Everyone HATES thinning hair especially when it can have a big impact on your physical appearance. We all think that thinning hair is a result of your daily habits, but what many people do not know that there are other hidden factors that determine why you are losing your hair too!
Androgenic alopecia is a genetic condition that can affect both males and females.
Okay, sounds very chim for now but we are going to break it down for you.
Simply put, Men with this condition can begin suffering from hair loss as early as their teens or early 20s. It’s characterized by a receding hairline and gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal scalp.
Women with this condition usually experience noticeable thinning in their 40s or later. They experience a general thinning over the entire scalp, with the most extensive hair loss at the crown.
This might come as a big surprise to many, but the most common cause of thinning hair for men and women is actually a hereditary condition where sex hormones can lead to hair fall in a particular pattern. Sometimes hormonal fluctuations can result in hair loss too.
2. Medical Conditions & Medications
There are a couple of medical conditions that can lead to thinning hair.
- Thyroid Disorders
- Extreme Stress
It is highly recommended to treat these conditions early to help slow or halt hair loss.
At the same time, drugs used to treat the following conditions commonly lead to hair thinning:
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
Hence, it is advisable to check with your doctor on the side effects of your medications if you have any of the above medical conditions.
3. The type of hairstyle you choose
Sometimes, we just want to look our best or try a different look. However, there are certain hairstyles and hair products that could potentially lead to thinning hair. So beauty now comes with a price.
Hairstyles such as cornrows and tight braids may pull off a unique funky look, but did you know that these can also damage and break one’s hair?
Not all of us might be aware, but acts such as shampooing, perming and bleaching of one’s hair that we are all so used to performing can in fact cause thinning hair too.
Aside from that, there are quite a number of hair products we use on a regular basis to enhance our hair and image.
Unfortunately, such products are actually not the best for our hair. These include:
- Hair Dyes
- Chemical Treatments
- Blow Dryers
- Flat Irons
- Rollers or Hot Curlers
All of these can contribute to weak and brittle hair and eventually lead to overall hair thinning.
4. Telogen Effluvium
Telogen effluvium occurs when some stress causes the hair roots to be pushed prematurely into a resting state.
Temporary hair thinning over the scalp can occur because of the changes in the growth cycle of hair. When a large amount of hair enters the resting phase at the same time, it can result in hair shedding and subsequent thinning.
If you are still concerned about your hair condition and/or problem, why not visit treatment centres like Beijing 101 for a free Scalp & Hair Analysis along with a free consultation?
This article was first published on Goodyfeed.com