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Lifestyle could cause Hair Loss

Typically, hair loss is caused by a more serious underlying condition. These conditions are often out of our control and need to be diagnosed by a medical professional. However, there are few causes of hair loss that we can control. These include lifestyle choices that may be damaging to the hair.

Lifestyle choices that are in your control may be the cause of your hair loss, or they also could simply be expediting a pre-existing problem. If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning, it’s best to consult a hair loss specialist at the Harley Street Hair Clinic. Once you have ruled out all underlying conditions, consider making adjustments to these aspects of your life.

Nutrition

A lack of nutrients in the body is a very common cause of hair loss and thinning. This can include low levels of iron, protein, zinc, vitamin D, and biotin. These micronutrients all play a part in keeping your hair healthy and helping it grow full and fast. The good news is, this type of hair loss is typically not permanent and can be treated.

Consider incorporating more of these nutrients into your diet or taking supplements to account for the imbalance.

Hair Styling

Modern beauty standards require a lot of manipulation of our hair. From styling to dyeing your hair, we often put our luscious locks through some abuse to achieve our desired look. Consider reducing the number of heat tools used on your hair and using a heat protectant when these tools are necessary. Additionally, avoid tight hairstyles for long periods of time such as high ponytails and buns. These styles can pull at the hair line resulting in breakage or bald spots, this type of hair loss is known as traction alopecia.

Stress

It’s true what they say, stress really can cause hair loss, distress in general rarely does the body any good. Going through a traumatic experience such as divorce, death in the family, loss of employment, or having a baby can all be triggers of hair loss. While it is usually impossible to avoid these experiences altogether, consider seeing a therapist and developing coping mechanisms to stop your stress levels from spiking so severely.

Medications

Blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and birth control pills are all known to have hair loss as a side effect. If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning and are on one of these medications, consider consulting your doctor about alternatives.

If you have any questions about hair loss please contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.

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