When Should I Be Worried About Hair Loss?

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The average person sheds about 100 hairs per day according to research, which is due to the natural growth cycle of hair, and some may even lose up to 150 hairs daily!

If you are wondering whether your hair loss is natural or not, here are a few things to look out for.

Emotional Stress

Becoming sick or suffering from emotional stress is one potential reason for excessive hair loss.

Hair follicles will stop growing and shed at a rapid rate and is common if you are undergoing a high-stress situation such as losing a job or taking care of a sick family member.

The hair loss will be noticeable in a few months as it begins to fall out once the follicles stop the growth phase.

However, your hair should begin growing back as normal if the stressful period is over.

Rapid Weight Loss

Rapid weight loss in a short period of time can trigger hair loss. This is most likely caused by a diet of some sort, which leads to the hair losing out on crucial vitamins and minerals needed to maintain its growth and general health.

Generally, if you lose around 10 kg or more in a short space of time, it is quite likely that you may subsequently experience hair loss.

Thankfully, your hair will grow back to normal over the next few months.

Hormonal Changes

An incident or occasion such as giving birth is a prime example of hormone changes, rapid weight loss and stress-related experiences that can cause excessive amounts of hair loss.

Similarly, you should notice your hair growing back and the volume returning to normal within 6 to 9 months.

Hair Loss Treatment

For others, hair loss is hereditary, meaning it is genetic and cannot be avoided.

If you believe that you need a hair loss treatment due to the frequency and amount of hair you are losing, it is a good idea to seek out medically proven hair treatments to address the issue.

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