For the most part your hair is your crowning glory and when you suddenly start experiencing hair loss you might start feeling shame and think that you have to start hiding your head of hair. If you’re a woman you might start wearing scarves or wigs and if you’re a man you are probably wearing a baseball cap.
Here are some hair loss basics.
Regardless of your gender, age or status there are several reasons one experiences hair loss. Being informed of what some of the causes are can help you determine the status of your own condition and help you decide on what hair growth treatment you can use to restore your crowning glory.
Age can contribute to hair loss, but it is mainly because the hair cells have given up.
Medications can cause hair loss and once stopped you might notice your hair growing back. It is advisable to check with your doctor about any side effects of prescribed medications.
Medical conditions like cancer or other life-threatening diseases can cause hair loss.
Thyroid glands can also be a culprit, underactive or overactive this can cause your hair to fall out.
Hormones; if your hormones are out of balance this can cause you to lose your hair however by correcting the hormone imbalance you should start seeing improvement.
Malnourishment, if you are not getting the necessary nutrients that your hair needs to grow healthy.
Hairstyles; another cause is for those who tie their hair back in a ponytail, cornrows, braids or dreadlocks these all weaken the roots of your hair which can cause your hair to fall out.
Stress; can also affect your mane since you don’t have much time for yourself it’s hard to take care of your hair.
Pregnancy; women have a tendency to lose their nutrients during pregnancy by giving it to baby.
Putting aside these causes you should also pay attention to your symptoms. Often people experience the burden of hair loss because they did not pay too much attention from the start.
While it is normal to lose more than a hundred strands of hair per day as your hair replaces itself with new strands over time, should you be losing more you should try to analyze the cause and once determined you can make the correct lifestyle changes needed to improve the situation.