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Dr. Huebner: Dr. Huebner here. Natural transplants and I'm here with our superstar Tanya. And a lot of people been watching Tanya's videos from the very beginning when she had her surgery day to her five-month. Five months or seven months. I think we had...

Tanya: Four months.

Dr. Huebner: Four months yeah and then a seven month something and now it's a year. So this is her latest video at a year. Her final result. Tanya tell us about your hair. How do you feel about it? How has your life been?

Tanya: It's been great I love my hair. You know nobody knows I did this, so yeah nobody can say like your hair is growing in. So everybody just always says I have really pretty hair, so nobody knows. A lot of the young ladies call me when they want to ask questions and talk to me and things like that but other than that no one knows about it.

Dr. Huebner: Yeah. Okay good so it looks natural no one's saying it looks unnatural nobody even knew you look like that before and they think you have normal hair.

Tanya: That’s correct.

Dr. Huebner: Perfect.

Tanya: Yeah the only people that know is my YouTube haters and lovers because I have them both.

Dr. Huebner: There is a lot of haters out there and a lot of lovers out there so but you're certainly...

Tanya: I like both of them, it doesn't matter to me. Me and Dr. Matt was talking and we're going to answer some of your questions because we get a lot of YouTube hits. I guess my app pops up at a lot of places so. He can't answer all of your questions because he doesn't have my hair. A lot of you young ladies want to know if you can get a relaxer. First, I want to say I don't do anything unless the doc tells me to. Before I do something I call him first because you girls are thinking with my ponytail you were saying I'm going to take my hair back out I'm going to take my edges back out. Ponytails don't take out edges. Number one. Number two if you were listening to my video, I was explaining that my hair was not pulled back in the ponytail, not mine. Excuse me, my transplant plant here. It was just laid down. It was not any tension on that part right. She just sprayed it and laid it down. The type of hair texture I have I can do that. A lot of people can't but I can. So no I was not putting in any traction on my hair. So if you get this procedure remember don't do anything that's going to pull it on a constant basis. Dr. Matt we talk all the time and he was explaining to me that anything I do I need to do it in moderation but don't do anything that I'm like you know pulling. So that's common sense. I would never do that. I didn't do this, to come this far to take my hair back out.

Dr. Huebner: I agree. Yes, absolutely. How does it look on the other side there Tanya? For the viewers maybe we could show.

Tanya: Oh listen, let me show you guys how long it's...

Dr. Huebner: So that's all new transplant hair.

Tanya: Okay and so you can see that, I don't know how good it's going to show but my hair guys my hair was long so I can do anything and it just blends right in, see. So see, I just blended that that short part back in. You know your hair grows like a couple of inches a month or whatever so remember it was gone. So right here is just my hair brush back now that my hair is a certain length, I can brush it back. I can brush it back.

Dr. Huebner: Now look at that edge now you have the sideburn there that wasn't there before that's all recreated. None of that was there.

Tanya: Yeah. If you guys remember all of this was gone.

Dr. Huebner: It was all gone. Your forehead was twice the size you were you know, it affected you.

Tanya: Yeah and you know some of you think that my hairline looks fake I promise for everything. This is my hairline. Dr. Matt didn't make me one.

Dr. Huebner: No that's your old hairline.

Tanya: Right. Back in the day I have an apple head guys. Here is a round circle so my hairline literally the way God made me it's that this is my hairline. He just took it. Because remember I had a little bit of hair so he was able to see where to put it.

Dr. Huebner: The remnants of your old hairline were there so we could see exactly where it was yep. So yeah but not to say you couldn't load it anywhere you wanted to but that's just natural. That's as natural as it gets.

Tanya: Right which comes to my next...me and him talk for a while. A lot of you guys are asking can he lower the hair lines. I said it last time but he can. He literally asked me if I wanted it lowered. If I wanted my hairline changed and I told him no I want my natural hairline because you know I didn't know what it was going to be. But as you can see, what he did he is awesome because look he blended. You see how the part was short but look you can't even tell. I just have my hair in this style. This is the style I wanted to wear this week.

Dr. Huebner: Yep awesome. What other questions are you getting? Anything else you want to answer on the video?

