Why is hair important to the human?
The hair on your head is the first line of defence against the sun’s UV rays. While humans have developed clothing and other means of keeping warm, the hair found on the head serves primarily as a source of heat insulation and cooling (when sweat evaporates from soaked hair) as well as protection from ultra-violet radiation exposure.
Your hair not only improves your personality, but it also gains the appeal of confidence, too. Your appearance matters when choosing or styling a hairstyle, it helps to emphasize certain features or balance out your face.
A good hair day sets a positive tone to start the day. So keep your hair healthy and growing! Let’s explore what are the common causes that damage your hair, and how to make your hair healthy again.
What are the reasons for hair fall?
We have about 250,000 strands of hair on our heads at any given time. Generally, humans shed between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day, depending on the length and thickness of the hair. This usually isn’t noticeable because new hair is growing at the same time. Hair loss can appear in many different ways. It can come suddenly or gradually. It occurs when new hair doesn’t replace the hair that has fallen out.
“Most hair shedding should happen in the shower, although it’s still common to lose some when combing through afterward if you’re continuing to shed long after you’ve shampooed or you’re suddenly finding it all over your clothes – that could signal a problem,” says Dr. Bergfeld, award winning Dermatologist.
Possible causes of hair loss include:
1. Nutritional deficiencies
Your hair cells are the second fastest-growing cells in your body. Diet that is too low in protein and certain vitamins, such as iron, protein, and zinc can sometimes cause excessive hair shedding.
2. Pregnancy / hormonal imbalance
Some women may experience excessive hair loss shortly after giving birth. This is due to a decrease in Estrogen levels that in turn helps balance out the effects of Androgens, which typically lead to female hair loss. This type of hair loss is a temporary condition and generally solves in a year or earlier.
3. Medical conditions
Certain medications have side effects that can cause hair to fall out. If you think hair loss may be due to a medication you are taking, you should visit a doctor for an assessment. Lower the dose or replace it with a different medication.
Hereditary hair loss is a natural condition caused by some combination of genetics, hormone levels, and the aging process that runs in the family.
Hair loss is a natural part of the aging process. As you age, your hair thickness begins to change.