Why am I losing so much hair?’ A question that has been boggling most of us, with no answer in sight. It’s everywhere—in your shower drain, on your pillow, on your scrunchie—and it's a horror show, we know. But, not anymore. For we’re about to get to the root (pun intended) of hair fall. This is your line of defense, basis which you can gather the right weapons to treat it for once and for all.

In This Article:

5 Causes Of Hair Fall

5 Causes Of Hair Fall

1. Genetic Factors

First on our list is genetics. If there’s a lineage of people in your family who have struggled with hair loss, chances are you'll be doing it too. It is the most common cause of hair fall in the world and is common for both men and women. It is when your hair follicles shrink and eventually stop growing hair. Typically for women, the early signs of hereditary hair loss is the overall thinning of hair or a widening part. As for men, it is a bald spot at the top of their head.

2. Hormonal Changes

Pregnancy, menopause, PCOS and other hormonal imbalances can all contribute to hair thinning. It is when the levels of estrogen and progesterone drop, causing hair to grow much slower and thinner. A substantial decrease in these hormones can trigger the production of androgens (a group of male hormones) that shrink hair follicles and cause more hair fall. Reversing hair fall due to hormonal issues can take time to reverse, but hey, with regular care, you might notice regrowth.

3. Stress

Next up, stress – the silent killer of your luscious locks. Whether it's work deadlines, relationship drama, or simply life's absurdity, stress can trigger hair fall faster than you realize. Stress triggers a phase called Telogen Effluvium, which basically pushes a large number of hair to shed before time. Owing to this, you might notice large chunks of hair suddenly falling out while combing or washing.

4. Nutritional Deficiencies

Ever heard the saying, "You are what you eat"? Well, your hair is listening. A lack of essential nutrients like B12, iron, vitamins, and proteins can leave your hair looking like a wilted plant that breaks off easily, lacks shine or bounce and feels rough to touch. So, if your diet resembles a fast-food fantasy, it's time for a drastic change. Include lots of fresh fruits, green leafy veggies and nuts in your everyday food. Stay away from foods that are ready in under ‘5 minutes’. In return, your strands will thank you by sticking around a bit longer.

5. Medical Conditions

Sometimes, the cause behind your hair fall is a symptom of something bigger. Medical conditions like alopecia, thyroid disorders, and autoimmune diseases can trigger hair loss. Consult a doctor if your hair is staging a disappearing act, as it might be trying to tell you something about your overall health.

Understanding Early Signs of Hair Fall

There are tiny clues that your hair leaves for you when it is under attack. You can nip the bud before the hair fall becomes full-fledged. Look out for the below indicators. 

1. Unusual Shedding

Ever notice a few extra strands of hair on your pillow, in the shower or on your favorite t-shirt? Places where you never say them before or at least way less in number? This is your hair’s way of sending an SOS. Random and usual shedding is a clear indicator that your follicles need your immediate attention.

2. Persistent Dandruff

White flakes, dandruff, itchiness, tiny bumps or redness mean that there is scalp inflammation. So if these symptoms turn up in a day or two after you shampoo, the issue is deeper than you think. Include a scalp scrub in your routine to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, dirt, grime and bacteria for a squeaky clean scalp. Our Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint Scalp Scrub is formulated with antibacterial and antimicrobial ingredients that soothe your scalp, reduce inflammation and eliminate stubborn flakes.

3. Noticeable Hair Thinning

If there is a visible reduction in your hair’s volume, you notice your part widening or mild bald patches along your hairline or on your head, this is a telltale of hair loss. This could be grave and a doctor’s assistant is advised.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Whether you’re undergoing hair loss or not, taking care of your tresses needs no reason. While there are a number of causes of hair fall that are beyond your control, building a hair care routine and being consistent with it is surely a good idea. Here’s a 4-step anti-hair fall routine.

Step 1: Hair Oil

Since hair fall begins at the root, that is the first thing we will care for. Our Onion, Black Seed Oil & Patchouli Hairfall Control Hair Oil combats hair fall by strengthening your follicles and nourishing your scalp. Use it twice a week to get up to 4x lesser hair fall.

Step 2: Shampoo 

Wash it off by gently massaging our Onion, Blackseed & Patchouli Sulfate Free Shampoo. Being sulphate and paraben-free, it sweeps away oil, dirt and grime without stripping away your hair’s moisture.

Step 3: Conditioner

Lock in all the goodness in your strands with our Onion, Blackseed & Patchouli Hairfall Control Conditioner. It adds moisture, reduces frizz and strengthens your hair strands for visibly thicker hair.

Step 4: Hair Mask

A hair mask is an over-achieving conditioner. So once in a month, swap the conditioner with our Onion, Black Seed Oil & Patchouli Hairfall Control, Paraben Free Hair Mask. This 2-minute miracle mask offers up to 95% lesser hair fall, all thanks to the growth-inducing ingredients. You can also treat your scalp to a massage to allow better product absorption.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 What foods stop hair fall?

A. Consuming foods that are rich in iron, vitamin C, protein and vitamin K, such as broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, kidney beans, chickpeas, salmon, sunflower seeds etc., can help to reduce hair fall.

Q:2 Does hair regrow after falling from the root?

A. Yes. Your hair will typically grow back even when it has fallen from the root, unless it comes from a follicle that has stopped producing hair.

Q:3 Is hair fall always permanent or can it be temporary depending on the cause?

A. Depending on what triggered your hair fall, one can determine whether you’ll regain your hair after a short while or if it's a long haul.

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Written by Rhea Shah on Feb 29, 2024