If you’ve started to notice your precious hair falling out, you’ll understandably be worried, fearful and distressed. However, before you start panicking, there are things you can do to prevent further shedding and restore or cover up any current damage.

Look into your daily routine

Often, higher levels of shedding can be linked to a change in your daily routine. There are certain things that can halt the growth cycle of the hair, causing a larger portion of it to enter the resting phase, leading to a larger than average shedding later on.

Has your diet changed? If you’ve recently started a really restricted diet for example, this can have a significant impact on the hair. So jot down any changes you’ve made which could be affecting the hair’s cycle.

Where is your hair falling out?

The area of the scalp that is affected by the hair loss can go a long way in helping you to identify the problem. Do you have any noticeable bald spots? Make a note of where the loss is most noticeable and make an appointment with a dermatologist.

It’s especially important to visit a dermatologist if you are seeing larger clumps of hair falling out. While many people associate dermatologists with skin conditions, they are also trained in nail and hair problems.

Treatment options

Once you’ve established the severity of the condition and its cause, you’ll find there are a lot of treatment options to choose from. Some of the best include:

  • Low level laser treatment
  • Minoxidil
  • SMP

A visit to a dermatologist or your doctor will determine which treatment option would be right for you. Minoxidil is a great solution for mild to moderate temporary hair loss, while SMP and hair transplants are ideal for more permanent hair loss conditions. Only opt for a treatment once you know exactly what’s causing the issue.