Most of us know that stress and genetics are the main culprits behind hair loss. However, there are a few lesser known (or avoided) causes that we ought to educate ourselves on before deciding on the treatment that’s best for us.
- Fungal Infections
Fungal infections can wreak havoc on your crowning glory. Tinea Capitis, also known as ringworm, is the most common fungal infection that affects the scalp, and can contribute to increased hair loss in both men and women.
- Hair Treatments
If you get your hair dyed regularly or have chemical treatments done (such as chemical straightening), there is a higher chance of your hair falling out, especially if you have been undergoing these treatments for a while. Needless to say, as a ‘natural’ blonde or stunning redhead, you might want to discuss with an expert whether the chemicals used in your ‘touch-up’ appointments, could be the cause of your hair loss – naturally of course!
- Thyroid Issues
If you have an underactive thyroid gland, it can also contribute to hair loss. Other symptoms of this affliction include fatigue, weight gain, constipation and depression.
- Alopecia Mucinosa
This is a skin condition that appears all over the body and can also make its way to the scalp. It appears in patches and will result in all hair within those patches falling out. Treatment includes topical, intralesional and systemic corticosteroids, as well as oral antibiotics.
- Certain Hair Styles
If you pull your hair back on a regular basis, especially if you tie it up really tightly, you risk an increase in hair loss. This is because the pressure and pulling causes the root of the hair to loosen and eventually die. Avoid this by foregoing the ponytail every now and again, and simply just letting your hair down.
- If you are suffering from hair loss and you have tried certain products that have been rather ineffective (and often just making you want to pull what’s left of your hair out in a fit of rage and frustration), it may be time to get in touch with the professionals at the Hair Clinic International.
- Fungal Infections
- to book your complimentary, confidential consultation.