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There are various reasons for hair fall and damage. Know some common causes of hair fall and ways to prevent them.

Everyone has to cope with hair fall at some point of their lives. However the reasons for hair fall in each case is different. Hair fall is caused even when some people take lot of care of their hair. This hair fall problem occurs as people are not able to find the exact cause triggering it. There are a number of reasons for hair fall; here are some of the common reasons.


Diet plays an important role for all the health concerns including hair fall. Not having a balanced diet is one of the main causes for hair fall. Hair fall can also be caused due to certain diet plans followed for losing weight. Thus your diet should provide nutritive value to your body for getting healthy and strong hair.

Hair products

There are certain hair products which may not suit your hair. It can be a shampoo, conditioner, gel or any other product for hair. This is because certain chemicals in these products may not suit your scalp skin. Such chemicals may also cause excessive hair fall and harm your skin. In this case you can always depend on herbal products for your hair.


Increase in pollution day by day is causing major health problems. Pollution makes hair dull and frizzy causing hair loss. Exposure to sunlight for longer time can also cause hair loss. To cope with this problem you should always cover your hair with scarf, hat or cap. Avoid leaving your hair open while traveling if you have long hair. This will help you to keep your hair away from pollution.

Improper hair care

Hair fall can also be caused due not taking proper care of hair. You should always wash your hair regularly using a natural shampoo and conditioner. Oiling hair is most important part of hair care regime. Besides this you should avoid combing on wet hair and try to dry your hair naturally. You should use wide toothed comb and avoid tying hair very tightly.

Ageing process

Hair loss due to ageing process is the most common cause for every one. You should adopt the various techniques like yoga and meditation which slows down the biological ageing process. Drinking at least 1.5 liters of water a day is very essential to reduce the ageing process.

Imbalance in hormones

There are several reasons due to which hormonal imbalances are caused in human body. In case of women, hair loss is caused after three to six months of delivering a baby. This is as a result of post-pregnancy hormonal changes. It is also caused due to imbalances in thyroid gland. This can be corrected by proper treatment of thyroid diseases. Imbalance in hormones is also caused due to menopause. It can also result due to the imbalance in the hormones known as estrogen and androgens in women.

Medication and drugs

Certain medications and drugs may not suit your body and can affect your hair. There are some medicines which cause side-effects like hair fall. When you see such side-effects you should immediately consult your physician and replace the medicine.

Diseases and sickness

Diseases and sickness make your body weak causing hair fall. Skin diseases like eczema and dermatitis can also cause hair fall. Other diseases like diabetes and lupus are also factors contributing to hair fall.

Beauty treatment

Illustrious beauty treatments like hair colouring, hair straightening, hair styling can cause hair fall. Hair colouring involves harmful chemicals which make hair weak causing hair fall. Excessive hair straightening damages the roots of hair due to pulling. The other hair treatments like perming, curling and frequent blow drying can be harmful for hair.

Excessive stress

Stress is one of the important factors contributing to hair fall. Workload and other personal problems can cause stress. To cope with stress you should have a proper sleep. Eight hours of sleep is necessary to lead healthy life. You should also use stress management techniques like meditation and yoga.

As you know all the reasons for hair fall now, you can figure out what triggers hair fall. However there can be various other factors causing hair fall. Hair fall can also be a part of symptoms of certain disease or just a fear. You should always consult expert before taking action for preventing hair fall. But you can always try natural remedies for it. To have healthy hair all you need is a healthy body and proper hair care regime.

What are common reasons for hair fall? How do you prevent hair fall? How do you cope with excessive hair fall? To share your experiences, views, and tips, click here.

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Name: Sandeep
City:   Hyderabad
Comments:   I have noticed that hair oil can also cause hair fall. I tried Navratan oil but it did not suit my hair. My hair started falling and growing dull and weak after applying oil. Now I only use pure coconut oil and nothing else. I do not trust any other branded oil too. It can cause danger to the skin also. I consulted expert regarding this problem he told me that it is always good to use natural and herbal products for hair and skin too. I was shocked to see excessive hair fall after using that oil. At that time I was in a good health and was not under any medication the only reason for the hair fall was hair oil.
Name: Karuna
City:   U.A.E
Comments:   Herbal products make hair healthy and strong. The natural herbs protect hair from pollution and help to avoid hair loss. Natural conditioners like Amla, Bhringaraj, Henna, and Ritha are useful to make hair silky and soft. Hair loss is only caused due to harmful chemicals in shampoos and conditioners. It also depends on health of a person. Balanced diet is vital for healthy and beautiful hair. Beautiful hair is essential aspect of beauty so it is essential to protect it. I believe that natural products are the best products. There is no other substitute for natural products.
Name: deenadayalanM
City:   vellore
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Name: Anu
City:   India
Comments:   I´m 27 yrs old and I have Polycistic ovaries and my testrone level is high becoz of which i have a heavy hair fall and my hair is become almost bald..can anyone suggest me what is the right thing to stop my hair from becoming bald. PLs help me out..this hairfall is really making me very depressed
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City:   India
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Name: Harsh
City:   indore
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Name: juliet heliane
Comments:   i AM 32yrs old, i suffered hair falling 2yrs ago until now.I´ve always change my shampoo from time to time to find out wc is good for me but its not working. please advice me what to do.
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Name: sanjana
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City:   IndiaChennai
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City:   New Delhi
Comments:   i´ve been suffering from hair loss now for A Year.I did permanent Straightening last Year in May2008.....and now my Hair falls so much....Am so scared of it. I just recently got the homeopathic medicines.....the way the hair falls,its from the root itself.Now the volume of my hair is very thin....I us eto ahve very thich hair and very healthy hair.....I cant put oil as well coz the hair fall more..... Can u give me any suggestion to stop it..Please,,,help me otherwise am scared that i will be Baldy soon
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City:   hospet
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City:   hyderabad
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City:   Colombo
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