Growing Healthy Hair After Traction Alopecia Hair Loss

Trac­tion alope­cia is the result of dam­age to the scalp and the hair fol­li­cles it Regrowing hair after traction alopeciacon­tains. The typ­i­cal result of trac­tion alope­cia is bald patches where the fol­li­cles are too dam­aged to con­tinue to grow hair. All is not lost how­ever, as grow­ing healthy hair is pos­si­ble despite the stresses to the scalp.

A per­son with trac­tion alope­cia hair loss will need to change the way they treat their hair and their scalp in order to pro­mote new hair growth. It should be noted at this point that hair replace­ment surgery is not the answer, as a regime of good hair care is enough to ease the inflam­ma­tion of a stressed scalp and allow the fol­li­cles time to repair themselves.

When the fol­li­cles are well cared for and enough time has passed to allow the hair to grow again, suf­fer­ers of trac­tion alope­cia will find their pat­tern bald­ing dis­ap­pears on its own, with­out sur­gi­cal intervention.

Trac­tion Alope­cia Recov­ery Time

The exact amount of time it will take to recover from trac­tion alope­cia is dif­fi­cult to pin down. Every­thing depends on the extent of the dam­age, both in terms of the size of the bald spots and what con­di­tion your scalp is in. A mild case of hair loss can take only a few months to heal while more seri­ous cases can take much longer.

The heal­ing process can be improved by employ­ing a few sim­ple tricks and mild changes to your daily rou­tine that will pro­mote a health­ier body.

Avoid Harsh Hair Products

The first step to grow­ing healthy hair is to stop dam­ag­ing the hair that is still grow­ing. Many hair care prod­ucts con­tain harsh chem­i­cals such as sodium hydrox­ide. These chem­i­cals break down the ker­atin mol­e­cules in your hair in order to make the hair straighter and eas­ier to con­trol. Unfor­tu­nately ker­atin is what gives your hair its strength, so break­ing the bonds per­ma­nently weak­ens the hair; mak­ing it more likely to snap.

In addi­tion, harsh chem­i­cals irri­tate the skin on your scalp, caus­ing itch­ing and inflam­ma­tion. When the scalp is inflamed, recov­ery time for trac­tion alope­cia increases. Avoid using hair care prod­ucts until your hair grows back in, oth­er­wise your stressed scalp will remain irri­tated and the heal­ing process will be put on hold.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Your scalp, like the rest of your body, needs cer­tain vit­a­mins and min­er­als in order to stay healthy. You will also need plenty of pro­tein, which both keeps the body healthy and is fun­da­men­tal to the repair process. When trac­tion alope­cia occurs, it is because the hair fol­li­cles have become warped and unable to func­tion correctly.

The fol­li­cle enters the dor­mant phase, mak­ing no new hair grown, and it does not come out of it until the fol­li­cle is repaired. A protein-rich diet helps to repair the dam­aged fol­li­cles by pro­vid­ing enough pro­tein to repair the cells. Pro­tein is also impor­tant to the pro­duc­tion of growth hor­mone, which is used in both growth and repair, to orches­trate the heal­ing process. As if that was not enough, pro­tein is a major com­po­nent of hair; as it is used in keratin.

Dif­fer­ent parts of the body need dif­fer­ent chem­i­cals to do their jobs and the scalp is no excep­tion. Con­sider tak­ing sup­ple­ments designed for hair growth and Hair formula 37 hair vitaminsrepair. These sup­ple­ments con­tain chem­i­cals such as iron, sele­nium, zinc and mag­ne­sium; which are all found in strong, healthy hair. In addi­tion, many hair growth sup­ple­ments con­tain biotin, a chem­i­cal known for increas­ing the length of time hair fol­li­cles remain in the grow­ing, rather than dor­mant, phase.

Change Your Hair Style

Con­tin­u­ing to wear fancy hair­styles requir­ing lots of brush­ing, comb­ing and pin­ning is one of the worst mis­takes a per­son can make when try­ing to encour­age new hair growth. As much as it may pain you to not style your hair in a way that cov­ers up the areas of pat­tern bald­ing, you have to avoid hair styles that hold the hair in place.

Choose a style that allows your hair to hang nat­u­rally, and that avoids stress­ing the scalp. Wear a head scarf if hair loss is sig­nif­i­cant, but wear it loosely so it does not put more pres­sure on the hair in the areas where it is tied off. Avoid exces­sive brush­ing or comb­ing and, where pos­si­ble, do not pull your hair back in a ponytail.

By eat­ing a healthy diet, avoid­ing harsh chem­i­cals and hair care prod­ucts, and choos­ing a hair style that allows the hair to sit nat­u­rally, you will encour­age your scalp to recover. It can take sev­eral months, or even a cou­ple of years of grow­ing healthy hair before your hair is fully recov­ered but it is time well spent. At the end of the process, you will have strong, nat­ural hair with­out need­ing to resort to surgery.

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