Sunday, 18 May 2014

Lifestyle That Makes You Lose Hair

Unexpectedly seeing a cluster of hair on your pillow or strands clogging up the shower drain can be terrifying. But hair loss is not just a from of aging, there are some bad habits that could be the cause. An average person loses between 50 and 100 hairs each day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

If you are suffering from bald patches or thinning of hair, read below to see if any of the cause is your behavior.

You Are Stressed

Hair loss can occur two to three months after an extreme stressful event. Regular everyday worries and stress probably will not lead to thinning hair. However, the good news for most is that hair will grow back normally once stress is reduced.

Your Hairstyle Is Too Tight
Constantly pulling your hair back in a tight bun, ponytail, tight braids or extensions damage the hair leading to permanent hair loss if this is continued for long periods. Never use rubber bands to tie hair (they cause breakage, try fabric ones instead), and try changing with a new hairstyle every now and then like alternating between wearing a low and high ponytail.

Too Much Styling
Try your best to limit your use of hair products and stylers like blow dryers, straighteners & curling irons. The heat from blow dryers or hot irons can lead to breakage, making the hair more prone to falling out. The best method is to air dry the hair as much as possible and avoid hot irons on wet hair.

Brushing Wet Hair
Like keeping away from blow drying or hot irons on wet hair, it is also important not to brush hair soon after a shower since wet hair is more delicate and prone to breakage. Always let the hair dry before brushing with gentle stokes.

Eating Wrong Foods
A healthy, well balanced diet is the key to everything, including healthy hair. Foods with Protein like meat, eggs, fish, nuts, beans, and seeds are excellent for maintaining hair fall. Iron rich foods like lentils, spinach, cereals fortified with iron is good for strong healthy hair. An early morning dose of sunlight nourishes the hair as it supplies Vitamin D. It can also be taken as supplements after consulting a doctor.

I have blogged some causes and remedies for hair fall earlier. Please have a look here too.

Until next – Stay Blessed and Beautiful !

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