Typically, hair loss is associated with aging. Around 85 percent of men see significant thinning or balding by the time they reach 50-years-old. But thinning and shedding are not conditions limited to parents, retirees and seniors. Millennials are detecting hair loss and seeking treatment more often, even though early onset hair loss is traditionally viewed as rare.
One possible link between Millennials and hair loss is stress. Telogen effluvium (TE), or stress-induced hair loss, affects individuals of all ages. However, Millennials may be at a higher risk given their unusually high stress levels.
Some hair loss is unavoidable. In fact, humans lose anywhere between 50 and 100 strands per day. And while genetic or autoimmune conditions affect the hair growth cycle, instigating noticeable balding and thinning, irresponsible actions can also damage sensitive hair follicles and lead to hair loss. Consider (and cease) the following three habits that can thin your hair:
Hair loss isn’t just about physical appearance. Balding, shedding or thinning hair has the potential to compromise one’s self-image, leading to depression and social anxiety down the road. Moreover, hair loss is fairly common. About 50 percent of men experience hair loss before the age of 30, and women’s hair loss affects 30 million females in the U.S. alone. Thankfully, both men and women have options in fighting their hair loss to minimize related emotional issues.
A new study has scientists contemplating a fascinating discovery: Confusion among stem cells may cause hair follicle miniaturization, leading to hair loss as adults age.
Stem cells are building blocks of life within a living organism. These unique structures have the ability to create an indefinite number of additional cells, each of which can be uniquely differentiated.