There’s nothing scarier than seeing hair swirling the drain. It’s equally distressing if your brush holds more hair than your head. There are many culprits behind sudden hair loss. We’ll give you the lowdown on what could be causing your hair to fall out in bunches.
#1 Lifestyle changes
We all know that our shampoos, gels, mousse and sprays are filled with chemicals which are not good for your hair. Apart from these, continuously using multiple hair colors also damage your hair greatly. Using a straightener or blowdrying your hair on a daily basis also starts to ruin your hair, making it brittle and weak. It then tends to fall easily and can cause sudden hair loss. Tight ponytails, wrong combs, parting the hair, can damage the hair shaft and cause hair loss. This is one of the most common reasons for hair loss in women.
Hair loss can suddenly occur after your body goes through physical strain or mental strain. A prolonged illness can take a toll on your body, and leave you with vitamin deficiencies which can cause loss of hair. Apart from that, even if you go through an emotionally trying phase, it can also cause nutritional imbalances which eventually leads to hair loss. Stress is a major reason behind hair thinning too.
Androgenetic Alopecia is also known as male pattern baldness. This is one of the most common reasons for hair loss in men. One of the main causes of male pattern baldness is that it’s hereditary. Here’s how it works, all hair strands have a hair growth cycle. With male pattern baldness, this cycle begins to weaken, which means the hair follicles shrink. This produces shorter, thinner hair strands. Ultimately, the hair growth cycle for all the hair strands end and no new hair strands are formed in their place. It usually starts of with a receding hairline.
Hypothyroidism is again a very common cause of hair loss in both men and women. The thyroid gland is important to regulate the metabolism in your body. When your thyroid gland does not produce enough of the thyroid hormone, it interferes with your body’s metabolism, this is known as hypothyroidism. Some of the possible indications that you have hypothyroidism is hair thinning. Your hair starts to become brittle and often causes sudden hair loss because of this.
#5 Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata is a hereditary autoimmune disease where your immune system starts to attack the hair follicles of your body. This usually results in hair falling out in clumps. This disease usually affects the scalp, however you may also see the effects of it on other parts of the body. One can start treatment for regrowth of hair, however there is no permanent cure to this disease yet.
#6 Continuous Medication
Chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss. Well established fact right? Did you know that a lot of other medications can trigger hair loss too? Anti-thyroid medications, birth control drugs, anti depressants and anti-convulsants when taken over a long period of time can cause hair loss. Your hair tends to shift from the usual growth cycle to a kind of resting phase, where no new hair growth is encouraged.
Tip: Crash diets for weight loss usually cause many nutrient and vitamin deficiencies in your body. These are vitamins and nutrients are essential for healthy hair growth. If you have recently gone through a crash diet, it most likely will take a toll on your hair.
Use these au naturel tips to improve your hair growth and beat that sudden hair loss.