If you have begun notice excess strands of hair in your shower drain or brush, you may mistakenly believe that you have no control over your advancing hair loss. But thinning hair isn’t just due to aging, in some cases your lifestyle choices may actually be contributing factors. If you notice excessive thinning or even bald spots, read on to determine if you can make changes, in your daily life, to stop and even reverse your hair loss.

Stress & Hair Loss

Over-styling, Poor Diet and Stress: Possible Culprits Behind Hair Loss

The American Academy of Dermatology (ADD) reports that a person normally loses 50 to 100 hairs daily. Several reasons can contribute to excessive hair loss. First, you could be over-styling your hair leading to excess fall out. Products such as straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers can weaken the hair. The ADD suggests that you air dry your hair whenever possible, and they warn against ever using a curling iron or straightener when hair is wet. Along with this, they recommend that you reach for a comb when your hair is wet instead of a brush, which could cause breakage. Finally, they strongly discourage brushing hair 100 or more times a day.

Poor Diet

The second contributing factor to your hair loss may be a poor diet, especially if you aren’t ingesting enough protein or iron. Those who crash diet or suffer from an eating disorder are particularly susceptible to hair loss. Fortunately, you can easily correct this by improving your diet and increasing protein intake through foods such as:

  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Beans
  • Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Nuts

Iron is found in fortified cereal, oysters, lentils, clams, spinach and other green vegetables.

Finally, the third common cause of hair loss, that we will be exploring today, is stress. If you have recently experienced a traumatic event, such as divorce, grief or extreme financial loss, you may very well be experiencing stress-related hair loss. After a significant traumatic event, your hair loss can continue for six to 12 weeks. An illness, serious surgery and even childbirth could also contribute to hair loss. Even in serious cases, your hair will likely begin to regrow when your stress level returns to normal.

Reasons for Hair Loss

Other Possible Reasons for Hair Loss

In addition to these three common causes of hair loss, several other issues could lead to premature hair loss. Additional contributing factors may include: wearing a pony tail too tightly, hormonal changes, prescription medications, thyroid problems, auto-immune diseases and even genetics. What should you do if you’ve made the appropriate lifestyle changes and you’re still experiencing hair loss? One thing is certain – you don’t need to suffer any longer. The Hair Specialist can outline a treatment plan that will effectively stop and even reverse your hair loss!

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