Treatments for Traction Alopecia

Trac­tion alope­cia is a form of pat­tern bald­ness that need not be suf­fered in How to treat traction alopecia and thinning hair ebooksilence. The prin­ci­ple causes are down to hair care prod­ucts that irri­tate the scalp, tight hats that con­stantly rub on the scalp, and hair­styles that pull on the hair fol­li­cles. Each of these causes is avoid­able in its own right, but even when the best endeav­ours are made to limit the dam­age, hair loss can still occur.

In that sit­u­a­tion, it is impor­tant to know that trac­tion alope­cia treat­ments do exist and they do work to restore lost hair. There are sev­eral dif­fer­ent treat­ment meth­ods you can try and which will give the best results depends largely on the extent of the dam­age that has been suffered.

Deep Con­di­tion the Roots

The hair root con­nects the strand to the hair fol­li­cle, so when the root becomes brit­tle and dam­aged, it is only a mat­ter of time before the hair itself snaps or falls out.  When recov­er­ing from trac­tion alope­cia, it is impor­tant to ensure that the weak­ened hair roots have the time they need to repair them­selves and become strong again.

Using a deep con­di­tion­ing treat­ment on your hair will help to re-hydrate the roots. A deep con­di­tion­ing restores vital­ity all through your hair, mak­ing it stronger and less prone to snap­ping — down­load our free ebook for a list of suit­able con­di­tion­ing treat­ments. By revi­tal­is­ing the hair that remains, you make it less prone to fur­ther dam­age; which frees up the body to work on repair­ing the dam­age to the scalp. In addi­tion, a deep con­di­tion­ing treat­ment soft­ens the hair, mak­ing it eas­ier to style. This reduces the need to apply strong hair­care prod­ucts that will only cause fur­ther dam­age to your scalp.

Stim­u­late Circulation

With the hair taken care of, it’s time to look at what can be done for the scalp itself. It may seem a lit­tle silly but mas­sag­ing the scalp helps stim­u­late cir­cu­la­tion in the cap­il­lar­ies that lie just below the sur­face of the skin. These are the blood ves­sels that bring oxy­gen and nutri­ents to the hair fol­li­cles, so stim­u­lat­ing the blood flow helps to ensure your scalp gets the mate­ri­als it needs to grow strong, healthy hair. Down­load our free ebook for step by step mas­sage tech­niques to stim­u­late hair growth.

If you are uncom­fort­able with some­one mas­sag­ing your scalp and you can’t do it your­self, it is worth not­ing that brush­ing your hair also improves blood flow. The gen­tle pulling on the hair fol­li­cles caused by brush­ing your hair actu­ally stim­u­lates blood flow almost as well as a good mas­sage. For best results, use a nat­ural bris­tle brush rather than a heavy duty styling brush. Remem­ber not to brush your hair too many times a day how­ever, as all that pulling on the roots can result in more dam­age to the follicles.

Scalp Exfo­li­a­tion

Hair nour­ish­ment and hydra­tion is an impor­tant part of the body’s nat­ural meth­ods of main­tain­ing healthy hair. The scalp pro­duces sebum, a mix­ture of nat­ural oils, along the hair shaft; to nour­ish the hair and keep it from falling out. How­ever, the scalp also sheds skin cells like every other part of the skin, and these are not always removed properly.

The dead cells mix with the oils on the hair and build up on the sur­face of the scalp. This causes irri­ta­tion of the skin and the scalp becomes inflamed, which is a prin­ci­ple cause of hair loss in women. The prob­lem is only made worse when excess sebum is pro­duced, as hap­pens in peo­ple who have nat­u­rally more oily skin.

A good scalp exfo­li­at­ing treat­ment removes the excess sebum and clears away the dead skin cells. By exfo­li­at­ing the scalp, you give it a chance to breathe and to recover from inflam­ma­tion. In addi­tion, reg­u­lar exfo­li­a­tion ensures that a build-up never has to occur in the first place; so exfo­li­at­ing is an excel­lent method of pre­vent­ing hair loss.

For best results, exfo­li­ate just before wash­ing your hair with a mild sham­poo. Rene Furterer Shampoo contains micro beads that exfoliate the scalp This ensures that not only is your hair clean but all the dirt, dead cells and oils that build up on the scalp are washed away.

The effec­tive­ness of each of the var­i­ous trac­tion alope­cia treat­ments depends on the extent of the dam­age that has occurred, so it is a good idea to try sev­eral treat­ments before decid­ing which one you are going to stick with.

When it comes to restor­ing lost hair, you must also take into account that the effects won’t appear overnight. Each treat­ment will take time to work and nobody can guar­an­tee results within any given time frame. Every­thing depends on the extent of the dam­age to the scalp; how long the hair fol­li­cles have been dor­mant; and also on your body’s own cir­cum­stances. Some peo­ple heal faster than oth­ers, but every­one heals in the end. Patience is the key.

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