Naturally healthy and strong hair are a gift that many ‘blessed’ individuals take for granted. I mean ask those poor souls who have absolutely no idea why their hair is getting thinner by the day and all they can do is panic at the thought of being bald too soon.
The constant anxiety you feel when you run your hand through your hair and out comes a bunch of your lustrous locks is enough to send you through the roof.
Why me you wonder.
Is it genetic? Is there something wrong with my diet? Is my expensive anti-hair fall shampoo doing the opposite of what it is supposed to? You try desperately to find out the root cause of your hair fall. Did you know that over-washing your hair can also make them very brittle and hence susceptible to hair loss/breakage?
On a normal basis, every individual naturally loses a certain amount of hair. However, when the amount shed increases to an above-normal range, it becomes a source of worry and depression. Hair fall affects both men and women and there can be many factors that can be responsible for it.
So if you feel like you are in the same boat, you came to the right place. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you might be facing this issue.
WHY YOU MIGHT BE LOSING HAIR:
Have you ever met someone whose hair you envied like crazy? Not only is it long but it’s super voluminous too. To top it all off, everyone in that specific person’s family has amazing hair as well. Well looks like they got some really good hair genes. Genes play a major role in determining the quality, texture, and thickness of an individual’s hair. So, chances are that most of your hair related answers are present in your genes.
Excessive hair treatments and styling:
We need to understand that our hair is very sensitive and can take up to a certain amount of ‘abuse.’
The more chemical treatments we subject it to, the weaker it gets. You can give your over-treated hair some extra love by trying out these life-changing hacks!
Even certain hairstyles like tight braids and weaves can damage the roots of your hair leading to your hair not growing back. If you love your hair please minimize the use of straighteners and other heat-based styling products. Although they give you an amazing hair-do, these heat-based hair styling products damage the cuticle of your hair. This makes your hair more vulnerable to damage. Moreover, high temperatures make the keratin in your hair break down, leading to thinner and weaker hair.
Starving or crash diets:
Nearly all of us have struggled with our weight at some point in our lives. If we find going to the gym or working out a bit too tough, what is our quick go-to weight loss technique? Starving or crash diets. With this method, you are bound to get immediate results but it will cost you in the long run. When you deprive your body of necessary nutrients and vitamins, your body will suffer physically. All of this can increase hair loss.
Certain kinds of medications are also known to cause hair loss. Most common among them are beta-blockers which are blood thinners and blood pressure medicines. Certain antidepressants can also contribute to your hair loss. If you feel that your medications are significantly making you lose hair, it’s better to consult your doctor.
Birth control pills:
A lot of women face hair loss issues while they are on birth control pills. While choosing your preferred pills, it is better to go for those that have a low androgen index as it will help in lowering hair loss risks.
While stressing over your hair loss did you by any chance happen to keep your age in mind? No matter how old we are, we are always young at heart. We sometimes tend to forget that we are way out of our teenage and our hair is simply not as strong as they used to be. You can always invest in good quality hair extensions to cover up bald patches or thin spots.
So these are a few reasons why you might be facing hair loss related issues.
Remember to keep a healthy a diet and avoid any unnecessary stress and tension. So what if you are just a few hair ‘less’? You will always be special!