11 dos and don’ts for people suffering from hair loss

Prevent more hair fall with these tips.

Hair loss is a condition that can affect your physical beauty and leave you feeling embarrassed. If you are already suffering from it, it is vital that you make a few modifications in your haircare regimen and lifestyle. These changes will certainly bring about a positive change and lessen your hair fall problem.


Wash and condition your hair regularly to keep your scalp healthy and free from dirt and problems such as dandruff, boils, etc. Are you washing your hair the right way? Find out.

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Always use a wide-toothed comb instead of a hair brush and fewer strands will come off. But make sure you comb your hair as it boosts blood circulation in the scalp. Here's the right way to comb your hair.

Include foods such as green tea, soya, pumpkin seeds, etc. in your diet. These naturally inhibit the production of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) and therefore help control hair loss.

If your hair loss is caused due to anemia or iron deficiency, include more eggs, nuts, black dates, garden cress seeds, black raisins and fenugreek in your diet.

Quit smoking as it can aggravate hair loss. Smoking reduces the blood supply in your body which means your hair follicles will not get enough nutrients and therefore lead to hair fall. Here's how smoking affects your beauty.

If your hair loss is due to dandruff issues, eat two tablespoons of roasted and powdered flax seeds. If you do not like its taste, you can add it to curd which will also help reduce a scaly scalp.

Don ts

Don t choose hairstyles that put pressure on hair such as tight ponytails, buns, etc. Read how wrong hairstyles can leave you bald.

Do not rub wet hair vigorously with a towel or use a blow dryer as these will make the hair weaker and more brittle. Instead, let it air dry naturally.

If your hair fall is severe, do not opt for hair treatments such as perming, straightening, colouring, etc. These will make it worse.

Do not eat too much of red beat as this can aggravate your hair loss. Red meat such as pork, beef, etc. are DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) activators. This can lead to male pattern baldness.

Do not eat too much of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and lentils if your hair loss is due to hypothyroidism. Here are 7 home remedies for hair loss.

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