Tanya: Yes, I'm going to disappoint most of you probably because you were begging me not to get a relaxer but guess what? I got one. I know my haters are going to go crazy but a lot of ladies was asking can they get a relaxer. So again I asked my doctor and he told me I don’t even have to wait the year but I just got the relaxer last week. My year was up on the 28th but I'm going to tell you I'm in Jacksonville Florida and it is hot as fish grease. And it's really humid. In the afternoon it rains so it was really hard for me to take care of my hair like the what I do for a living. The certain look that I had I couldn't do it without relaxer. So that's why I did it. My hair is still nice and healthy. I know how to take care of my hair. A lot of you think I'm-- I do know how to take care of my hair. The years of the braids were over and I see some of you arguing about the braid thing to each other. As you keep wearing braids your hair gets thinner in the nape area. It gets thinner. And if you don't stop you will have tractional alopecia. Again to make myself clear, I'm 40 that's how old I am. I was wearing braids in my twenties. All in my twenties. It's like I just was cocky like, oh my hair go back. When I saw it thinning and then I have identical triplets and I was 33 and I had got these microbraids. And I was wearing them. The whole pregnancy I was so lazy I didn't want to do my hair and when I took those micro braids off my hair was like bye-bye that's it. So that's when I started getting like, I didn't even realize it pushed it back and this it fell out. I stopped getting the relaxers because I thought that but you know and I started going to dermatologists and I was doing all kind of stuff rubbing things on but once those hair follicles are dead, it's gone. It's bad you can't do anything about it. Another question, Dr. Matt asked me to address was you girls are asking about if your hair is falling out in the inner area can he transplant the hair and if so will it fall out? The answer is no because listen. This part of your hair is one genetic trait gene, whatever. The back of your hair is the difference that's why a lot of men lose their hair in the front and they have hair in the back. So when he takes that hair out of the back and puts it in the front it's a completely different genetics so you can't... pulp that he puts in it grows out of that. So I know it's hard to understand but a lot of phone calls I've gotten, they ask me that like isn't your hair going to just fall right back out? And that's not the case. The reason why I know because I researched it and then I got my good doc here. Because of the number of views, we're getting and the questions like he has to teach me how to answer your questions and show me what it means. So when young ladies are calling me from all of the world they're like I don't get that's that works. And what it is he literally puts a completely different genetic hair graph from the back to the front and your hair starts growing on it. So now like this hair right here is not the same hair texture as it was before. This hair is now the hair texture that is back here. So it's thicker.

Dr. Huebner: It's the same hair. Yeah all you're doing is moving it from the back to the front and that hair is resistant to any genetic changes that you may have. A lot of people not only have traction alopecia, they have kind of thinness up top because it runs in their family. So by taking it from the back you're basically solving both problems. You're putting that there and that's there for good so even when you're older it'll still be the same thickness. So yep.

Tanya: Think about it like this. Remember how he said he can change your hairline; you don't grow hair on your forehead. So by him changing your hairline and that hair is growing like that it doesn't matter. It's because he put it inside. And that's what it's going out of so hopefully I've answered that. I've answered the ponytail question. I answered the relaxer question. So yes young ladies, you can get a relaxer. Try not to get it within the first six months. Even the doc said I could but from my experience I'm going to tell you this. Your hair is still growing and adapting and like it doesn't all grow at the same time. Like it's growing but you still...like right now doc told me that six months from now it will still be some growing. That's not going now. I still might get a certain percentage probably within another what you say six months to a year or something like. It's constantly growing so just try to wait it out to kind of see.

Dr. Huebner: Natural is the best way. Natural is the best way to go so less is more sometimes.

Tanya: Yeah it's just where I live. I think if I was up somewhere where it was always medium temperature that I could have made it but constantly getting a blowout that’s just damaging. So I'm the type of person I go to the stylist every week because of this weather. So things like that. And my stylist she takes care of my hair and so I'm confident that I'll be fine. But I just wanted to answer those questions. Me and the doc we're looking at all the YouTube comments and things like that and we talked about me answering some of the questions. Oh yeah, you guys have been asking about that sutured the cut, you can't even see. First of all, I don't have keloid skin. So because, I don't have keloid skin. My stylist, she can't even find my cut. It's almost like it has disappeared. Seriously. I have my husband digging through and he was like man you only see my cut if I probably shave bald because the line is like completely, I don't know how he did that.

