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Do I disguise my hair loss or do I treat the problem?

It’s a dilemma, do you treat hair loss or do you disguise the problem?  The internet is full of hair loss guides, product reviews and the like. So, what do you do?

New improvements

In years gone by the consensus among users were that products bought over the counter that were available led to no improvement, but that was before science took a serious look at the problem. Thanks to technological advances, the understanding of hair loss has become clearer and hence the product range available seems to be more effective.

Watch out for harmful ingredients

A visit into any major pharmacy or grocery store shows an overwhelming amount of hair care products. With glossy advertising and colorful packages, it attracts the eye. Looking at the ingredient list though can be a shocker. Half of it seems double-dutch and for the most part, most of us don’t know what we are purchasing.

It seems that following scientific research concerning hair loss, hair products made to treat the problem don’t contain three main ingredients: silicones, parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS). The approach here is to get long-term healthy shiny hair without using harsh, synthetic, chemicals. It is all about the development of products to be gentle so as not to remove the natural protective oils from the scalp and hair. In other words, products that cause dryness and irritation, never mind coating the hair to make it to look artificially healthy are detrimental in the long run.

Go natural, do your own research

So, the first step is to go natural. What this means is choose products that are coming from a reputable source with a strong scientific background where hair loss is concerned. Don’t go just for the first product you see, do your research. As good products have all their background information available for free on their company websites.

What do other people say?

The next most obvious step to take is look at other customer reviews. Do a search on Twitter, check out fashion blogs and of course have a look at Facebook. Usually good hair loss products are sold at a higher price point because they are natural and are backed by research. It also is a prerequisite that you will be faced with using such products for some time to have the greatest chance of seeing tangible results.

Heat & coloring may be a problem

The other thing to remember is this, the use of excessive heat on your hair and associated products may be too harsh. Also, the use of colorings etc. may be too harsh as well. It seems by keeping it simple and natural, it is your best chance to see improvement.

Conclusion

So why disguise your problem if there is a good solid product range available to help you? Times have changed, particularly with the advent of science. With the advancement of technology new products are being developed all the time to deal with an issue that affects many, both male and female. Help is at hand, you just have to work out where you need to go to help your situation.