Hereditary hair loss is one of the most common reasons for hair loss.  Hereditary hair loss is caused by a combination of genetics and hormone levels.  It is also commonly part of the aging process.  Both men and women can experience hereditary hair loss.

You may have heard that hereditary baldness is passed down through your maternal family.  It’s true that the key gene for baldness is an X chromosome that comes from your mother.  However, if your father experienced hair loss, it may increase your risk as well.  With that said, if any members of your family have experienced hair loss, you may be susceptible to it as well.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for hereditary hair loss.  Very few studies have been done on preventing and/ or curing baldness as a whole.  If you are concerned that hereditary baldness may be something you’ll face in the future, there are several things you can to do to slow down the progression of your hair loss.

De-Stress

Stress can play a large role in hair loss.  In fact, excessive stress can cause hair loss even in someone who is not predisposed to it genetically.  Try to keep your stress levels under control.  Exercise and make life styles choices that minimize stress.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Diet is another factor that cause hair loss even in someone that is not predisposed genetically.  With that said, if you are concerned about hereditary hair loss, be sure that you are getting the proper vitamins and nutrients from your food.  Vitamins and minerals are important to your hair health.

Avoid Over Processing

This is usually more of a factor for women, but men should keep it in mind as well.  If you’re concerned about hair loss, be aware of how much damage you are doing to your hair through chemical treatments, styling, etc.  Being gentle with your hair can help prevent it from coming out sooner than it needs to.  Also, consider using hair care products that support healthy hair and aren’t doing any additional damage.

Consider Laser Hair Therapy to Postpone Hereditary Hair Loss

Laser Hair Therapy is a great preventative measure for hair loss.  While many people use it as a treatment option once they start losing their hair, it can be even more beneficial if you start using it BEFORE you experience hair loss.  Using the laser will stimulate the blood flow in your scalp and in turn create a healthy environment for your hair to grow and thrive.  When it is used before hair loss is noticeable, you have a better change of slowing down the progression of hair loss.

If you are concerned about hereditary hair loss and would like to talk to an expert at GJ Capelli about preventing hair loss contact us for a free consultation.  If you are already experiencing hair loss and would like to find a hair replacement solution, we can help with that too!