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Hair Loss - Prevention

Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented.

Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that don't damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss.

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Understanding Hair Loss -- Prevention

Although you can't reverse natural balding, you can protect your hair from damage that may eventually lead to hair thinning.  Many people put tremendous stress on their hair. Hair dryers, hot curlers, hair dyes, permanent and hair straightening products, and chemical-laden cosmetics may cause dry, brittle, and thinning hair.  To prevent hair damage that may cause hair loss, follow these tips: Go natural: Leave your hair its natural color and texture. If that is not an option for you,...

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Inherited hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) cannot be prevented.

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Last Updated: January 29, 2013
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