Teenage Hair Loss Symptoms and Solutions
Jul 29, 2022 | By Denise V.
According to a study by Hall in 2021, 16% of teens ranging from 15 to 19 around the world suffer from hair loss coming from different causes, be it genetic, stress, nutritional deficiencies, medications, illnesses, and improper hair care. Hair loss is different from hair shedding as hair shedding is common to everyone. An approximate amount of 50 to 100 hairpieces are being shed by every human every day. Hair loss happens when an interruption happens - when more hairpieces are lost than the number of hair being grown - this is the so-called alopecia.
To know more about this hair problem and the perfect solution to it, read this article.
According to Mayo Clinic, these are some of the symptoms of hair loss in men and women.
Thinning of Hair or Gradual Thinning of the Top of the Head
This affects both men and women, men tend to see their hairlines receding while women may notice that there are parts in their head that broaden.
Circular of Patchy Bald Spots
You may notice circular spots in your head, they may sometimes feel itchy or painful before hair loss begins.
Sudden Loosening of Hair
You may experience this when you comb your hair, then suddenly a handful just came off. This may be because of physical or emotional trauma. This leads to overall thinning of hair.
Full Hair Loss
In some medical situations, particularly when undergoing medical treatments such as chemotherapy, you may experience sudden and widespread hair loss.
Hereditary Hair Loss
This type of hair loss affects both men and women and is the most common cause of hair loss worldwide. Male pattern hair loss is a term used to describe hair loss in men. Female pattern hair loss affects women. Androgenic alopecia is the medical term for hair loss that occurs in either men or women.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of this imbalance (PCOS). It causes cysts on a woman's ovaries, as well as other signs and symptoms such as hair loss. Some birth control pills can cause a temporary hormonal imbalance if you stop taking them. Women who experience a hormonal imbalance may experience thinning hair on their scalp.
Improper Hair Care Practices
If you color, perm, or relax your hair, you may be causing damage to it without proper post-haircare. This damage can cause hair loss over time.
Solutions and Practices for a Healthier and Stronger Hair
Ensure a Proper Diet
First on the list is having a healthy diet is a must in order to become healthy. Your hair's health is dependent on your overall health. Iron, folic acid, and zinc are required for healthy hair to grow thick and strong. So you must find foods that are rich in these minerals. However, if you are already getting the nutrients you require, you should avoid taking any additional vitamins. No evidence doing so will reverse hair thinning, and getting too much of certain nutrients may be harmful.
Switch to Milder Hair Care Products
To keep your hair healthy, use mild hair care products rather than a harsh chemical that is commonly found in regular hair care products. Understanding the various ingredients found in regular hair care products and why “the milder the product, the better” is essential. Fewer chemicals are present in vegan haircare products, most of which are made from all-natural and organic materials which are better for our hair. Best example would be Mayraki’s Hair Growth & Anti Hairloss Shampoo Kit - developed with the the highest concentration of Artemisia argyi extract to boost hair regrowth, thicken and strengthen hair strands, and prevent hair fall.
DO NOT Brush Your Hair While It’s Wet
Whatever you do, avoid brushing your hair while it’s still wet. Wet hair is at its vulnerable state, and brushing it while it’s wet just makes it more prone to hair loss. You may also have split ends by just brushing your hair while it’s wet. Make sure to dry your hair first before brushing, and limit yourself to a maximum of two times a day to brush your hair.
Hall, K. (2021, February 22). How to Prevent Teenage Hair Loss for Guys. hims. Retrieved February 19, 2022, from https://www.forhims.com/blog/how-to-prevent-hair-loss-for-teenage-guys