Top 10 Tips To Prevent Hair Loss

Top 10 Tips To Prevent Hair Loss

Do you find yourself posting queries about ‘hair fall control’ on health websites? Are you the one who constantly repeats ‘give me my hair back’ in your daily prayers?

Does the sight of your hair clogging the drains scares the living daylight out of you? If you’re scared enough and your answer is a loud YES, then we have just the advice for you.

The old adage, ‘gorgeous hair is the best revenge’, is truer than true, for losing hair can be demoralizing and frustrating. Everyone loses hair. On an average, we see hair loss from losing fifty to hundred strands a day. That's just hair going through its cycles, and there will be a new one to replace it. But for some, excessive hair loss or shedding can be a problem. Everyday activities such as brushing your hair, removing a ponytail, or even washing and conditioning your hair are also a part of daily hair loss, which is embarrassing for all of us.

We suggest you follow and adapt these top 10 tips for hair fall control in your daily routine-

1. Be kind to your hair - Comb slow and steady

Tying it tightly, brushing and combing wet hair only weakens the roots and leads to hair loss. For hair fall control, comb your hair only when in semi-dry or fully dried state, that too using a wide-toothed comb. Don't towel-dry your hair in a rush or by rubbing it too hard. Gently skim the towel throughout.

2. Trim your hair regularly, especially to avoid split ends

Preferably every 3-4 months for women and every month for men. This will help to get rid of split ends and frizz and to give you the healthy look.

3. Try to avoid tight bun or ponytails

Do you wear tight braids or extensions? Over time, these styles damage the hair follicles, a condition known as traction alopecia. Try changing it up with a new hairstyle, for example - alternate between wearing a low and high ponytail. Use fabric rubber bands which are snag-free and do not break hair when tying and untying a ponytail.

4. Eat the right food for hair fall control

A healthy, balanced diet is the key to everything, including healthy hair. A diet that is not high enough in iron or protein can lead to hair loss. Those with eating disorders and those who crash diet often experience hair loss. If poor diet is your issue, you can usually reverse hair loss by balancing your food intake. Good sources of protein include meat, eggs, fish, nuts, beans, and seeds; add iron to your diet with foods like lentils, green foods like spinach and other veggies, cereals fortified with iron, clams, and oysters. 

5. Hats & umbrellas – shield your tresses from scorching heat of the Sun

Although your hair cannot get a sunburn or cancer, the sun can harm it in other ways. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet A and B (UVA and UVB) rays can damage your hair from its cuticle to its inner structure. If you plan on spending time in the sun, it is important to protect your hair - as well as your skin - from its damaging effects.

6. Happiness is the key to get good hair

If you are experiencing a traumatic event, like a break-up or divorce, you might find it difficult to get control over your hair loss problem. The condition is called as Telogen effluvium. But the good thing to deal with this type of hair loss is that your hair will grow back normally once stress is reduced.

7. Avoid using multiple treatments on hair

When a salon treatment doesn’t work, you try medicines, and even when that fails you try dadi-maa ke nuskhe. You put egg yolks, neem and homemade hair oil that smell like a dead man’s armpit sweat. Basically, you are ready to try anything to get good hair. All you need to do is know your ‘hair’ - what kind of shampoo, conditioner or oil you should use depending on your hair type.

8. Try to style your hair without using any products

We all wish to look gorgeous and attractive, especially on all the important occasions like birthdays, parties and events. Besides dressing well, our attention is always focused on styling hair in a better way. Not to bother about the after-effects, we still use hair products frequently, which is not good for our hair health. Try and use them in limit!

9. Know your hair type

Determine the best frequency of hair wash in your case and stick to it. Unless you have extremely greasy hair, avoid washing hair everyday as it strips the hair of its natural oils and makes hair look dry, brittle and damaged. Applying conditioner after shampoo is an important step for hair fall control. Try and use Dr Batra’s® Conditioner, which nourishes and moisturizes dry, frizzy, damaged and tangled hair

10. No matter how much you like hot water during winters, don’t use it for hair

Don’t wash your hair with hot water as it causes dehydration and turns your hair brittle. It is preferable to wash your hair with lukewarm to cold water twice a week for dry hair and thrice a week for normal hair.

Besides these daily routine matters, there are plenty of reasons which cause hair loss like dandruff, PCOS, anemia, stress, medications and infection of the scalp. These conditions are hard to identify by oneself doing regular day-stuffs. Therefore, it is always advisable to address excessive hair loss as a medical condition - evaluated and treated by a trichologist.

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