5 Different Causes Of Hair loss!

5 Different Causes Of Hair loss!
Hair loss and increased hair fall can have many causes, making it hard to pinpoint the reason for the hair fall and finding the right treatment. Due to that, we are discussing a range of different reasons for increased hair loss, what they look like, and whether or not regrowth can be possible.
1. Hereditary Hair Loss
Hereditary hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia, can be seen as the most common type of hair loss worldwide. Hereditary hair loss can develop in both men and women. For men, it is called male pattern hair loss, while the term for women is called female pattern hair loss.
Hereditary hair loss describes the shrinking of hair follicles due to inherited genes. While the shrinking can begin as early as in your teens, it usually starts later in life and will end with the hair follicles eventually stopping to grow. Within women, the first noticeable sign of androgenic alopecia is usually the overall thinning or widening part. Within males, on the other hand, hereditary hair loss often shows its first signs with a receding hairline or bald spots at the top of the head.
Is regrowth possible?
Yes, treatment can slow down or even stop hair loss as well as help regrowth of hair. The earlier the treatment is started the better the results will be. Without treatment, you are likely to continue losing your hair.
2. Age
It is quite common to notice hair loss with age as the hair growth slows down. At some point when you are older, hair follicles stop growing hair which causes the hair on our scalp to become thinner. While this takes place, the hair also begins to lose its colour.
Is regrowth possible?
When it is caught early, there is a possibility that treatment helps the hair to regrow.
 3. Childbirth, Illness, or other Stressors
In pregnancy, a lot of women experience thicker, shinier, and healthier hair overall — this is due to increased hormone levels which slow down the rate of hair loss. However, that often changes around 3 to 6 months postpartum, when hormone levels decrease and those extra hairs the body was holding onto start shedding. Postpartum hair loss is usually temporary, but it can leave you with thinning hair and baby hairs around your hairline that can be difficult to style. For a lot of women, the stress of having to worry about their hair and the toll the hair loss has on their self-confidence negatively impacts their mental health and wellbeing. Sleepless nights and stressful days spent calming a fussy newborn certainly do not help your hair return to normal either.
Besides pregnancy-related hair loss, you may also notice a lot more hairs in your brush or on your pillow while recovering from an illness or after having an operation. An increase in hair fall can also occur during a stressful time in your life, such as divorce or the death of a loved one.
Is regrowth possible?
When the stress stops and your hormones are more balanced, your body is likely to readjust, and the excessive shedding will stop. When the shedding stops, most people will see their hair grow back to its normal fullness within 6 to 9 months. Of course, this process can also be supported by, for example, applying a hair growth treatment oil to your scalp.
4. Your Hairstyle is Pulling on Your Scalp
If you often wear your hair tightly pulled back, the continual pulling of your hair can lead to permanent hair loss. The medical name for this condition is traction alopecia. Additionally, often wearing hair ties around your hair can lead to kinks and breakage, which ends up leaving additional hair in your brush as well.
 Is regrowth possible?
No, you cannot prevent already existing hair loss by making changes. However, you can prevent more hair from falling out by making changes to the way your wear your hair. For example, we recommend always using silk scrunchies to tie your hair back loosely, as they do not leave kinks and are protective to your hair.
5. Hormonal Imbalance
A hormonal imbalance, which is often caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can lead to hair loss. Besides that, some types of birth control pills are also a common cause of temporary hormonal imbalance and therefore hair loss. A hormonal imbalance for women, overall, can lead to hair thinning and hair loss on their scalp.
If you are suffering from hair thinning and hair loss but you cannot seem to find a cause, make sure to reach out to a medical professional and explain any other symptoms you are experiencing as they might stem from the same condition.
How can I prevent hair loss?
As you can see, in most cases hair loss can be treated or even prevented. No matter if it is caused by an underlying disorder, a bad personal habit, or simply a difficult and stressful time it is always important to treat yourself, your scalp, and your hair right. Besides speaking to a medical professional and following their advice, we also recommend regularly applying hair oil to your scalp and hair length in order to trigger regrowth and prevent further hair loss.

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