It is normal to lose some strands of hair, however, if you notice more hair than usual around the drain or stuck to the brush. Losing more strands than normal could be a pointer that you are experiencing hair loss.
Aside from medical reasons and complex situations, some daily habits that we imbibe contribute to excessive hair loss.
1. A junk diet is very likely to trigger hair loss. Avoid skipping meals, take sufficient nutrients and adopt healthy eating habits. As soon as you do these, there will be significant changes in your hair and general wellbeing. Include proteins in your diet and minerals like zinc, magnesium, iron etc. in the right proportions.
2. Your choice of hairstyles and treatments would either a negative or positive effect on your hair. Excessive or tight hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. Also, avoid harsh treatments such as hot rollers, permanent chemical hair dye, bleaching curling irons, hot-oil treatments and permanents.
3. Manhandling wet hair and using the wrong brush. Wet hair is a lot more fragile and prone to breakage, hence the need to be gentle with it. After washing or getting in the shower, dry it in a towel for a few minutes before combing with a large-tooth comb. Use detangler and avoid tugging when combing.
4. Smoking Is said to be the fastest trigger of hair loss. Smoking affects the normal oxygen saturation levels, restricts blood vessels throughout the body. Hair follicles need a fresh blood supply to stay strong & healthy. Slow flow makes hair regrowth harder.
5. We often neglect our hair, thinking all things will work together for good. Are you one of those in this group? Be intentional about your hair, just like you have been with your diet plan, and your To-Do activities.