Hair Fall Treatment: Remedies and Prevention Tips

Know more about the common causes of hair fall due to breakage and find out how you can treat and prevent it.

While seeing a few hair strands on your brush is normal and part of your hair’s natural growth cycle, experiencing falling hair almost all the time is something else. If your hair breaks easily, your strands might be weak and prone to hair breakage, but don’t worry. A good hair fall solution can help you remedy this.

Hair breakage can be caused by several factors, and some of these are due to your daily interactions with your hair. We take a look at these factors and give you tips on how to minimize and prevent hair fall in women. We also share with you our recommended hair fall conditioner and treatment that you can add to your hair care routine.

1. Combing and Brushing

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Daily brushing contributes to hair fall and breakage. Credit: Hariono Halim

The friction between your comb or hairbrush and your hair strands causes abrasions on the surface of your hair. With this daily wear-and-tear, the hair cuticles get damaged and make your hair more prone to breakage.

2. Tight Hairstyles

Hair fall treatment: Asian woman with a tight bun hairstyle
If you often put your hair in tight hairstyles, your hair may be more prone to breakage. Credit: Natasha Estelle

While we love braids, buns, and ponytails, putting your hair in these hairstyles often can subject your hair to so much tension. This can lead to hair breakage and hair fall.

3. Frequent Use of Heat-Styling Tools

Asian woman styling her hair with heat
Styling with heat can weaken your strands. Credit: Hariono Halim

Applying heat that’s more than 175°C to your hair reduces its strength and weakens the hair fiber. So, if you blow-dry, iron, or curl your hair every day, you may be left with hair that’s brittle and dry.

4. Chemical Hair Treatments

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Watch out for dryness and brittleness after having your hair rebonded or permed. Credit: Natasha Estelle

When you have your hair rebonded or permed, your hair’s disulfide bonds—which give your hair its natural shape and texture—get altered and reformed to give you your desired hair shape. The chemical process makes your hair brittle, dry, and more prone to damage and breakage.

5. Bleaching and Coloring

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Bleaching your hair damages your hair cuticles, resulting in weaker strands. Credit: Natasha Estelle

These processes damage the hair cuticles to allow the new color to come in and settle. So, after bleaching and coloring your hair, your strands become weaker and may break easily.

Now that we know the common causes of hair fall in women, we can take a look at treatments and tips that can help minimize breakage and strengthen your hair.

1. Use hair products designed to reduce hair fall.

One way to treat hair fall is to use a conditioner that helps fortify your hair. Why don’t you try Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Ultra Conditioner? It reduces hair fall due to breakage and strengthens weakened strands from the inside out with its revolutionary fiber actives.

This conditioner also gives you the benefits of three keratin products in one. It has keratin relaxers to tame frizz, keratin serum to revive intensely damaged hair, and keratin essence that helps in strengthening your hair.

To use, rinse your hair after shampooing, then massage this conditioner through your hair. Make sure you focus on applying conditioner to the tips, where your hair needs it most. Leave it on your hair for one minute, then rinse well. Use it every day for best results.

2. Use a deep conditioning hair fall treatment.

To boost your hair’s strength, complement your conditioner with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Treatment Shot. Adding this to your regimen fortifies your hair at a cellular level and protects it from extreme hair fall factors that come with heat or styling. Use it once a week after shampooing and conditioning your hair.

3. Brush your hair properly.

Minimize tugging and pulling by brushing the tips of your hair first to remove tangles. Then, move up and start brushing from mid-lengths down to the tips. When these parts have been detangled, that’s the time to start brushing from your roots.

4. Keep your hair and scalp clean.

When dust and other particles build up on your scalp, they cause an imbalance in the scalp environment. This imbalance stresses your hair follicle cells and leads to hair fall. So, wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo to remove trapped dirt and other particles and leave your hair and scalp clean and healthy.

Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with Dove Hair Fall Rescue Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. Not only does it cleanse your hair. It also nourishes your hair from roots to tips and fortifies your strands to make your hair strong and resilient and prevent hair fall. 

5. Go for hair ties made of soft fabrics.

Choose hairstyling accessories that don’t grip your hair too tightly. Fabric hair ties and scrunchies secure your hair without too much friction that can cause breakage, so they’re great if you frequently tie your hair.

That said, whenever you undo your braid or ponytail at the end of the day, remember to pull your hair tie gently to minimize breakage. Also, hold your hair at the base of your ponytail or at mid-lengths while taking off your hair tie to keep your strands from getting pulled from the roots.

6. Let your hair down.

Give your hair a break from tight hairstyles by leaving it down on some days or going for loose braids and buns. This way, your hair is not always subject to tension and stress.

7. Minimize the use of heat-styling tools.

To prevent excessive heat damage, refrain from using heat-styling tools every day. You can reserve using them for days when you need to look extra polished. And when you do style your hair with a blow dryer, curling iron, or hair straightener, put it on a low to medium heat setting—just enough to achieve the hair shape you want without frying your strands.

8. Get bleaching and chemical treatments at a reputable salon.

Because these processes weaken your hair, have them professionally done to avoid damaging your hair further. Also, don’t get multiple treatments at once. Give them an interval of a few weeks or months to allow your hair to recover.

9. Give your hair a coconut oil treatment.

Aside from delivering moisture and shine, coconut oil can help protect your hair from damage and breakage by acting as a barrier. When you apply coconut oil to your hair, the oil gets absorbed into the hair shaft, occupies the gaps inside your hair shaft, and blocks the entry of dirt and other pollutants.

Treating your hair with coconut oil is easy. Just put the oil in a glass bottle and soak this bottle in a bowl of warm water for 20 to 30 minutes. Then, pour a coin-sized amount of oil into your palms, rub your palms together, and apply the oil to a section of your hair. Keep doing this until you’ve applied coconut oil to all sections of your hair. Wrap your hair in a shower cap for an hour or two, then wash your hair, shampoo it, and rinse out the excess coconut oil.

10. Relax.

There are studies that show that hair fall usually occurs after you’ve experienced a stressful event. If you feel overwhelmed with your daily tasks at work or at home, it will help if you take small breaks after checking things off your to-do list. Or, you can take some time off and go on a short vacation, even if you’re just going to stay at home and binge-watch your favorite shows. Restart and recharge. Your body (and your hair) will thank you for it.

There you have it! Now that you know our recommended solutions for hair fall, it’s time to include them in your hair care routine and reap the benefits of having stronger hair and reduced hair fall.

 

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