Haircare expert shares tips to prevent hair loss - and they don't cost a penny

Have you ever taken a shower and found an alarming amount of hair clogging the drain at the end of your rinse?

Almost all of us will deal with some form of hair loss in our lifetime, and there's a variety of factors that can cause it - from excess stress to weight loss and even iron deficiencies.

Losing hair is actually completely normal too, as we can lose between 50 and 100 hairs every single day, usually without even noticing.

But what can we do to try and minimise the amount we shed?

Haircare expert Jennifer Godina has shared a video on TikTok with her top three tips to preventing excess hair loss, and you could start following all of them today without splashing out on any fancy products.

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In the video, posted to her @jennyxo_x account, the woman explained that the temperature of the water you wash your hair with, as well as exactly where you apply your conditioner could have an impact on your hair loss.

She said: "Apply conditioner to the ends of your hair, not the scalp.

"Wash your hair with lukewarm water."

And Jennifer's third tip is one to follow when you're out of the shower and moving on to styling - as she says it's important that you never "pull on your scalp" when brushing or styling your hair.

Hairstyles that pull your hair, such as high ponytails, can be tough on the scalp and could see you lose more hair.

Haircare expert shares tips to prevent hair loss - and they don't cost a penny

Jennifer's video was flooded with comments from people asking for more tips on their hair, and one person asked if it was okay to wash their hair with cold water instead of lukewarm water, as cold washes are often recommended for people with coloured hair.

And the woman replied: "Hey babe! Yes, you can wash with cold water, it’s actually recommended you do!"

Jennifer also took to the comments herself to ask her followers what they do to prevent hair loss.

One person said: "I started using rosemary oil. I put a few drops in my shampoo when I do wash days now."

While another added: "Massage scalp and get plenty of sleep."

But for those suffering from severe hair loss, Jennifer insisted that the best course of action is to see a doctor, as in some cases hair loss can be a sign of something more serious.

She told one commenter: "If it’s severe hair loss then it’s best to possibly go to your doctor, love."

The NHS says hair loss is not usually anything to be worried about, but there are certain situations in which they recommend contacting your GP.

If you have sudden hair loss, develop bald patches, or lose hair in clumps, the NHS says you should make an appointment with your GP to discuss the problem.

You should also see a doctor if your hair loss is accompanied by an itching or burning sensation.

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