Why Is My Hair Falling Out? Top 10 Causes of Hair Loss

by Advanced Appearnce

As we get older, hair follicles can deteriorate and hair growth slows down, putting us at an increased risk of hair loss.  Whilst men are more likely than women to suffer from hair loss, the experience is no less alarming and traumatic.  Some hair loss may be permanent, though it is often possible to experience hair loss on a temporary basis.  Whatever the outcome, being aware of the causes of hair loss may help you to prevent or treat the condition.

Here are some of the most popular causes of hair loss:

  1. Genetics – inherited hormonal imbalances can contribute to thinning hair, with male pattern baldness being regarded as the most common hereditary cause of hair loss.

  2. Stress – accidents, illness or surgery will take their toll on your body and can even cause trigger temporary hair loss, known as telogen effluvium.  Emotional stress can also exacerbate existing hair thinning.

  3. Diet – we are what we eat and when it comes to our hair this is no different.  A diet that lacks in protein, vital minerals and vitamins could cause a slowdown in the growth of hair follicles. 

  4. Trichotillomania – this impulsive disorder causes sufferers to pull out their own hair, often subconsciously, and as such means it needs to be treated as a chronic condition.

  5. Chemotherapy – in treating certain types of cancer, chemotherapy destroys rapidly dividing cancer cells but in doing so it also destroys other types of cells in the body such as hair cells.  Hair loss is usually temporary as the hair will start to grow again once treatment is complete.

  6. Weight loss – losing a lot of weight suddenly is a trauma and can trigger hair loss.

  7. Medication – there are a number of different drugs which could, as a side effect, encourage hair loss.  These include certain types of beta-blockers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

  8. Burns or scars – if you have experienced any kind of skin injury, such as a burn or scar, around the top or side of the head, you may find that the hair doesn’t grow properly around this area as the follicles have become damaged.

  9. Health conditions – if you suffer from an auto immune disease, infection or underactive thyroid you may be at an increased risk of losing your hair.

  10. Overstyling – harsh chemicals, tight braiding or an overuse of heat when styling the hair could all contribute to hair thinning or loss.

Whilst there are many different causes of hair loss, there are also various ways to treat the condition and restore your confidence.  At Advanced Appearance we specialise in hair replacement systems which are designed to replicate the density, growth and behaviour of your own hair, giving you a very natural-looking finish.  You can find out here how our hair replacements work or call us today on 0121 377 7689 to arrange a confidential consultation.

How we can help

Using the latest techniques in hair replacement, we have the capabilities to replace hair in any area of the scalp, including the frontal hairline. Non-surgical hair replacement can help to provide a solution for:

  • Male pattern baldness
  • Alopecia
  • Chemotherapy
  • Burn or scar victims
  • People who are looking for greater density having undergone hair transplant surgery

Come and see us and help us to find the best solution for you.