At Vinci Hair Clinic, we’re dedicated to providing you with the best information available about the causes of hair loss as well as the most successful treatment options. Below are four reasons that you might be experiencing hair loss:
- Pattern baldness
Pattern baldness is divided into male- and female-pattern baldness, both of which are hereditary conditions. According to ABC News[i], two out of three men experience hair loss by age 60 due to this inherited genetic condition. Female-pattern baldness is less common and manifests differently than the male variety. While men tend to experience a receding hairline, women will often experience thinning hair combined with a widening of the part in their hair.
- Physical stress
Whether it’s an accident, severe illness, or an operation, any type of physical trauma can trigger temporary hair loss, known as telogen effluvium. Many people who experience this condition don’t realize what’s happening because it often sets in months after the initial trauma. Luckily, stress-triggered hair loss tends to abate when the body recovers from the original trauma.
Many women are surprised to discover that pregnancy is often accompanied by severe hair loss. The combination of physical stress and new hormones released during the pregnancy cycle can cause a woman’s hair to start falling out. In fact, it tends to be more common after delivery than during the pregnancy itself. Like stress-induced hair loss, women tend to recover their hair once their bodies have recovered from the pregnancy.
- Lack of protein
Hair is made of proteins. Two to three months after a significant drop in protein consumption, your body might decrease its production of hair to save protein for other vital bodily functions. If you start noticing hair loss after a decrease in protein consumption, consult with your doctor or dietician about healthy sources of protein, and you might begin to recover your hair.
Depending on the causes of your hair loss, treatment options will be different. At Vinci Hair Clinic, we want all our patients to know that no matter the causes of your hair loss, there are options for your recovery. Contact Vinci Hair Clinic today to consult with one of our experts about beginning your hair regrowth journey.