October 31, 2021

Noticing Some Hair Loss? Here’s What You Should Do First


Suddenly discovering hair loss can be upsetting – there’s no doubt about it. Because a lot of people don’t talk about hair loss, it can be a confusing time when you’re not sure what to do first. Here at the Hair Restoration Institute in Bloomington, MN, we get a lot of questions from people who are first experiencing hair loss. Here are some of the tips and ideas we tell them to help guide them on the process of hair restoration. Don’t panic. People are surprised to learn that some hair loss is actually normal, so finding a few hairs in the shower drain may not be anything to worry about. It’s normal to lose about 50 to 100 hairs per day because all of your follicles are in different stages of their growth cycles. Some are in the growth stage creating hair, some are in the resting stage, and others are shedding, which happens just before new hairs grow. It’s when conditions cause too many hairs to be in the shedding or resting stages when noticeable hair loss occurs. So how do you know the difference? You’ll need to see a hair loss professional.  See a hair loss professional. If the number of hairs you’re losing is more than you normally experience, it’s time to visit the Hair Restoration Institute right away. We can help you, along with your primary care physician, determine whether there are any medical causes of hair loss. If not, we can help develop a hair restoration treatment plan that will help you stop hair loss and restore growth. Examine your options. There’s a wide range of options for hair loss treatment, especially when it’s still in the early stages. That’s the time when treatments help jumpstart your own natural hair growth before hair loss becomes more of a problem. Once you sit down for a free, discreet consultation with one of our Hair Restoration Institute hair loss professionals, you’ll be given a personalized treatment plan with the best options for you. That’s when our hair loss professionals will explain each treatment, describe how your treatment sessions will go, and explain how many treatments you will likely need to get optimal results. That’s when you’ll have time to ask questions and explore the different options available. While some treatments, like FUT or FUE hair transplantation, are for more advanced hair loss, there are some treatments that are specifically suited to people who are just recently discovering hair loss, like laser hair treatments, PRP hair treatments, and more. Your Hair Restoration Institute professionals will answer all your questions in a relaxed, confidential environment. Eat a healthy diet. As you’re making your decisions about your hair loss treatments, it’s important to stick to the healthiest lifestyle possible. A healthy diet with plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals helps ensure that your scalp gets the best nourishment to stimulate hair growth. Some specific nutrients to be sure to include are protein, vitamins D and B12, and iron. Go gentle on your scalp. While some massaging action when you’re doing activities like shampooing can stimulate circulation, other activities like wearing tight hats or keeping hair pulled back tightly can add more stress to your hair, possibly causing more hair loss. While you’re still assessing your treatment options, it’s important to avoid tight ponytails, tight hats, and any rough treatment like excessive shampooing to help care for your hair.  One of the first steps you should take when you notice hair loss is to see a professional hair loss expert. People lose hair for a variety of reasons, and our hair loss professionals can help you determine the reason for your hair loss while helping you take steps toward restoring your hair. Make an appointment at the Hair Restoration Institute for your free, discreet hair loss consultation today and take those first steps toward taking control of your hair loss. Find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S Ste 202 in Bloomington, MN, or call 612-588-HAIR (4247) for a private, complimentary consultation.