Hair shedding is a part of everyday life and on an average, we tend to lose around 50-80 strands a day, if you begin to shed more than that or you notice they aren't growing back, it’s a matter of concern. When it comes to hair loss there are so many potential triggers, that it can be tricky to pinpoint the exact reason. Timely treatment helps in reducing hair fall as well as to regain new follicle. It also gives strength to the hair. The alarming hair fall does take a toll on mental health and overall personality.
The common causes of Hair Loss
- Physical and emotional stress like any major traumatic event in life or stress at work.
- Post Pregnancy - while lactating or consuming any Oral Contraceptive.
- Seasonal hair loss because of climatic changes.
- Pollution like air and water majorly affecting the texture of hair.
- Inadequate sleep affects the cycle of hair growth.
- Ageing, normally affects hair growth, hair fall and texture.
- Anemia is a condition where a person has low levels of haemoglobin in the body.
- Nutritional deficiencies like lack of Vitamin E, B Complex, D 3,Calcium, Proteins, Zinc etc.
- Crash diet and Fad diets leading to lack of vital nutrients.
- Genetic disorders and family history of hair loss.
- Chemical treatments like hair colour, straightening, rebounding, ironing or over styling.
Medical Causes of Hair Loss
- A hormonal imbalance like Thyroid, Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD), Diabetes.
- Telogen effluvium after Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Postviral fever or any other medical illness.
- Any major surgical treatments, Cancer or Anti-Cancer Treatments.
- Lupus is when cells attack a Healthy Tissue resulting in Hair Fall.
- Trichotillomania is a disorder where a person pulls or plucks his/her hair.
- Intake of Anabolic steroids or any sedatives adversely affects hair growth.
- One should wash hair thrice a week using a Hair friendly shampoo and in case of need it can be washed daily with water or shampoo and condition them as per requirement. As far as possible while having active hair fall, frequent oiling should be avoided.
- Oil can be used as a conditioner once a week.Over the counter products like Hair Serums and Hair Oils may or may not work but can lead to itchy scalp, excess hair fall, dandruff and contact allergies. Thus, one needs to careful while choosing these products.
- Medical science has a lot of advancements in the oral formulation as well as local applications in the form of hair nutrients like Hair Peptides, Stem Cells, Hair Growth Factors, Platelet-rich plasma, Hair Growth Diode Laser and Scalp Peels. All these treatments as a stand-alone therapy or in combinations give exceeding good results.