5 Things You Must Avoid to Prevent Hair Loss

Did you know 85% of men will experience hair loss by the time they’re 50? On one fine day, you look in the mirror getting ready for work or an event and all you can see is your hair starting to thin.  You panic and scurry to go on Dr.Google to look for the possible causes, what you can do to prevent it and quick easy solutions to regrow your hair. If it’s any consolation, everyone loses up to 100 strands of hair every day so it’s very common. Unfortunately, though, hair loss for both men and women can be very damaging to one’s self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth.

Male Hair Loss

What Causes Hair Loss For Men?

The main culprit for men’s hair loss is androgenic alopecia which is commonly referred to as male pattern baldness.

Other common causes of hair loss for men are:

  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition
  • Iron deficiency
  • An illness
Female Hair Loss

What Causes Hair Loss For Women?

Hair loss in women tend to stem from hormonal changes, thyroid imbalance and DHT, a derivative of the male hormone testosterone.

Other common causes of hair loss for women are:

  • Poor nutrition
  • PCOS
  • Tight hairstyles
  • An illness
  • Iron deficiency
  • Extreme stress

Can You Fix It?

Fortunately for you, there’s good news.

Just because you’re noticing hair loss doesn’t mean you can’t do things to prevent them as there are plenty of solutions to prevent hair loss.

We’ll explore the 5 main things to avoid to prevent hair loss.

  1. Avoid Brushing Wet Hair

No one likes tangled hair which is why a lot of people tend to brush their hair when it’s wet, however this is something you must avoid! When your hair is wet, it’s at its weakest state possible so when you brush it, it’s easier for your hair to be ripped out thus increasing hair loss.

If you’re in a rush to get to work and absolutely need to brush your hair, then what you can do is use a wide-toothed comb or use your fingers to gently undo tangles thus preventing hair from falling out.

  1. Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Who doesn’t like to color or dye their hair? Experimenting with your hair is fun after and a great way to express yourself. However, the downside to that is the harsh chemicals and hair coloring products damage your hair and scalp. These chemical products contain high levels of toxic ingredients that change the structure of your hair, cause hair burns and dry hair which causes your hair to become weak and fall out.

I’m not going to ask you to commit to giving up dyeing your hair but there are a few things you can do to minimize the damage to your scalp and hair. Make sure your hairdresser uses Olaplex as it can help to rebuild the bonds inside your hair, use a great shampoo and conditioner for colored hair, and lastly, you can go for a semi-permanent hair rinse. As it’s not permanent, it won’t penetrate your hair or scalp and doesn’t contain strong chemicals so there will be minimal damage to your hair.

  1. Avoid Eating an Unbalanced Diet

Have you ever heard of the saying ‘’you are what you eat’’? Eating unhealthy foods that contain little to no nutritional value deprives your body of nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to function which can affect your hair and cause hair loss.

Eat a balanced Mediterranean diet that contains a lot of protein and iron-rich foods such as spinach, lean meats, fatty fish like salmon, peas, oranges, strawberries, broccoli and seaweed.

  1. Avoid Hot Showers

Who doesn’t love steamy hot showers? It’s one of the world’s best feelings, however it’s not good for your hair at all. This is because hot showers cause damage to your scalp as they strip it of the essential oils that exist to protect your hair in the first place. This leads to weakened, drier and inflamed scalp which causes hair thinning and hair loss.

If you don’t want to give up your hot showers, you could always use shower hair caps on the days you’re not washing your hair, therefore, preventing damage. And on the days you are washing your hair, you can use lukewarm water so that way, you’re not completely giving up hot steamy showers.

  1. Avoid Constant heating & Drying

    When you constantly blow dry your hair or use heat to style your hair, it leads to severe damage by causing drying to your hair strands and scalp. This is because heat and drying weaken your hair therefore your hair is weak thus causing even more hair loss.

It’s difficult to completely eradicate the use of heating and drying your hair so luckily there are a few things you can do to protect your hair. You can use a heat protection product, blow-dry from a distance and lower the temperature so it causes less damage to your hair.


There are many things you shouldn’t do to prevent hair loss but that doesn’t mean there aren’t alternative solutions available such as the ones listed above that you could try and see if it helps.

Naturally, all things cannot be avoided but starting with 1-2 alternatives is a great start to giving your hair time to breathe and heal.

Which one will you be trying?

And of course, if the matter persists, you should consult with your doctor or physician.

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Published On: June 26, 2023

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