Why Is Your Hair Falling Out? Stop Your Hair Fall Now
Do you know that we shed about 50-100 hair strands every day? This is a part of the body’s natural renewal cycle and is not usually a cause for concern. But how can you know if something is wrong? If you’re losing more than 125 hair strands in a day, then it can no longer be considered as “shedding.” While counting the number of hair strands you shed daily may be difficult, you could look out for signs of potential hair loss problems. Widening of the part on the top of the head, or thinning of the ponytail are some common signs of hair loss in women. Men may experience a receding hairline or thinning of hair at the crown area.
But why is your hair falling out? To treat hair thinning, it’s important to get to the root of the problem.
Here are some common reasons for hair falling. Know what's your reason and stop hair fall now:
Hereditary Hair Loss
One of the most common causes of hair loss is a hereditary condition that occurs gradually and usually in a predictable manner. For men, it starts with receding hairline and bald spots. Women generally notice gradual thinning all over.
Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) tend to experience hair loss. Hormonal changes that come with pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause cause temporary hair loss. Starting the use of hormone-based birth control pills, or even discontinuation of the pills can trigger hair loss.
Since hair itself is made of protein, getting a sufficient amount of protein is critical to maintaining healthy hair. If enough protein is not consumed, the body starts rationing the quantity by cutting off the supply to the hair follicles. This results in hair becoming dry and brittle that eventually break off.
One of the most common causes of hair loss in women is iron deficiency. Iron plays an important role in producing hemoglobin which is used by the body to transport oxygen in the blood. When the iron level is low, it becomes difficult to transport oxygen to the cells that stimulate hair growth.
Heat and chemical exposure can weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall. Styling products like straighteners and curling irons make the hair weak and brittle over a period of time. Many shampoos contain toxic chemicals that corrode hair follicles and impede hair growth.
However, there is good news. Most of these issues cause temporary hair loss and with proper care and treatment, the condition can be reversed. Here are a few basic steps you can take to minimize hair loss.
Eating a nutritionally balanced diet
A healthy and balanced diet can help your hair stay strong and shiny. Ensure that you have enough protein in your diet. It could be in the form of eggs or lean meats like fish and chicken. Soy products are also good sources of protein. Eat spinach and other dark leafy greens to incorporate iron in the diet. Snack on nuts and seeds rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as walnuts and almonds that nourish the hair and support the thickening of the hair.
Choose the right shampoo
First, choose a shampoo based on your hair and scalp type. Then, make sure it doesn’t contain toxic chemicals such as sulfates and parabens. Herbal shampoos and conditioners rich in natural and organic ingredients promote a healthy and hydrated scalp for hair growth.
Oiling and massaging
Massaging the head can increase blood flow to the scalp which aids in hair growth. When massage is combined with oil such as moringa or almond oil, it can enhance the strength of the roots and also condition the scalp. Essential oils such as cedarwood oil can increase blood circulation and stimulate the hair follicles.
Avoid chemical treatment
Undergoing hair treatments such as straightening, perming or coloring can be very harsh on your hair. Use only organic and herbal hair colors that do not contain harmful chemicals such as ammonia and peroxide.
Finally, when it comes to treating hair fall, natural and herbal is the way to go. From essential oils to onion juice, aloe vera, and green tea, there are abundant natural ingredients that can promote hair growth on the scalp. So, leave chemical-laden products and instead try natural homemade recipes. For quicker results, treat your hair with a unique combination of Oriental and Ayurvedic herbs at Luxescalp. Our hair specialists will address the root cause of your hair problems to provide the most suitable solution. Our herbal hair treatments will restore your hair follicles as well as stimulate healthier hair growth!