8 Negative Behaviours That Cause Hair Loss

Poor Diet

Inadequate intake of essential nutrients like iron and vitamins can weaken hair follicles, leading to increased hair shedding and thinning over time.


Prolonged stress disrupts the hair growth cycle, pushing more hair into the shedding phase (telogen effluvium), resulting in noticeable hair loss.


Certain medications, including chemotherapy drugs and some antidepressants, may have hair loss as a side effect by affecting hair follicle activity or the hair growth cycle.


Excessive use of heat styling tools, chemical treatments like perms or dyes, and tight hairstyles (like ponytails or braids) can damage hair follicles and weaken strands.

Hormonal Changes

Significant hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy, menopause, or conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can trigger hair thinning or loss due to changes in hormone levels


Tobacco smoke contains toxins that reduce blood flow to the scalp, depriving hair follicles of oxygen and nutrients, which can lead to thinning and eventual hair loss.

Medical Conditions

Disorders such as thyroid imbalances, autoimmune conditions like alopecia areata, and scalp infections can disrupt hair growth cycles, resulting in patches of hair loss.

Poor Hair Care

Neglecting proper hair hygiene, using harsh shampoos or brushing hair aggressively, and frequent rough towel drying can weaken hair shafts, leading to breakage.

8 Effective Workouts for Rapid Weight Loss