Normally, some hair falls out daily. The average mentions that between fifty and a hundred of them are considered habitual and therefore we should not worry.
Things change if, among those who fall on the pillow, those who lose when we wash or comb our hair, we far exceed these amounts. When this happens, and it is not a consequence of a season’s change, it is normal that we ask ourselves what we must do to put an end to the abnormal capillary fall that we are suffering.
According to the experts, the first thing we have to do is calm down. On one hand, because this fall does not mean anything serious, this can be considered a lot, on the other hand, because stress aggravates the fall. So if this is your case, the best thing you can do is take action and look for the causes behind the abnormal hair loss you’re experiencing.
Although it doesn’t have to, hair loss often has to do with stress, a bad diet, a hormonal change or by taking certain medicines. Except in the case of drugs, which you can check by looking at the leaflet of the medication in question, in the rest of cases the best help is to visit a specialist to get out of doubt as soon as possible and thus be able to start remedying it.
One of the first things he will ask you is from where the follicles are falling if you have noticed that they detach from a particular area. It is not the same whether it falls from the frontal zone, whether it falls from the lateral zones or the crown of the head. Depending on the area from which they are falling the dermatologist can point in one direction or another.
Another of the things that the specialists will ask you about is the diet. If you have recently made changes in the way you eat or if you have a lack of certain components in your regular diet that can influence hair health. If this is the case, you may be given foods rich in vitamin A, proteins and fatty acids.
They will also question how you treat your hair. What kind of shampoo you use, how many times a week you use it, whether you tend to use hairdryers and irons or which products you have been using in recent times and which may be behind a weakening of hair follicles.
In women´s case, it is possible that hair loss, eventually does not respond to alopecia in one of its many types, has to do with more powerful menstruations than usual or the presence of anemia. The prescription to these patients will be a diet high in iron until they return to normal menstruation or iron levels, which are so important for healthy hair.