Dubai is a dream for many. However, many people who have started living in the city often complain of a sudden increase in hair fall. While losing a few hair strands every day is normal, seeing excessive hair loss can be alarming. If you often spot a bunch of hair on your pillow, shower drain, and around the house, you must consult your doctor or dermatologist. Meanwhile, this article list outs some major potential causes of hair fall.
Common causes of hair fall
- Age and Genetics
Our scalps produce less oil as we age, which can cause our hair to become brittle and weak. This may contribute to general thinning and hair loss. However, some hair loss patterns are also genetic, called Androgenetic alopecia. Although you are more likely to carry the gene if both of your parents experienced hair loss, it can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family.
- Nutritional deficiency
Iron, zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), and protein deficiencies have all been linked to different types of hair loss. Thankfully you can easily correct vitamin deficiencies with a proper diet and supplements. Always talk to your healthcare professional before trying any new supplements.
- Hormonal imbalances
Women with the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) have greater testosterone levels, which can cause female pattern hair loss. Hair development may also be affected by hormonal fluctuations and imbalances, such as hypothyroidism, menopause, pregnancy, and childbirth.
- Certain medications
Some drugs, particularly those used to treat depression, cancer, high blood pressure, and arthritis, are known to cause hair loss. However, this kind of hair loss is generally temporary. However, consult your doctors about the prescription if the hair loss becomes chronic.
- Scalp health
An unhealthy and inflamed scalp can also cause hair loss and hinder new growth. Some common scalp conditions that cause hair loss are dandruff, psoriasis, and fungal infections like ringworm.
- Excessive hair treatments
Hair loss can also result from shampooing too frequently or using traumatizing hair styling techniques such as heat and chemical treatments. Significant damage is easily notable when hair is subject to a mixture of treatments, such as blow-drying, dyeing, and keratin.
Does Dubai water causes hair fall?
Hair thinning and excessive hair fall is common among men and women in the UAE. While many of them blame the water, it is not true at all! A Danish hair loss specialist who runs a clinic in Jumeirah beach threw some light on this misconception. According to his research, he didn’t find proof that the water causes hair loss. Many people also blame the weather, hair dyes and treatment. Hair fall isn’t caused by these reasons alone but can result from many factors together, as listed above.
Your hair’s condition doesn’t only affect your appearance but also indicates your health. While a bit of hair fall is totally normal, sudden excessive hair fall or spotting bald spots are red flags that you shouldn’t ignore. Thus, if you are experiencing such hair fall patterns, please consult your doctor or dermatologist.