Hair loss can happen for a number of different reasons and for men under 25 it can be quite a worry. However, it’s important to know that it is quite common and not all types of hair loss are permanent. Sometimes knowing some of the reasons behind hair loss can help you work towards preventing it for some time.
Today, we’re talking about the top 5 reasons for hair loss in men under 25 and if there is any way you can stop or prevent the hair loss from getting worse.
Some men can notice hair loss due to a deficiency, this can happen during/after following a new strict diet plan where weight has been lost too quickly. Eating a balanced diet and ensuring you get the right vitamins and minerals can be key to keeping hair healthy and for some, a change in diet can hold some changes that you might not even notice. Deficiency based hair loss can also become an issue with an underactive thyroid.
The hair loss tends to affect the entire scalp and for some can just show as slow growth. Deficiency based hair loss can be easily solved once diagnosed and is not a permanent form of hair loss.
Scalp conditions such as psoriasis can cause short term hair loss. As the scalp is affected by the condition it can cause the hair to shed in the affected areas. However, in most cases, the hair returns once the scalp has been treated.
Stress, both physical and mental is one of the main causes of hair loss. During a stressful time, your hair cycle can become abnormal and the growth phase can stop, this can cause a larger number of hairs to shed a couple of months down the line. Conditions such as anxiety and depression can also cause the body a great deal of stress and lead to hair loss.
The most common cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. Male pattern baldness can affect up to 70% of men during their lifetime.
This type of hair loss is caused as a result of the hair follicles shrinking due to the effect of androgenic hormones. The two hormones that cause this are testosterone and dihydrotesterone (DHT), the hormones work to break down the growth cycle of the hair and over time they shorten the growth phase but the shedding stage remains the same. This results in you losing hair faster than it can grow.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for male pattern baldness and the effects are permanent. There are, however, hair restoration treatments such as hair transplants that can help to restore the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
When it comes to losing your hair, especially at an early age it’s important to visit a hair loss specialist where they can tell you exactly why you’re losing your hair and if there is a way to stop or slow the hair loss early on. If you would like to book in with one of our team please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.