Unfortunately, sometimes the bad habits we develop in our daily routines can damage our hair, leaving it dull and lifeless or even leading to hair loss.
Causes of hair loss is a very broad topic as there are dozens of factors than can cause anybody to shed his or her thick silky strands at any time. Ranging from your genes to hormonal imbalance to nutritional deficiencies, anything can cause you to lose your locks. While genetics and hormonal factors are not under control, there are certain factors and habits of yours that are very much in your hand. Try to overcome these bad habits if you are to maintain a thick and healthy hair.
Here are 7 bad habits you should avoid to prevent your hair loss:
Some of the hair products that you are using may be the culprits. It is better to talk to your dermatologist if you have observed hair loss after using a particular product.
Physical stressors like an accident, flu, or surgery can cause hair loss. Our hair has a life cycle which is programmed as growth phase, rest phase, and shedding phase. When we go through physical stress or illness it can disturb the hair cycle and may push our hair into shedding phase. Hair loss caused by physical trauma can be noticed within 3-6 months.
Eating the Wrong Foods
A healthy, balanced diet is the key to everything, including healthy hair. A diet that is not high enough in iron or protein can lead to hair loss, says Dr. Shapiro. Those with eating disorders and those who crash diet often experience hair loss. If poor diet is your issue, you can usually reverse hair loss by balancing your food intake. Good sources of protein include meat, eggs, fish, nuts, beans, and seeds; add iron to your diet with foods like lentils, green foods like spinach and other veggies, cereals fortified with iron, clams, and oysters.
Not washing Hair Enough
Consider your hair as sensitive pets that need constant looking after. But don’t consider them as pet-like when it comes to washing them. You better shampoo is frequently to keep it in good condition. This is pretty important especially if you are someone who sweats a lot.
Chemically Treating Your Hair
Colouring or curling/ straightening chemicals may well result in a few glam-moments but they can be potentially dangerous in the long run for your hair. Continual use of such chemicals over years may cause in women permanent disability to grow hair.
Scratching Your Scalp
Itchy scalp conditions such as dandruff or seborrhoeic dermatitis can leave you with scratching-induced hair damage. Once your cuticle is damaged, hair is more prone to breakage and thinning.
Heat damages your hair by drying it out. It can also damage your follicles making them unable to grow healthy locks. Doctors advise avoiding blow dryers and curling or straightening irons. If you feel you must use a blow dryer use it on the middle portion of your hair avoiding roots and tips.
If your hair loss is genetic or due to any other cause and is irreversible, a hair transplant surgery may be worth considering. Hair Transplant in Saudi Arabia Clinic offers free online consultations for its esteemed clients. If you are interested, contact us now.