Dr. Huebner: Years of experience that's what, that's how you do that. But it's not an issue for you it's not like you losing any hair in the back it doesn't make any difference.

Tanya: No oh someone, one of the young ladies I have a lot of women that call me do I won't say any names but one of them asks me about the hair growth in the back and the hair growth in the front. Yes, the hair growth in the back is faster. Like my back part is like this long already. Where he shaved it you can't see any like it just looks like my hair. You can't see like a line. She asks me if you here can see. You can't tell anything is different. You can't tell at all. And it has grown, it grows quicker in the back for me that's the way my hair goes. My hair in the back grows quicker. So like I said it's long in the back. It's almost this much to where my real length is and the front yes is growing slower but it's growing. Like my stylist is like oh my gosh it's growing so fast because remember it was bald. And when he started it over they had to break through the skin and start growing so... But as you can see you can't even tell it is shorter because how the hair is. It's just blending very well. I didn't want to wear it all back so I wanted you guys to be able to see that to wear your hair. I can do whatever I want to it now.

Dr. Huebner: And fortunately you can bring it back in a ponytail yeah. So you can do whatever you want your back to normal. Back to where you were before.

Tanya: So a lot you wanted to see what it looks like after a year. it does. And I'm and again I’m a show you. The doctor told me to make sure I'm showing you. And remember I have a relaxer. So this is amazing. It didn't thin it. It didn't make me look like I had little no. It is perfect. So he wanted you to see. And this I just had brush back and tuck right here so that’s it with that.

Dr. Huebner: Well thank you so much Tanya. This has been very informative. You have a lot of fans now and I'm going to put some pictures on there too. I'm going to see if Tanya can maybe send us some pictures. We can put on there as well so you can see a little better.

Tanya: Okay I'll take some.

Dr. Huebner: Awesome. Thank you so much Tanya. and you know I think maybe in the future every once in a while with me would address some questions people are asking you on YouTube or whatnot.

Tanya: Oh definitely.

Dr. Huebner: It's maybe easier to do it in this format.

Tanya: He said as long as you guys keep asking questions. He'll call me up and I'll answer the questions. I'm sorry if I didn't it was so many questions but those are like the main ones. You guys I promise you I'm not going to take my hair out.

Dr. Huebner: Well, we follow you up to see though. All right tiny thank you so much.

Tanya: Thank you talk to you later.

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Our clinic offers a number of hair transplant options including strip-donor procedures and follicular unit transplantation. We do not provide nor do we recommend robotic follicular unit extraction as you will see in a very informative video entitled "FUE Hair Transplant and FUT Strip Scar Truth". Click HERE to watch now.

The technique Dr. Huebner offers patients is vastly superior to clinics offering FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) also known as Neograft or Artas (robotic) and laser hair therapy. Simply put, our process allows the transplantation of more hair follicles in one procedure.

FUE punches the hair follicles out of the scalp, limiting the success of follicle removal coupled with an inefficient use of the precious donor area. FUE limits the amount of hairs moved in one procedure to a maximum of 4,000 hairs. In contrast, Dr. Huebner has yielded 12,000 hair implants in one procedure in less than 6 hours.

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Action 3: Site Building – Dr. Harold Ma personally helps make every one of the web pages exactly where the hair grafts will be planted. The angles, course and distribution of grafts are critical to obtain the most natural visual appearance, the best possible density and the highest chance of grafts survival. This vital move is not really still left to technicians or nurses, which some centres are identified to do.

When you guide a session for a hair transplant, you obtain the possibility to ask something you’d like concerning the technique. Our dermatologic surgeon will guideline you throughout the overall system, from First details to aftercare. Since possessing a hair transplant is usually a important final decision for yourself, it’s vital make yourself as common as possible Using the treatment.

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The “no-contact” technique is unique as the hair bulbs, which can be the crucial manufacturing facility in the hair shaft, is protected from trauma and worry common of older ways of implantation.

