Losing your hair is got to be one of the hardest things to deal with.
It’s one of the worse feelings in the world when you are brushing your hair and see rolls of hair coming out on your brush.
Let me tell ya, looking in the mirror and seeing patches of bald spots can be very frustrating and humiliating.
You start to wonder if you are going bald or if you have been doing something that has caused or sped up your hair loss process.
It is even more difficult to deal with if you are in your younger years.
Especially when you are in your late teens to your early ’20s. Friends and family start asking a lot of questions – some of which you don’t even know how to answer.
Truthfully, some people are brave enough to ask what's going on but others just stare.
So to avoid all that attention, you are forced to always wear a head covering to spare yourself the shame and embarrassment from everyone around you.
After all, I don’t think you plan on hiding your head for the rest of your life or making that life-changing decision to go completely bald for men or low-cut for women.
Well in the post we are going to look at some of the most common and not so common causes of hair loss.
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So let’s get started…
What Causes Hair Loss In Men And Women?
The Truth About What Causes Hair Loss In Men And Women Finally Revealed
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It is pretty normal to lose at least 50-100+ strands of hair on a daily basis. And with shedding this amount of strands, it is barely even noticeable.
By the way, this shedding process is essential to your hair growth cycle.
As some hairs fall out, they are replaced with new hair follicles.
The problem of “noticeable hair loss” occurs when you are losing more than 125+ strands of hair daily and when this shedding outpaced the growth of new hair follicles. This is sometimes referred to as an autoimmune disorder known as alopecia which means you are losing more hair strands that are not being replaced by new growth.
Both men and women may undergo hair loss although men are more likely to lose their hair than women. In both cases though, hair loss in men and women can lead to:
- Female Pattern Baldness.
- And Male Pattern Baldness.
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Here’s Are Some of The Causes That We Looked At
12 Common Causes Of Hair Loss In Men And Women
I am always fascinated when it comes to genetics.
When I see some features and characteristics pass down from parents to their children it just amazes me. I can’t tell you how many times someone compares me to my father. And even though at times I don’t like it (because I want my own identity) I can’t help but admit that it’s true.
And I see this in quite a number of my friends and their parents.
The reality is:
- If either of your parents are athletic, chances are you'll be!
- If either of your parents has certain illnesses, you're already predisposed to having it!
- If either of your parents is left-handed, chances are you may be!
- You more than likely have either your mom or dad's hair color!
Hair loss is no different!
Genetics is one of the main causes of hair loss.
If either your dad’s side of the family or your mom’s side of the family has a history of losing their hair at a certain age, you’re already pre-disposed to hair loss.
This is because you get all your features and characteristics from genes passed down from your mom and dad. Your best option is to ensure that you are taking every preventative measure possible to reduce or eliminate the occurrence.
2. Auto-Immune Disorder
As was mentioned earlier, Alopecia is an auto-immune disorder that is categorized as male and female pattern baldness.
When you ask any medical expert what causes hair loss, one of the first responses is normally due to alopecia.
In fact, Alopecia is related to the #1 cause of hair loss above. The trait is passed down through genes. What happens is that your immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy hair follicles resulting in bald spots.
I should also note that the trait could skip a few generations. This means your grandparents may have experienced hair loss but your parents didn’t and now you are experiencing it.
3. Hormonal Changes
Hormones can either cause hair loss or stimulate hair growth.
The patterns vary as it causes hair loss around specific concentrated areas in men while in women, it tends to thin out hair without any specific pattern.
This type of hair loss is mostly caused by the hormone Dihydrotestosterone which is also called DHT.
DHT is an androgen hormone that is responsible for the biological characteristics of males. However, both men and women produce DHT. The problem though is that DHT is the enemy of hair growth.
Simply put, if the levels of DHT increase your hair follicles will shrink and it will be almost impossible for new hair growth.
Note: At this time scientists have not fully understood what causes the level of DHT to change!
4. Diseases Or Sicknesses
Your hair follicles are the most delicate part of your hair. Sadly some illnesses and imbalances in your body can cause them to react negatively; i.e they become brittle and at times fall out.
