The public often doesn’t realize that hair loss (and hair growth) is a complicated affair. So, if you’re losing your hair, there may be several different reasons contributing to the problem. Below are some of the best-known triggers for hair loss.
7 Reasons Why You May Be Losing Your Hair
It’s generally accepted that stress plays a role in hair loss. And we also know that greying hair is related to hair loss. We’ve all heard anecdotal stories of people who suffered a terrible fright or tragedy and their hair turned grey virtually overnight. As much as is possible, try to “un” stress yourself. Making meditation or exercise or positive thinking part of your daily health ritual can improve your hair growth immensely. This may be hard to believe, but it’s true.
2. Not Enough Calories.
If you want to protect your hair, crash diets are not allowed. Simply not getting enough calories can wreak havoc on your hair. If you want to lose weight, do it slowly.
3. Not Enough Protein.
That’s right. If you are on a weight loss regime, choose one that gives you an ample amount of protein. Crazy diets where you only eat fruit all day is not a good idea (even though bananas have some protein.) Your hair follicles need A) calories and B) adequate protein to function normally.
If every relative you have has a bald head like a cue ball, then you probably have a greater risk of hair loss. But genes aren’t everything. Genes turn on and off throughout your life based on your environment. So, create as healthy an environment as you can for your body, if not for your longevity, then do it for your hair. A healthy environment means eating well, a variety of non-processed foods, sleeping adequately, and keeping your stress levels down. See #1.
It’s well known that some types of chemotherapy induce hair loss. So be prepared for that. There are also some new ways to combat this type of hair loss with a cooling cap, that can prevent the drug from reaching the hair follicles. Keeping your head cold narrows the blood vessels in your scalp and can keep the meds from wreaking havoc on your hair follicles. Definitely explore this with your oncologist if holding on to your hair is important to you. Remember, when chemo is over, hair usually grows back fully.
6. Too Much of Some Vitamins.
Too much Vitamin A, for example, can cause a host of problems, and hair loss is only one of them. That’s why we always say that taking vitamin supplements should be done very carefully and under a doctor’s supervision. Don’t start taking random amounts of vitamins.
7. A Thyroid Problem.
Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause hair loss. That’s why we always say that you should discuss hair loss with a doctor. Sometimes minor blood tests can tell a lot. Remember, anyone, experiencing sudden or significant hair loss should see his or her family doctor. We would recommend blood work to see the levels of different hormones and whether you have any vitamin deficiencies. We are here for you when you’re ready to start treatment for hair loss. If you have any questions about treatment for hair loss or any of our products, we encourage you to call us directly at (844) 280-4680.