Worrying about hair fall / hair loss has become extremely common in recent years, leading to people getting stuck in a vicious cycle of stress & hair loss (since stress is a major contributor to hair loss – more on that below).
While it’s normal for the average person (varies across genetic predisposition, gender and age) to lose ~ 100 hairs in a day, losing a higher amount of hair for sustained periods points to a bigger problem that needs to be addressed. With this article, we hope to help you understand the common reasons for hair fall, share some effective home remedies for hair fall and help you figure out a great way to start controlling your hair fall!
Common Reasons for Hair Fall
Genetics / Medical Conditions
Androgenic Alopecia or Male/Female Pattern Baldness commonly affects men over 50 and women post menopause, but has started to present itself earlier in the younger generations. This is the most common reason for hair fall / hair loss. However, in addition to being dependent on genetic predispositions, this condition is also aggravated or triggered by the other factors below.
Diet / Nutritional Deficiencies
Your diet plays a tremendous role in your hair & scalp health. Protein (for Keratin), Vitamins A, B, C, D & H, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, etc. are all essential vitamins & minerals required for optimal hair growth & health. You can opt for multivitamin supplements or modify your diet to include naturally rich foods – such as leafy greens, nuts & seeds, eggs, sweet potatoes, fish, avocados and more.
The rising levels of stress and degradation in quality of life is truly a global pandemic, and among other things, also adversely impacts hair growth and health. Numerous studies have identified this causation, and it’s important to acknowledge and address the stress in one’s life. Quality sleep, exercise, yoga, meditation and professional counselling are all effective strategies to combat stress.
With rising pollution levels and the air quality index dropping in most cities around the world, pollution has become a factor causing hair fall. If the pollution in your city is particularly high, you need to take extra care of your hair, with regular washing using a mild shampoo or cleanser.
Hair Fall Solutions, At Home!
With any long-term treatment plan that looks to address the root cause of the problem, the best place to start is always at home. Depending on the seriousness of your condition, these remedies below can either supplement a medically prescribed treatment plan, or address the issue completely in some cases.
- – Applying coconut oil overnight / for a few hours.
- – Applying Aloe Vera gel as a hair mask.
- – Gentle Scalp Massages with a natural oil.
- – Conditioning with onion juice for an hour before washing.
- – Using Lemon/Amla Juice as a weekly conditioner
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