Hair loss can be difficult for many. There can be quite a few reasons for hair thinning, shedding, or hair loss. In this post, we will tell you about 5 of the most common. Where it applies, we will also tell you ways to possible remedy or avoid these things. If you are currently experiencing hair loss, this might help you to determine the reason(s) why. Remember that there are possible supplements that you can add to your diet to help with these issues. Other over-the-counter treatments can also help to slow down current hair loss.
- Heredity: For many men, this is the reason why they are losing their hair, plain and simple. Up to 20% of men will experience hair loss tied to heredity. Although there is no way to stop this, yet, there are ways to slow the hair loss or cover it up.
- Harsh Styling Practices: This is probably the easiest thing to change that can lead to hair thinning or hair loss. Harsh styling practices include heat treatments (like blow drying or straight ironing), chemical treatments (perms, hair dyes, or relaxers), or even brushing your hair while it is still wet. If you do any of these things on a regular basis, quit.
- Nutritional Issues: Sometimes a bad diet can lead to hair thinning. If you notice shedding and have not started taking any new medications, it might just be time to change up your diet. Think about adding a hair, skin, and nails supplement to your daily routine. Iron is especially important, here, so think about how you can get more, if needed. You may want to consult your doctor for more information, here.
- Side Effects of Medications: Some medications can be accompanied by the nasty side effects of shedding, hair loss, or hair thinning. To avoid this, carefully read on your prescriptions and medications before you begin them. Talk to your doctor about changing you off any medications or treatments that may result in hair loss (if they can).
- The Natural Aging Process: Some hair loss or hair thinning is just part of the natural hair aging process. This is especially true of women after menopause. To avoid this, think about how you can better care for your hair while you are still young. Cover ups like hats or scarves are other options, too.