When it comes to hair loss, there can be many factors contributing to it. While hormonal imbalance and scalp infections are known culprits, did you know that excessive sweating can also cause hair fall? Yep, you read that right. Sweat, which is a combination of water and natural oil, can clog your hair follicles and disrupt the natural hair growth cycle.
Some of the reasons for sweat-induced hair loss are:
01. Oily scalp: If you have oily skin, chances are you have an oily scalp as well. Overly active sweat glands do not need an external stimulus to generate sweat. That mixed with excess oil on the scalp and dirt can clog the hair follicles and cause hair fall.
02. Heat: According to Ayurveda, ‘pitta dosha’ (internal body heat) can lead to excessive sweating and hair loss. That combined with hot weather, which is a major contributing factor to sweat, causes hair fall.
03. Physical activity: Strenuous tasks like working out or household chores can lead to excessive sweating. Not washing your hair and allowing the sweat to linger on your scalp for long hours can worsen the situation.
04. Lifestyle habits: Dietary and hygiene habits can also lead to sweat-induced hair loss. Some of the main causes are spicy foods and everyday hairstyles that do not let your scalp breathe, leading to an unhealthy mane.
The best approach to avoiding sweat induced hair loss is to keep your scalp clean and prevent sweat build-up. Some of the top tips are:
01. Shampoo your hair 2-3 times a week with a clarifying formula like the Tresemme Detox & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner duo. If you have an oily scalp but dry ends, alternate with a hydrating shampoo to avoid overly drying the lengths of your hair.
02. Avoid over-washing your hair and use the Dove Fresh and Floral Dry Shampoo to freshen up your hair in-between washes.
03. Keep yourself hydrated so that your body is not releasing excessive sweat to compensate for the lack of water.
04. Try to manage your stress levels on a day-to-day basis. Stress-induced sweat can be tricky to control, so make sure to practice meditation and other stress-busting activities as much as possible.
05. Keep an eye out for the intensity of sweat and the amount of hair loss it results in. If you notice things getting out of hand, see a dermatologist to nip the issue in the bud before it gets worse.