The cause of hair loss in men and women is most often heredity. There are other factors that can contribute such as pollution, chemical abuse and scalp disease. Stress can also cause hair to fall out. The best thing for you is to try to eat a healthy diet rich in foods that promote healthy hair. Hair is 98% protein eating a diet that is well balanced and rich in protein that incorporates vitamins B, C, E, A and K can give you a luxurious healthy head of hair.
According to specialists at the Mayo clinic hair loss can be attributed to quite a few factors both medical and environmental. Some hair follicles have shorter growth cycles and rest for longer than normal, which makes the hair, seems thinner by far. The normal growth phase is 2-3 years at a rate of ½ inch a month. At the end of this growth cycle the follicle rests for 3-4 months at this time shedding takes place. Normal shedding is about 50-100 stands a day unnoticeable because there are over 100,000 strands of hair on most people’s heads. Baldness occurs when the shedding outpaces the growing.
Here are a few of the reasons for a lot of hair loss.
Traction Alopecia – This is caused by hairstyles that tug and pull on the hair from the root. A lot of the people that wear braids and buns have this type of hair loss.
Telogen Effluvium – This is caused by emotional or physical schock to the system that throws the follicle out of sync causing it to go into a rest state.
Alopecia Aerate – Associated with certain diseases such as Thyroid it is also considered an autoimmune disease.
Ciatriacial Alopecia – this is permanent hair loss due to scalp damage.
Male Pattern Baldness – Hereditary gene disorder
Diabetes and other diseases
This is by no means a full listing but if you suspect any of these please see a physician right away. Eat well for your health and your hair.