It’s likely that most of us have complained about our hair falling out at one time or another. Whether it’s coming out in surprising clumps when washing or you’re simply seeing more on your brush than usual, hair breakage and subsequent fall is not uncommon at all. In fact, 7 out of 10 of us will experience it at some point in our life. It’s also become one of the leading concerns among us, particularly millennials, above the usual suspects of dryness or damage. Luckily one of our favourite hair care brands, Kérastase, has an established range of products within its Genesis collection dedicated to preventing the causes and solving the issue of hair fall and to be honest, we’re sold (plus, if Emily Ratajkowski is a fan, it must be good).
It may come and go, but there’s no doubt seeing more hair than normal fall out after you’ve showered can be a worry. Although, when you hear the causes of breakage, it may not come as too much of a surprise, especially if you’re suffering from hair fall right now. Emotional stress, bad sleep, hormonal changes, and even work stresses can all be contributing factors, and it’s fair to say this year has provided a fair share of these so far. Biological factors along with diet (deficiency or even overload of certain vitamins), can affect the skin’s sensitivity and weaken hair from the root.
On top of that, external stressors such as styling habits— particularly heat styling which can dry out the hair shafts, and even throwing your hair up in a tight pony tail or bun as many of us are probably doing more of these days— and environmental factors such as pollution, wind and UV rays can all cause the fibres to weaken, resulting in increased breakage and subsequent hair fall.