Hair loss woes aren’t particular to any gender. Whether you are male or female, you must be conscious about your hair. Seeing a hundred strands on the floor may move you to frenzy. But what if we tell you that as a normal part of your hair’s development cycle, you should expect to shed a little hair each day. The average healthy person may lose up to 100 hairs a day. New hair strands grow in place of the ones you shed as part of your hair’s growth cycle.

But when you start to lose more strands — and fewer or none grow back — it can have an impact on your confidence and mental state in addition to how you look. However, there are a few things you may do to assist in halting hair loss.

In this blog, we will explore some professional tips to help you reduce hair loss.

Why does hair fall out?

Depending on the cause, the hair loss could be gradual, or it can be sudden. While it’s not always possible to narrow down the exact reason for hair fall, the most typical ones that might impede the development cycle of your hair are as follows:

  • Genetically-induced hair loss
  • Scalp infections caused by fungi
  • Hairstyles that pull the hair tightly like tight ponytails, hair extensions, and braids
  • Haircare products that require processing (such as bleach and perms) and could harm hair
  • Hormonal shifts brought on by menopause, childbirth, or pregnancy.
  • Medical care (including chemotherapy and prescription drugs).
  • Inadequacies in nutrition, particularly in iron and protein intake.
  • Stressful occurrences (such as losing a loved one or undergoing surgery).
  • Thyroid disease

How can I prevent hair loss?

If you’re finding more strands of hair than usual on your pillowcase and on your hairbrush, there are things you can do to decrease the loss and maintain the health of your hair. Whether your hair loss is the result of a chronic or short-term health condition, you can follow a few tips to improve your overall hair health and possibly prevent hair loss.

  • Consume a balanced diet with adequate amounts of protein, iron, and omega-3,every day. Vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid are also important for the health of your hair.
  • Look for strategies to handle stress by practising relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga) regularly
  • Handle any medical issues such as thyroid illness that may cause hair loss.
  • Steer clear of tightly pulled-in haircuts.
  • If receiving chemotherapy, consider wearing a cooling cap.
  • Use a gentle shampoo and apply a moisturising conditioner after every shampoo.
  • Avoid using overly hot oil treatments. These cause the hair to get hotter, further harming delicate hair.
  • Eating fruits, vegetables and protein can be helpful, especially compared to other trendy diets.
  • Avoid harsh hair treatments like hair dye, chemical straightening, heating tools, and bleaching.
  • Keep your scalp healthy by ensuring that you wash your hair and scalp regularly.
  • Avoid sleeping with wet hair, as this may weaken the strands and may cause breakage. Wet hair is fragile, so it tends to break.
  • Give up smoking. Smoking aggravates hair loss by causing irritation all over the body.
  • Get regular exercise to help manage stress and its effects 

Closing thoughts

Although inadequate hair care habits are the main culprit behind hair loss, there are a host of other potential causes as well. While hair loss may seem like an unending issue, stopping it can be as simple as developing a solid hair care regimen, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding stress.

See your primary care physician or a dermatologist for a diagnosis if you have hair loss that results in bald areas, patchiness, or big clumps of hair falling out, as these may be signs of a medical condition. If you need more advice, talk to a dermatologist or primary care physician and explain your symptoms.

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