Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team


Seeing plenty of hair strands in the hairbrush or sink after you wash your hair is sure to put you under a lot of stress. All the advertisements over the net about hair fall control serums, oils, shampoos, and conditioners trap us into buying new hair care products, hoping for a miracle. Before you try any of these products, take time to read the blog and get to know the reasons. Understanding the cause of your hair loss will put you in a better position to get help.



1) Vitamin D Deficiency


Did you know that getting exposed to early morning sunlight can improve your hair health? Yes, vitamin D (which is produced in your body with the help of the sun) helps rejuvenate your hair follicles. People who tend to stay most of the time indoors face hair loss. Go out, face the sunshine, get the needed vitamin D, and flaunt your hair!

2) Chemical Treatments


Going out to the salons for hair treatment is pretty common in today’s world. Hair treatments such as coloring, keratin, and smoothening can give you good hair days for a few weeks, maybe. But remember, your scalp is a sensitive area and can only inhale a certain amount of chemicals from time to time. When it is overdone, it leads to hair thinning. Do not stick to temporary procedures that can permanently disrupt your hair texture and life.


3) Stress


Stress has become a habitual part of our daily lives. Stress leads to insomnia as the muscles are not relaxed enough to doze off, which leads to hair loss. It also inhibits the growth of new hair strands. Stressing over your hair loss itself can aggravate it. Do not worry over things, not in your control; instead, lead a happy life by enjoying the little moments.

4) Medications


Every drug has different side effects, and hair loss is one among them. When a person is too dependent on medicines, hair loss can occur despite the individual’s age. Birth control pills, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, hormone replacement therapy, steroids, weight-loss drugs, etc., brings about hair loss. If possible, opt out of drugs but only at a physician’s advice; else, a dermatologist can help treat your drug-induced hair fall.

5) Nutrient Deficiency


Remember, what you take in is as important as what you do outside in terms of hair care. Hair fall and growth is quite normal for everyone. But if you follow an unbalanced diet, the growth of new hair strands becomes difficult. Instead of trying every hair care product, include good-hair food in your diet like carrots, eggs, avocado, spinach, nuts and seeds, berries, sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables, shrimp, soybeans, etc.

Found the reason for your hair loss? Do not delay further and work towards it. Life is short but do not let your hair be! Never give up on your hair, flaunt your hair, and let your hair do all the talking!

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