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Reasons for losing hair

No one in my family is bald. What are my reasons for losing Hair?

Not every type of hair fall is genetic and sometimes you can be the only one in your family who is suffering from hair fall or other hair problems. Hair fall occurs naturally and it is very normal to lose 100 strands of hair in a day. Some medical conditions like thyroid, diabetes, and anemia can cause hair loss. Hair loss can be very traumatizing and can lead to various problems like lack of confidence, depression, and negative personal image. When an individual suffers from hair loss they start to feel very insecure and they try to prevent social events as much as they can. There are different reasons for  losing hair for different people and symptoms by which you can determine whether you are experiencing hair fall or not.

Symptoms of Hair Loss

1) Thinning of hair

You may notice that your hair is losing its volume and are getting thin. You may also notice that your hair has started receding on your forehead.

2) Hair loss from different parts of the body

You may notice hair fall not only from your head but also from your eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard.

3) Patches on your scalp

Some sudden patches may appear on your scalp which is bald. Your skin may feel itchy or painful.

4) Sudden hair loss

Your hair starts to shed in chunks when you wash them or while combing. This may cause some distress and bald patches may appear.

Now you may wonder that you are not doing anything wrong then why are you experiencing hair fall.

What can be the reasons for Losing Hair?

Causes of hair fall

1) Taking too much Stress

Stress can affect your health in many ways. If you are going through a lot of stuff and you are stressed then you may experience some hair loss. Stress also causes problems like dandruff and can mess up your digestive system. 

2) Taking improper Diet

Eating a healthy meal is important which contains all the vitamins and macronutrients. Not eating good food impacts your hair health and may cause hair fall. Add essential food items like carrots, soya, and green vegetables to your diet.

3) Hormonal imbalance

When you are going through a hormonal imbalance your hair tends to shed a little. It can shed more than usual but hair fall due to hormonal imbalance is temporary. In some cases when the body produces an excess of androgens hair loss occurs in men.

4) Not knowing what is good for your hair

If you are using a hard shampoo or conditioning your hair too much then you can suffer from hair loss problems. Using harsh products like gels and creams can also cause hair fall.

5) No Physical activity

If you don’t work out at all then it may be a reason for your hair fall. Our body needs to stay fit to maintain and perform all its functions properly.

6) Side-effects of Medication

If you taking any other medicine to treat another problem then you may experience some hair fall. Some anti-depressants, high blood pressure medicines may cause hair fall.

7) Shampooing too often

If you think that shampooing too often keeps your hair clean then you are wrong. Men generally use a hard shampoo that strips the natural oils from your scalp and causes hair fall.

 8) Age

 Some people also start losing their hair when they enter their 50s or 40s.

Hair loss can be prevented in some cases but some steps to control it or may increase growth can be taken.

Treatment for Hair Fall

1) Increase your diet

Improper diet and hair fall

Having a better diet in which all the micronutrients are present is very important. Add biotin which is a water-soluble capsule to promote hair growth and overall body health.

2) De-stress

Try to enjoy the little moments and live in the present. De-stress yourself by meditating and working out. Shake off the burden from yourself by distributing the workload.

3) Minoxidil for hair growth

It is a topical solution that promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. This solution not only promotes hair growth but also conditions the scalp.

4) Use an anti-dandruff shampoo

Dandruff causes scalp damage which causes hair fall. By using an anti-dandruff shampoo you may keep your scalp clean and free of dandruff which will prevent hair loss.

5) Avoid hot shower

The hot water extracts all the natural oils from your scalp. These natural oils are present to nourish your scalp and prevent hair loss. Hot water rips the oils and leaves the skin dry.

6) Massage to improve blood circulation

Head massage can be very relaxing and may help you get rid of the stress. They also work as an exfoliant for our scalp. During the head massage the blood flows into the blood vessels which promotes hair growth and strengthens the roots.

7) Hair products containing chemicals

Switch your hair products that are anti-DHT or anti-hair fall. Conditioning and hydrating are also important for the scalp and for the hair to grow.

8) Onion juice for scalp

Rub this juice on your scalp twice a week and leave it overnight. Wash it off in the morning. Onion has shown results in preventing hair loss and promotes hair growth.

9) Quit smoking and drinking

Smoking and drinking as a reason for hair loss

If you enjoy a smoking and drinking binge then it is time to quit these habits. These are very harmful to your body and maybe the reason for your hair fall.

10) Avoid using heat producing equipment

If you prefer using heat in your hair daily then it may cause hair fall. Avoid using heat regularly in your hair and let your hair fry the natural way. Heat weakens your hair and strips out the natural oils and protein.

11) Keep your scalp sweat-free

If you prefer wearing caps during the summer season then take a shower after that. The accumulated sweat on your scalp may cause dandruff and hair damage.

12) Anti-DHT shampoo

In men, testosterone is converted into DHT with the help of an enzyme. DHT accumulates on the scalp and causes hair loss. This Anti-DHT shampoo washes off the excess DHT from the scalp.

Hair loss cannot always be genetically but if it is then genetic hair loss cannot be cured but can be controlled

If you are someone who is facing severe hair loss due to androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness then you should look for our Medicated Anti-Hair loss kit designed by our dermatologist which includes Minoxidil, Finasteride, Anti-DHT Shampoo and many more products you can find on our Mars by GHC website.

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