BlogsMAR 7, 2023
Hair loss. Demystified. - Discover some of the main reasons behind your hair loss
Discover some of the main reasons behind your hair loss.
Hair loss is an extremely common issue across both women and men, but that doesn't make it any easier when you're the one experiencing it. Many GCC residents & locals deal with hair fall & thinning hair throughout their lives.
The main hair loss stresses identified are:
#1: Harsh Water Conditions
It is not unusual to hear whispers of how the harsh water used to shower can damage hair, especially not in the GCC. It leads to a buildup of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which creates a film on the hair. This makes moisture penetration difficult. You guessed right, your hair is left dry and prone to breakage.
#2: Dandruff & Itchy Scalp
Sure, dandruff doesn’t cause hair loss directly, but it does cause an itchy scalp. It’s tempting to scratch to alleviate discomfort, but doing so can lead to damage and breakage, resulting in increased hair fall.
(And what do you do when you have an itch? You scratch it of course. And break your hair while doing so. Which means dandruff is the villain here.)
#3: Dry Weather
When the weather is dry it sucks out the moisture from the scalp and hair. This makes your hair brittle, weak, and easy to fall. And since there’s no moisture, there’s no sheen, which means your usually lustrous locks look lifeless.
#4: High Hair Chemical Use
Everybody knows that chemical overuse is never good for your hair under any circumstances because it can directly damage the follicles themselves. But still, it is inevitable at times. Even your normal hair wash routine can damage your tresses and stress your hair follicles if your products don’t suit you.
#5: Major Diseases
Unfortunately, some major illnesses can also cause loss of hair. Chemotherapy, specific types of alopecia, and a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania are a few such examples.
#6: Hair Covering & Wraps
Headscarves are part of many cultures, and the choice of fabric is key to maintaining healthy hair. Pure silk is an example of a usually great textile to prevent damage. Avoid fabrics that cause itchiness because you will want to scratch or that would pull your hair while wearing, which could lead to breakage.
#7: The Different Types of Alopecia
Alopecia is just one word, but it’s a very broad one that covers various reasons why we lose hair. It could be hereditary, hormonal, medical, or just a natural part of aging. What’s hard is that it could cause loss of hair on the head - REMOVE. The good news is that sometimes it’s temporary and can be induced due to stress or malnutrition.
#8: Hormonal Imbalance
When your hormones go out of balance, your hair loses stability at some level. This could cause it to thin out or even fall. The good news is that there are treatments out there to reverse the process.
#9: Incompatibility of Products & Hair
Oh yes, that’s a thing, and it’s more common than you would think. This could include everyday products such as shampoo, conditioner, etc. While it takes trial and error to figure out the most compatible products for you, you can start by switching to products that are free from sulfates, parabens, and silicones as these are less likely to cause issues.