FAQs on Hairfall in Women
1. Is regular trimming a hair fall remedy in a way?
Damaged hair is the most prone to breakage. The damage can travel up your hair shaft and affect the scalp which results in eventual hair fall. Regularly trimmed hair is less likely to develop split ends and turn brittle. This is because hair appears to grow faster and counters hair fall, when breakage due to split ends is reduced.
2. What is an acceptable count of hair fall in women on a daily basis?
We know it’s horrifying to watch the hairbrush strewn with broken hair strands. But you don’t necessarily have to be worried about it. It is normal to lose around 150 strands of hair in a day. If you notice hair fall exceeding this normal count, it’s time you up your hair care game and take efforts to reduce breakage.
3. Can hair fall be reversed?
Sure, and you can age backwards like Benjamin Button. Hair fall cannot be entirely reversed but it sure can be controlled with the right measures at the right time. Although certain FDA approved drugs are clinically proven to reverse hair fall, it is extremely difficult and may come with their own side effects. Be sure that these are not natural ways to stop hair fall.
4. Is it normal to experience hair fall post pregnancy?
Yes. Adequate levels of the estrogen hormone is key to hair growth. Post pregnancy or around menopause is when the estrogen levels in your body decreases and your hair enters the ‘resting phase’. This phase may last for a short while, post which it retracts to normal. Until then stick to natural hair fall solutions at home.
5. Is hair fall and hair loss the same?
No. Hair loss is balding around a certain area on the scalp or losing hair in patches. Hair fall on the other hand is shedding of hair from your whole scalp and is triggered by usual activities, such as brushing, washing or oiling.