Hair loss is surprisingly common in men and women, and there are many different factors that can be attributed to baldness including heredity, hormones, unhealthy styling products and treatments, stress and disease.
It is important to understand the possible causes of hair loss, so that you can determine the best treatment and prevention plan.
Heredity and hormones
Male and female-pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common explanation for baldness. This type of hair loss is passed down genetically and passed his father or mother, and is most commonly seen when both parents carry the gene.
This type of hair loss is caused by conversion of testosterone (men and women) in the body of DTH, a chemical that shrinks hair follicles and prevents them from producing hair normally, while also shortening the lifespan of existing hair.
All if everyone produces DTH, some individuals have more receptors for DTH, causing hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia can be treated and reversed, but it is important to quickly find a treatment plan that is right for you, to prevent further hair loss.
Most people are unaware of the great stress effect on our bodies-and may affect as much as our hair grows.
Physical and emotional trauma can cause great stress how our bodies function and it is important to recognize the factors in our lives that increase stress levels, so that you can learn to handle stress effectively.
Emotional Stress and hair loss
Emotional distress due to a loss of job, loss of a family member or the charges could lead to Telogen effluvium, a condition where stress causes hair follicles go into a resting phase, causing growth to stop.
During this resting phase, you may notice the hair fall after shower or comb your hair. You can even wake up in the morning and notice a higher amount of hair on the pillow than usual. Hair loss due to emotional stress does not have to be permanent and can be easily reversed with techniques of effective stress management.
Physical Stress and hair loss
Physical Stress on our bodies can also lead to hair loss, as after childbirth, surgery or disease. When our bodies go through the trauma, energy is conserved and hair settles into its “resting phase”, as mentioned before.
During this phase, rest stops hair growth and hair loss begins. The resting phase is a normal part of the cycle of hair growth, but under stress, more hair goes at this stage than normal and as a result, you experience more hair loss.
Excessive weight loss due to starvation or malnutrition poor nutrition may also cause hair thinning. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and to make sure you’re getting plenty of protein. The protein is required for the growth of healthy hair.
Dangerous Styling products and hair treatments
Dyes, bleaches, red-hot irons, chemical treatments, hot showers, all have dramatic effects on the quality of your hair.
Chemical treatments, when used improperly or too often can cause hair becomes brittle and also cause chemical burns on the scalp. Chemical burns can cause permanent hair loss, so it is very important to consult a professional hairdresser hair treatment with chemicals.
Showers with warm water and shampoo with alcohol can remove important oils in the hair that help retain moisture and the ability of a hair follicle to retain nourishment for healthy hair growth. Excessive use of hot irons can also damage the integrity of the hair and can cause your hair to break and split easily.