Hair Loss

arhendolf By arhendolf, 2nd Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/xqp388b_/
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Causes of Hair Loss
Stress
Pregnancy
Male pattern baldness
Anemia
Over Styling

Causes of Hair Loss

It is very common that we see a lot of men lose their hair than women, mostly due to what we call male pattern baldness.

Thinning hair and hair loss on the other hand are also very common in women and it is not only demoralizing but emotionally draining at some point. Causes of which can range from the simple and temporary, poor diet, and underlying health condition.

In most instances, there are ways to treat hair loss. Here are some common and not-so-common reasons why you might be seeing a lot of hair on your comb and pillows.

Stress

From any physical trauma like surgery, a car accident, or a severe illness can cause temporary hair loss. When you have a really stressful event, it can shock the hair cycle pushing more hair into the shedding phase. Hair loss often becomes noticeable three-to-six months after the trauma.

In my case, it happened after I gave birth to my youngest after I had a profuse bleeding due to lacerations in my womb. I cried every after shampoo as hair would just fall out and it was quite a lot. I got really worried as I knew for a fact that severe hair loss could mean something worse was happening to me. After a month to more than a month of continuously losing almost all of my hair in the front and side area, the hair started growing back.

Pregnancy

Not only that pregnancy is a physical stress that can cause hair loss, your body undergoes hormone surge too. Pregnancy-related hair loss is seen more commonly after the baby has been delivered rather than actually during pregnancy. Not to mention what your body has to go through (bones literally break to accommodate the passage of the baby and you lose some blood).

Male pattern baldness

About two out of three men experience hair loss by age 60, and most of the time it's due to male pattern baldness. I know some men who start losing their hair as early as their late 20's. This type of hair loss, caused by a combo of genes and male sex hormones, usually follows a classic pattern in which the hair recedes at the temples, leaving an M-shaped hairline.

There are topical creams like minoxidil and oral medications such as finasteride that can halt hair loss or even cause some to grow; surgery to transplant or graft hair is also an option. If you are scared to try out those remedies or find it costly, try rubbing some onion on your scalp at least thrice a week. It helps with hair growth.

Anemia

A lot of women suffer from anemia due to an iron deficiency (the most common type of anemia), which is an easily fixable cause of hair loss.

Iron supplement should correct the problem. In addition to hair loss, other symptoms of anemia include fatigue, headache, dizziness, pale skin, and cold hands and feet.

Over Styling

Excessive styling and hair treatments over the years can cause your hair to fall out. Styling such as tight braids, hair weaves or corn rows as well as chemical relaxers to straighten your hair, hot-oil treatments or any kind of harsh chemical or high heat. Because these practices can actually affect the hair root, your hair might not grow back.

In addition to avoiding these styles and treatments, use conditioner after every shampoo, letting your hair air dry, limiting the amount of time the curling iron comes in contact with your hair and using heat-driven products no more than once a week.

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Causes, Hair Care, Hair Fall, Hair Loss

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