What Causes Hair Loss?
Nutrition, genes, stress, and hairdos are the most frequent causes of hair loss. Often, vegetarians experience a significant loss of hair because the body knows it's much more important to get the nutrients to your eyes and your heart than it is to your hair. For this reason, your hair gets its nutrients last. Therefore, if you don't have the proper nutrition, your hair will suffer.
On average, African-Caribbean people spend more money on their hair because of their common use of relaxers. These chemicals are definitely very hard on the hair. And if people use over-the-counter relaxers at home, the chemicals in them tend to be harsher than the ones used in the salon.
Another cause of hair loss, especially for women, is hormones. About 50% of all women by middle age will have noticeable hair loss because of hormone imbalances.
Thyroid is another big issue for a lot of people. Same with anemia or lack of iron, which are also problems for women. And, of course, one of the biggest causes is genetic. 70% of women’s hair loss is genetic. If your parents went bald, most probably you will suffer from hair loss as well.
So, hormonal, pregnancy, postpartum, birth control, bio-identical hormones, and menopause - all those things can cause hair loss. Thyroid disease, hypo or hyper (either too much or too little in your thyroid), iron deficiency, diabetes, poor blood circulation, digestive disorders, vegetarianism, exposure to chemicals and heavy metals can also cause hair loss.
That is why, first, it is important that you identify the cause of your hair loss. Have health checks regularly. If you have a serious disease, your body may prioritize your vital organs over your hair. Remember, if you are on a diet, make sure to get enough vitamins and proteins.
Also, choose your hair products carefully. Most of the shampoos nowadays are quite harsh on your hair, especially if they contain sodium lauryl sulfate and cocamide DEA. Another thing to consider is the hairstyle and hair styling products, relaxers, and weaving you are using.
By the way, you should ask us about our shampoos and conditioners. We carry products that are effective and much easier on your hair.