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Common causes of falling hair

MANILA, Philippines - Bothered by falling hair? Don’t panic. It’s normal to lose between 40 and 120 strands of hair daily. This happens to everyone and should not make you worry.

How much hair you lose daily depends on how thick your hair is, your age and your hair’s growth cycle. People with fine hair normally lose more hair than those with thick hair.

With about 100,000 hairs in the scalp, falling hair should not be a problem. But if your hair falls faster than it can be replaced and becomes noticeably thinner, this can be distressing and affect not only your appearance but your confidence as well.

Below are some of the common causes of falling hair courtesy of Lauat Herbal Hair Treatment Shampoo, the only local shampoo that’s made of three of the country’s most trusted traditional hair fall remedies, namely lawat, gugo and virgin coconut oil, to fight falling hair:

• Lack of iron. You are not Ironman for sure but if you lack this trace mineral, it will certainly show in your hair. Dermatologist George Cotsarelis, M.D., director of the University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, said iron deficiency is a common cause of falling hair. To prevent this, be sure to include iron-rich foods in your diet like red meat, fish and poultry.  

• Too much attention to hair. You love your hair but paying too much attention to it can be bad. Over-styling can wreak havoc on hair, making it brittle and more likely to fall. The same holds true if you overuse or abuse hair-coloring products, hair straighteners and permanent waves. Tight ponytails, pigtails, braids and hairstyles that pull hair can also damage your precious locks.

• Aging. It’s normal for hair to become thinner as you grow older. This is an inevitable part of aging and may affect both men and women. Unlike men, however, thinning hair may stop after a while in women.

• Accumulation of residues. Most commercial shampoos in the market make hair shiny and silky smooth by coating it with synthetic surfactants and other chemicals. Unfortunately, not all of these chemicals are rinsed off when you take a shower.

These residues accumulate over time to become what we call build-up. This can clog the pores and oil glands, dry the scalp, cause dirt and dead skin to stick to it, and serve as a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, causing problems to the scalp which eventually lead to hair fall.

If your hair is falling faster than it should, see a dermatologist to rule out any underlying medical problem. In the meantime, you can prevent things from getting worse with Lauat Herbal Hair Treatment Shampoo. This natural remedy uses local ingredients that have been trusted for generations to stop falling hair and leave you with a head full of healthy, thicker hair.

Unlike other shampoos that contain strong chemicals and harsh ingredients, Lauat is nature’s solution to hair fall that will nourish and rejuvenate hair and prevent common hair problems like dandruff. Use it regularly for soft, silky hair.

source: Philippine Star

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