Hair loss can result from varied reasons. It may rather be a disease condition or an associated symptom of underlying disease.
Possible causes for hair loss:
Hair loss due to deficiencies
As a part of dieting or taking imbalanced diet sufficient nutrients and minerals are not supplied to the body. This may cause health issues like Anaemia, Vitamin deficiencies, Protein deficiency etc. where hair loss is a common symptom.
Solution - a well balanced diet. As always, eating a balanced diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables as well as lean protein and “good” fats such as avocado and nuts will be good for hair and overall health.
Caused by Under active thyroid gland
Do thyroid function test
If any significant variations, have to take treatment.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, where initial symptoms include hair loss. Associated gynaecological issues may or may not be present. Anovulatory cycles of menstruation, increase in body weight etc. follows later. Should consult gynaecologist.
Dandruffwhite scales or powder like appearance on scalp
Solution - Anti-dandruff medicines
Dry hairIf one is having dry hair by nature or lack of applying oils over head may lead to breakage of hair.
Stress and anxietyAs any other disease, stress can aggregate the problem of hair loss. Stress in studies, at work place, in personal or social life etc. may cause hair loss. Even stress related to hair loss can aggrevate the issue.
Genetics or Autoimmune ProblemsDue to unknown cause
Excessive hair styling treatments in beauty parlour will surely damage the hair shaft leaving the hair dry and brittle.
Side effects of certain medications may result in hair loss
Use of chlorinated or hard water can result in hair loss.
Measures you can follow to reduce hair loss:
Ensure intake of a well balanced diet - with green leafy vegetables, lean protein, beans, nuts, egg, carrot etc. Reduce intake of artificial sweetners and food items
Ensure scalp hygeine
Do hot oil scalp massage atleast 2 times in a week. A blend of virgin coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil (all the three in equal quantities) can be used for hot oil massage of scalp.
Avoid hair styling and unnecessary chemical treatments
Don't blow dry your hair regularly
Don't comb wet hair and always use the one with soft bristles to avoid hair breakage
Always condition the hair after shampooing.
Ensure the use of good quality hair products
Boiling water can reduce the temporary hardness of water. So boil the water and use it only after cooling. It may reduce hair loss