By now, you know that our goal at iRestore is to help you with your hair growth journey. And through our products, we strive to be your go-to for your hair growth needs. However, it’s equally as important for you to know some things that can cause you to lose your hair.
It’s normal to lose strands of hair daily. But if you’re noticing any sudden, major changes with your hair loss, there could be some deeper issues that you may want to address to prevent further damage.
There are many reasons why you might be seeing sudden hair loss, but we’re going to focus on some of the most common causes. Certain causes of hair loss are uncontrollable, and some can be handled personally, while others may require you to seek professional assistance.
We’ve unfortunately all been here! Life sometimes gets the best of us and we have to maneuver through tough times. And although we don’t intend for it to happen, it’s important to understand the effects stress can have on our hair.
Stress can cause inflammation, which can lead to hair loss, and traumatic events like an accident, illness or emotional shock can jumpstart the issue.
According to Mayo Clinic , there are three types of hair loss that can be related to high-stress levels: telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata.
Telogen effluvium occurs when stress pushes large amounts of hair follicles into a resting phase leading to potential, sudden hair loss within a few months.
Trichotillomania is an urge to pull out hair from your scalp or other areas of your body. For many, hair pulling can be a method used to deal with stress, loneliness, boredom, or frustration.
Alopecia areata happens when the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
The good news here is that stress and hair loss don’t have to be permanent if steps are taken to manage your stress.
So, if you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your hair, talk to your doctor to ensure you don’t have a medical condition that requires treatment.
2. Poor Nutrition
I know your parents always told you to eat your greens!
A lot can fall under the poor nutrition category like not eating enough, following a restrictive diet, and not getting enough hearty, healthy foods.
Dramatically restricting your calorie intake means that you aren’t getting enough essential nutrients, like protein. If continued over a period of time, this can lead to the condition discussed above, telogen effluvium.
The good news here is that adopting a healthier lifestyle can reverse this type of hair loss and your hair can grow back.
At iRestore, we specialize in hair, but these suggestions are, of course, valid for your overall health. Be sure to eat a combination of vitamin-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and healthy whole grains.
Some people will see hair loss thanks to their parents, and their parents, and so on. Thanks, mom and dad!
Heredity is one of the most common causes of hair loss and the gene can come from either the mother’s or father’s side, although you’re more likely to be affected if both parents had hair loss.
Makes sense but it doesn’t seem fair!
To be sure, a scalp biopsy can show if your hair follicles have been replaced with smaller follicles. If so, it’s a safe determinant of hereditary hair loss.
4. Prescription Drugs
Although essential for many people, it’s pivotal to note that certain prescription drugs can potentially lead to hair loss.
Just to name a few, some people have seen hair loss when using certain antidepressants and high blood pressure medicine.
If you are starting to see sudden loss after taking prescribed medication, consult with your doctor, as there might be alternative medications that you can switch to.
You can also add our delicious Hair Gummy Vitamins to your daily healthy routine when taking other prescriptions. Made with natural ingredients, our vitamins are made to nourish your hair and help to restore your hair to its former health.
5. Using Poor Quality Hair Care
You want to hold on to your precious locks, so why not provide your hair with the best products? Certain hair products can contain low-grade oils and other ingredients that clog your hair follicles, causing strands to fall out.
So, invest in some quality products like our Anti-Hair Loss Duo . Our duo revitalizes hair follicles and moisturizes dry scalp and repairs damaged hair. It is professionally formulated to infuse nutrients into every strand and repairs dry, brittle hair.
And our iRestore Professional and Essential are clinically proven and FDA-cleared methods of low-level red light therapy used to combat hair loss and thinning.
When it comes to poor-quality products, chemicals obviously fall right in line. While many of us love that extra splash of color, it isn’t always the best idea for everyone.
Hair straighteners, relaxers, and other powerful treatments can quite literally burn your hair. So, the next time you are looking for a change, consult with your hairdresser on ways to get the look you’re going for while avoiding damaging treatments.
These five reasons are some of the most common causes for hair loss but PLEASE do some additional research if you think that you might be personally experiencing loss due to a different, specific reason, and be confident in knowing that there are often ways to get help.