Hair fall is a part of our lives, weak and old hair fall off allowing new hair to grow. On an average we shed a minimum of 80 strands a day. However, it is a matter of concern when it clogs up your shower drain and covers your hair brush. There are many triggers that contribute to hair loss, while some are easy to point there are others that no one talks about.

So, today we’re going to discuss hair fall and its many reasons one talks about.

Genetics
 

Genetics

If hair loss runs in your family, chances are it is genetic. Female-pattern hair loss or FPHL is one of the most common hair loss issues affecting 40% women be the time they reach the age of 50. It can be managed with the help of medication so if haven’t already speak to your doctor today.

Stress
 

Stress

Experiencing extreme stress either physically or mentally can cause your hair to shed. Severe anxiety promotes hair fall and reduces the growth of new hair from the follicles. It takes about two to six months for the body to go back to normal once the stressful phase is over. Don’t let stress and anxieties get the better of you, indulge in activities that bring you peace and happiness.

Hormonal imbalance
 

Hormonal imbalance

Hormonal imbalance causes a lot of health and beauty issues, right from abnormal weight gain to adult acne. The effects of improper balance of hormones shows throughout the body. Oestrogens are responsible in keeping hair healthy and promote hair growth, androgens on the other hand play the opposite role. An excess of androgen in the body causes hair fall.

Lack of nutrients
 

Lack of nutrients

If your diet lacks nutritious food your hair may have to bear the brunt. Zinc, vitamin C and proteins are important to promote hair growth and make your hair healthy and lustrous. Include green leafy vegetables, eggs, nuts, sweet potatoes, oranges, tomatoes and beans in your diet.

Excessive hair styling
 

Excessive hair styling

Traction alopecia is a condition in which one loses hair slowly and is usually caused due to hairstyles that require you to that pull your hair tight. Tight braids, high ponytails, using heat styling products too often can all cause strain on hair and weaken the hair follicles. Keep changing your hairstyle every now and then and indulge in regular scalp massages to stimulate hair growth.