Hair loss: know the possible causes of the problem

Hair care is certainly part of every woman’s daily routine. Combing creams, frizz control, moisturizing and even color retouching are just a few examples of the many things you make your locks go through.

Well, anyone who is always doing different things to their hair is already used to seeing some strands going away, lost in their clothes or on the floor of the house.

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Losing hair is natural, after all they age and are replaced by new ones. What can make you worry a little is when you see excessive hair loss in a simple act like combing.

Have you done something that is damaging the wires? Do you have a health problem? Several questions start to cross your mind about why your hair is falling.

To help you solve this doubt, check out some factors that interfere with your locks and can cause the fall of the hair to increase:

• Hormonal changes

Pregnancy, childbirth, irregular contraceptive use, menstrual periods and even menopause are some examples of hormonal changes that interfere with the lost amount of hair.

It is likely that you will notice an increase in hair loss, but there is no reason to worry, once the metabolism returns to normal – and regulates itself – the strands will start to fall less.

Also read : What is the difference between hair loss and hair breakage?

• Nutritional problems

The lack of any nutrients in the body interferes not only with your health but also with your locks. Very strict diets, very rapid weight loss, lack of iron and anemia, lack of vitamins are some examples of causing hair loss.

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Any nutritional imbalance will affect not only the body but also the hair, with the hair loss being a warning sign that something is wrong.

• Stress, anxiety and depression

Psychological factors can also interfere with your hair. Even in cases of stress, anxiety and depression , in addition to the excessive fall you also notice that the strands become weaker and break easily – or look drier.

As soon as the cause is treated, the locks return to normal and the hair loss decreases. But it is worth mentioning that if you are feeling very overwhelmed, anxious or with symptoms of depression, the hair loss is a warning sign from your body that you are at your limit!

• Hairstyles that are too attached to the scalp

Are you one of those who can’t let their hair down because they believe they are heavily armed or just don’t like the strands falling on their faces? Know that tight ponytails and braids damage your hair and make it fall out more.

If you need to keep the locks stuck due to the work, prefer looser hairstyles, not so attached to the scalp. And if the problem is the hair falling on your face, how about trying a new cut? Bet on the shorts instead of keeping the wires always stuck!

• Remedies for arthritis, depression, high blood pressure and heart problems

If you suffer from any of the problems mentioned in this topic and are taking medication to treat the causes, the increase in hair loss is absolutely natural.

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There is nothing to worry about, as there is no risk of baldness and just as you are losing a lot of hair, you are gaining several new ones.

• Use of chemicals in the hair

Dyes, whitening, straightening, straightening and permanent products attack the hair, which results in a greater hair loss.

If you don’t need any of these chemicals, always remember to hydrate the locks after using the products and avoid other elements that can make the hairs weaker, such as pollution, cigarette smoke, the pool and even the excess of sun.

• Very hot baths

In summer it is normal for us to opt for the cooler temperatures when taking a shower, however, in winter, in order to warm up, we may end up exaggerating the temperature of the bath.

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Ideally, the hair should always be washed with warm or cold water to prevent it from drying out and being damaged. Those who do not dispense with a hot shower, even when washing their locks, may have to deal with an increase in hair loss.

• Dryer and flat iron

The hairdryer and flat iron can also become great enemies of your hair when not used in moderation. Yes, they also contribute to hair loss, as they weaken the bulb and the capillary matrix when used very often.

When drying and brushing, be careful how you pull the wires and avoid using the dryer in a very hot temperature.

The flat iron tends to dry out the threads, but if you never dispense it, remember to only iron the board with dry hair and always after using some thermal protection product on the threads. It is even worth passing the thermal protection before the brush.

• Thyroid problems

Thyroid changes also cause hair loss, which can be a warning if you have other symptoms related to hyper or hypothyroidism.

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The hormonal changes caused by the thyroid interfere in the growth and also in the quality of the threads, resulting in an increase of the hair loss.

• Use of anesthesia for surgical procedures

If you have had recent surgery it is normal to notice an increase in hair loss for a few days, this is due to the use of anesthesia.

However in these cases there is nothing to worry about, as soon the hair loss will return to normal.

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