Are you noticing more hair strands coming off together with your hair brush?
While it’s not a majorly worrying occurrence and while it’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 hair strands per day, take note that excessive hair loss may indicate an underlying issue. This may be caused by factors such as genetics, or maybe just the way you style your hair.
Hair fall usually affects women, and increasingly as we get older. So if you want to keep your locks full of “oomph” and with that “ooh-la-la” volume, you need to get hair loss in control.
Here are 5 easy ways to combat hair fall:
- Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hairline
Any hairstyle that tugs on your hairline can cause hair loss. Examples of this are tight ponytails, and cornrows. Make sure to also use hair ties without any metals or exposed elastic where your hair can get tangled in and pull your strands when removing the hair tie.
- Say no to high heat hair tools
Heat always damages the hair. It may cause brittleness, breakage and eventually hair fall. Allow your hair to dry naturally as much as possible, and when you do need to use heat tools, be sure to spritz on some heat-protectant to shield your hair from some of the damaging effects of high temperatures.
- Be mindful of hair treatments
Hair procedures that involve chemicals such as bleaching and straightening, can weaken your roots and cause hair fall.
- Assess your nutrient consumption.
Hair health is largely dependent on the food you eat. Check your pantry if you are stocking up on foods rich in iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 as these vitamins and minerals help restore thinning hair.
- Use targeted hair products for hair loss
Your favorite shampoo line should have a variation for specific hair problems such as hair loss. Pick that instead of a regular shampoo as these formulations contain oils and minerals that may help restore healthy hair growth and resolve hair loss.
Read Huffpost’s original article here to see more specific tips and tricks to combat hair fall.
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