For both Males and girls hair decline can be rather regarding considering that hair performs a vital job not just in a person’s look, but will also in how an individual feels about on their own. Current innovations in hair transplant strategies have designed hair transplant surgical procedures an effective option for clients to receive hugely real looking and pure wanting benefits.

The grafts are taken off using a precision Instrument then placed from the receiver region. There's no linear scar and no stitches are necessary, so your donor place is going to be minimally obvious inside just a few days.

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five x 15–thirty cm in measurement. While closing the ensuing wound, assistants start to dissect personal follicular unit grafts, which happen to be smaller, By natural means formed groupings of hair follicles, from your strip. Working with binocular Stereo-microscopes, they meticulously remove excessive fibrous and fatty tissue although wanting to stay clear of damage to the follicular cells that could be used for grafting. The most up-to-date method of closure is termed 'Trichophytic closure' which ends up in Significantly finer scars with the donor area.

We stay away from applying hugely promoted FUE tools in order to stay away from the affected individual needing to shell out an additional $one/graft royalty payment which is compensated back again to those companies.  I use an ergonomic automatic hand-held gadget that gives great results and the additional $two-3k stays inside the pocket of my people.

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We have over 450 hair transplant videos that cover a range from day of surgery to seeing hair transplant results that are over 2 years in the making!

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Hair Transplants Can Dramatically Change How You Look and Feel.
Are you looking for a fuller, natural looking head of hair that will make you look and feel better? Are you wanting to increase your confidence and self-esteem?

Natural Transplants, a premier hair restoration clinic has a comprehensive and consultative approach, Dr. Matt Huebner is a surgeon with many years of experience in treating medical hair loss.

Hair Transplant Procedures to evaluating and treating patients with hair loss. Unlike other clinics that use 'technicians' to perform hair restoration

Our clinic offers a number of hair transplant options including strip-donor procedures and follicular unit transplantation. We do not provide nor do we recommend robotic follicular unit extraction as you will see in a very informative video entitled "FUE Hair Transplant and FUT Strip Scar Truth". Click HERE to watch now.

The technique Dr. Huebner offers patients is vastly superior to clinics offering FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) also known as Neograft or Artas (robotic) and laser hair therapy. Simply put, our process allows the transplantation of more hair follicles in one procedure.

FUE punches the hair follicles out of the scalp, limiting the success of follicle removal coupled with an inefficient use of the precious donor area. FUE limits the amount of hairs moved in one procedure to a maximum of 4,000 hairs. In contrast, Dr. Huebner has yielded 12,000 hair implants in one procedure in less than 6 hours.

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With any surgical treatment you will discover threats Invovled, nonetheless these dangers may be minimized if hair transplant is done by a qualified hair restoration surgeon. Dropping your indigenous as a result of shock decline is usually a facet impact. If hair is harvested from spots outside of the donor zone, chances are you'll expertise loss of transplanted hair in the future. This is certainly a significant side impact of hair transplant is completed by inexperienced doctor.

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Hair transplantation will also be made use of to revive eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or medical procedures which include confront-lifts and former hair transplants. Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts include Pretty much every one of the epidermis and dermis bordering the hair follicle, and plenty of small grafts are transplanted rather then just one strip of pores and skin.

Beforehand it were thought that transplanted hair would prosper not more than the first hair with the "receiver" internet site. Orentreich demonstrated that this kind of grafts had been "donor dominant," as the new hairs grew and lasted equally as they would have at their authentic house.[ten]

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Traction Alopecia - How YOU Can Stop It

Traction alopecia.. its name - quite literally - means hair loss due to traction (or pulling). And whilst you may associate the word 'alopecia' with uncontrollable, devastating hair loss, the good news is that THIS type of hair loss is entirely within your control. You can not only stop it from happening, you can prevent its ever returning, too!

What are the Causes of Traction Alopecia?

Braids may cause traction alopecia
Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that happens over time. It's caused by putting the hair under constant strain or tension and is usually caused by one or more of the following...

