Hair Loss: 4 Root Reasons Why Your Hair Is Falling Out
Hair loss affects millions of men and women every year. And I can tell you right now, no one is particularly thrilled when it happens to them. While genetics do play a role in whether or not you will keep you hair throughout your golden years, there are a lot of other reactive reasons why you might be losing your locks. The good news is when the root cause is identified, measures can be taken to help restore your hair. The following 4 reasons are potential root causes for ha related to hormones, diet, and stress.
Hormonal Imbalances Can Cause Hair Loss: A hormone imbalance can cause a variety of health and beauty issues including weight gain, adult acne, and you guessed it, hair loss. Hormones play a substantial role in regulating the hair growth cycle. Female hormones are "hair friendly," while male hormones, like testosterone are NOT hair friendly.
2. Thyroid Disorder Can Lead to Hair Thinning:Your thyroid gland helps to regulate your body's metabolism by controlling the production of proteins and tissue use of oxygen. Any sort of thyroid imbalance (hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism) can affect hair follicles.
3. Iron Deficiency Can Cause Your Hair to Fall Out: One of the most common causes of reactive hair loss in women is an iron deficiency. Iron is essential for the production of hair cell protein, and without it, your luscious locks will suffer. Anemia can also cause low energy levels, shortness of breath, headaches, irritability, and dizziness. Some of the best plant-based sources of iron are legumes, nuts, seeds, dark leafy greens, potatoes, hearts of palm, oats, and quinoa.
4. Excessive Stress Is Bad for Your Hair: Excess stress can actually make your hair fall out, as well as cause gray hair and dandruff. Not to mention, unchecked stress can also cause digestive problems, insomnia, brain fog, and an array of other health issues. Stress management is key to healthy and happy life and hair. Practices like yoga, meditation, technology-free time, taking a bubble bath, and spending time in nature are all simply ways to reduce stress levels.
No one want to lose their hair, but many of us will experience hair loss or thinning at some point in our lives. It is not something that you just have to throw in the towel and accept as an inevitability, though. Factors such as diet, stress management, proactive holistic healthcare, regulate self-care, healthy hair habits, and the right combination of haircare products can help you keep your luscious locks longer.
At Paris Claire Salon in Coral Gables, we have the tools, resources, and experience to help you maintain your best hair. Join us this month on social media as we explore all sorts of preventative practices and products to reduce hair loss and revitalize thinning hair.