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If no hair oil or mask can solve hair thinning for you, then it’s time to dig a little deeper. Did you know your scalp sheds around 100 strands of hair daily? FYI, it’s completely normal. But if this number increases by the day, you might face premature balding.
But if you’re still wondering what’s wrong with your tresses, make sure to keep a watch on your habits. You know why? Because your habits determine whether your hair is going to be fab or drab.
There are several reasons that cause thinning of hair. It can be caused by lifestyle habits, genetics, or both. Here are some of the most common ones:
Signs of hair loss and hair loss conditions may vary among men and women. It all begins when you notice a lot of hair on your hairbrush or in the shower drain.
Here are some common signs of hair thinning:
When we go out, the sun’s UV rays start to impact the elasticity and strength of the hair. Prolonged heat and sunlight exposure can dry out the hair and scalp and damage the cuticle and the hair fibre, resulting in brittle hair that can lead to hair loss.
Washing the hair with hot water can leave the cuticles open. Rinse your hair with cool water to close the cuticles and protect the hair from damage and breakage.
Not washing your hair often can build up dirt, product leftovers, and oil on the scalp that can clog hair follicles, making it difficult for hair to grow.
Hair products and styling tools can make the hair brittle and dry. These tools have a high temperature that can strip away the oils and protein from the hair and its protective cuticle. This can disrupt moisture balance and cause breakage and thinning.
Hair is more fragile and prone to breakage, when it’s wet. Brushing or combing your locks in the shower and towel-drying it can wreak havoc on it!
Itching on the scalp can be the result of a fungal infection, allergies, or inflammation that is very harmful for your hair. Scratching the scalp can damage the hair follicles, which can cause hair loss.
Tight hairstyles can exercise constant tension on the hair follicles near the roots. It can cause hair to come out of the follicle prematurely, which leads to thinning and scarring.
When we don’t take in enough calories, our body redirects all the energy toward essential functions like your heart and brain, leaving the hair and scalp behind. Due to this, new hair doesn’t grow on the scalp and causes hair thinning.
Now you know why you’re in trouble. BTW! You’re welcome.