The #GoodHairDay exists for a reason! No matter what age or gender you may be, your hair is your crown. It changes your appearance and gives you a boost of confidence when you look at yourself and when you step out for social or professional meetings. Losing hair is no fun irrespective of what the cause is. There are various reasons one may suffer from hair fall or hair loss. Smoking, stress, hormonal imbalances, medications, etc are some of the common causes. There are many simple ways to tackle hair fall if they are not caused due to medical reasons. Here are some ways to tackle hair fall:
- Nourish your hair: You are a result of what you eat. That is applicable to your hair too. To have healthy hair, one needs to have a healthy diet too. Foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, biotin, omega-3 should be included in your diet. Milk, eggs, green leafy vegetable, nuts, fish, etc are excellent foods for hair. Along with that, hydration is key. Drink enough water regularly to flush out toxins causing your hair fall.
- Changes in lifestyle: Simple lifestyle habits make a major difference in how your hair reacts. A healthy lifestyle means healthy hair. Stress plays a big factor in increased hair fall. You should learn to manage stress through yoga and exercise. Regular exercise increases blood circulation to hair. Avoid smoking because that has the reverse of exercise. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep is important in reducing stress and getting your hormones that induce hair fall in order.
- Take care of your hair: How we treat our hair regularly plays a pivotal role in the health of hair. To tackle hair loss, pay attention to the smaller details. Do not use excessive heat on your hair (blow dryer, curler, straightener) regularly. If you do, apply heat protecting sprays before using any styling tools on your hair. Do not tie your hair very tight, pick a comfortable hairstyle for everyday. Oil your hair regularly to keep them nourished and soft. Please remember that oil doesn’t boost hair growth. Do not sleep with your hair open. Tie a loose braid before going to bed. These small changes go a long way in reducing hair loss.
- Meet a doctor: In case of excessive hair fall, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist to understand the root cause. Sometimes the lack of vitamins in the body, underlying hormonal imbalances, reaction to certain medicines, etc are the reasons for your hair fall which cannot be solved without the guidance of a doctor. Based on your medical history and blood reports, they suggest the best course of treatment for you.