Can Hot Water Cause Hair Loss

How you wash your hair, could be causing your hair to become thin and even be causing an increase in hair loss. The temperature of the water that you are using can damage your hair.

Hot water is not good for the hair, not only does it strip the oil from the hair and scalp it can also damage the hair follicle too. The reduction in oil in the scalp can lead to a dry and flaky scalp.

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Hot water will open the pores on the skin and this allows the heat to damage the follicle; it can harm the hair shaft making it brittle and liable to snap or actual damage to the follicle making it shed the hair prematurely.

Hot water can reduce the length of time a colourfast solution remains on the hair, meaning you will require to recolour more often, not only costing you more money but also increase the potential damage the colour will do to the hair shaft over time.

It is not just hot water that damages your hair, but also the styling products that are hot. A hair dryer and straighteners will damage the hair, making it go dry and brittle, causing breakage and resulting in poor quality hair. You are burning the hair shaft with the high temperatures.

However, what is important to understand that whilst the human hair is strong, most of the time and it can endure a lot of harsh treatment from heat and chemicals, it is not impossible to destroy. The human hair is incredibly strong, especially for it size and thickness. However, harsh beauty regimes that damage your hair is potentially going to cost you your hair.

If you continue to treat your hair badly then if it starts to fall out or become thin. What is the answer? The first thing you must do is start being kind to your hair. The next step is to seek the guidance of a specialist; they will be able to guide you through the steps to create great looking healthy hair.

A specialist will recommend the products, which are good for your hair and the products that you should be avoiding. They will be able to guide you on the journey of better looking and healthier hair.

Therefore, if you think just because you don’t use a tonne of style products or add chemicals in the forms of dye; remember you can still be damaging your hair just with the temperature of the water that you use. Turning down the temperature of the water, could protect your hair from unnecessary breakage and fallout. Understanding the right hair-care regime is important if you want to protect your hair, as much as possible.


Hair Loss Women


Hair loss in women can be a difficult subject to broach. While it’s true everybody loses around one hundred hairs a day there are a variety of conditions that can lead to accelerated hair loss in both men and women. As a society we expect a fairly large proportion of men to suffer from hair loss at some point in their lives but we are less knowledgeable about and accepting of female hair loss. Most people for example, are familiar with the term male pattern baldness but less so with the genetic condition androgenic alopecia that underlies it and even fewer of us realize that this condition can also affect women.

Other conditions that can lead to hair loss in both women and men are alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that causes large-scale patchy shedding and can lead to hair loss in areas other than the scalp. This condition affects around 2% of the population at any time and the hair often regrows at a later date. Telogen effluvium is the term for the kind of general hair-shedding which affects us all but this process can become accelerated in some due to stress, certain medications or hormone activity.

A visit to a GP should help pinpoint the particular causes underlying female hair loss and help signpost the next steps in improving hair appearance and regaining self-confidence. If a diagnosis of androgenic alopecia, or female pattern baldness, is given it is probably a good idea to seek a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon who can take you through the non-surgical and surgical procedures that are available to combat female hair loss.

The good news is that female pattern baldness generally tends to be less severe than its male counterpart and hormonal treatments as well as other non-surgical procedures such as laser cap therapy or Minoxidil can be very successful in treating this condition. If you are at all concerned about what you consider to be excessive loss, please consult your GP as soon as possible as the sooner a condition like androgenic alopecia is diagnosed the better the more likelihood there is of stopping further hair loss.