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Causes of Thinning Hair

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 04, 2012
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Causes of thinning hair

Ranging from improper care to poor nutrition, there can be many possible causes of thinning hair. On an average person loses 25 to 100 hair strands on daily basis but if when they fall in great number then there is a big reason to worry. Problem of hair thinning can affect men and women of all ages. Therefore it is very important to be aware of the factors that make you prone to hair loss. Read on to have detailed information its causes..

 

Hair Care


Improper hair care is one of the main causes of hair thinning. Prolonged and frequent exposure to sunlight and tight ponytails can also cause traction alopecia (a kind of hair loss). Certain type of hair treatments such as perms and coloring can cause a type of hair loss and thinning. Furthermore when excessive tension is applied on hair they tend to break.

 

Hormones


Hormonal change is another possible cause of hair loss. Such changes are common during puberty, shortly after delivery and in woman taking birth control pills. In addition there are some medical conditions that can cause a hormonal imbalance namely, polycystic ovary syndrome and thyroid disorders.

 

Hereditary


Problem of thinning hair or hair loss is also genetic in nature. For instance, Androgenetic alopecia is genetic hair loss that can come from either side of the family. Androgenetic alopecia is mainly responsible for hair thinning in early teenage years.


However, there is no cure for this kind of hair thinning but some medications can aid the hair growth cycle.

 

Stress


Extreme stress that stems out from day to day activities can results in a particular type of hair thinning named telogen effluvium. The main reason for telogen effluvium is distruption in normal hair cycle of hair so that hair quickly enters into the shedding phase. However, the good news is that this type of hair thinning is temporary in nature.

 

Nutritional deficiency


Lack of vitamin and mineral directly leads to thinning hair. There are certain vitamins that are very important for proper hair growth, so make sure you get all the nutrients.


Vitamins A, C, E and all types of B vitamins aid sebum production, increase circulation and strength the hair hence, they are essential for healthy hair growth.

 

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