Causes and ways in which people loose their hair

Gorgeous hair is the best accessory one can wear. It can make a huge difference to the way we feel on a daily basis by boosting our confidence. Unfortunately, hair is often overlooked, but when it comes to attractiveness; hair can be one of the most important features of a person’s appearance. It can change the appearance of our face, eyes and head and it is one of first things which makes heads to turn around.

Hair loss is one of the most debilitating conditions in the present era that affects a person mentally more than it does physically. A loss in excess of hundred hairs per day is considered to be hair loss. Among the several causes that can cause hair to fall are childbirth, drugs, poor diet, post-operative effects, neck injury, anorexia etc. As far as hair loss is concerned ignorance is not bliss. The more we know about the causes of hair loss the better we can prevent it. Prevention is better than cure. So lets’ figure out what actually causes the hair to fall. Read on to find out more.

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Though genetics plays a major role in deciding the texture of the hair, the role played by balanced diet cannot be overlooked. People hesitate to eat certain nutritious food items due to either personal taste or disease condition. This affects the hair quality drastically in the long run. The following guidance should be of assistance to you:

a) Protein:

The hair is made up of keratin protein. Hence, high protein intake has an immediate effect on the length and texture of the hair. Vegetarians usually suffer from hair loss due to protein deficiency. They can include milk, cheese, and pulses in their diet to prevent hair loss.

b) Iron deficiency:

Lack of iron rich diet in the meals leads to profound hair loss as iron plays a key role in hair growth.

c) Vitamin B12:

It aids in iron absorption. Hence prevents hair loss.

d) Vitamin C:

It helps in collagen growth. Hence it plays a vital role in strengthening hair , skin, and nails.

Lack of citric fruits and vegetables in the diet causes hair loss.


Chemotherapy inhibits the cell mitosis in the hair resulting in immediate hair fall. Similarly, people who are on medication for long periods of time tend to lose hair as the drug which is present in the blood stream attacks the hair affecting its growth.


Hair Dye:

Hair colors and shampoos with chemical ingredients can lead to scalp inflammation and dandruff. Most hair colors contain ammonium peroxide, methoxy-m-phenylenediamine (4MMPD) or 4-methoxy-m-phenylenediamine sulfate (4MMPD sulfate) which gets absorbed into the blood stream from the scalp leading to hair loss.


Hair growth is categorized into three phases: growth phase, rest phase, and shredding phase. During stress, the hair is more in the shredding phase. Till three to four months of the physical trauma, hair loss becomes noticeable.


During the winter season the body has a natural tendency of closing the blood capillaries near the skin surface to prevent hair loss. As the blood circulation is cut out the vital nutrients are unable to reach the hair follicles leading to profound hair loss during winters.

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