Causes of hair loss is a very broad topic as there are dozens of factors than can cause anybody to shed his or her thick silky strands at any time. Ranging from your genes to hormonal imbalance to nutritional deficiencies, anything can cause you to lose your locks. While genetics and hormonal factors are not under control, there are certain factors and habits of yours that are very much in your hand. Try to overcome these bad habits if you are to maintain a thick and healthy hair profile.
1. YOU REMAIN STRESSED OUT
Stress is one of the most common causes of temporary hair loss. Taking too much stress actually changes the growth cycle of hairs, forcing a lot of the hairs to undergo dormant state. If you have experienced some serious physical or emotional trauma in the recent past, the resulting stress could cause hair loss. Three B’s are considered to be the root cause of emotional stress. These include break-up, bereavement and bankruptcy. Remember, hair loss caused by stress and trauma, also known as Telogen effluvium, is never immediate. In fact, it occurs several weeks and at times even months after a stressful event. If you are shedding hairs, just think back over the last few months to see if there was any stressful event or not. If yes, then the good news is that it is just a temporary phase and your hair will grow back once the stress is over.
2. YOUR HAIR STYLE
If you are in a habit of typing your hair in a very tight ponytail, you are not doing any good to your delicate locks. Hairstyles requiring the hair to be pulled back tightly, such as tight buns, braids and extensions, not only damage the hair strands, but also the hair follicles. Ultimately, your hairs start falling out. This kind of hair loss is known as Traction Alopecia. Wearing a tight hairstyle once in a long while is not going to harm your hair, but being consistent with such styles is definitely something that you should strictly avoid. Also avoid using hair bands to tie your hair up, as they cause breakage. Replace your rubber bands with fabric ponies instead. Wearing one hairstyle for long is also not good for your hairline. Keep changing your hairstyle every few months.
3. TOO MUCH BLOW DRYING
We totally understand that wet hair never look appealing. But is blow drying the only solution? No, always wash your hair at least a couple of hours before going out and let them air dry before you style them. Blow dryers offer a quick and simple solution, but do you know how damaging this heat is for your hair follicles? High heat from blow dry weakens the hair follicles, making them more prone to falling out. Besides that, this heat also makes your hair fragile and brittle. If necessary, set the blow dryer on the lowest heat setting and treat your hair from a safe distance. If you blow dry your hair quite often, don’t complain about the roughness of your hair.
4. BRUSHING WET HAIR
What can be the most damaging thing for your hair is brushing them while they are still wet. Hair in itself is very delicate, but wet hairs are three time more delicate. When you brush through wet hair, they are more prone to breakage and fall out. We understand that untangling wet hair seems to be a lot easier than the dried ones, but believe me if you have properly conditioned your hair after shampooing them, untangling them will never be a problem. Also use a wide-toothed comb to brush tangled hair.
5. EATING WRONG FOODS
A healthy, balanced diet is crucial for only your overall well being but also for the health of your skin and hair. A diet lacking the essential nutrient required for hair growth, like iron, protein, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and biotin, can lead to hair loss. People suffering from eating disorder or those who crash diet, often show up with hair loss complains. Assess your eating habits critically and ask yourself if you are taking a healthy mix of these essential nutrients daily or not. If the answer is no and you are also losing hairs, simply start taking balanced diet and hair loss will be reversed automatically.
If your hair loss is genetic or due to any other cause and is irreversible, a hair transplant surgery may be worth considering. Hair Transplant in Saudi Arabia Clinic offers free online consultations for its esteemed clients. If you are interested, contact us now.