Very tight ponytails or pigtails
Tight braids or cornrows
Dreadlocks
Extension (single) braids
Hair weaves or wigs attached with glue, clips or tape
Certain hair clips, slides or barrettes that hold the hair tightly and are worn in the same position every day
Headbands - even fabric ones - worn day after day
Tight hairpieces
Tight headgear like cycling helmets that are worn frequently or for long stretches of time and tend to rub or pull repeatedly on the same area of hair
Repeated use of hair rollers
Repeated pulling of the hair with the hands (this is an emotional condition called trichotillomania)
If you use or do any of the above, then you may find that the constant tension they cause has led to areas of thinning hair - usually around the temples or behind your ears. Alternatively, you might notice that the part in your hair looks wider than it used to.

If so, then it's quite likely that you're suffering from traction alopecia.


There's more to this condition than hair simply breaking off. Instead, the constant tension in the affected area either pulls out the hairs' roots completely, or causes the follicles to become inflamed. As time goes by, the damage to the follicles causes them to become atrophied (wasted away)... and if you don't put a stop to the cause of the problem, they will reach the point where they no longer produce hair at all.

Are YOU a Likely Candidate for Traction Alopecia?

Anyone can be affected by traction alopecia - young or old, male or female. It's more common within certain groups of the population, because they are more likely to use some of the hairstyling techniques listed above.

For example, African American women and girls are more likely to notice the problem due to braids and weaves. Ballerinas - who tend to wear their hair pulled into very tight ponytails - sometimes suffer from traction alopecia around the hairline as a result.

In a nutshell - if you have a habit of doing something on a frequent basis that puts your hair under some sort of strain, then you are a candidate for traction alopecia.

Read on to discover the many ways you can prevent it from happening, or stop further damage if you've already noticed a problem.

Traction Alopecia Symptoms

Have you ever undone a ponytail and found your scalp feels sensitive to the touch afterwards?

Does untying your hair feel like a relief?

Does your scalp itch after you've had braids or a weave put in?

Have you ever taken painkillers because your hair is secured so tightly it's given you a headache?

All of these are warning signs that your hair is under way too much tension. Your body is trying to tell you something... and you need to listen!

If not, the next thing you'll notice is that sections of your hair are actually missing, or worryingly sparse. You can often see this more clearly around the hairline or behind the ears, but it can often happen around the crown, too. It really depends on what was causing the tension in the first place.

Some people even notice pustules (blisters filled with pus) or papules (little pimples) where the hair is under a lot of tension. This is because of the irritation being caused to the scalp and is a clear indicator that the follicles just can't cope with the strain.


Can Traction Alopecia be Reversed?

Yes and no.

If you spot the warning signs of traction alopecia early enough and you put a stop to whatever's causing it, then your hair will stop falling out and should - with time, patience and loving care - be completely restored to its former glory.

But if the hair follicles have been so badly traumatized for such a long period of time that they have scarred over, then the hair will not grow back by itself. Areas of the scalp where this is the case will likely look shiny.

In cases like this, you'll need to think about some sort of surgical restoration - speak to your dermatologist to establish whether or not your traction alopecia has caused permanent scarring and to discuss the surgical options available to you.


Traction Alopecia Treatment

As discussed above, 'treatment' for traction alopecia is only effective click here before you've arrived at the stage of permanent damage.

But the good news is that 'treatment' - if you've caught the condition early enough - can be as simple as changing whatever hair styling and hair care practices you were using and really learning to CARE for this precious asset... your hair!

Wearing a weave

One of the biggest ironies about traction alopecia is that it's the most common cause of hair loss in African American women due to the application of weaves and hairpieces... yet those weaves and hairpieces are often used in the first place to enhance hair that may seem thin, or lacking in volume.

But - as writer Oliver Herford once said - 'A hair in the head is worth two in the brush'... and it may come down to a simple choice between learning to make the most of your natural hair... or risking having very little natural hair at all.

Weaves are generally applied through braiding, fusion, netting or bonding - and the sad fact is that any or all of these methods can lead to traction alopecia if used extensively, over long periods of time.

To minimize the risk of traction alopecia, or to try to prevent further damage and encourage regrowth, have your weave fitted by a state licensed professional. Yes, it may be more expensive, but you - and your hair - are worth it! Someone properly trained in hair care will keep damage to a minimum and will be able to spot potential problems and nip them in the bud.

