Why do I have hair loss?
Updated: Mar 9
Who is sick of washing their hair then having to unclog the drain full of hair that's enough to resemble a birds nest? 'Babe how is your hair in my dinner? Or your bloody hair is everywhere!' Sound familiar? This is a daily conversation I have with my husband; but in actual fact, it's one of those questions that no one seems to be able to pinpoint an answer to; why?
So what are the reasons for hair loss and how can you stop having the same arguments with your partner as a result? Did you know that a person, on average loses between 80-100 strands of hair a day. Sounds like a lot doesn't it? The truth is, as many as 1 in 3 people will have suffered from substantial hair loss or drops in volume in a lifetime. It could be something which is genetic or something which has been triggered such as stress, vitamin deficiency, thyroid problems, dramatic weight loss, a hormonal imbalance or age. I know right? Shocker!
What can you do to help the situation? Firstly recognize what the problem is. Have you been stressed or changed your diet recently. It's always good to get an opinion from a Dr and maybe a few tests to put your mind at ease, but don't panic. It's a vicious cycle which will cause more shedding.
Eat more protein and complex carbohydrates. Take supplements such as B12, copper, zinc and essential amino acids. Again seek advice from a Dr about this if you're unsure. Avoid hairstyles that create stress on your strands. Get creative about the way you do your hair. Don't use hair ties that snag and I can't stress this enough; keep up to date with your haircuts. If your hair is falling out it could be from weak strands and breakage. By having it trimmed more frequently can avoid extra splitting and extra breaking.
All in all everyone goes through this; men, women and animal. Please do not freak out and give yourself cause for serious concern until you have spoken to a professional. And tell the other half if they don't like finding hair in their food, make it themselves!