Hair loss, now-a-days, is common among males and females of all age groups. We all lose some hair strands everyday, however, some people lose more than normal strands in a day that can cause severe hair loss.
Hair loss is mostly genetic, so if hair loss runs in your family, you are most likely to suffer from hair loss too. Hair loss happens either in clumps, that is overall hair loss, or focussed on any one part of head - especially the crown.
While genetics play a big role, some additional factors can aggravate hair loss - hormonal imbalance, Alopecia areata, stress, thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, chemotherapy, and low vitamin levels may cause hair loss in you.
Start by following a good diet - Eat adequate amount of protein. Your hair is made up mainly of proteins. Eat eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, soya, lentils, whole grains. Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin B are other important nutrients for great hair health. So include lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Exercise daily to keep yourself healthy inside out.
Next important step is to follow good hair care - Oiling your hair with a mixture of oils like olive, sesame, coconut and castor oil keeps provides moisture to your hair and prevent them from drying and breakage. Once in a week apply a good hair mask. You can mix and prepare different types of masks using eggs, green tea, olive oil, milk, gooseberry, thyme, chamomile etc. Condition your hair using organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Rosemary tea once in awhile.
A good dermatologist can successfully reduce hair fall by conducting some tests beforehand that includes blood tests, iron level, vitamin B, thyroid function tests and a biopsy of the scalp.
Since some hair loss is temporary, your hair will grow back on its own without medical treatment. More serious hair loss can be treated with creams, oral drugs and surgery.
Dermatologist can give your head a fuller appearance with the help of hair transplants and scalp reductions, which is successful both in males and females.
To determine the best technique for your hair loss issue, consult a good dermatologist.
Hi. You may be suffering from early onset androgenetic alopecia. Does your father or brother or maternal uncles have balding? This could genetically predispose you to balding. Further environmental factors , pollution, stress, junk food and poor diet could cause you to lose hair further. You'll probably need treatment with hair care lotions or serums - something that has vasodilator properties and improves thickness of hair and reduces hair loss. Have a good balanced nutritious diet. Yes your hair density can be restored if you take timely treatment and care of your hair. See a qualified dermatologist near you. Hope this helps. Further queries may be sent on follow up messaging. Warm regards.
Kindly provide additional details:
1. any illness in last 6 months?
2. any medication taken for long duration?
3. family history of hair loss?
5. photo of scalp; front n top view.
There can be multiple reasons for hair loss. So, its vital to find the reason behind your problem and treat acccordingly.
Meanwhile , take care of diet like high protein diet: egg white, pulses, dairy products; avoid hair cosmetic like hair colour, gels
Hair fall can be precipitated by lot of factors. If your helmet is sticky and oily from inside, it may lead to dandruff/ irritation over time. So keep it dry and clean. In males at this age we would worry about temporary hair fall triggering male pattern thinning/ androgenetic alopecia because of prolonged duration. So do consult a dermatologist. In the mean time increase salads in your diet and don't skip meals. For more information on various types of hair falll and treatments available currently read on
Dr. Pradeep Kumari