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Six do’s and don’ts to reduce hair loss

Hair loss is something that can affect your look and has potential to affect your confidence as well. Though hair fall depends on major genetic factors, there are a few do’s and don’ts that an individual should take into account in their lifestyle to help them slow down or avoid the adverse effects.


1. Know the Root Cause

Hair loss just like any other medical issue can come into your life unknocking and could be due to various reasons such as iron deficiency, thyroid ailment, diabetes or use of chemical soaps on the scalp, etc. Whenever hair starts to fall quite often, do visit a hair specialist for a checkup and get diagnosed to know if the cause is permanent or temporary.

2. Work-Out the Stress

It is absolutely normal to lose a few strands of hair a day, but when this amount increases, excessive stress might be a factor responsible for this. Hair loss due to stress is temporary and can itself reduce in a matter of a few months or could last longer in case of chronic stress. Trying meditation and physical exercise to monitor your stress will eventually help you reduce the hair fall.

3. Eat Healthy and Be Hydrated

“You are what you eat” holds truth for your hair too. Drinking sufficient amounts of water throughout the day keeps your body hydrated which helps in effective cell regeneration or its repair. Try eating a mix of fruits and vegetables that will help you keep your body nourished. Intake of proteins with sprouts, legumes or chicken is also beneficial for your hair.


1. Overstyle your hair

Overstyling your hair using hot temperature tools like blow dryers, curlers and flat irons causes damage to the protein that makes up the hair eventually hurting its roots and protective cuticle. This can harm the hair follicle and prevent growth of healthy and fresh hair strands. Also, tying your hair tightly in a pony could pull the hair follicles out resulting in rapid loss, loosening them up once in a while could work wonders. Try avoiding the use of hair styling gels as well, as they may make the hair dry and brittle, again accelerating the hair loss.

2. Style when wet

You love to comb or tie up your hair when they are wet, right? Well, it is not at all advised to do so since the hair is at its weakest when wet and could put pressure on hair follicles, pulling the strands out leading to breakage. Excessive hair follicle tension can lead to alopecia in which the follicle is permanently weakened making it impossible for the hair to grow.

3. Take hot steamy showers

Hot water dehydrates the hair strands causing them to become dry and brittle making them prone to fall. With this, hair’s protective oils decrease causing the scalp to produce excess oil to maintain the moisture level that leads to more hair fall. Thus, washing hair with tap or lukewarm water is considered to be ideal.

A better lifestyle with the choice of food you take and products you use can help you grow a dense, natural and nourished hair.

Disclaimer: Indian Health Bureau does not claim any responsibility for the information contained in this article. The information may not hold good for everyone. The post is for general awareness only and should not be construed as a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Please consult your doctor to know what is good for you.



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