What causes hair loss and how to stop it

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According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, about 90-100 strands of hair fall every day. Sometimes its lack of sleep or overthinking its shedding a little more where we find strands on our pillow covers or bed sheets. This is when hair fall becomes evident.

Causes of hair loss

Excess hair loss may happen due to a number of lnderlying issues like genetics or hereditary. Unmanaged stress, certain Salon treatments and hair styling products, scalp infection, hormonal influence PCOS or fibroids, certain medications for Thyroid, Diabetes, Cancer treatments, thyroid disorders, metabolism, and other health issues, certain often ignored everyday habits which may be the cause of hair fall.

Preventing hair loss

Yo-Yo Diets, also called as weight- cycling, the yo- yo effect is when one gets caught in a cycle of weight loss and gain. It’s basically losing weight in a short span, and gaining weight back again, then trying some other new diets. Short term diets do starve the body thereby leading to poor scalp nourishment, followed by hair fall. Include a diet rich in lean proteins, legumes, nuts, whole grains and good fats which provide the essential B group Vitamins, Amino acids, Iron and Zinc which provide nourishment to hair and improve scalp circulation.

Heat on Unprotected hair

Women love Shiny, sleek and smooth hair at the Spa by Excess heat treatment, Without hair protection causes damage to the outer hair cover or Keratin, thus causing Water loss and easy breakage. It’s NOT Worth it!

Tying your hair too tight

Pulling your hair back constantly can have serious side effects. The constant pull and traction from tight hair styles stresses the hair and damages the hair follicles causing hair loss. Sometimes it may worsen to Traction Alopecia, a condition where the hair follicle is permanently damaged and cannot regrow. Keep changing your hair styles and when using a pony band keep it loose..

Mindful in your hair wash routine

The Golden rule for hair wash: Shampoo On the scalp, conditioner on the strands and never use hot water. Use tepid or cold water on the scalp which retains moisture in the hair and keeps them turgid and shiny. Avoid excessive shampooing which causes your scalp into overdrive mode to produce more of the oils to protect, causing more hair fall.

Brushing

Brush the hair only when needed. Use a detangling spray from the root and go up.Use a wide comb for wet hair and bristles for dry hair.

Get regular trims

Regular trims every 6-8 weeks will get rid of hair thats stunting growth. Like plants need pruning, our hair needs trimming.

Hair products with Sulphates, Parabens and alcohol. This maybe the reason why your hair is dry and brittle. Alcohol depletes the water content and hair turgidity. This can cause the hair to break while brushing. Look for natural hair ingredients without alcohol and Parabens.

Stress

We are all aware of the role stress plays in our life. The Stress hormone, Cortisol when released in our body, causes inflammation and disrupts the hair growth cycle.

Treatments for hair loss

PRP hair treatments

Stem Cell Therapy

Growth factor Therapy

LED light treatment

Hair grafting / FUE.

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