Hair loss can be psychologically demoralizing to anyone. It can appear as gradual thinning to small bald spots on the scalp. As hair loss can make a significant difference to your appearance, it can affect your confidence and quality of life. If you feel your hair loss is becoming excessive, don’t fret as there are hair treatments for hair loss in Singapore that can effectively help you based on your condition.
But before you do anything, do you know what exactly is causing your hair loss? Hair loss may be a sign of aging, but it can also happen to anyone regardless of age. For the major reasons that result in hair loss, keep scrolling to find out more.
1. Lack of protein and Vitamin C
Did you know your hair needs protein in order to stay healthy? If you have not been consuming enough protein in your everyday meals, that could be the cause of your hair falling out. Protein, or more specifically keratin, are the building blocks for healthy hair. When you lack sufficient protein in your diet, your body will start to cut down the amount of protein that goes to your hair and send this supply to other parts of your body that needs it more. Your hair looks dull and brittle as a result. For strong, protein-packed strands, you should eat more food that contains protein. This includes eggs, chicken and turkey. A regular intake of these food products will gradually have a positive impact on your hair growth.
Additionally, Vitamin C has an important role to fight off any free radicals that can harm your hair follicles. This vitamin also helps in the absorption of iron, which is essential for hair growth. However, when there is a shortage of Vitamin C, your hair starts to age. More importantly, as it is a water-soluble vitamin, your body will not store Vitamin C. Thus, to promote healthier hair growth, try increasing your Vitamin C intake through fruits such as pineapples, mangoes and guavas.
Do you recall anything major happening to you over the past few months? Shock and stress from a certain event can result in telogen effluvium, becoming more prominent after three to six months. The trauma can cause a disturbance to our hair growth cycle, which has four stages of growth. The telogen stage of development is the resting phase for the hair follicles before they shed to make way for new hair fibre to grow again. However, with telogen effluvium, more hair is pushed into the telogen phase, causing an increase in the amount of hair shed during this period. Examples of physical trauma events can include accident, post-surgery and pregnancy. Pregnancy-related hair loss is also seen more commonly after the baby is born.
The good news is, this condition is reversible. It can be treated or even naturally recover on its own, so your hair will grow normally again.
4. Discontinuation of birth control pills
When you decide to start taking hormone-based birth control pills or switch to a different one, it may take some time for your body to adjust. If your body is sensitive to the hormones in the pill, your hair may fall out during the period of time. Even stopping its consumption can also trigger hair loss. With that being said, if you have a family history of hormone-related hair loss, birth control pills can speed up the process and it will be more likely for you to lose hair.
5. Family history of hair loss
Does hair loss run in the family? Early hair loss can also be hereditary. Heredity can also determine the rate and extent of your hair loss. Androgenic or androgenetic alopecia is female-pattern hair loss and having family members with this same condition will increase your risk of balding. The hair starts thinning, causing it to break off easily. In men, they lose hair from the front of the head and recede to the back. Hair loss for women, however, can happen on any part of the head, which is why it is often less obvious in the earlier stages. It can come from both sides of the family, so you should probably check with your relatives for confirmation.
Even years of tugging and tying your hair into a ponytail can put stress on your hair. If you suspect your hair loss is a result of a trigger, start focusing on the changes you can make to your daily routine before the problem gets worse. But if you are worried about the rate that you are losing hair, address it with LUXE hair treatment in Singapore! Our LUXE Scalp Specialists will address the root of your hair problem to provide the most suitable solution. Our treatments will restore your hair follicles as well as stimulate healthier hair growth! Get your glorious and thick locks restored today!