Worried that you’re losing hair? Don’t be! Hair fall is absolutely normal and in fact, required. Every day, you lose about 50-100 strands, which are replaced with new hair. It’s part of your hair cycle. It becomes a cause for concern only when your scalp is thinning or too much hair is falling out.
Here are some small everyday things that are major causes of hair fall:
Keeping hair pulled back in tight hairstyles
It’s a good professional look, we agree, but it’s causing your scalp tensile force which loosens hair follicles. That means more hair fall, ladies. If a tightly pulled back bun or ponytail is your go-to hairdo, it’s time to change it to something more relaxed.
It’s not a myth; stress really does cause your hair to fall out. While you are stressing, your body releases a hormone which disrupts your normal hair cycle, causing more hair to fall out. Meditation is a great way to keep your mind calm.
A crash diet is the fastest way to lose weight—and hair! The nutrition in food helps your hair stay strong and skipping meals will lead to a deficiency in those nutrients. If you are going on a diet, make sure you eat healthily and consume a balanced diet.
Sure, working out is good for your health, but anything in excess is never good. Too much exercise and no rest will cause nutrient deficiency which results in hair loss.
Want to lose weight? Moderate exercise with ample rest in between is a sure shot way to do it. This is even good for hair growth since it improves blood circulation.
You’d be surprised by the number of medicines that cause hair fall. Antidepressants, blood thinners, birth control pills, blood pressure controllers are just a few of them. Consult with your doctor if you think your medicines are causing your hair to fall out. You can even start B12 supplements since it increases red blood cell production, promoting hair growth.