Signs of Hair Loss & Common Causes
There are four major signs of hair thinning which are:
1. Less density (less hair per cubic centimetre)
2. Thinner looking (a smaller diameter of the hair)
3. Brittle hair
4. Less volume
Hair loss and thinning can be caused by a variety of factors such as nutrition/diet, hereditary, stress, hormonal changes, pregnancy, medication and environmental changes, just to name a few.
If someone is suffering a major health issue, they can suffer from stress from this condition as well, which contributes to hair loss and thinning which can then be compounded with medication to treat the condition.
Hormones can also play a major part in hair loss and thinning, for example during pregnancy and the early days of motherhood.
A poor diet or a drastic change in diet can also contribute to hair loss. The body requires vitamins and minerals and other nutrients to assist in a healthy scalp and hair growth. If you choose to go on a very strict weight-loss diet or change your eating habits, this may cause noticeable hair loss.
Hereditary hair loss and thinning is a natural condition caused by a combination of genetics and hormone levels during the aging process. Almost all men and women will notice hair thinning as they age.