Causes of hair loss

1.Stress

Excessive stress can cause sudden hairloss, learn stress management/ coping mechanisms e.g exercises, yoga meditation to prevent hairloss.

2.Birth control pills

Hormonal birth control pills can cause hair loss in women with family history of this problem. Such women can try on non-hormonal  methods to protect their hair

3.Nutritional deficiencies

Nutritional deficiencies like copper, zinc, vitamin D and E plus iron can cause hair loss. Eating food rich in this nutrients will curb this problem

4.Thyroid problems

Women with low production of thyroid hormone experience hair loss visiting the doctor for supplementation treats this problem among others associated with hypothyroidism

5.Hair styling products

Over-treated hair can lead to hair loss due to the toxic chemicals found in dyes and styling products. Similarly, almost all shampoos contain Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which has a toxic effect on your immune system and has been proven to corrode hair follicles and impede hair growth. It is advisable to stick to natural shampoos and dyes.

6.Medical Conditions

– Telogen effluvium

general shedding from all over the head. We typically lose some 100 hairs a day but sometimes shedding accelerates due to stress, illness, medication or hormones. Hair generally grows back within six months.

– Androgenetic alopecia

in women, hair generally thins in the top, frontal area, just behind the hair line, but stays thick at the back. An enzyme causes conversion of the male sex hormone testosterone to another hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), causing the hair follicles to produce thinner hair until they stop.

– Alopecia areata

an autoimmune disease that affects up to 2% of the population. It causes round patches of hair loss and can lead to total baldness. In many cases, the hair regrows.

– Ageing

As we age, the rate at which our hair grows tends to slows down. Hair strands get smaller and have less pigment, and hair becomes thinner, finer, and grey. In order to keep your hair healthy, eat whole foods which help to keep your body youthful, as well as your hair. If you have premature grey hair, you can find here natural supplements that can help you.

– Genetics

Hair loss that is genetic is known as androgenetic alopecia and is known to be the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family, though you’re more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.

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