It seems like yesterday, you looked in the mirror and had a lush head of hair. Now, more and more hair seems to be on the floor of your bathroom. There’s no need to be embarrassed. Hair loss happens. However, there are certain habits you may have in your lifestyle that is causing it to fall out excessively. Read this list and check it twice to see if you might be inadvertently contributing to your hair loss.
- Overdoing the exercise
You want to get those six-pack abs you had back in college, but you’re pushing yourself too hard. Exercise and eating well are the way to go, but if you overdo it, you’ll only be taxing your body and causing it to shed more hair than weight.
- Succumbing to stress
There are so many stressors in life, and when they take hold, it causes men to lose hair. When it comes to this kind of hair loss, there is some good news in that it tends to be temporary, but not every guy is so lucky. Try to find healthy ways to release your stresses from the daily ones to the big ones like moving, divorce, or the death of a loved one.
If you’re eating a truly healthy diet and getting the nutrients your body needs, you have nothing to worry about. If you’re cutting out all kinds of food and starving your body, you’re going to cause your hair to fall out. Our bodies need certain vitamins and minerals to function optimally. Any diet that excludes these items needs to get lost so you can hold onto your hair.
- Bad bar habits
Do you drink a little more often than you should? And do you smoke? If so, you’ll only have yourself to blame with every hair that falls off your head. While occasional drinks are okay, heavy drinkers lose zinc and iron which are essential for hair growth. And let’s not even start with cigarettes. It decreases your circulation and blood flow, which directly affects your hair follicles. It’s not such a neat habit anymore now, is it?
- Not properly caring for wet hair
While the other habits on our list might seem obvious, many men do not know how sensitive their hair is when it’s wet. If you jump out of the shower and begin brushing your hair, you are pulling your strands and causing damage. Over time, it weakens your hair which leads to thinning and hair loss. On top of that, not being gentle with your towel when you towel dry your hair can lead to cuticle damage. Instead, blot with the sheets to dab up the extra moisture. A gentle touch will help you keep your hair healthy, healthy, and most importantly, on your head where it belongs.