Why do I lose so much hair in the shower? Everyone knows the annoyance of losing hair in the shower. It’s such a common problem that many people don’t notice it anymore and just accept it as part of life.
However, hair loss is not normal and can be caused by a variety of problems ranging from genetics to an underlying medical condition. I’ll look at some reasons why you might lose so much hair in the shower and what you can do about it!
The initial step is to solve any cause is recognizing there is an existing one. Hair loss isn’t normal but happens to most people at least once throughout their lifetime; whether they’re aware or not depends on how often they shampoo their hair (which is what causes most cases). If you think your rate of shedding exceeds the average, read on to know what should you do next.
Why do I lose so much hair in the shower?
You might be losing hair in the shower because it’s often humid and wet in the shower, and this creates more static electricity than in some other places. You can help combat this by using a conditioner on your hair before you get in the shower, using a natural shampoo instead of commercial chemical products, or adding one cup of apple cider vinegar to your rinse water.
How do I reduce my hair fall in the shower?
Create a brush and conditioner shower so you can get your hair and scalp clean and conditioned every time! A homemade ‘brush and conditioner shower’ is simple:
1. we’ll start by soaking wet hair with medium to harsh shampoo. It’s okay if some of the shampoos run down onto our shoulders or back – this will keep our front cleaner than without the shampoo on it.
2. use an old comb to turn the entire head of hair into 4 sections that are pretty small, not big enough for multiple strands of hair to slide through fingers at once.
3. after covering each section in shampoo like the earlier step, cover each section with a medium-sized plastic brush (i prefer ones with metal bristles!) leave it there.
How do hairs get damaged in the shower?
For whatever reason, taking a shower can cause sun damage to your hair–possibly because it keeps the water on for so long. If you provide healthily, natural oils consistently and do not dry your hair with harsh plastic brushes, such as nylon bristles on some paddle brushes and boar bristle brushes.
But instead use more gentle materials such as silk or ponytail holders or detangler sprays that contain no alcohol which can also strip the protective layers of oil from the scalp and hairs, then there is less likelihood of drying out and damaging one’s hair.
If one should be worried if they lose hair uncountably?
If the hair is brittle to touch, falls out in clumps, or changes from normal colours to white-like ones, then it could be a serious condition called telogen effluvium. In this case, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. In other cases, you’re probably just getting older and losing hair due to the natural wear and tear of the hair follicles.
Many women experience thinning hair without being able to identify a significant underlying cause because it’s a fairly common symptom that can kick in at any age. It’s important if you notice symptoms of thinning hair–or have been diagnosed with female pattern baldness–to talk about treatment options with your healthcare provider.
How can you notice that you are losing much hair?
A. Hair is not as full, or b. You notice hair on your comb or brush that you never noticed before, c. In the middle of the back of your head, it seems like a little bald spot is taking shape.
One way to tell if your hair is thinning is using a wig cap over an area where they have been noticing a lot of hair loss and pull at what’s there – they may see patches remaining in spots where they pulled and find thinner spots, but they’ll also find patches where you didn’t expect any hairs remaining because those are likely missing from your scalp as well. Another useful clue might be examining the teeth of the comb – if you saw darker roots you should check for other signs as well.
Which vitamins are useful to reduce hair fall?
Vitamin D. Studies show women with low levels of vitamin D were 40% more likely to suffer from hair loss. Some several other vitamins and minerals go into healthy hair, but vitamin D was the most consistently found in studies. Interestingly, there also seems to be a link between food dyes and hypertension. Hyper-tension can lead to chronic stress on capillaries which supplies blood flow to the scalp.
The result is less blood making it past the skin into the follicles– which causes any strand that was lacking nutrients from those veins, or those strands which were overworked by hypertension–can die off faster than natural strands after they’ve been cut off the supply by artery-blocking plaque-forming within arteries.