Hair shedding is normal and can occur for many reasons. Other than age and genetics, hair shedding can occur due to stress, illness, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, etc. Fortunately, the problem is treatable if diagnosed early.
Although quite natural, excessive hair shedding may require some medical help. When you consult with a medical professional, he can make conclusions based on your lifestyle, genetics, and food habits. He can prescribe some supplements that aid hair regrowth. If that doesn’t work, he can suggest surgery or laser treatment. The latter has to be done regularly for the best results.
Read ahead to find out about four effective ways to reduce hair shedding.
The main criminal for hair shedding and some other illnesses is stress. Our body responds to stress in multiple ways, like elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, or cardiac arrest. Prolonged stress can cause some harmful effects and illnesses such as depression in the long run. People often end up overeating or drinking alcohol/ caffeine too much to combat stress but consuming those can do more harm than good.
Did you know that stress is responsible for unexplained hair loss in women? No matter your gender, you should include exercise or yoga in your daily routine. The release of endorphins when you exercise can make you feel better. Meditation can also help calm your nerves and take your mind off triggers.
Shampoo your hair regularly
This is very important for someone who goes out daily. You subject your hair to daily pollution, U.V. Rays, dust, and dirt. If you can diligently give your clothes for washing, then why not your hair? Don’t just choose the cheapest shampoo without reading the ingredients list. Be mindful of what you buy for your hair type. Using the wrong shampoo can lead to excessive hair loss.
Use a conditioner
One should always use a conditioner after shampoo because it helps moisten the hair. Many complain of their hair resulting in locks and breakages after shampoo. This is because they skip the final step of conditioning that seals the cuticles of your hair and releases the tangles. Most people make the worst mistake by trying to brush their hair right after shampoo when the hair is still wet. You should give your hair some time to dry before proceeding with combing. Choose your conditioner only after reading the ingredients and the type of hair it best suits. If you’re someone who stays out most of the day, choose a conditioner that provides heat resistance and U.V. protection.
Consult with a doctor
If you think that your hair shedding is not the usual amount, you must see a medical practitioner ASAP. He might ask if there’s a trend of balding in your genes or if you have some medical complication. Some diseases like cancer and the treatment lead to hair fall. If your doctor does not find any specific reason behind your hair fall issue, he may prescribe some vitamins, supplements, and a diet including proteins and omega-3 fatty acids to prevent hair from shedding. You can also ask the doctor about what’s trending in hair regrowth treatment and if you should use it.
Change how you style your hair
You might flaunt your long hair but be careful about the time it’s tied up in a knot or a pony. Don’t let the hairstyle tug your hair follicles, as it can eventually lead to thinning or baldness.
Use natural products as much as possible to protect your hair and promote hair regrowth.