Everyday Habits That Could Be Causing Hair Loss
Hair loss is often blamed on age or genes. As people get older, the more likely it is that they will experience some degree of hair loss. When it comes to genes, it’s proven that when hair loss runs in the family, there is a higher chance of it happening to you too.
However, these aren’t the only contributing factors. There are lots of everyday habits that could be causing and influencing hair loss.
If you’ve suddenly started noticing thinning hair, clumps of hair on your pillow or excess hair in the shower, it could actually be the result of any of the following behaviours.
Eating a Unhealthy Diet
We all enjoy treating ourselves to a takeaway and a bar of chocolate every now and then; we would be lying if we said we didn’t. However, it’s when this becomes a regular thing, that you might start to have problems. Besides weight and skin issues, an unhealthy diet can also have a huge impact on the health of your hair.
Without the right amount of protein and iron in your diet, you could start to experience hair loss. This is why people with eating disorders so often lose most of their hair. You need to eat a balanced diet, including eggs, fish, meat and nuts.
It’s so tempting to throw our hair into a tight hairstyle to keep it looking clean and tidy, or to tie it back quickly when you don’t have the time to style it properly. Unfortunately, this seemingly normal habit could be the reason for why you’ve started to experience hair loss. Tight hair styles, such as buns, braids or even hair extensions, damage hair follicles (traction alopecia). Wearing it like this once or twice a week isn’t going to cause alopecia – but it can over time!
Not Getting Enough Sleep
We all know that lack of sleep can affect our health and skin – dark circles under the eyes and lack of concentration are common indications of tiredness. However, it can also physically alter our appearance in another way too; hair loss. This is because your scalp needs to be looked after just as much as your skin – it’s part of it of course. Therefore, sleeping is necessary for healthy hair. Lack of sleep can lead to damaged hair and therefore result in hair loss.
Ah stress. It just causes problems in every area of life doesn’t it? Alas, our hair doesn’t get to escape its frustrating grip. Stress is one of the main reasons behind hair loss. Extreme stress caused by an upheaval in your life, could be causing your emotions to be all over the place and therefore change the cycle of your hair. You might not even experience it for up to 6 weeks after the stressful event – this is referred to as telogen effluvium.
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