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How to Stop Hairfall - Tips, Ways & Products to Control Hairfall at Home

How to Stop Hair Fall - Tips, Ways & Products to Control Hairfall at Home

Before we address the elephant in the room, let's first understand how the hair growth cycle works. Our hair goes through 3 phases -

  • Anagen - during this phase, our hair grows actively and it can last for years.
  • Catagen - during the phase, the hair stops growing and separates from the follicle (structure beneath the skin that holds the hair). This phase lasts for about 10 days.
  • Telogen - during this phase, the hair goes into rest mode for a couple of months and then finally falls out. Normally, only 6 - 8 % of our hair goes into this phase.

The next Anagen phase resumes when new hair starts sprouting out from the same follicle and the rest of the cycle continues.

So does that mean hair fall is normal?

Yes! Losing 50 to 100 strands a day is absolutely normal as new hair tends to replace the lost ones. This can also be termed as hair shedding. However, this doesn’t always happen. If the number of strands you lose everyday increases considerably and new hair is not growing, then it may not be normal and can be a sign of hair loss.

How to identify hair loss?

While it is not possible to count the number of strands you lose on a daily basis, here are a few things you can keep a check on -

  • Keep a track of how much hair you usually lose during head bath, combing or even when you normally run your fingers through the strands.
  • Notice if your hairline is gradually receding or you are experiencing hair fall significantly at a particular spot.
  • Notice if density of hair is gradually reducing or if there are any thinning patches of hair.

If you happen to notice losing hair more than usual, we recommend consulting a doctor to understand its cause and treat it accordingly.

What are the causes of hair loss?

Hair loss can be triggered by a variety of reasons, here are some of them -

  • Hereditary -
    One of the most common causes of hair loss is hereditary male or female pattern baldness.
  • Hormonal Changes -
    Both men and women can face hair loss as their hormonal composition changes. For women it is usually followed after child birth, during menopause or due to hormonal imbalances. For men, it depends on the follicles’ response to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
  • Nutritional deficiencies -
    Deficiency of nutrients like Zinc and Iron can also trigger hair loss. However there are other nutrients and vitamins too that can cause hair loss, these are - vitamin D, B - 12, C, A, copper, selenium and biotin.
  • Medical conditions -
    Autoimmune diseases, diabetes, liver disease, thyroid, skin conditions like alopecia areata, scalp infections, psoriasis and eczema etc can also very well contribute to abnormal hair shedding or loss.
  • Medications -
    Certain medicines like for thyroid, oral contraceptives among others may induce hair loss as a side effect.
  • Stress -
    Stress, anxiety, improper sleep patterns caused due to physical and emotional shocks may trigger hair loss as well.
  • Tight, pulled back hairstyles -
    Yes, pulled back hairstyles put too much pressure on the follicles and make them weak when done repeatedly.

How to treat hair loss?

In order to treat and reverse hair loss, it is imperative to identify the root cause for the same. We recommend consulting a doctor if you happen to notice abnormal hair shedding, sparse patches or hair thinning and follow a proper treatment plan. Apart from medication, one can also make the following lifestyle changes to help reduce hair loss -

  • Clean diet -
    Eat healthy, balanced meals and monitor your diet regularly. Add foods that are rich in Zinc, Iron, Protein and essential vitamins.
  • Regular exercise -
    Indulging in consistent physical activities helps reduce stress and balance sleep cycles. We also recommend meditation and yoga to help combat stress and anxiety.
  • Avoid pulling hair or tying them in tight hairstyles -
    We recommend not wearing hairstyles that put too much pressure on the follicles as it may lead to weak follicles, receding hairline and hair thinning. Instead opt for hairstyles like loose braids, buns and ponytails.
  • Do not wash your hair excessively -
    The natural oils that your scalp produces are good for you. By washing hair too often will wash away the oils and can reduce the ability of the scalp to regulate itself. Also avoid making a bun while you are washing your hair. Do not comb or brush on wet hair.
  • Avoid heat on hair -
    Yes, heat isn’t good for your hair. Choose air drying or blow drys and heatless curls methods over curling tongs. If you are into styling your hair a lot, try minimizing the use of heat to whatever extent possible.
  • Stress -
    Stress, anxiety, improper sleep patterns caused due to physical and emotional shocks may trigger hair loss as well.
  • Follow your hair care routine religiously -
    It is very important to choose the right products for your hair and religiously following your hair care routine. This ensures your hair is able to overcome the damage due to environmental aggressors, heat and styling products. Not just that, it also helps reduce stress in the muscles of your scalp, boost blood circulation and puts you in a happy mood.

Explore our Certified Organic Hair Care range

At JC, hair care products are made of natural oils, emollient butters, pure essential oils and organic botanical infusions that are nourishing and fast-absorbing. Our carefully-selected certified organic ingredients boost the health of hair follicles and the scalp, combat hair loss, dullness, dandruff and limp hair.

Here’s how our formulations can help you take the best care of your precious tresses -

  • Certified Organic Shampoos -
    Free from industrial chemicals, detergents, surfactants, foam boosters, petrochemicals, bio engineered preservatives or artificial perfumes, our shampoos and shampoo bars are simple, pure and effective. All our shampoos help combat hair fall and boost new growth. They gently cleanse the hair, absorbing dirt and excess oil without stripping away natural oils. Formulated with organic oils, butters, herbs and essential oils, they help improve overall scalp health and leave hair soft, shiny and manageable.
  • Certified Organic Hair Oils -
    Our luxurious botanical oils are highly nourishing, fast-absorbing and light-weight. They penetrate the scalp and hair shaft to give the hair a lustrous shine and improve scalp and hair health.
  • Certified Organic Hair Masks -
    Our masks penetrate deep into hair follicles and help reconstruct and repair damaged, dull, brittle and frizzy hair. They counteract the effect of chemicals and environmental stressors such as pollution, hard water and sun among others. Our unique formulations are a natural remedy that brings your hair back to life, leaving them soft, nourished and beautiful.

Our hair is the only crown we own permanently, let’s give them all the love and care they deserve!

Explore JC’s complete range of certified organic hair care range here.

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