At Look Natural Hair Restoration we specialize in a broad range of hair restoration treatments. Hair loss can affect anyone and in the US alone, 1 in 5 people experience losing their hair in some way. The causes are varied, ranging from genetics and hormonal imbalances to nutritional deficiencies and more.
It’s completely normal to shed as many as 150 hairs every day and those hairs are quickly replaced by new strands as part of the broader hair growth cycle. Thinning or balding hair happens when the growth cycle is interrupted and hair is not replaced. At this point people begin to notice a problem. Whether it’s from the mirror or unusual amounts of strands left in your hairbrush; hair loss often comes as an alarming realization.
In his autobiography, the tennis player Andre Agassi discussed how losing his hair at a young age felt like losing “little pieces of my identity”. The process of hair loss can cause stress, worry, and an altered body image for many people. At Look Natural Hair Restoration, we treat this with compassion and respect, responding with efficient clinical solutions.
Hair loss may occur suddenly or gradually and present in various ways depending on the cause.
- Gradual thinning at the top of the head: For men, balding often begins with the hair receding from the forehead. For women, hair loss presents as a gradual widening of the parting of their hairline.
- Patchy bald spots: Hair loss may present as circular or patchy bald spots on the scalp.
- Sudden loosening of hair: Stress or shock can cause the hair to suddenly loosen, which leads to large, clean spots of baldness.
Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors. The most common of those are:
Your genes contribute significantly to your chances of experiencing hair loss. The most prominent cause of hair loss by far is Male (or Female) Pattern Hair Loss, which is a hereditary condition. It presents differently for men and women and is thought to be caused by the hormone DHT, which shrinks hair follicles and makes them less able to produce hair over time.
Male Pattern Baldness:
The most common kind of hair loss for men, this is also called androgenic alopecia. Beginning as early as your 20s, androgenic alopecia shows specific patterns, such as the widely-recognized “M” shaped receding hairline.
Female Pattern Baldness:
Women may notice the parting of their hair, at the top of their scalp becoming wider over time. They may also feel that your hair has lost thickness over time, too. Both of these are a sign of female pattern baldness.
Hormones and medication:
Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, certain medication and thyroid problems can all cause hair to fall out or become thinner and patchy.
This is a condition in which the hair is “stuck” in the shedding phase of the hair growth lifecycle. This is usually temporary and resolves itself over time. Telogen Effluvium is associated with stress, surgery, rapid weight loss, and thyroid problems.?
Nutritional deficiencies may cause hair to fall out. Vitamin A, vitamin B (biotin), iron, zinc and protein are just a few of the nutritional elements necessary in order to achieve thick and healthy hair.