Picture this: You just got regularized in the exciting new company you joined, and it’s a week before that barkada trip abroad. You’re in high spirits until you glance at the bathroom mirror and notice that your hair looks thinner and the line where you part your hair seems broader. When you run your fingers through your hair, you see that more than the usual number of strands fall into the sink. Hair fall? Now? Me? No way!
On average, the human head sheds about 50 to 100 strands of hair every day, and that’s no cause for worry. But when the number of strands seems to be increasingly alarming, it’s probably time to consider the factors behind hair fall.
Hair fall can either be genetic or reactive. Genetic hair fall means that it’s sealed in your DNA for your hair to start growing thinner progressively as you age; reactive hair fall doesn’t rely on genetic markers, and it can happen when there’s a trigger—intense bouts of stress, crash diets, and illnesses are a few common causes.
Aside from genetics, an excess of androgen (the male hormone that inhibits hair growth), iron deficiency or anemia (iron is essential to promote hair growth), stress from work or a life event, and even months of rebonding your hair can bring about hair fall faster than you can say "trichotillomania," a hair-pulling disorder.
While other hair loss remedies include integrating a regular stress-relieving routine like yoga or meditation, another way to fight hair fall is by using hair products that contain grapeseed extract. Grapeseed is rich in proanthocyanidins, which are antioxidants that can help stimulate healthy hair growth by suppressing a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (or DHT) that inhibits hair follicle growth. A recent study has shown the strengthening effects of grapeseed extract when applied to the hair and the scalp, and the extract has yielded relative success in hair regrowth during experiments on mice.
Dove Hair Fall Total Treatment Shampoo + Conditioner have an improved nourishing formula to help fight hair fall with grapeseed extract and dynazinc, which help secure your tresses on the roots to prevent hair fall and deeply nurture your hair to help ensure strong growth.