The same goes for hair extensions, which can also cause hair loss problems in the lower half of the scalp. Have them fitted by a trained professional - don't try to fit them yourself or have a friend do them for you.

Speak to your hairdresser about taking care of your scalp - some women find it difficult to maintain good scalp hygiene because the weave or extensions make it awkward... unfortunately, though, this can make the problem of traction alopecia worse.

When chemicals are the culprits

There's a kind of alopecia called CCCA (central cicatricial centrifugal alopecia), also known as hot comb alopecia, or follicular degeneration syndrome. It's almost exclusively seen in African American women and it's often confused with female pattern baldness, because it starts at the crown and spreads to the surrounding areas.

The cause?

A mixture of too much stress (traction) on the hair along with the use of harsh chemicals like dyes, relaxers and bleaches. The chemicals actually website damage the keratin structure of the follicle itself, causing hair LOSS, not just hair damage.

In fact, research conducted in 2008 showed that the highest prevalence of traction alopecia was in women with relaxed hair.

If you suspect this is a condition that's affecting you, speak to your dermatologist. In addition to removing the cause of the traction and stopping the use of chemicals in your hair, you may be tested for any bacterial or viral infection and possibly be prescribed topical steroids, antibiotics or topical minoxidil to encourage regrowth.

NOTE: If you must use a relaxer on your hair, have it done professionally. Specialists are seeing more and more problems caused by home relaxer kits, because it's tempting to leave the chemicals on longer than necessary, or accidentally use a stronger formula than you really need.


Braiding, ponytails, pigtails and locs

The 2008 research into the prevalence of traction alopecia in African girls and women showed that braiding caused more problems than chemicals (although the two together were worse still).

Constant, tight braiding - or other styles like ponytails that place hair under chronic tension - can affect any ethnic group. So it's very important to take a new approach to styling hair that doesn't rely on placing the hair under extreme tension.

The ideal solution, of course, is to allow the hair to be completely natural, without using any kind of clips, slides or ties.

The reality, though, is that this just isn't possible for most of us. Our hair may either be unmanageable and wild looking when allowed to 'do its own thing' - or, like us, you may live in a climate where it's simply too hot to have your hair hanging around your face all day.

The answer is that you can continue to secure back your hair, but you MUST change the way you do it from one week to the next. Traction alopecia is usually the result of CONTINUALLY putting the hair under EXACTLY the same tension in the same place, day after day.

How to Avoid Traction Alopecia (and still have beautiful hair!)

Hold back the hair with a wide, fabric hair band. Make sure it's not too tight - some of the really elasticated ones can be damaging in themselves. The key is to find one just stretchy enough to stay on, but gentle enough not to feel as if it's squeezing your head!

Use hair slides, either one big one at the back or smaller ones at the sides. Change the position of the slides as often as you can. You can also try using a Flexi-8 - we find it much less 'aggressive' than regular hair slides.

Braid hair loosely - you should be able to get your finger under the base of the braid. Opt for bigger braids, rather than creating lots of little ones (which put the hair under too much tension). After braiding or tying your hair in any way, slowly rotate your head. Do you feel any tugging/pulling anywhere? If so, loosen your hair.

Change the location of your ponytail often - wear it high, low, on one side, then the other. Don't wear a ponytail at all if your hair isn't really long enough to need one... otherwise you'll probably be pulling your too-short hair really hard in order to secure it.

Avoid using clipped in ponytails - the weight of them can - quite literally - tear out your hair.

Always use fabric covered hair bands - avoid bare rubber bands like the plague! And remove bands, clips and ponytail holders from the hair at night - this is when you may be putting your hair under tension without even realizing it.

Remove weaves/extensions after 6 to 8 weeks - and give the hair some time to recover before using them again.

If you use hairspray or hair gel, wash it out before you next brush your hair. Brushing dried hairspray and gels out of your hair is damaging to the shaft and may cause further hair loss.

Make sure your hair is hydrated. If you're in a dry climate - or you use air conditioning or central heating - the lack of moisture in the air can make your hair brittle and more likely to break. A humidifier can make a huge difference.

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