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Why is my hair falling out ?

 

Are you loosing more hair than you should, and what can you do about it?

Most People lose anywhere from 50 to 100 hair strands each day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. On the days, when hair is washed , people can lose up to 250 strands. But don’t avoid washing in an attempt to keep the hair, as it will fall out eventually anyway.

For those who do not plan to count there hair every day, there are ways to know when hair is thinning or being lost at a higher rate.

 

 

Women will see a difference:

When waking up in the morning, there will be a usually large amount of hair on your pillow. When you comb you hair, more than normally left in den brush. There are also other visual clues that women can look for. Women  could notice thinning on the top third to one half of the scalp. Sometimes their frontal line stays intact. Women may see a part that is gradually becoming wider or see more of their scalp than normal when their hair is pulled back. If you are concerned about hair loss you can get a diagnosis at your Dermatologist office or contact Dr. Nina Otberg, Doctor for Dermatology  for a consultation.

 

In your Genes:

Another way to tell why your hair is thinning, is just by looking and listening to your mother, aunt or grandmother. What there hair looks like and did they complain about hair loss?  Usually the androgenetic alopecia mostly occurs in women in there late 50s or 60s, but it could happen anytime, even during teenage years.

 

Medical and other conditions:

If hair follicles are uniform in size, or if the hair loss is sudden,  it is likely to be caused by something other than heredity, like a medical condition. There is a wide range of conditions that can bring on hair loss, with some of the most common being pregnancy, thyroid disorders , psoriasis, menopause. For being sure of any medical condition please contact your Dermatologist or  Hair-specialist Frau Dr. Nina Otberg .

Other common reasons for hair loss:

Extreme stress, physical trauma like surgery, or dramatic weight loss over a short period of time, poor diet and nutrient deficiencies are common reasons for hair loss. Also some hairstyles and hair manipulations can cause hair loss, like to tight cornrows, ponytails and  braids can cause traction alopecia. Hair-dyes, chemical treatments, bad hair brushes, blowdryers, flat irons can result in damage and breakage. This includes permanent hair-extensions like Bonging and Keratin.

Luckily, for most of the issues, the hair grows back or the loss can be reserved. But it is important to see a dermatologist if there seems to be something wrong , because the sooner treatment is started, the better are the chances are for improving your Hair-growth .

Natural Solutions:

  • Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hairline

  • Avoid permanent hair-extensions, Try semipermanent hair-extensions as Clip-ins or Tape-ins

  • Ditch hair tools that use high heat

  • Be wary of chemical processing

  • Healthy nutrition , foods high in vitamins and minerals , such as iron, zinc, vitamin B12

  • Use hair products targeted to restore hair growth

  • Consider a topical medication

  • Dont skip scalp massage

  • Consider essential oils

  • Use a proper hair brush

 

 

 

 

 

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