5 Major Hair Fall Causes You Should Be Aware Of

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Hair fall is something that many of us face in our lifetime but contrary to the popular belief, it is just not men who have to deal with baldness, but women too face severe hair fall. There can be a number of factors responsible for the increase in hair fall like genetics, stress, pregnancy among others. But this is not something that should completely freak you out. Once you figure out the root cause, there are plenty of ways to deal with hair loss in a more constructive way.

We will help you get to the bottom of your hair loss and also figure out how you can prevent the same. Keep reading, because we’re going to take you through the top causes of hair fall that you should be aware of. If you are facing any one of these, then it might be the reason for your hair loss. In such a case, you should start taking the steps to deal with this problem.

1. Physical Trauma

Did you know that any kind of physical trauma can cause some amount of temporary hair loss? Everything from a car crash to a severe illness (even if it’s just the flu!) can cause you to lose some of your hair. This kind of hair fall is called telogen effluvium. To understand this, you need to know more about the life cycle of your hair follicles. These have three stages – the growing phase, the rest phase, and the shedding phase.

A traumatic event can shock your body into moving your hair’s cycle up a few notches. This means that you can move into the shedding phase a lot quicker than you normally would have. When this happens, you will probably experience more hair loss in the upcoming months after your accident. However, this kind of hair fall is definitely not permanent and being happy is the key to prevent hair loss due to stress. As your body recovers, your hair will start to grow back and stop falling out.

2. Pregnancy

Another type of physical stress event that can cause hair fall is pregnancy. The physical and mental unease, combined with increased levels of hormones can cause hair fall. It has been proven that there is an increase of hair loss right after you give birth, as compared to the duration of pregnancy.

Giving birth will make you experience a variety of emotions and therefore pregnancy is another big event that can cause your hair to fall out a bit more than its usual amount. However, as with the above point, you should not be worried that your hair will be gone forever. It will grow back and will cease to fall out as your body recovers from pregnancy.

3. Incompatible Hair Products

Your shampoo advertisement will claim to solve all your hair troubles in one go. But don’t all the product advertisements assert to be the best? Therefore, you should seek expert advice and use hair products which compliment your hair type and lifestyle. For instance, if you have greasy hair, a dry shampoo is something your hair needs, as it washes out all the oil and gives your scalp some room to breathe. While, if you have dry hair, a mild, moisturizing shampoo is what you need to keep your hair manageable at all times. Remember! A wrong hair care product can make you lose a lot of your cherished hair, no matter how much time or money you invest in caring for them.

Let your hair stylist or a dermatologist suggest you the hair products and what your shampoo must contain in order to have a thick and healthy mane to flaunt forever!

4. Lack of Protein in Your Diet

Did you know that if you’re not getting enough protein in your diet, your hair will stop growing and start falling out? That’s right. If you don’t get enough protein in your diet, your body is going to start rationing out what it spends its protein on. After a big drop in the amount of protein you’re taking in, you will see a significant decrease in your hair’s health within two to three months.

If you are facing this deficiency, then make sure to bring more protein in your diet. You can either try to get more animal-based protein into your diet, like fish or beef. Or you can go for plant-based protein sources, which are usually more healthy and full of protein than animal-based.

5. Male Pattern Baldness

This is a condition that solely affects men and a majority of them are going to suffer from some form of male pattern baldness by the age of 60. This kind of hair loss starts off at the temples and works its way back. This is because of a combination of your genetics and male hormones.

There are plenty of topical medications and other treatments that you can take advantage of if you are facing male pattern baldness. Make sure to do some research and you can find out what kind of treatments are available in your specific situation.

You might get a pretty big knock on your self-confidence when you see that your hair is falling out. There is nothing more annoying and frustrating than balding and hair fall but once you figure out the reasoning behind your hair loss, you can find out ways to regain your hair growth.


A traveller by day and reader by night' is how I would sum up my life. My wanderlust led me to quit my cushy job at 28 and finally embark on a journey around the world. Since then, I have lived in many countries and soaked in as many books as possible during my travel journeys. Among them, the "Book of Mirdad" is still my personal favourite and holds a special place in my heart. My progression towards writing was inevitable and happened quite naturally. I have been writing for a few years now an...

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