Hair Loss Causes


There are many types of hair loss that have been identified, but some causes are still not fully understood. We worked with our medical team to create a comprehensive list of the most common causes.
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Thyroid


Over and under active thyroid can affect many systems in the body. Hair cells in particular are vulnerable.


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Pregnancy


Hormonal changes from childbirth and some fertility-stimulating drugs can lead to hair thinning.


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Smoking


Smoking reduces circulation, negatively impacts the liver and can even clog pores around the scalp.

Tips From The Pros


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    Hair Styles

    Be careful with braids, ponytails and other hair styles that pull on your hair.

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    Nutrition

    Identify and correct any dietary deficiencies including protein, vitamins and minerals.

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    Chemicals

    Avoid chemical processing like bleaching and chemical straightening.

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    Drying Hair

    Limit use and try to dry hair naturally when possible. High heat causes damage to hair that can be hard to reverse.

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