Hairfall 101 – How to prevent/treat hair fall
Dr. Falguni Shah, Founder of Skin Radiance Clinic
Hair fall is one of the most common problems in today’s time. After every session, every time my client walks out, they always say, “Dr. how to prevent hair fall?”
Hair fall can become a problem as you age, and can also lead to hair thinning with time. The increase in cases of hair fall can be attributed to our everyday lifestyle, hectic schedules, environmental pollution, some low quality hair products, constant styling etc. There are some easy ways to reduce hair fall provided you treat the matter in a holistic manner. The treatment of hair fall should be from inside out. This means that you also need to intake the proper diet and supplements if necessary. You also need to apply topical treatments to reduce hair fall and enhance hair growth. Today, I will share with you some easy ways on how to prevent hair fall.
Cleansing the hair
Of course washing and cleaning the hair is an important part for preventing hair fall. We notice excess hair fall in the showers, don’t we? So, be gentle on your scalp as well as hair, as wet hair is weaker and tends to break easily. Clogged follicles in the scalp result in hair fall but also harshly cleansing the scalp can cause damage to hair follicles too. Massage gently and use chemical free shampoos. The market is full of different types of shampoos which have huge branding and flowery words that tempt you to buy them. However, you need to understand that everything that looks nice is not always good for your hair. Ideally you should use a sulfate free shampoo. Most of the shampoos in the market contain sodium lauryl sulfate which cleans the hair but makes it dry. It also damages the follicles and can cause infection. Also make sure that you choose a shampoo that has mostly natural ingredients instead of chemicals. Using less chemicals on the hair will prevent hair loss.
Stop stressing out
It is well known that stress causes acne breakouts and hair fall and is also bad for your overall health. Take up practices like yoga and meditation to reduce the stress in your life. If you are stressed then the body will release hormones like cortisol and epinephrine which does not allow the hair to grow naturally.
Eat a healthy diet if you want healthy hair
It is necessary to understand that the answer to the question of how to reduce hair fall lies in what you eat. The right nutrition for hair fall includes a combination of diet and supplements. To prevent hair fall you should eat a diet that is rich in protein, vitamin E, iron, zinc and biotin. Protein is important because hair is made up of a protein called keratin. Biotin enhances the production of keratin and takes care of the health of the scalp. The foods that contain almost all of these nutrients are cheese, lean meat, eggs, yogurt, berries, fish, spinach and nuts.
It is true that with the current hectic lifestyles it is difficult to eat the nutrients required for hair growth and resorting to hair care supplements like Chicnutrix Bounce which contains all the essential nutrients like hair recovery complex of amino acids, biotin and selenium that work together to ensure your hair is strengthened and nourished. It improves blood circulation to hair follicles, prevents hair fall, promotes hair growth, reduces flaky scalp and maintains scalp health. It has essential nutrients for hair growth that promotes hair density and volume. It is a complete hair food to help you achieve your hair goals.
Your scalp anyways has the sebaceous glands and it produces the required oil. So, if you really want to oil your hair or oiling is one of the leisure activities that you enjoy once in a while, then make sure to use oils such as olive oil, almond oil or argan oil. Warm it up and apply it on the hair if the hair is dry. But in general, if you are facing acute hair fall, oiling and head massage could be counterproductive. Be careful and gentle with massaging, because if you are too harsh it will cause hair breakage and increase hair fall.
Incorporating these easy steps into your every day routine will ensure that you treat and prevent hair fall and promote hair growth, making your hair healthier, shinier and bouncier. Follow these steps to achieve your hair goals. Until then, stay chic, stay awesome!