Hair loss is caused by a variety of reasons including harsh chemical treatments, hair styling, heredity, medical illnesses, chemotherapy, hormonal imbalances and a myriad of other reasons, according to WebMD. To treat hair loss effectively, the exact cause must be addressed. Some types of hair loss such as male pattern baldness are irreversible once the hair follicles have died. However, hair replacement surgery is often a productive way to deal with male pattern baldness.
According to Dr. Oz, hair naturally sheds at a rate of 50 to 100 strands per day. In people with long hair, this shedding is more noticeable, but should not cause alarm. When hair begins shedding at a higher rate or if thinning becomes noticeable, medical intervention is necessary to rule out any underlying causes such as thyroid issues or other medical conditions.
Underlying causes must first be treated to prevent hair from falling out, according to Dr. Oz. If there are no underlying conditions present, it is vital to care for the hair properly and avoid harsh chemical treatments and too-tight hairstyles such as braids. Proper nutrition, vitamin supplements and adequate water intake are also important. Regular scalp massages can increase circulation to the scalp, which may help slow down and reverse hair loss.