10 Lifestyles You’ve Been Following That Cause Hair Loss

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Hair loss is the common problem that everyone has to face if he or she is following a lifestyle that is not complimenting their body, study suggests. Although, men face the problem of hair loss more than women due to male pattern baldness but hair loss and thinning of hair is also a problem for women. Hair loss can shatter anyone’s confidence and can be demoralizing. Reasons for hair loss vary. They can be as simple as any vitamin deficiency or as complex as any underlying health issue.

Hair loss can be treated but that requires you to make some changes in your lifestyles. Here we will be telling you 10 lifestyles that cause hair loss and reasons that are behind your frequent hair fall.

1. Over styling

Tendency to over styling and improper application of clip-in hair extensions are key issues that cause hair loss. Too harsh styling and hair treatments over time can become a cause of hair loss. For instance, if you are tying your hairs in a tight braid, hair weaves or cornrows. Also, the chemicals that you use to straighten your hair, hot-oil treatments and some other harsh chemicals and too much use of heat. All of such lifestyle damages the roots of your hair causing your hair to not grow again.

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2. Lack of iron

Those of you who don’t eat meat, iron deficiency can because that your hair is falling. Following such a lifestyle in which you have limited meat intake diet can lead to an iron deficit. The lack of iron intake in your diet might be one of the cause that your hair is falling off. For fulfilling the iron need you can take iron-rich foods in your diets such as squash, clams, soybeans, lentils, and spinach.

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3. High Stress

Level of stress in your life in increasing and so is your hair loss. Stress is one of the triggers that cause hair loss. Either it is the work stress or any home issue, one tends to stress about it. The hair loss due to the stressful life can be only decreased if you decide on controlling it.

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4. Hypothyroidism

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The cause of hair loss in many women is thyroid disease called hypothyroidism. In this condition, the women body produces less amount of thyroid hormone which is responsible for the heart rate, mood, and metabolism. This hormone is also named as an underactive thyroid. This thyroid hormone has the responsibility of activating your metabolism, using the oxygen to produce energy, the growth of hair, nails, and skin. But if this hormone is not produced in the right amount then it can lead to noticeable body change such as the one you are facing i.e. hair loss.

5. Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome and hair loss

Another female related issue which is faced by over 5 million women in the U.S. this condition can occur as early as the girl hits 11 and the reason behind it is usually the hormonal imbalance. The hormone disbalance causes the ovaries to produce the more male hormone. This syndrome also called PCOS commonly often leads to female infertility. The growth of facial hair, acne, cyst formation, and irregular periods. A female also faces hair loss of the scalp when PCOS is the reason behind it.

6. Dramatic weight loss

Connection between weight and hair loss

A dramatic loss in the weight can also be the cause of the hair fall. Even if the weight loss is good for you, it might not be as good for your hair. Usually, the body tends to lose the weight when hit by stress or not eating proper meals in the day. Anorexia and bulimia are the two eating disorders found in young girls that can also be a reason behind dramatic weight loss and hair loss.

7. Vitamin B deficiency

Vitamin B deficiency and hair loss

As told in the previous paragraphs the lack of vitamin especially vitamin B is the cause of the hair loss. You can eat vitamin B supplements for fulfilling the needs. Or you can eat food that has Vitamin B such as meat, fish, non-citrus fruits and starchy vegetables. It is recommended that you eat a balanced diet that has all the essential vitamins and minerals for fulfilling the needs of your body.

8. Lack of protein

Such a lifestyle that has Lack of protein in the diet can cause hair thinning. As the level of protein decreases in your body, it starts to shut down the hair growth ultimately leading to hair loss. When you stop taking protein for one or two months such a condition can occur.

9. Skin conditions of the scalp

Woman scalp damaged

Skin of the scalp needs your attention as much as your body if you are following a lifestyle that has enough vitamin, proteins, and minerals but still hair thinning is occurring then detect that your scalp needs some help. Skin of the scalp can face fungal infections, dandruff or psoriasis that is causing the hair to fall. Dandruff is the most common hair skin problem that can be due to dry out the scalp. Psoriasis is the condition in which the scalp skin becomes inflamed, red and scaly. All of the reasons behind the hair loss due to the scalp can be tackled by using medicated shampoos and concerning your doctor.

10. Female hormones

Female hormones and hair loss

Female hormone imbalance after the pregnancy or during the pregnancy can also be the reason behind hair loss. If you are not going through a pregnancy and still your hair is thinning than the hormonal imbalance due to irregular periods can cause hair loss. Concerning a doctor for keeping a check on the hormonal imbalance is recommended.

There are many internal and external lifestyle reasons behind the hair loss. Most of the time the cause is internal because we do not take our health seriously. Following a lifestyle that has plenty of vitamin, protein and mineral intake is best for you. We explained all the causes that have been detected to be common among the people for causing hair thinness. We hope this article has helped you to find out the reason behind your hair loss and the solution to it.