5 Hair Fall Myths You Need To Stop Believing
Do a quick show of hands in your immediate friend circle and you’d be hard put to find someone who hasn’t struggled to combat hairfall, irrespective of the gender. While the causes can be temporary or, at times, chronic, what remains universal is the well-intentioned advice that comes pouring in. To sort the wheat from the chaff, here are 5 major hairfall myths that you need to stop believing right this instant.
LATHERING ON VITAMINS HELPS PREVENT HAIR FALL
While a healthy diet plays a key role in the health of your mane, it is important to include all essential vitamins in your diet. What you really need to know that apart from the follicles of your hair, which are well embedded inside your skin, the entire hair strand is basically made of dead cells. So no amount of rubbing on vitamin potions on your scalp is going to end hairfall for once and for all.
SHAMPOOING IS THE REASON FOR HAIRFALL
It has been the general belief that the sole cause of hairfall is the shampoo you’re using, mainly because the maximum shedding of your hair is noticed while bathing. It pays to keep in mind that it is normal to lose 50-100 strands of hair on a daily basis; that’s just their routine shedding cycle. Shampooing your hair is important as it keeps the grime off your scalp. In fact, skipping the shampoo could lead to accumulation of dirt and dust on your scalp, which might actually cause more hairfall.
SHAVING OFF YOUR HEAD WILL REVERSE BALDING
As mentioned earlier, the strands of your hair are nothing but dead tissues, so chopping your tresses or even going all the way and shaving your head, is by no means going to address the balding problem. Though we do notice a visible bounce and volume after getting a haircut, but is just because of the removal of the split edges which give the entire mane a thin and weak look. Hairfall or balding has deeper connections either to genetics or the overall wellbeing of your body, so consider looking into that instead.
STRESS IS THE SOLE CAUSE OF HAIRFALL
This one here’s tricky. We worry about our daily hairfall, and then worry that our worrying is triggering more hairfall. While any serious pressure like a major surgery or prolonged illness, chemotherapy and even death of a family member, can trigger hair fall, these conditions are also temporary, and your hair will be back to normal once that phase passes.
BRUSHING INCREASES HAIR FALL
Another instance where you notice a lot of hair shedding is while brushing it. Unless you tear your hair out by giving it a rigorous dressing down, you don’t need to worry as it’s just the normal shedding cycle going on. Although it is better to use a little caution while brushing, it pays to start removing the knots from the bottom before gently working your way up.
Now that we’ve cleared the air on the factors that aren’t a part of hairfall, you can turn to Ayurveda to deal with the issue. Dr. Arun (#askdrarun), co-founder of Pure Cure + Co., explains, “Our Hair supplement is based on an Ayurvedic formula that improves digestion and blood circulation, helping your body better absorb minerals responsible for healthy hair growth”. Try out our 30-day reduced hairfall challenge a try by including Hair in your daily diet, along with a healthy diet, frequent oil massages, and reduced exposure to chemical-containing hair products. Witness the results for yourself!