How to Fight Hair Loss?

Hair loss comes with a social stigma attached to it and is a growing concern today, for both men and women alike. However, it is more common among the males due to pattern baldness. Thinning hair and hair loss is common in women and no less demoralizing. It can be very embarrassing to have bunches of hair falling off every time you run your fingers through them, or rest your head on a pillow.

An average of about 100 hair strands falling off on a daily basis is acceptable, as that’s when the new, stronger hair from the roots grow back in their place. However, if the frequency of hair fall is increasing with each head wash or every time you glide a comb through your hair, it is time you get cautioned.

Our hair is made up of a tough protein called keratin. A hair follicle anchors each hair into the skin. Hair fall is basically caused when the immune system attacks these hair follicles, where the hair growth begins. It starts with one or more smooth round bald patches on the scalp and can cause complete scalp hair or body hair loss, if not treated effectively.

Hair transplant is one of the most promising ways to cure the problem of early baldness. In India, you can avail best transplant surgery in Delhi. Research about the renowned hospitals to find the best surgeon in Delhi.

However, not every hair loss treatment needs to involve a medical procedure. The early stages can be cured at home using some handy grand mama’s tips. They are as follows:

1) Soothe your hair with a coconut milk massage, and keep it for at least one hour before you wash it off.

2) A good amount of Aloe Vera gel into the scalp could do wonders if left overnight.

3) A traditional hot oil massage never disappoints. It strengthens the roots of the hair and also helps with our cortisol levels.

4) Use traditional Indian herbs like ‘amla’ and ‘neem’ to massage your scalp for shinier and stronger hair.

5) A DIY hair pack with yogurt and eggs promise a healthier hair and scalp.

Hair fall can occur because:

1) There is a drop in protein intake levels in your body. This may result in shutting new growth.

2) Hair loss greatly depends on genetics, and that’s when nothing much can be done about it.

3) Hormonal changes after childbirth. So if you are a new mom suffering from hair fall, take it easy, as this problem will fade away eventually.

4) Switching/stopping birth control pills results in hormonal imbalance too, which causes hair fall.

5) Any physical trauma, surgery, stress or illness can result in temporary hair loss.

6) Sudden weight loss affects hair quality, making them weaker and more prone to hair fall.

7) Over abuse of hair styling products, harsh chemicals, high heat, tight braids, etc. hamper the quality of your hair, resulting in hair fall.

8) Anaemic patients have low levels of iron, which result in hair breakage.

Hence, keeping your stress levels down and maintaining a healthy diet are some important measures to avoid excessive hair fall.