Shaving your head can seem like a great way to hide your hair loss. Some people even shave their heads as part of their style, especially if it is considered trendy at the time. Many celebrities have been known to use the bald look as their trademark. But is it advisable to shave your hair if you are suffering from hair loss? For most people, shaving the head would not be ideal. 
A bald head does not suit everyone. In fact, most people wouldn’t have enough confidence to walk around with a shaven head. If you are unsure about the style, you should consider the fact that shaving your head may affect your capacity to ever grow your hair in the future. 
To control your hair loss, you have to keep track of the condition. This will help you understand the severity of the problem, and you will be able to adjust your treatment accordingly. If you keep your head shaven, your hair follicles may keep shrinking without your knowledge, perhaps making it even more difficult to treat the condition. If you are suffering from hair loss, don’t automatically reach for the clippers as it isn’t always the answer. 
 
Will Your Hair Grow Thicker After Shaving? 
It is a common myth that hair grows back thicker after shaving. In some cultures, people actually shave their hair regularly so that it remains thick. It is important to remember that this is only a myth. People probably believe this myth because shorter hairs have blunt tips, and this makes them appear thicker. Shaving your head will not have any effect on the treatment of your baldness. That being said, the new hairs will be free from chemical damage and other elements in the environment, and this can make them look better and healthier. 
 
Things to try before shaving all your hair off 
If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning, you should visit your dermatologist for guidance. A common cause of male pattern baldness is genetics, which can make treatment difficult, but there are always self-help options available. If your hair loss is a result of your poor diet, you could try eating more healthily and seeing what difference that makes. It is also advisable to manage your stress in order to improve the delivery of oxygen to your scalp. Consider ranges of thickening shampoos and products to give the hair extra volume. Medication and hair transplants are also options, which shows that plenty of options exist and treatment isn’t as narrow or hopeless as it may seem. 
 
Are there circumstances when you should shave your head? 
If you are suffering from hair loss, it is generally inadvisable to shave your head for reasons explained above. However, here are some situations where shaving the head can be considered: 
• If you have experienced severe hair loss- People who have lost most of their hair will find it easier and more logical to simply go bald. 
• If you have dandruff- This condition is easier to control if you don’t have any hair 
• If you look good with a bald head- A shaven head suits some body types and head shapes. 
 
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