The many causes of hair loss

It is believed men are more likely to lose their hair than women. However, hair loss is also common in women, and it's no less demoralising. There can be several contributing factors that lead to hair loss, ranging from vitamin deficiency to an underlying health condition. In many cases, there are also ways to treat both female and male hair loss. Here are some of the reasons why you might be experiencing hair loss.

Stress

Physical stress caused by any traumatic event, including car accidents, death, illness etc, can cause your hair to temporarily fall out.This type of stress can affect the hair cycle by triggering 'telogen effluvium', a type of hair loss. The hair cycle is programmed with three stages: a growth phase, rest phase and shedding phase, and 'telogen effluvium' speeds up the shedding phase. Usually, when the effects of the traumatic event lessen and your body recovers, the hair will grow back.

Male pattern baldness

This is extremely common with around two out of three men experiencing hair loss by age 60, and most of the time it's due to male pattern baldness. This hair loss is caused by a combination of genes and male sex hormones. Don't panic! There is a hair loss treatment to help male pattern baldness; Minoxidil is a topical cream that can halt the process of hair loss and even encourage growth. There is also the option of hair replacement or a hair transplant which will help give you a new head of hair.

Anaemia

The most common form of anaemia is caused by an iron deficiency with almost one in ten women aged twenty through to forty-nine suffering from it. It can cause unwanted hair loss amongst other symptoms, but if you rectify the situation with a simple iron supplement, then you should halt your hair loss.

Over-styling your hair

After a lifetime of hair treatments and vigorous styling, your hair can become weak and begin to fall out or thin. Examples of extreme styling include hair weaves, tight braids, or over-use of hot-oil treatments as well as harsh hair dyes. Sometimes in extreme cases, the hair might not grow back because you are affecting the roots of the hair. It's then you may need to consult a hair loss treatment to help the situation.

If you're struggling with hair loss or are considering an FUE hair transplant, then get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.