Hair loss: What is the relation between lifestyle & Hair loss | HairMD,Pune

Wait, your lifestyle can be a cause of hair loss!

Jul 19, 2017

Wait, your lifestyle can be a cause of hair loss!

In today’s day and age, we are always stressing about something or the other. We go to extreme measures to succeed and leave everybody behind in a rat race. This is when a healthy lifestyle comes into a direct relationship with the quality of our hair. Here are some lifestyle factors that affect our hair loss:

Physical Stress

If you have faced any sort of trauma in the past year, then you might witness excessive shedding. If a lot of hair occurs in the shower drainage or on your pillow; then the hair loss problem might be turning towards something serious. This happens quite often after a surgery as well. Our hair goes through three phases- growth, rest, and shedding. If you suffer from physical trauma, then your hair gets into the shedding phase much earlier.

Extra Tip: Nothing relieves physical stress like a good session of workout. Even meditation and Yoga are of great help in order to relieve stress.

Emotional Stress

A similar phenomenon occurs when you are undergoing a lot of emotional stress as well. If you are suffering through a broken relationship or taking a lot of stress due to some other emotionally taxing issue, then the hair loss can really aggravate.

Extra Tip: While confronting your issues seems to be the best solution, we suggest counseling and meditation get rid of the emotional stress.


With pollution all around us, it is extremely difficult to keep hair away from toxins and dirt. Due to the overexposure to dirt and impurities in our environment, our hair follicles become weaker much faster and start to lose their shine and strength causing them to shed largely.

Extra Tip: The only way is to wear a scarf every time you ride a two wheeler or get out in the sun for a walk. You should also wash your hair regularly so that the pollution does not settle down in your hair.

Nonnutritious food habits

If you suffer from the junk food phenomenon, where you constantly keep on bringing unhealthy food- then there are a lot of chances that you might have hair loss. Iron, B12, Protein and Vitamin deficiency are one of the leading causes for our patients to come to us. Even the lack of folic acid can sometimes really impact hair growth. We advise such patients to change their diet completely for them and introduce a healthily balanced chart of nutritious meals.

Extra Tip: We never tell our patients to completely get rid of junk food. But, you should include more of a balanced diet. More fibers, more vitamins, and more protein would definitely help you to keep your hair shining.

Lack of sleep

Lack of sleep is said to produce stress. This also results in the weakening of hair follicles. Lack of sleep is very harmful to people as a whole. This can result in major hair loss in patients who have erratic schedules and haywire sleep patterns.

Extra Tip: The only option is to get a proper 8 hours sleep. Even your sleep cycle matters a lot, sleeping at 3 am every day and waking up at 11 does not give your body complete rest either.

Smoking and Alcohol

We generally advise our patients to not smoke or have alcohol post hair transplants. Nicotine and alcohol, both cause the hair follicles to fall out. Excessive smoking and drinking can cause hair loss as both of them affect the blood in the brain as well as the nerves responsible for hair growth.

Extra Tip: Occasional smoking and alcohol taking in moderation are fine. Do not indulge in excess of either.

Extreme Diets

Extreme diets result in complete crashing of nutrients doing harm to the entire body. It results in lesser nutrition and incomplete consumption. Which is why we completely advise against extreme diets and tell our patients to practice a healthy exercise schedule along with diet.

Extra Tip: Give your body time to get used to changes in your diet. Don’t give it a shock, otherwise, you will become weak and lose hair as well.

Experimentation with hair styles

In today’s day and age, all of us want to look good. We try different hair cuts, ironing, straightening, regular blow drying causing a lot of damage to the roots of our hair. The amount of heat and extreme torture that we put our follicles through results into hair loss in many patients who come to us at Hair MD.

Extra Tip: Who does not want to look good? But, do not make a habit out of it. Keep the treatments restricted to very selected times and your hair will never have a reason to complain.

It is imperative to have a healthy lifestyle. We suggest you practice meditation to reduce stress. A healthy balance of diet and exercise is necessary for hair growth. Sleeping properly, taking care of our hair regularly, not putting too many chemicals would also help us increase the shine and growth of our hair.


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