Causes and Treatments of Hair Loss

It's true that men are more likely to lose their hair, while thinning hair and hair loss are also very common in women.The reasons of hair loss can range from the simple and temporary to the more complex. In many cases, there are methods to treat both male and female hair loss which depends on the cause. Here are somereasons and treatments of hair loss.

Lack of protein

Proteins are known as the building blocks of life. If you don't get enough protein in your diet, your body may ration protein by slowing or shutting down hair growth. This can happen about two to three months after a drop in protein intake.

What to do: Try to get more protein in your diet. There are many rich sources of protein,  including fish, meat, and eggs. If you don't eat meat or animal products, there are also kinds of protein you can get, such as: green peas, quinoa, nuts, beans, chickpeas, tempeh, tofu, edamame, leafy greens, sesame.

Sudden weight loss

Sudden weight loss can cause hair loss and thinning hair. This can happen even if losing weight is ultimately good for you. Losing weight can put sress on your body, or that not eating right can lead to lack of vitamin or mineral.

Over styling

Vigorous stylingover the years can cause your hair to fall out, including tight braids, hair weaves or corn rows as well as chemical relaxers to straighten your hair, hot-oil treatments or any kind of harsh chemical or high heat. These practices can actually affect the hair root which can lead to a not growing back.

What to do:In addition to avoiding these stylings, it better to use conditioner after every shampoo, letting your hair air dry, limiting the amount of time the curling iron comes in contact with your hair and using heat-driven products no more than once a week.

Vitamin B deficiency

low levelof vitamin B is another cause of hair loss.

What to do:Simple supplementation should help the problem. So you can change your diet. You can get natural vitamin B from fish, meat, starchy vegetables, and non-citrus fruits.Besides, having a balanced diet plentiful in fruits and vegetableswill be good for your hair and your overall health.

Too much vitamin A

Over taking vitamin A-containing supplements or medications can trigger hair loss.This is a reversible cause of hair loss and once the excess vitamin A is halted, hair should grow normally.


Pressure may lead to different degrees of hair loss, so try to release pressure through meditation, walking, doing yoga or other exercise.

Other natural treatments of hair loss:

Applying onion juice to the scalp can be a good treatments. Onions can stimulate the production of collagen, which promotes hair growth. It also have anti-inflammatory effects. Try to apply onion juice to your scalp two or three times a week.

Massaging scalp with jojoba oil can help reduce inflammation.

Take capsaicin supplementation which can promote hair growth.

Overall hair health, including strength and appearance, has been linked to the foods you’re eating. The basis of healthy hair starts with each strand’s individual composition, which can directly be influenced by the nutrients you take in. Besides, doing more exercise and having a good sleep also do good to your hair. Sometimes you need go to a doctor for advice and take medicine if necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lily Roberts

-By Acolades
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