7 Habits that can Cause Hair Fall

It might be very stressful when you see hair everywhere. Hair fall has now become a common problem. Your few habits can also contribute to hair fall. Here some habits which you can change to stop hair fall.

Varsha Vats
Written by: Varsha VatsUpdated at: Feb 13, 2019 12:24 IST
7 Habits that can Cause Hair Fall

Hair fall has now become a common problem. A lot of people are stressing about hair fall and searching for quick fixes. But dealing with hair fall is not easy. Hair fall is sometimes hereditary. Other reasons can be- use of wrong hair products or certain medications. But do you know you few modifiable habits can also trigger hair fall? These habits which won't require many efforts can be controlled easily. Read on to know some common habits which can lead to hair fall. 

Tight hairstyles

If you are one of those who tie their hair very tightly then you are more prone to hair fall. Tight hairstyles put stress on your hair follicles which lead to damage in hair follicles. It can also permanently damage your hair follicles which makes it very difficult or impossible for the hair to grow back. Tight hairstyles can also lead to constant headaches. Keep your hair band loose. While making braids also keep your hair loose.

Poor diet

Consuming all the necessary nutrients is not just good for your overall health but for your hair as well. A balanced diet is very necessary for good hair health. Drastic changes in diet can also lead to hair fall. Make a balanced diet which contains all the nutrients for proper hair growth. When you will start consuming all the necessary nutrients you will notice less hair fall. It will also improve your hair quality.

Also read: 9 Hairstyles for Thin Hair to Add Volume

Not consuming enough iron

Iron deficiency and hair loss are related in many ways. Iron deficiency leads to low production of hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood, which is required for the growth and repair of cells of your body. Hence iron is also responsible for stimulation of cells required for hair growth. You should consume more spinach, broccoli and legumes to promote hair growth.

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Everyone loves to style their hair in some way or the other. Some of you love the funky hair colour while others keep switching between curls and straight hair. But constant styling can damage your hair and hair follicles as well. Use of heat and hair sprays leads to poor hair quality and quantity. Avoid using colours and heat as much as possible. If you are already dealing with hair fall then you must immediately stop using these products to stop the progression of the condition.

Hot showers

A lot of people enjoy hot showers and spend a long time under a shower. But do you know the impact of a hot shower on your hair? Hot causes dehydration on your scalp and makes your hair dry and brittle. It makes the hair more prone to hair fall and damage.


Stress is another factor which can affect your hair. Due to the work and all the hustle bustle in one's life, stress is very common. If you stress too much you may experience hair fall. You should try to stay calm and relaxed. Try stress-relieving techniques like meditation, yoga, sports and exercising.

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Combing wet hair

After washing your hair, your hair is intact with water. When you comb your wet hair, your hair is more likely to break. It makes the follicles weak and the stress that the comb puts on wet hair leads to hair fall.

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