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Why do Hair Fall?

Updated on February 15, 2013

No matter how hard we try to keep our hair from falling out, it does and it will.

Hair falls, naturally; so deal with it.

What’s irritating and sometimes alarming is the excessive hair fall. When strands of hair fall out; new ones take their place. It’s the promise of life. If however, you’re experiencing hair loss and no (or minimal) hair growth, there is always a reason.

To address the problem, we should first deal first with its possible “root” causes.


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Reasons for Hair loss and hair fall

Heredity is a common reason for hair loss. It often associated with men rather than women; but women may inherit this trait all the same.

The main contributory factor to hair loss of this type is the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a by-product of testosterone male hormone. High levels of DHT may cause hair fall. A person with high testosterone levels may pass such trait to his/her offspring.

Most men shave off their hair completely to cope with hair loss. Others seek medical care, hair growth treatments or aesthetic aid to increase or improve the appearance of hair growth.


Hormonal imbalance may also lead to hair fall and hair loss. Sudden hormonal changes in women (e.g. pregnancy, menopause or menstrual cycle) may temporarily bring hair fall. When the hormones go back to normal, hair should grow back, as well. A person with thyroid problems may also experience excessive hair fall. In this case, medical care is needed.


Stress may trigger hair fall. Alopecia areata, for instance is a condition where the hair growth stops and so, they eventually fall out. Other medical conditions of hair fall out caused by stress would be Telogen effluvium and Trichotillomania. The remedy is to simply, relax.


Oily scalp may block the sprouting of new hairs; thus, having the appearance of thin hair layers. This can easily be treated by properly rinsing off shampoo and conditioner off your hair.


Diet and poor nutrition may also cause hair loss. Some of the foods you may want to avoid to promote hair growth would include:

  • Too much salty foods
  • Too much sweets
  • Fatty foods. If you are to eat fatty foods, eat healthy fats, instead.
  • High-protein diet
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Excessive intake of foods rich in beta-carotene may also lead to hair fall. Beta-carotene are phyto-nutrients converted by the body into Vitamin A. It is, in general good for our skin, scalp and hair health. However, an overdose or unconverted beta-carotene may lead to hair fall.

It’s all good if you enjoy eating carrots and tomatoes. They make excellent components of a garden salad. Just make sure not to eat too much of them. When you notice your skin turning orange as the carrot, you know you need to stop.

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How do we stay away from excessive hair fall and hair loss?

Skin care, proper nutrition and exercise are always a good place to start.


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      beingwell 

      6 years ago from Bangkok

      Thanks for the comment. I love taking and making these photos for my hubs. hihihi....

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      anglnwu 

      6 years ago

      Nicely presented and to the point. Again, I love your visuals and thanks for the helpful tip. Rated up.

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      lovedoctor926 

      6 years ago

      Thank you beingwell for your valuable comments and for sharing.

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      beingwell 

      6 years ago from Bangkok

      Absolutely agree.

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      lovedoctor926 

      6 years ago

      Voted up useful.

      It's normal to lose some hair while brushing or even after shampooing or rinsing. Luckily, I don't have this problem, but it's important to use a PH balanced shampoo that will keep the hair cuticles closed and leaves hair manageable. Stay away from Pert Plus. It's not good because it makes your scalp itchy. Pantene is good, but my hair stylist told me that it has a high PH. Garnier Fructis is a good fortifying shampoo that contains avocado oils and protects your hair from the inside out. Just like you mentioned, a good diet plays an important role in your hair.

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