5 Lifestyle Habits That Can Cause Hair Fall

Are you losing hair and wondering what are you doing wrong? Here we have 5 lifestyle habits that you need to change in order to stop hair fall

Charu Sharma
Written by: Charu SharmaPublished at: Jun 12, 2021Updated at: Jun 12, 2021
5 Lifestyle Habits That Can Cause Hair Fall

Hair fall is a problem that we all have been through and everytime a hair strand falls off your head the pain is no less than that of a heartbreak. We have tried all the hair care products out there and all the messy DIY techniques, no matter how smelly and sticky they were. If you are someone who is annoyed by seeing all those hair strands in your hair brush this article is for you because here we have gathered 5 lifestyle habits that you need to change in order to stop hair fall.

1# Tying your hair too tight

If you think that tying your hair up in a tight ponytail or a bun would prevent hair fall, you are surely living inside a bubble my friend. Tying your hair in these tight hairstyles would not do any good to you but will only hamper your hair health and promote hair loss. When you tie your hair so tightly it leads to tugging your hair which can lead to alopecia, a condition which can make your hair fall out in small patches. The constant tugging and pulling of hair can cause permanent hair loss.

If your hair is pulled back too tightly they would break away from roots and can result in damaging hair follicles, splitting and even weakening your hair. So let your hair breath for a while and tie it in a loose low ponytail if you want.

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2# Nutrient deficiency in your diet

The key reason for all those hair falling is the lack of nutrients in your diet and this would not just cause hair loss but can lead to some other serious health issues too. Hair loss is mostly caused due to the deficiency of iron, vitamin D and folic acid in your body. Following are some of deficiencies that can be a reason of hairloss: 

  • Iron: Iron deficiency also known as anemia can be another cause behind hair loss. As iron boosts up the red blood cells in your body which results in increased hemoglobin levels. These red blood cells are responsible for transporting the oxygen from lungs to different parts of your body. The oxygen circulation in your body helps your hair to grow longer and faster.
  • Vitamin D: An essential nutrient our body needs that we get from the sun, vitamin D has a direct connection with your hair loss. The vitamin d in your body plays a key role in stimulating new hair follicles and hence due to the deficiency of vitamin D the growth of these hair follicles could stop.
  • Folic Acid: Another nutrient which helps in generating new hair. It also helps in keeping the red blood cells healthy which in return increases the blood circulation and helps in the regrowth of hair.

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3# Stress

Stressing about your problems can lead to hair loss and that hair loss can result in more stress causing more hair loss. Confused? Let it make it a little simple for you. When the stress levels increase in your body and can cause hair fall not in just one but three different ways. 

  • Telogen effluvium: A condition in which your hair follicles are pushed into a resting phase by stress where excessive hair loss can be observed. Good news, this condition is reversible.
  • Alopecia areata: This is a condition caused by the attacks made by the body's immune system on the hair follicles which can result in your hair to fall out in patches.
  • Trichotillomania: A very scary disorder where a person has a constant and irresistible urge to pull out hair from your head, eyebrow, eyelashes and other parts of your body caused due to tension, stress, frustration and loneliness.

To keep hair fall at bay make sure that you stress less and let that mane grow in a healthy manner.

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4# Heat styling products

Heat styling can be way more dangerous for your hair than you think. Using that curling rod, straightener and hair dryer repeatedly on your hair can make your hair shaft weak, your hair dry and prone to breakage that leads to more hair fall. It is recommended that in order to reduce the stress caused by heat styling on your hair you can lower the temperature of your heat styling tool or can opt for air drying your hair naturally and try some no heat DIY curling techniques in order to get those beautiful curls.

5# Harsh Chemicals

Ever wondered how those harsh chemicals in your shampoo, conditioners and hair colors affect your hair? Well hairfall can be a result of all these harsh chemical treatments you have been doing on your hair. Some commonly used harsh chemicals in your shampoos and conditioners which can cause hair loss are Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sodium chloride, Diethanolamine, Propyl Glycol, Imidazolidinyl urea and Propylene glycol. Next time you go to buy a bottle of shampoo or conditioner make sure that the product is free of all these harsh chemicals.

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Changing some simple lifestyle habits can do wonders to your health and you can observe changes without making  a lot of effort. Try following these simple tips to get rid of your hair loss issues and share this with someone who is struggling with hair fall.

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