Here’s a list of some of the common illnesses that may lead to temporary hair loss in both men and women.
- - Thyroid Problems.
- - Severe infections such as high fever and flu that last for an extended period
- - Low iron serum
- - Fungus infection
- - Alopecia Areata
- - Chronic Illness
The good news though is that in such cases, once the illness subsides your hair will eventually grow back.
5. Mechanical Damage
This cause of hair loss or hair thinning may come as a surprise to some people because it involves things you are probably doing every day without noticing.
For example, did you know that the way you comb/brush your hair could lead to hair loss?
Depending on how hard you comb and brush your hair, you can break the hair follicles and make them fall out. Doing this several times can lead to a lot of hair falling out.
So the next time you are styling your hair, keep this in mind and you’re less likely to see a big roll of hair coming out on your comb/brush.
6. Side Effects To Prescription Medications
Studies have shown that taking some prescription medications can lead to both short term and long term hair loss. For short term hair loss, studies have also shown that by simply stopping the medication or adjusting the dosage can result in natural hair regrowth.
Some of the common medications that may lead to hair loss may include:
- High Doses Of Vitamin A
- Some Types Of Acne Medications
- Anti-clotting Medicines
- Meds To Lower Cholesterol
- And Several Others.
7. Head Trauma, Shock Or Accident
Head injuries such as severe damage from any blunt object, accidents, chemicals, and overexposure to low temperatures may cause a form of hair loss known as telogen effluvium.
Under normal circumstances, your hair cycle is one in which your hair will have a steady growth rate for a few years after which there’s a resting period.
This resting phase is known as Telogen.
However, Telogen Effluvium is when your hair growth period has been disrupted; i.e temporarily stopped and pushed into the resting phase due to the head trauma or shock.
Note also that up to 70% of the scalp hairs may shed in areas where you’ve received the trauma and this may occur up to two or more months after the incident.
On a side note, while it is not a trauma, if you are a person that wears a tight helmet for an extended period of time, you may also experience some form of Telogen Effluvium as the helmet will be producing a continuous pressure on your head.
8. Environmental Factors
Excess free radicals in the environment may lead to hair loss and eventually balding.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that bind the electrons from other molecules, ultimately changing their structure. Air pollution like radiation, cigarette smoke and insecticides leads to the formation of free radicals.
9. Chemotherapy Treatments
Commonly referred to as ‘chemo‘ this form of treatment is deadly to all living cells.
One of the main reasons why so many cancer patients are always sick is due to the chemo treatment they are on and not necessarily the ‘cancer‘ itself.
The reality is that the treatment is designed to kill practically all the cells in an effort to eradicate cancer.
Unfortunately, this leads to a weakened immune system and along with hair loss.
Almost a hundred percent of cancer patients who undergo the process of chemotherapy lose their hair. This typically starts just a few weeks after the first chemotherapy treatment.
Not only do they lose hair on their scalps but also all the entire areas of the body with hairs.
The good news though is that several weeks after the chemo treatment has ended patients will start to see new hair growth. However, some people’s hair may grow back with a different color or texture.
Not surprising, as we get older we will lose some of our hair.
While experts do not fully understand why aging causes hair loss in both men and women, it seems to be agreed upon that as we get older, the hair follicles become weaker making them easier to fall out.
11. Malnutrition/Change In Diet
The food we eat highly impact the growth rate of all the cells in our body. Malnutrition or the lack of proper nutrients can cause a damper on the growth rate of our cells.
And with the hair follicles being the fastest growing tissue in the body, if they are not supplied with adequate amounts of nutrients, they will grow out and become very weak. This, of course, means they will eventually fall out.
A change in your diet can also cause hormonal imbalances which result in temporary hair loss. However, once your body adjusts to your new diet, your hair will grow back and everything will be back to normal.
12. Too Much Stress
We all get a little stressed from time to time. Life is full of ups and downs and even the calmest and relaxed person will go a little overboard sometimes.
Sadly, too much stress in your life can cause a myriad of problems. In fact, studies have found many health problems are related to stress. Of course, one of the problems is hair loss!
Now that you know what causes hair loss, your main concern is what can you do about it – right?
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