Hair fall is probably the most discussed hair problem ever! Be it, men or women, everyone has fallen a victim to this condition. However, as per the American Academy of Dermatologists, losing approximately around 50 to 100 strands of hair a day is considered to be normal. If you lose clumps of hair or notice hair all over your apartment, it’s then when you should be concerned about the health of your hair and consult a dermatologist. But before you head to the doctor, first try to understand what is causing hair fall and look into the ways you could treat it. Mentioned below are a few common causes of hair fall and treatments to each.
Heredity: Losing hair because of genetics is a common cause found both in men and women. Genetic Hair Loss also known as Androgenetic Alopecia is mostly found in men than in women. However, there are women who have also witnessed this condition. The condition is passed down from either of the parent’s family and if both parents have experienced hair loss, then the chances of hair fall increases. It is found that approximately 75% of men and 25% of women witness hair fall because of genetics.
Treatment: The best ways to keep this condition at bay is to switch to a healthy lifestyle, drink lots of water, a great hair care routine and a balanced diet. By making these changes you will start noticing a considerable change in your hair.
Stress: This is the cause of many health problems, let alone hair issues. Whether you are stressing about something that happened at work or in your personal life, stress can affect your hair severely. By stressing out you are depriving your hair of getting essential nutrients that are required for strong & healthy hair, eventually making them dull & weak.
Treatment: Stress is not a solution. There is always a way out and finding a solution to the problem rather than stressing about it will prove to be beneficial for your mind as well as your hair. So, stop stressing yourself and find a solution for whatever is bothering you so much. Try a form of workout that will help you reduce stress, because a healthy mind is a healthy body.
Hormonal Imbalance: Hair fall due to hormonal changes is mostly found in women. As women go through various conditions such as Periods, PCOS, Menopause, Pregnancy and Childbirth that are some of the reasons for hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance can have a drastic effect on your hair. To find a solution, you need to first determine the hormonal change that is causing the hair to fall. Though hair fall due to hormonal imbalance is temporary, if you notice it to be a prolonged affair, then you should definitely see a doctor.
Treatment: While there are no set treatments to take care of your hair during hormonal changes, it is best to indulge in a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious meals, and drink lots of water. However, if you notice a ridiculous amount of hair fall, then it is best to visit a dermatologist.
Hair Care Routine: A poor hair care routine can lead to many hair issues, hair fall being one of them. Using harsh chemicals, excessive hairstyling or using wrong products can cause your tresses to fall severely.
Treatment: While it is vital to look chic and put together, it is more important to take care of the health of your hair. Switch to chemical-free products, wash your hair twice a week or as and when required, stop exposing your hair to styling techniques that require heat and most importantly use an ayurvedic hair oil before you step into the shower.
TRU HAIR oil is a combination of 13 herbs that help increase blood circulation, reduces hair fall and frizz, fights dandruff, delays greying, and adds shine to your hair. For best results, apply TRU HAIR oil 2 hours before a shower thrice a week. Ensure you heat the oil before applying it to your hair, as TRU HAIR oil is more effective when heated. The best part is you don’t have to worry about overheating or underheating the oil, as the TRU HEATER warms the oil within 4 minutes to the right temperature that is 65 degrees. Now that you have understood the causes of hair fall well, you will be able to deal with them better than you did in the past.
Dr. Tambe (Ayurvedic Practioner)
Dr. Tambe is an Ayurvedic Consultant, practicing in Satara City, Maharashtra for the last 45 years.He comes from a long line of Ayurvedic doctors. His grandfather and father were both Vaidyas, therefore he wanted to continue the family legacy.This year, his family will celebrate 100 years of Ayurvedic service.