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6 Mistakes That Cause Hair Loss. Plus, Treatments To Try.

Are you wondering what’s causing hair loss? Avoid these common mistakes and try our top treatments to combat hair loss.  

Are you worried about how much hair you’re losing every day? Losing a few strands daily is not a cause for concern. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it's normal to shed between 50-100 hair strands a day. However, does your hair seem thinner than before? If you are experiencing hair loss, then it’s time that you rethink your haircare routine. Common mistakes like brushing wet hair or overdosing on styling can be the main culprits behind hair loss. Here are the top six mistakes that you should avoid at all costs to prevent hair loss:

Tight hairstyles

Who doesn’t love a high ponytail or a tight braid? These are the easiest hairdos and work great for every occasion. If you are guilty of wearing tight hairstyles for long hours, it’s time to stop. If done regularly, tight hairstyles can lead to hair breakage or severe hair loss. Avoid these hairstyles to steer clear of follicle damage and hair thinning. Also, replace your hair elastics with silk scrunchies—they are gentle and prevent hair breakage.

Heat styling

Don’t we all love how amazing our hair looks and feels after blow-drying? But excessive use of heat styling tools can cause hair loss. Regular exposure to heat can dehydrate your hair. The heat can also alter the internal protein structure of hair, causing breakage. To get healthy and lustrous hair, minimize the usage of hot tools for styling your hair. Additionally, always use a heat protectant before curling, straightening and blow-drying your hair.  

Hair extensions

Hair extensions are a great way to give your hair a subtle boost of volume. However, they can also cause hair loss. Since hair extensions are attached to the hair, they constantly tug at your hair and scalp. The tension placed on the roots can cause hair loss. According to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, wearing hair extensions or weaves can cause central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.

Sleeping on cotton

Did you know that your pillowcases could be responsible for hair loss? Sleeping on cotton pillowcases can cause problems like knots, damaged hair, frizzy hair and hair fall. This is because cotton pillowcases can cause friction and hence, lead to damaged hair and split ends. The good news is that you can easily prevent this by switching to silk pillowcases. Silk allows your hair to slide around effortlessly, so you wake to smoother hair. It also helps your hair retain its moisture.

Brushing too often

Brushing your hair the wrong way is one of the most common causes of hair loss. You should never brush your hair from root to tip. When you brush from the top, you can pull out strands from the follicle, which leads to hair breakage. It is always better to start from the bottom and work your way up gently. Another important tip is to avoid brushing your hair too often. Excessive brushing strains your scalp, causing hair loss. Detangle your hair gently and replace your plastic comb with a wooden one. A wooden comb is gentler on your hair and also improves blood circulation.

Shampooing frequently

While a clean scalp is essential for maintaining healthy hair, over-washing your hair can cause hair loss. If you wash your hair every day or too often, then there are high chances that you are stripping your scalp of its natural oils. Doing this again and again can pluck your hair from the roots leading to hair loss. Frequent shampooing can also make your hair dry and cause breakage. In order to prevent this, wash your hair just once or twice a week. Stay away from harsh shampoos that are loaded with chemicals.

The best hair loss treatments at Biolite

If you are experiencing hair loss, then you should try a hair loss treatment at Biolite. With the help of our trained experts, you can find a hair loss treatment based on your requirements.

Low-level laser therapy

If you want to combat hair loss, then you should check out this hair loss treatment. Low-level laser therapy is also known as red light therapy or cold laser therapy. This hair loss treatment irradiates photons into the scalp tissues. These photons are absorbed by the weak cells to promote hair growth. According to a 2014 study, low-level laser therapy appeared to be a safe and effective method for hair growth in both men and women. Additionally, this hair loss treatment is non-invasive and pain-free.

Provita hair loss treatment

The key ingredients of this hair loss treatment are vitamins, protein extract and stem cells. This unique composition of active ingredients makes this treatment highly beneficial. It boosts the metabolic process in the scalp and nourishes your scalp to promote hair growth. At Biolite, our experts will carefully examine your hair condition, scalp health, and hair thickness to design a customized hair loss treatment plan for you.Biolite’s Provita hair loss treatment includes three types of therapies to treat hair loss:


Acell is a naturally occurring matrix of proteins found in tissue layers. Its main function is to stimulate adult stem cells in the damaged tissues. When injected into the scalp, it regenerates dormant follicular tissues, thereby promoting hair growth. Provita hair loss treatment in combination with Acell is a great non-surgical method to treat hair loss.

Stem cell-derived growth factors

According to a 2019 review, stem cells are highly effective in the regeneration of hair follicles and improving hair regrowth. Stem cells are characterized by their capacity for self‐renewal and ability to differentiate into various cell lineages. Hair follicle stem cells can give rise to all the cells of a hair follicle, sebaceous gland and interfollicular epidermis. Transplantation of stem cells also helps in the production of new hair follicles. BiotinDeficiency of Biotin can lead to severe hair loss. Keratin, a basic protein that makes up your hair, needs biotin to be produced. Biotin is beneficial in treating hair loss because it improves your body’s keratin infrastructure. This leads to the regeneration of hair follicles and stronger and healthier hair.To learn more about the best hair loss treatment for you,  you can speak to us on  +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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