Noticed your hairline creeping back or finding that some patches of hair are looking a little sparse? If you’re starting to have hair fall, you’re probably wondering what’s causing it and whether there’s anything you can do to stop it, right? For some, hair fall is just a normal part of ageing but for others, this could be coming earlier than expected.
To help clear things up, we’re delving into the top hair fall causes for men and how to stop hair fall – or at least slow down the process.
How to prevent hair fall
There is no one cause of hair fall in men and sometimes it can be a combination of different factors that are contributing to it. While we may lose on average 50-150 hairs per day, factors from genetic conditions such as male pattern baldness, lifestyle and dietary habits, to the condition of your scalp and your hair care routine, can all lead to more hair fall.
Whatever situation you’re in, however, there are steps you can take to minimise hair fall. Read on for 9 ways on how to tackle this and maintain your locks for longer.
1: Use a towel to pat your hair dry
When drying your hair after a shower, don't rub it dry with a towel. The rough, uneven surface of towels causes friction and could cause you to lose more hairs. Instead, try to letting your hair air dry naturally as much as possible, or you can or use a microfibre towel, which produces less friction and will also help keep your hair feeling smoother.
2: Stay hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining good overall health, but it is especially important for your skin (including your scalp), as being hydrated will help to ensure you have good cell turnover. What does this have to do with hair quality? Well, since hair growth starts at the scalp, keeping your skin and vitals hydrated will give your body the best shot at growing strong, healthy-looking hair. So, don’t forget to get those eight glasses a day.