Tired of dumping oil on your scalp? Desperate to stop the hair falling out? Hair loss is actually a pretty common issue that people usually experience as they age. However, certain variables can impact the rate at which your hair thins, meaning it’s also possible to start balding in your 20s.
Hundreds of strands of hair fall out of your head every single day. We shed just like any other animal. However, hair loss or balding is when strands of hair start to fall out at an accelerated rate. Early hair loss is generally hereditary, meaning it runs in the family, but there are things we do on a daily basis that can also trigger early hair loss.
Drugs and Medications
Drugs of all forms can stress the body and cause hair to start falling out. Whether it’s illegal drugs, or prescribed antibiotics, all chemical drugs have the ability to affect the way your hair grows and falls.
Eating unhealthy foods that lack nutrients can also lead to early hair loss. Our hair is made of a protein called keratin, and it needs specific nutrients to be able to grow. Vitamin E, omega 3’s, proteins, and antioxidants all help to keep hair growing strong and healthy. When you fail to maintain a nutritious diet, both your health and your hair growth are affected.
Hair loss and early greying is one of the first signs of stress and depression. Stress takes an intense physical toll on the body, it can weaken the immune system, and make a person feel ill. When you're stressed for weeks to months at a time, or going through a difficult period in life, you're likely to loose hair at an accelerated rate.
Hair needs to stay hydrated in order to grow properly. Without enough moisture hair becomes dry and brittle, and breaks off easily. Using chemical dyes and sprays can seriously damage your hair and cause early hair loss, as can using hair relaxing or perm treatments.
So What Can You Do?
It’s pretty simple, just eat healthy and take the natural route! Eliminating chemical and synthetic products from your life style can make the greatest difference in your hair and over all health. But remember, if bald spots run in the family, there’s only so much you can do to prevent your hair from thinning, just hope the genes skip a generation.