People often forget that it is relatively easy to end up with damaged and broken hair strands if they are not careful. Having healthy hair is important and it adds to your natural beauty. The hair shaft can break leading to what is known as split ends. This happens often when the hair becomes dry and brittle and more likely to fray or break apart. The cause of split ends is often harsh hair treatments such as straightening, curling, or chemical dyes that are added to the hair.
This does not mean that you should never treat your hair but rather that you should be aware that too much treatment of the hair can make the individual hairs fragile and more apt to break apart and fray.
Other factors also impact the health of your hair including what food you eat, what your hormone levels are and what genes you have inherited. While there may be nothing you can do about your genetics, you can certainly learn to make better choices to eat healthier foods and check with your doctor if you think you may have a hormonal imbalance.
How to fix damaged hair and what to do about lost hair
The first step is to eat better if you are not already eating correctly, this means eat foods that are healthy and include nutrients such as biotin, zinc, vitamin A, C and E, and other B vitamins. In general, aim to include nutrient-rich foods in your diet which will not only help your hair to be healthy but also the rest of your body.
Stop using a blow dryer on a high heat setting as this often damages hair as well, and avoid having hair treatments while your hair is recovering from damage.
In fact, it is best to gently towel dry your hair rather than use a blow dryer if you can. You should also choose a good quality shampoo and conditioner to help your hair.
If you have lost hair because of traction alopecia or other forms of alopecia, then you may want to get a consultation with an expert at a clinic such as the Vera Clinic in Turkey. Hair loss experts can give you advice on possible options to try to regrow hair or replace missing hair.
There are non-surgical options such as prescription medicated creams and foams like those of minoxidil and finasteride. These can be helpful in encouraging hair growth but it does take a couple of months to see the result.
A more permanent solution is hair transplant surgery such as the FUE, in which hair is taken from one part of the scalp and transplanted into the area where hair has been lost. This is a good solution for many people and commonly fixes the baldness seen in men who have androgenetic alopecia. However, you do need to be healthy to qualify for such surgery. There is also PRP therapy which can be done with hair transplant surgery or as a stand-alone treatment.