Did you know that losing about 50-100 strands of hair a day means your scalp has a healthy hair growth process? But, when you start noticing large clumps of hair in your brush, on your pillow or in the shower drain, it becomes a concern. That is NOT normal and indicates a severe case of hair fall that needs to be fixed ASAP.
Your hair and scalp can be pretty sensitive, and sometimes simple habits like tying your hair in a tight hairstyle or using the wrong hair care products can also cause hair fall. But before you go out and stock up on expensive products that claim to promote hair growth, hear us out. In order to effectively deal with hair fall, it’s necessary to find out what’s causing it in the first place. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. Scroll down to take a look at five everyday habits that can be blamed for hair fall.
- Tight bun or ponytail
- Not washing enough or washing too often
- Using the wrong shampoo and conditioner
- Poor diet
Tight bun or ponytail
You spent more time at home in the past year than ever before thanks to the pandemic. No points to us for guessing you had your hair tied up in a tight bun or ponytail while you worked from home, did your own household chores, or Netflix-and-chilled! While these hairstyles kept the hair away from the face and seemed totally harmless, they probably caused damage to your tresses. A tight bun or ponytail puts a lot of stress and tension on the follicles, which weakens the hair at the roots, causing it to fall whenever you comb or wash it. To avoid this, secure your tresses in a low ponytail or loose braid and use hairpins or hair bands to keep the hair away from your face.
Not washing enough or washing too often
While some believe that it is completely okay to wash your hair every day, others argue that it can damage your tresses and cause hair fall. But experts suggest that the frequency of your hair washing routine actually depends on your hair type and lifestyle. If you have an oily scalp or sweat a lot because of an active lifestyle, you should wash your hair every day. This will keep your scalp clean and prevent sweat and dirt build-up. On the other hand, some scalp and hair types are naturally dry and washing them often can strip them of natural oils, making it more prone to breakage and hair fall. So take your hair type and lifestyle into consideration before setting a hair wash routine, and your hair will thank you for it.
Using the wrong shampoo and conditioner
A shampoo does more than just cleanse your hair and scalp. Picking hair care products without reading the ingredient list or the concern they address may not give you healthy tresses. That is why it is essential to pick the right shampoo and conditioner duo formulated to tackle your specific hair concern, in this case, hair fall. The Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner range is specifically formulated to reduce hair fall by 98%*. The formulation containing ¼ moisturising milk and nutri-lock serum that deeply nourishes fragile and weak hair from roots up. This formula is safe enough to be used every day and, with regular use, will give you thick, luscious and visibly fuller-looking hair in no time.
Both physical and emotional stress is bad for you. It can have a direct or indirect effect on the body and can lead to problems like breakouts on the face as well as hair fall. So take some time out for yourself and relax to reduce stress. Practise yoga, meditation or indulge in your favourite hobbies to keep your stress level in check.
Apart from using the right products and following good hair care habits, it’s also essential to consume a balanced diet. Consuming a diet that lacks essential nutrients can also lead to hair fall. Make sure to add foods that are rich in protein, contain good fats and antioxidants if you want healthier, shinier and stronger tresses.
*Hairfall due to breakage, based on lab test vs non-conditioning shampoo
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Mar 25, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.