7 Easy Ways to Control Hair Fall
If you’re noticing more hair on your brush, pillow, or shower drain, you may be having a hair fall problem.
What causes hair fall?
Our hair follows stages of growth and shedding. A random number of hairs will be in a stage of growth or shedding at any given time. Humans shed an average of 50 to 100 hairs a day, which is part of the normal growth cycle. New hairs will soon replace the one that fall out. But when you start noticing visible changes in your hair’s volume and density, or if your scalp is more visible, you may have a hair fall problem on your hands.
There could be several factors behind your hair fall, including hereditary hair loss, thyroid problems, iron deficiency anemia, and even excessive styling.
How to control hair fall
There are steps you can take to control or lessen hair fall. Try these helpful tips:
1. Avoid tight hairstyles.
Are you a fan of severe ponytails and tight buns? These styles may be chic, but these could worsen your hair fall problem. Traction over long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the root of your hair, which may ultimately lead to hairloss.
2. Minimize heat styling.
Another styling habit that could be contributing to hair fall is the excessive use of heat styling products. If you have to use your hair iron or curler, apply product before styling and take care not to go over the same section repeatedly.
3. Eat healthy.
Your diet has a lot to do with your hair’s health. Take care of your locks from the inside by eating a well-balanced diet. Make sure to eat a diet that’s rich in hair-boosting nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, iron, beta carotene, protein, zinc and biotin.
4. Be gentle with wet hair.
Hair is more fragile when it is wet, so avoid rubbing it with a towel or pulling at it with a brush. Just gently pat hair dry with a towel and use a wide-toothed comb to untangle your hair.
5. Steer clear of chemical styling.
The chemicals used to color, straighten or curl your hair into a non-natural situation do so by breaking and recreating the molecular bonds in your hair. This is a chemical reaction that can be damaging to your scalp and follicles.