Here's the thing, though. What you do before you lose your hair actually matters.
You don't have to dread your future until it becomes your current reality. You also don't need to sign up for a laser therapy program on your 21st birthday. Whether you're a girl or a guy, expecting to lose your hair or not, there's one effortless thing you can do to maximize your chances of keeping your hair. Like most of the most important things no one ever bothered to tell us, it's ridiculously simple.
Mind your scalp.
Seriously. The scalp might be the second most boring and least-talked-about part of the body, right behind the uvula. If everything is going well, it's completely invisible and never gets any attention. What's more amazing is that, when hair loss starts, people still look right past the scalp.
This doesn't make any sense.
Hello! Your hair is rooted in your scalp! That's where the growing part lives! Taking care of your scalp might be the single easiest thing you can possibly do to keep your hair looking good as you age. Some scalp-related hair loss can be completely prevented if the problem gets resolved quickly. Even if you do eventually lose your hair, keeping your scalp healthy can help you keep your hair longer.
Check your scalp early and often.
Another benefit of consistently paying attention to your scalp is that you're more likely to notice the first signs of hair loss as soon as they start. If that happens, you'll know it's time to stop DIY-ing it and get some help from an expert. Whatever you do, don't go it alone and don't just try to hide your hair loss until it gets noticeable. This is 2015, and you're in control.