to grow.<ref>https://ift.tt/397nRoT>
 
#*Protein: Meat, fish, beans, nuts, and yogurt promote cell growth and healing in your hair.<ref>https://ift.tt/2Uwys7A>
 
#*Protein: Meat, fish, beans, nuts, and yogurt promote cell growth and healing in your hair.<ref>https://ift.tt/2Uwys7A>
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#Ask for prescription medication to treat pattern baldness.<ref>https://ift.tt/2xf4Js4> A dermatologist will be able to prescribe finasteride (brand name Propecia). It comes in pill form and should be taken daily. However, the purpose of this drug is to stop hair loss, not regrow hair.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 20.jpg|center]]
 
#Ask for prescription medication to treat pattern baldness.<ref>https://ift.tt/2xf4Js4> A dermatologist will be able to prescribe finasteride (brand name Propecia). It comes in pill form and should be taken daily. However, the purpose of this drug is to stop hair loss, not regrow hair.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 20.jpg|center]]
 
#*Propecia is usually prescribed to men, as it can pose risks of birth defects if used in women who become pregnant.
 
#*Propecia is usually prescribed to men, as it can pose risks of birth defects if used in women who become pregnant.
#Speak to your doctor about changing medication if necessary.<ref>https://ift.tt/3biC83O> If your hair loss is a side effect of a medication you're taking for another condition — like acne or ADHD — your doctor may be able to change your treatment options.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 21.jpg|center]]
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#Speak to your doctor about changing medication if necessary. If your hair loss is a side effect of a medication you're taking for another condition — like acne or ADHD — your doctor may be able to change your treatment options.[[Image:Stop Teen Hair Loss Step 21.jpg|center]]
 
#*Never simply stop taking your medication, as this could cause your underlying condition to worsen.
 
#*Never simply stop taking your medication, as this could cause your underlying condition to worsen.
 
#*If you suffer from a condition like diabetes or thyroid disease, taking proper care of your disorder should reduce or prevent your hair loss.
 
#*If you suffer from a condition like diabetes or thyroid disease, taking proper care of your disorder should reduce or prevent your hair loss.


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