Some Common External Factors That Affects Our Hair Negatively

  • 27 May 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read
Some Common External Factors That Affects Our Hair Negatively

Hair loss is a problem that affects everyone at some point in life. Moreover, the condition does not only affect older people, many will start to see the first signs of hair loss before they reach the age of twenty-one. One of the reasons that hair loss is so extensive is the fact that it can be caused by so many different factors. However, many people do not realize that one’s environment can play a role as well.

Here are just a few of the many external factors that affect our hair negatively and are considered to be major hair fall reasons:

1. Drugs and Certain Medications

Certain drugs and medicines are a major cause of hair loss. Some of these medications target rapidly growing cells in the body, which also includes the hair cells as well. Antidepressants, anticoagulants, hormones and drug prescriptions for heart disease and high blood pressure can affect the hair’s growth cycle in some cases.

Drugs and Certain Medications

2. Sun exposure

Sun exposure can cause hair dryness and photo-aging. Sunlight on human hair causes photo-degradation. Also, the UV rays change the hair’s physical properties and chemical composition. Free radicals damage results in bleaching due to melanin oxidation and causes protein degradation, keratin impairment, tryptophan degradation, making hair fragile, dull and dry.

Sun exposure

3. Low protein or crash diets

Protein or amino acids are the building blocks of hair, collagen, cells, etc. Low dietary ingestion means fewer building blocks.

When our protein stores are low, the body immediately shifts hair growth into the catagen resting phase where it can remain for months.

Low protein or crash diets

4. Low quality hair care products

Using low-quality products can also have a very bad effect on our hair. These products are made up of cheap quality material which further damages the hair and makes weaker day by day.

Low quality hair care products

5. Extreme Weather Conditions

Extreme weather conditions tend to negatively affect the moisture levels in hair and mostly results in breakage and damage. For example, exposure to very hot weather and UV rays can lead to yellowing and damage to the outer layer of hair. Hence it is important to protect your hair from environmental damage.

Extreme Weather Conditions

6. Exercising

It is imperative to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise is good for our bodies but the sweat residue, on the other hand, can leave bacteria on your scalp and hair fibers and can also make hair feel fragile when the sweat dries up. Build up of bacteria on the scalp will hamper scalp health and dry weak hair will break easily.


7. Swimming

Chlorine in swimming pools builds a layer on the hair which will abolish the majority of your hair care efforts because the buildup of mineral on hair will prevent hair products from being absorbed into hair fibers appropriately.



Book an appointment with Advanced Hair Studio today in case you are looking for effective hair fall treatments. With more than 300 branches & alliances, Advanced Hair Studio has been consistently offering affordable hair loss solutions to people from all around the world.

Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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