I don’t know about you guys, but the thought of losing hair sounds pretty scary. However, the truth is that shedding and hair loss are normal. I mean, look at your brushes, they tell it all. Now the problem comes in when you’re losing a significant amount of hair and it doesn’t seem to be growing back. Despite this terrifying predicament, for the most part it’s an easy problem to fix. That’s not to say it cannot be a serious health problem because it can be, but if it’s one of these 4 causes, you’re in luck.
It is no secret that stress is the silent killer; it can affect you in ways you'd least expect. Typically when you’re not in the right state of mind, your mind will send signals to your body as a “warning” per say. Whether you are suffering from emotional stress and or physical stress, your hair is at risk of excessive shedding (aka temporary hair loss). If you are experiencing hair loss and you believe stress is the culprit, I would suggest getting more physically active and or finding a therapist.
#2 Lack of Protein
There are just certain foods you have to eat if you want your hair to survive in this world. Although the lack of protein is not as common as the other causes, it can still lead to excessive shedding because hair itself is made of protein. On the bright side, the lack of protein is an easy fix because all you have to do is eat more protein (yayyy). Good sources of protein are literally everywhere: you can find them in meat (including fish), eggs, nuts, milk, etc…you get the point. Don’t worry vegans, you can get enough protein too; beans, peas, quinoa and tofu are also good sources of protein.
#3 Vitamin Deficiencies
Vitamin deficiencies are in fact one of the most common causes of hair loss. It’s pretty straightforward: if your body does not have an appropriate amount of vitamins, then your hair can start thinning out. Although hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body, it is not your body’s first priority. By this I mean, when you're consuming nutrients from food, your organs will always get first dibs and whatever is left over (if there are any nutrients left over) is absorbed by the hair follicles. You want to be sure you are efficient in IRON, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin H. Simply put, just take a multivitamin and or an iron pill if you think you might be subjected to a vitamin deficiency.
#4 Over Styling
Yes...I said it. Over styling can lead to temporary hair loss. There is no set definition of ‘over styling’ because everyone’s hair is different. However, numerous hair treatments over time can cause your hair to fall out. Now this could be over the course of a few months, even a few years; it all depends on the person. To combat this, I would suggest taking a ‘hair break’ or doing a low manipulation style between high manipulation styles if you constantly mess with your hair.