Top 10 reasons Your Hair Falls Out:
1. Frequent Use of Chemical Products
Hair treatments such as chemical relaxers and harsh chemicals (i.e. dyes and bleaching) have a very harmful effect on your hair over the years.
Use a hair product line that helps maintain clean, healthy, full, luxurious, normal hair, while simultaneously repairing dry, dull, frizzy, heat-damaged and chemically damaged hair.
2. Harsh Weather Conditions
Harsh cold winter weather with low relative humidity can sap moisture from hair and insight static flyway hair. Hair will be less manageable and tend to tangle, resulting in more physical sheer forces that can break hair with combing and brushing
Try to use a sodium laureth sulfate free shampoo, and wash your hair with luke warm water and again use a high quality reparative conditioner with each washing.
3. Family History
This is one of the most significant reasons for True hair loss known as Androgenic Alopecia. It is also termed male and female patterned hair loss. Medications such as Propecia and Rogaine are used to stop and stabilize hair loss in men. However only Rogaine can be used in female hair loss as Propecia is not is FDA approved for use in women due to potential birth defect risks.
This form of hair loss can be very successfully treated with hair restoration surgery to help replace the hair that was already lost as medications do not regrow new hair.
4. Hairstyling Tools
Vigorous styling over the years can damage and eventually kill the hair follicle. Traction alopecia caused by tight braids, hair weaves or corn rows as well as any kind of harsh chemical or high heat can also damage and kill the hair follicle.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you use conditioner after shampooing and only using hot styling tools once a week. If this might not be possible, just remember to give yourself a hair holiday every once and a while.
Do not leave your hair in hair styles with constant tension for long (i.e. braids, cornrows, etc).
5. Hormonal Changes
Menopause, pregnancy, thyroid imbalances and other hormone related conditions can trigger hair loss.
Best to consult a physician for testing. Numerous screening tests can be done to rule out common medical conditions that can contribute to hair loss.
6. Junk Food
Junk food does not provide the body with the right amount of nutrients and does not help the body maximize its potential to grow healthy vibrant hair.
Avoid indulging in junk food daily. Make sure to balance your diet and include, vitamins, foods and vegetables in each meal. Try to eat all types and colors of fruits and vegetables "eat the rainbow" to help ensure you obtain vitamins and anti-oxidants to promote hair (and total body) health.
7. Medications and Treatments
Drug-induced hair loss occurs when a patient is prescribed medications for a condition, and the medication has side effects that result in hair loss
Research all medication prior to taking the prescription. Read drug manufacturer’s warnings and possible side effects. Ask your physician for alternative medications without the hair loss side effects, if possible.
8. Sleep Deprivation
Severe lack of sleep can eventually lead to unhealthy hair by sighting a Telogen effluvium. Sleep Deprivation has been linked to show affects on the human body’s immune system, hormones levels, and physical appearance. These effects include hair loss, or poor hair growth.
A good amount of sleep cannot reverse hair loss, but it can help prevent premature hair loss conditions. There are sleeping tests that evaluate if you are a good sleeper and if you sleep enough each night. Removing this stressor (lack of sleep ) will help stop the Telogen effluvium.
Stresses can insight hair loss via numerous mechanisms. Stress can start an autoimmune inflammatory type of hair loss like Alopecia Areata (AA), in which a person’s immune system attacks their hair follicles. Fortunately, this type of inflammatory hair loss is not necessarily permanent and usually grows back.
A telogen effluvium, occurs when the hairs growth phase (Anagen phase) is prematurely shifted into its resting phase (Telogen phase) resulting in the shedding of hair.
Physical stress, emotional/psychological stress (such as sleep deprivation) can cause hair to fall out as a result of Telogen effluvium.
There can also be an occurrence of Trichotillomania, which is a condition in which a person pulls his or her own hair out in response to stress. Though it is an abnormal compulsion, it is still worth knowing and asking your doctor about.
Some forms of hair loss can be addressed through simple health and lifestyle changes which place less stress on your body and your mind.
With Trichotillomania, you will need psychological intervention to help control and prevent it.
The state of hair loss can start from the beginning of a diabetic condition if blood sugar levels are continuously uncontrolled and hormonal levels, such as insulin, are poorly maintained and have worsened as the disease advances. In this state, vital nutrients cannot be efficiently up taken and utilized by the hair cells of the follicle and may lead to a shortened growth phase and a prolonged resting phase of the hair follicle. Bald patches and thinning hair start to get noticeable when the rate of shedding hair In the resting (Telogen) phase is faster than the rate of hair regrowth (Anagen) phase(beyond the normal amount of hair that we shed every day).
As diabetics are more susceptible to infections of the skin and other related infections that affect the condition of the scalp, there is a higher possibility of experiencing hair loss due to inflammation as a result of the infection.
Medications that are prescribed for diabetes can be a major factor in causing hair loss as a side effect.
Another common factor is also due to the pressure of dealing with the disease itself. When stress is present, combined with other factors like medication, it can contribute to hair loss.
In order to keep your hair from falling out as a result of this situation, the first thing you should do is to get your diabetes condition in check. By having your blood sugar level under control and getting your body to operate in a relatively healthy level, you may actually keep the hair loss under control. Other causes like fungal infection on the scalp can be easily cured with medication and the right use of shampoos and hair products. There are even hair products that can help you regrow your hair! However, it is still recommended that you first consult your doctor if you plan to take any medications or products for your hair loss.
Hair transplant is another option you may consider if your hair loss persists after trying all other less invasive methods. A hair transplant involves moving hair from permanent donor regions on the side and back of the scalp to the thinning areas. As hair restoration is a surgical procedure and involves some more minor risks and costs than other methods, consider it as an option only if your hair loss seems permanent and other methods have failed to yield satisfactory results.
It is very important to keep your blood sugar level at a healthy range, stick to a diet that will keep your diabetic condition under control and do more exercises to improve your health. It is possible to stop hair loss if you are willing to put the effort to follow what is recommended by your doctor.Last modified on
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