Hair loss is becoming a serious issue these days. This can leads to baldness if you do not take action to prevent it. you can only prevent hair loss when you know the actual cause of hair loss
Hair loss can be temporary or permanent, Temporary hair loss may occur due to some health problems like lack of nutrition, lack of protein intake, chemotherapy, use of medicines, and whether permanent hair loss may be due to genetic factors which can be prevented by some medical treatments.
Causes of hair loss are:
- Gene Factor
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Sudden weight loss
- Excessive heat
- Harmful chemicals
Genetic factor means if your parents or grandparents had lost their hair and now you are also facing hair loss problem so it may be due to genes effect
Genetics plays an important role in any of your body functions. Hair loss due to genetics is known as Hereditary Hair loss. Hereditary hair loss seems common in men but can also be seen in women. If you have normal hereditary hair loss, then there is no cure but treatment can help to slow or halt the hair loss.
2. Nutritional effect
Nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss. If the diet that you are taking is too low in protein, vitamins, iron, can sometimes cause hair loss.
Take a protein-rich diet that will help your hair to become stronger and healthier
If you are facing hair loss, you should go to the doctor for a blood test to know if you have a nutritional deficiency that is causing your hair to fall out.
3. Sudden weight loss
Sudden weight loss is a kind of physical trauma that can lead to hair thinning. Although weight loss is extremely good for your body, it can cause temporary hair loss.
It’s possible that the weight loss itself put unnecessary stress on your body, or that not eating right can result in vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Hair fall along with weight loss may also be a sign of an eating disorder and nutritional deficiency.
Weight loss in a short period of time may shock the body system. This type of hair loss may last up to six months and then it will correct itself.
All you need to do is to take your diet that is full of protein and other beneficial nutrients.
4. Excessive heat
Excessive curling or straightening your hair may lead to hair loss. The heating devices like blow dryers, hair straightener, and other influence your hair follicles, resulting in loss of moisture. The hair shaft(Hair above the skin) is damaged as a result due to excessive heat which leads to hair fall and rough hair.
Try avoiding blow dryers or any other equipment that heats up your scalp to prevent hair loss
You can also avoid shower with hot water because it also heats up your scalp and makes your hair weak
5. Harmful chemicals
The most common cause of hair loss is your hair care products are having harmful chemicals
The most harmful chemicals for your hairs is SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and parabens
You should avoid shampoos and other hair products that contain harmful chemicals like SLS, parabens, Laureth Sulfate
Try using mild shampoos and conditioner with no harmful chemicals to wash your hair
NOTE: Do not use shampoo every day, using shampoo 2-3 times in a week would be fine.
Some other points to remember:
- Avoid brushing wet hair
- Increase protein in your diet
- Do not use shampoo every day
- Avoid shampoos with harmful chemicals
- You can have medical treatment for hair loss
- Scalp massage with essential oils
- Garlic juice, onion juice, or ginger juice
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Rub green tea into your hair