It is said that 50 to 120 hairs fall out per day under normal conditions. However, if you have a problem with your scalp, the hair growth cycle will be disturbed and more hair will fall out. Here are some factors that worsen the condition of the scalp and solutions.
What are some causes of hair loss?
There are many causes of hair loss. Direct causes include skin problems on the scalp itself or poor blood circulation in the scalp, which prevents nutrients from being distributed from the scalp to the hair follicles.
Indirect causes can also include autonomic nervous system disorders due to stress, poor blood circulation throughout the body due to lack of exercise, and poor cell growth due to lack of sleep.
Shampoo irritates scalp and causes hair loss.
Shampooing daily, however, using a shampoo with too strong a cleaning power washes away even the sebum necessary for the scalp, causing the scalp to secrete excessive amounts of sebum. An oily scalp can clog pores and cause hair loss.
Insufficient rinsing of shampoo can also cause skin problems such as scalp inflammation and clogged pores. Skin problems can disrupt the normal hair cycle, causing hair to fall out prematurely instead of growing.
To prevent scalp problems caused by shampooing
When choosing a shampoo, choose a product that uses cleaning ingredients that are as gentle to the scalp as possible. Shampoos using petroleum-based surfactants often have too strong a cleansing power. Choosing a shampoo that uses amino acid-based cleaning ingredients will minimize irritation to the scalp and avoid scalp problems.
Then, shampoo should focus on the scalp, not the hair, and wash carefully so that no dirt is left in the pores. Rinse thoroughly afterward.
It is also important to improve blood circulation to the scalp
When the scalp is hardened, a situation called scalp subsidence occurs, in which the scalp drops. This puts pressure on the capillaries and prevents blood and nutrients from reaching the hair follicles. To prevent scalp subsidence, it is effective to massage the scalp well when shampooing.
Massage should be done without fingernails to avoid damaging the scalp.
A little attention to detail when shampooing can improve hair loss. If you are concerned about hair loss, review your daily shampoo.