We all like our hair to be long, shiny and healthy, especially if we are girls. They generally desire hair that is of waist length, but because of some certain reasons, we have hair fall. It can be consumption of food products, medicines, hair habits, etc.
Now, the reason varies from one person to another, but some of the very common causes of hair damage are:
The cause of dryness can be anything from heat products to normal environment temperature. Also, during winter our skin gets drier, and the scalp tends to lose the moisture. The dryness gives rise to dirt settling in our scalp and then further itchiness and deposition of harmful bacteria’s. This all contributes to a potential cause of hair loss. Another type of dryness would be when we use heat products more than the hair can accept, but if they are used almost daily, our hair becomes thinner and thus damaged.
Our scalp and our shampoo should be in proper coordination since if we use the wrong shampoo for the wrong type of scalp, we face the consequences. Our hair needs nourishment, and that starts with our shampoo itself. The products that we use in turn give our hair what it needs. If we use a shampoo that tends to make our scalp dry or oily more than it needs to be, then it will result in thinning of hair. As soon as the thinning happens, hair starts to fall and thus it doesn’t stop till proper nourishment is given.
3. Medical Reasons
There can be some medicines that when consumed can result in other side effects. Now, generally the antibiotic is not harsh enough to make you have several side effects, but some of them can be hard to show the results with time. You can lose hair with the consumption of particular medicines when continued for a greater period. Some women take birth control or iron medicines etc. they also result in loss of hair. Diabetic patients can also lose hair because of the insulin injections.
This is a huge cause for many bodily problems we face in our day to day lives. Stress can cause anxiety, depression, heart problems, weight issues and the one we are discussing hair fall.
Because of stress, our hormones get disturbed and they start manipulating other functions, this leads to problems like hair fall. Also, the hormones are responsible for growth and maintenance, which is disturbed in the process too.
This word is pretty prominent in the dictionary of “not goods,” so it is clear that it does no good to our body anyway. Smoking can affect blood regulation; increase the toxins in our body and blood which further promotes aging. Now, if proper blood is not transported to our roots, they cannot grow in a proper manner, they will lack nutrition and support from the base itself. This can cause the hair fall or hair thinning and thus permanent damage. Proper care should be taken or else you might go bald.
If your hair is not getting proper care and nourishment it is going to be very tough for one to carry out with healthy hair. Our hair needs proper food to grow and survive on which means that we need to give it correct nutrients along with the shampoo, conditioner, etc. Deficiency of Vitamin in your body can be a cause for hair loss. If you do not have the proper level of Vitamin D, it can result in your hair loss, so it is important to make sure that your vitamin D is at the proper level.
7. Touching Your Hair
Some people have this habit of touching their hair or rubbing their scalp or scratching it constantly throughout the day. When we are touching our hair with bare dirty hands, it can transport dirt and bacteria, and the same happens when we run our fingers through our scalp. We already know how dirt deposition can cause hair fall. Also, scratching your head will make the roots of the hair go weak and thus easier to fall.
8. Food Habits
We are what we eat; don’t we all know this saying? We get the nutrition, the minerals, the vitamins and the supplies for our whole body from what we consume. It is important to keep in mind that if we don’t consume proper amounts of nutrients, our body is not going to be strong. Our hair works the same way; it is constituted of what we eat on a daily basis. So if you have wrong and junk food habits rather than healthy ones, it will show in your hair fall.
Yes, it can be carried from one generation to another. We often think how shiny and strong hair our grandma has but then we look at our parents who have thin hair, so if we have thin or weak hair, it can be inherited from our ancestors too. You can notice this by doing a survey within your family and compare how many people have the same problems as you. It can start from your teenage and last long, or it can start during your 50-60s and last you a lifetime.
10. Hair Care
The age old home remedies may seem bleak to you, but they are the ones that gave our ancestors such strong, long and shiny hair even when their skin is weary. You need to have a proper hair care routine, at least once a week so that your hair gets some time to itself and proper nourishment too. You can do a hot oil treatment or a champi, you can do some massages of course keeping in mind not to pull your hair, and you can do a hair spa. These things will keep your hair in place and strong.
There are many other reasons why one can suffer from hair fall some being aging, drugs, etc. But we should be able to identify it early and thus treat it accordingly. Good treatment and care on a normal basis can result in healthy, shiny and stronger hair!