5 reasons why your hair is falling, and 1 natural solution
As pollution levels rise exponentially, your skin and hair bear the combined brunt of an unhealthy lifestyle and environment. Losing a couple of strands each time you run a comb through your hair may have become a routine part of your mornings, but you probably won’t want to wait for a receding hairline to hit the panic button. As with all things, the route to recovery begins with first understanding the root cause, and then opting for a solution tailored to your diagnosis. From the common culprits behind your fallen strands to the ayurvedic treatment that will help you combat hairfall, here’s all that you need to know.
We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: you are what you eat. An unhealthy diet won’t just pile on kilos on your body, but will also exact vengeance against the health of your tresses. Likewise, crash diets can result in low blood sugar levels that, in turn, lead to thinning of hair on the scalp.
Your body is a powerhouse that requires its optimal levels of nutrition to be fulfilled on a daily basis. A protein deficiency can manifest itself through increased hairfall. There is also a common consensus that one out of 10 people between the ages of 20 and 49 suffers from anaemia or iron deficiency – the fallout includes widespread hairfall, among other health concerns.
Harsh hair styling
Frequent exposure to heat-related hair styling implements like blow-dryers and hair irons erodes the health of your strands, leaving it brittle and weak. Invasive chemical treatments at the salon aren’t doing your tresses any favours either. Space out your appointments at the salon if they involve intense chemicals, and if you must blow-dry your hair daily, opt for the cool setting to avoid blasting your strands with harmful heated air.
The root of your problems, quite literally, could be what lies at the roots of your hair. Fungal infections in the scalp are more common than you think, and frequent itching weakens your strands at the root as well. Dandruff is another ailment that can go unchecked for long stretches of time, which can hamper the growth and development of your locks.
The lifeline of each strand of your hair transitions through three phases: the growth phase, the resting phase and the shedding phase. Physical stress can serve as a trigger for a specific type of hair loss commonly known as telogen effluvium that can put the life cycle of your hair under duress and push it directly into the shedding phase.
Dr. Arun (#askdrarun), co-founder of Pure Cure + Co., believes that the most effective route for treating hairfall is going natural. “There is no denying the restorative effects of Triphaladi, an ayurvedic treatment for hair loss. Pure Cure + Co.’s Hair serves an all-natural supplement that harnesses the power of amla (Indian gooseberry), bibhitaki (Belleric myrobalan), haritaki (Chebulic myrobalan) and yashtimadhu (licorice). Together, this formula helps boost blood circulation, aids your body in absorbing essential minerals for hair growth and returns your hair to its original volume and vibrancy,” he elaborates.