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Hair loss can be brought on by medical conditions, or self-induced. Whatever the cause, four professionals share tips on how to avoid premature hair loss.
Kinyua Tarah, Hairdresser, Methods Hair Salon
If planning on relaxing your hair, consult a
When blow-drying hair, ‘do not put a lot of heat.’ Instead, set the dryer to moderate heat to prevent burning or breakage.
Condition your hair often to maintain its elasticity and good form.
Christine Gitau, Trichologist, HairHub: The Trichologist Centre
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Only color the hair that has already grown from the root, or you will be
Deter from keeping braids, weaves
Avoid putting on tight headdresses
Refrain from braiding young children, if you do not plan on taking care of the plaited hair.
Do not comb hair frequently.
Seek medical advice, if experiencing hair loss.
Dorcas Gichuhi, Dietician/Nutritionist, The Nairobi Hospital
Be aware of your ‘stages of hair growth.’ This allows you to discern between normal and abnormal growth patterns, and seek out medical counsel if need be.
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Above all, seek medical advice if experiencing hair loss.