Hair loss and hair fall is normal because our hair goes through growing, resting, and shedding phases and we shed off around a hundred strands daily.
But if you think it’s a lot more than usual, here are a few things to check before seeing your doctor.
Diet Hair Loss
Diet is one of the most neglected and most important factors that influence hair growth and strength.
Our hair is mostly made of keratin which is a kind of protein. So, consuming inadequate amounts of protein can reflect on hair volume and quality.
This means, check if you are eating enough eggs, legumes, beans, nuts, fish and seafood, lean meat, and poultry.
Go Easy on Styling
No doubt that styling or blow-drying our hair makes us feel great about ourselves. But too much can cause hair damage.
So, go easy on chemical products, treatments, and heating devices. Provide adequate time for your hair to recover from stress and heat. If there’s no need to iron or curl, allow your hair to air dry and breathe.
Also, keep your shampoo mild and simple. Check if it contains anything that is too strong for your scalp.
About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.