These habits explain why your hair’s falling out

Nikki Natividad
Hair fall among women is more common than you think. Ditch the bad habits that cause hair fall – and use one simple solution to avoid it

MANILA, Philippines – Have you ever casually combed through your hair, only to look down to find an alarming fistful of strands tangled between your fingers? You’re not alone. 

Around 40% of women experience visible hair loss by the time they’re 40 years old. Findings published on a medical journal indicate that more than 55% of women will experience hair loss in some shape or form in their life. Female pattern baldness, though rarer than its male counterpart, is a very real and upsetting thing. 

Surprise, surprise, ladies – men aren’t the only ones who are at risk of losing their locks! 

All about hair loss 

So why or how does hair loss happen for women? Usually, it’s really a matter of age. The human scalp has around 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles, and people typically lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. When you wash your hair, you could lose up to 250 strands. These numbers are normal. But as you age, hair grows at a slower pace, which contributes to hair loss. 

Don’t fret because there’s a simple solution: use hair care products that can make hair stronger. Since majority of hair fall happens at the roots, shampoos with trichazole are made specifically to strengthen and nourish roots and prevent hair loss.

You can also ditch certain habits that also contribute to more clumps on your pillow on the morning, such as these:

Taut daily hairstyles. As cute as your hair looks in a top bun, tight ponytails, buns, or braids can cause too much tension on the hair and scalp, leading to more breakage. Over time, these hairstyles can damage hair follicles and may contribute to permanent hair loss. 

Too much heat. It might help to go au naturale more often as excessive use of heat tools like blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can do massive damage to your hair.

Brushing hair when wet. Wet hair is more delicate than dry hair, and brushing wet hair can cause breakage! But even while it’s dry, it’s still best not to fiddle and tug at the hair too much to prevent stress on your strands. 

Simple solutions

Basically, it’s all about using the right hair product that fits your needs and doing away with the hair habits mentioned above. Try wearing your hair a different style each day, if you must wear it up at all! Avoid applying too much heat and brushing your hair while wet. 

Don’t worry – while hair loss is more common than you might think, it’s easily manageable and preventable. With proper care, a few stray hairs in the shower drain every now and then should not be a cause for any alarm! – Rappler.com