Losing a few strands a day while combing is normal. But when you start to notice hair falling out in large amounts it can be alarming. Sometimes the cause is known but other times it can be a guessing game as there are many reasons for hair loss. If you have concerns about your hair loss we always recommend consulting with a physician, sometimes there are medications to help combat excessive hair loss.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss caused due to genetic makeup is a natural condition. It is called androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as pattern hair loss and is common in men and women.
Women experience hormonal changes during pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or during a change in birth control pills. Hormonal changes affect the growth cycle of hair and can lead to increased hair fall.
Childbirth involves extreme stress on the body and can push a lot of hair follicles to a resting phase, typically this type of hair loss is temporary.
Medications And Radiation Therapy
Medications like chemotherapy drugs, antidepressants, arthritis, and even high blood pressure medications can lead to hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing hair loss after taking a new medication.
Probably the most common reason for hair loss. Whether it’s a sudden tragedy or everyday stressors, stress can deprive your hair of essential nutrients making them weaker. Some people can develop alopecia in prolonged periods of stress or emotional trauma. Try using yoga, meditation, or other fitness activities for a healthy mind and body.
Excessive Hair Styling
We put our hair through heat styling and other damaging styling techniques on a daily basis. Procedures like bleaching, perming, curling, and straightening can lead to hair breakage.
Hair Care Products
Harsh chemicals in hair care products like shampoos and hairsprays can lead to hair loss. It is important to choose a gentle shampoo that is made for you. Talk to your stylist about the best options for your hair type.
Your hair is made up of protein, amino acids, and peptide bonds. To nourish these structures, it is important to eat a balanced diet. Lack of proteins (animal or plant sources), iron, zinc, vitamin C and B in your diet can all contribute to hair loss.
Believe it or not dust and fuel particles from the air can affect the scalp and interfere with hair proteins. Air pollution is one of the causes of premature hair loss and greying of hair.
Lifestyle habits like inadequate sleep, excessive sun exposure and smoking can cause hair loss. All these disrupt the mechanisms in the body that make healthy hair.
Tips To Minimize Hair Loss
Unfortunately, there’s not a one-size fits all solution to stop or slow down hair loss. But they are some lifestyle changes you can make to try and minimize the amount of hair loss.
- Eat a balanced diet
- Get adequate sleep
- Steer clear of damaging hairstyles
- Incorporate a good multivitamin into your diet
- Cover your hair with a scarf or hat when exposed to the sun
- Regular scalp massages with oil will strengthen the roots
- Wah your hail with cool water
- Use stress relieving techniques like meditation and yoga
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