Potential Causes Of Hair Loss

Potential Causes Of Hair Loss
60% of African American women experience hair loss from ages 25 to 50 compared to 30% of caucasian women. On the other hand, Black women’s hair loss differ from Black men’s hair loss. For the women in this group, they do not go bald. Instead, they exhibit a traumatic hair loss. Regardless of the ethnicity or age range, hair loss can be emotionally devastating.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the potential causes of hair loss.

Some Causes Of Hair Loss

While hair loss can be traumatic, know that you are not alone. Hair loss is one of the most common issues dermatologists see and treatment, if possible. The first step is to figure out why it’s happening, and the key is to start early.

With this in mind, some causes of hair loss are due to:

  • Early exposure to harsh chemicals.
  • Emotional stress.
  • Scarring from chemical damage by the hair relaxants and chronic traction from hair braiding and weaving.
  • Thyroid gland disorders.
  • Nutritional changes from dieting and rapid weight loss.
  • The stress of illnesses and surgical procedures.
  • Iron deficiency (anemia).

For physical or psychological reasons, many women are on medication. When it comes to Black women, causes of hair loss are often due to:

  • Tight hair braids and improper maintenance.
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Auto-immune disorder
  • Mineral deficiency
  • Medications and other medical reasons

Peri-Menopausal Stage

Many of the above causes will have played a role in hair loss as women reach peri-menopausal stage. This is the age from late twenties to thirties. Most cosmetologists don’t possess the disciplines to deal with medical related hair loss. Here are some characteristics of medicine hair:

  • Shedding.
  • No reaction to color or moisture.
  • Wiry, no elasticity.
  • Lack of vibrancy or suppleness.

Crime labs can detect drugs from a single strand of hair. This should give you an idea of the capacity of information a single strand of hair can hold.

Noticing signs of thinning hair or hair loss can be a frightening experience. You don’t have to suffer in silence wondering what can be done. Our recommendation is to talk to a physician such as a dermatologist. They can examine your scalp and run tests to determine possible causes of your hair loss.

In the meantime, you can still maintain your glamorous look by wearing a custom hair system. They are specifically made for your hair loss situation. Call (619) 820-0290 or schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Causes Of Hair Loss