How to Treat Traction Alopecia Hair Loss Naturally

Unlike other forms of hair loss, hor­monal changes in the body do not cause trac­tion alope­cia. The main cause of trac­tion alope­cia is mechan­i­cally induced. You can pre­vent and suc­cess­fully treat it, if caught early. Suc­cess­ful treat­ment involves stop­ping the activ­ity that puts ten­sion on the hair, car­ing for the hair and scalp cor­rectly and eat­ing the proper foods.

Trac­tion alope­cia often occurs around the hair­line and at the crown of the head, where tight hair­styles put pres­sure on the hair. A gen­eral thin­ning of the hair in Receeding hairline caused by tight hair styles other areas also occurs, par­tic­u­larly with peo­ple who use hair exten­sions repeat­edly for long peri­ods of time. As a first step in treat­ing trac­tion alope­cia, you should stop using hair­styles that con­tin­u­ously pull and place stress on the hair fol­li­cles and dam­age them. Before embark­ing on any treat­ment plan, you need to stop the pulling activ­ity. You will need to change the way you style your hair, so that no pres­sure what­so­ever puts stress on your hair follicles.

If you use chem­i­cal relax­ers and hair col­orants on a reg­u­lar basis, they will aggra­vate the trac­tion alope­cia. Harsh chem­i­cals like these irri­tate an already frag­ile scalp and often result in inflam­ma­tion as the scalp tries to pro­tect itself from fur­ther abuse.

You should look at your hair as a plant. A plant needs good, nutri­ent rich soil to grow strong and healthy. Con­sider your scalp as the soil for your hair. To help regrow your hair lost to trac­tion alope­cia, you need to care for your scalp. An unhealthy scalp has lit­tle to no chance of pro­duc­ing any hair, yet alone strong and healthy hair. Now that you reduced pulling, you need to care for your scalp, so that it is healthy in its own right.

You should wash your hair and scalp reg­u­larly to remove dirt, grease and bac­te­ria. You should wash your hair at least twice a week. For dry hair, sham­poo only once a week and use a sul­phate free sham­poo and eco wash with a con­di­tioner once a week. Tak­ing fish oil sup­ple­ments or eat­ing nuts like macadamia and almonds will also help relieve dry scalps and skin conditions.

Scalp con­di­tions such as dan­druff indi­cate infec­tion. Bac­te­ria on the scalp Dandruff is caused by a fungal infection of the scalpcauses dan­druff. It is eas­ily treated. Nat­ural prod­ucts that remove dan­druff include neem leaves, rose­mary and tea tree oil. Rep­utable herbal­ists sell neem oil. You should mas­sage it directly into your scalp. You can use rose­mary and tea tree oil, but you need to mix them in a car­rier oil before apply­ing to the scalp. Herbal­ists rec­om­mend using coconut oil because it can be absorbed into the skin and does not sit on the scalp and block hair fol­li­cles. It is best to mas­sage the scalp with these oils the night before sham­poo­ing your hair to give the treat­ment time to work.

How many times have you heard the phrase “beauty is from within”? Nutri­tion plays an impor­tant role in hair growth. In order for the scalp to pro­duce healthy hairs, it has to receive ade­quate nutri­tion in the form of vit­a­mins and min­er­als. The body does not con­sider sup­ply­ing nutri­ents to the scalp for hair growth a pri­or­ity. You should ingest ade­quate quan­ti­ties of vit­a­mins and min­er­als to allow the body to use them for their pri­mary func­tions and have a lit­tle left over for the scalp. To help ensure it reaches the scalp, mas­sag­ing the scalp and doing neck exer­cises boosts cir­cu­la­tion to the scalp.

Diet is an impor­tant fac­tor in hair growth. Avoid processed foods because they do not con­tain an ade­quate sup­ply of nutri­ents. It is best to increase your con­sump­tion of fruits and veg­eta­bles to receive the required amounts. Do not stick to only one type of fruit or veg­etable; you should con­sume a wide vari­ety.Nutrients required for hair growth Adding spinach, car­rots, papaya, prunes, kale, apples, sweet pep­pers, cab­bage, pars­ley, kid­ney beans, green beans, peas and broc­coli to your diet will help ensure you are get­ting ade­quate doses of min­er­als and vitamins.

Hair is made up of pro­tein so con­sum­ing good lean pro­tein will help the scalp grow strong healthy hair. Lean sources of pro­tein include fish, seafood, turkey, and chicken. Eggs and dairy prod­ucts such as cot­tage cheese con­tain excel­lent sources of pro­tein with high bioavail­abil­ity. Beans, soy, seeds and nuts pro­vide good sources of veg­e­tar­ian forms of protein.

With the wide range of hair prod­ucts pur­port­ing to boost hair growth and their labels sport­ing the lat­est buzz­words in the beauty indus­try, con­sumers often are left bit­terly dis­ap­pointed when their hair does not grow back. Regrow­ing hair lost to trac­tion alope­cia requires patience and ded­i­ca­tion. You can treat it with­out wast­ing money on hair prod­ucts that do not work. If you con­cen­trate on tak­ing a few steps to reduce the pulling, care for your scalp, and eat prop­erly, you will likely be more suc­cess­ful in your hair regrowth efforts.


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