Everything You Need to Know About Hair Loss
Causes of Hair Loss
What are the common causes of hair loss?
- 1Bad blood circulation that causes muscles in the scalp to tighten
Poor blood circulation results in an insufficient supply of nutrients for hair follicles and triggers hair loss. Wearing a tight hat for long periods reduces circulation to the scalp and causes hair loss.
- 2Crash dieting
Crash diets starve follicles of vital nutrients, decrease cell division and growth, and make both the hair and scalp dry, causing hair loss.
- 3Eating unhealthily
Dietary life is one of the two most common secondary causes of hair loss (the other is stress). In general, regularly eating meat increases the chance of hair loss as animal fat increases the level of cholesterol in the blood and leads to nutrient deficiency in the hair roots.
Harmful external environments including serious air pollution, frequent permanent waves and coloring treatment, and even the use of a hair dryer are common causes of hair loss. Additionally, too much use of chemical hair styling products can lead to hair loss.
The most common causes of hair loss
- Stress 97%
- Genetic inheritance 82%
- Seasonal changes 64%
- Childbirth 31%
- Male hormones 27%
Ways to tell if you are losing hair
|1st (48.6%)||Clumps of hair in the shower drain after shampoo|
|2nd (18.8%)||Masses of hair falling when towel-drying hair after shampoo|
|3rd (11.8%)||Strands of hair fallen on the pillow in the morning|
|4th (9.2%)||Hair falling when / after blow drying hair|
|5th (4.3%)||Hair fallen everywhere at home|
|6th (3.7%)||Family, friends and others tell you so|
|7th (3.3%)||You hear about it at the salon|