8 lifestyle changes that cause hair loss


Hair loss can be a traumatic experience for men and women. Noticing too many strands falling out every day can drag someone into a deep stress. People losing their hair may also develop a fear of going bald.

According to most of the trichologist around the world, losing up to 100 strands a day is considered normal, but if you are exceeding the range it means there is something wrong and you need to take a close look at your lifestyle that might be the major culprit in inducing such excessive shedding.

Experiencing excessive hair shedding can either come from a developed hair loss condition or a temporary hair loss condition. Finding out the real culprits is most important before you start doing anything to stop your hair loss condition.

Here are 8 lifestyle habits that can induce hair loss and how to overcome them.

Hot showers

Everyone loves having a shower with hot water, especially in winters. But did you know that hot showers can be a reason for clogged drains in the bathroom? Hot water dehydrates the strands making them dry, brittle and more prone to breakages. As we know frequent showers wipe out the natural oils from the scalp, washing with hot water paces up the process.

Improper handling of wet hair

A wet hair is delicate as compared to the dry hair and is more prone to the breakages. Brushing and styling a wet hair followed by an aggressive towel drying is disastrous for the hair.

Tight hairstyles

Tight hairstyles if kept for a longer period are damaging for hair. In the extreme cases of hair pulling traction alopecia can occur, a hair loss condition in that occurs due to the excessive hair pulling.

If you frequently wear tight hairstyles such as ponytails, braids, and weaves, you can put stress on your hair and there is a possibility that you will be losing many of the strands by doing that.

Skipping meals

Starving yourself with the right quantity of essential nutrients and minerals makes your body to put more energy into the usual tasks of the body such as heartbeat and brain working. Similarly, in the case of hair, a balanced diet is necessary to keep them healthy and strong. Most of the dermatologists around the world suggest eating proteins and vitamins enriched diet for better hair growth.

If your deficiency is consistent that does not go away by even having a good diet, then you can opt for non-surgical therapy for that, Acell PRP therapy Dubai is considered for most of these cases.

Using the wrong shampoo

Choosing any chemical product for your hair is a serious decision. Since shampoo is the most used chemical product in our daily life, it can indirectly contribute to hair loss. It is really important to know the type of scalp so that you can choose the best-fitted shampoo for that.

When you use a harsh shampoo on your hair, it washes out the oil substances which are naturally present in your scalp and are essential for hair growth.

Lack of exercise

Exercise is not only important for overall health but also play an important role in hair growth. Regular exercise helps in regulating normal body tasks and blood circulation. Specific head exercises are suggested by most of the trichologists for better circulation of blood in the scalp, which ultimately enhances hair growth.

Extreme stress

Everyone becomes stressed some point of their lives. However, being stressed for most of the times triggers so many irregularities in the body’s normal functioning. Constant higher level stress raises the level of stress hormones, which leads to hair loss condition.

Smoking and heavy drinking

Cigarette smoking contains numerous toxic chemicals that affect all the areas of the body. Smoking affects the circulation and prevents the sufficient supply of oxygen to different parts of the body resulting in many disorders including hair loss.

To get more assistance on how to maintain your hair so that it does not fall-out, consult an experienced certified hair loss specialist. You can consult one of the surgeons at hair transplant Dubai clinic by just filling in the form below.


Online Appointment

Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

  • linkedIn