Of course, genetics plays a large role in your chances for hair loss. If either of your parents experienced hair loss at any point in their lives there’s a very good chance that you will too. Aside from that, there’s a handful of other things that you may not know can cause hair loss.
Like medication, for example. And not even just the prescription kind. There are a surprising number of common medications on the market that list hair loss as one of the potential side effects. This includes medication such as aspirin, vitamin supplements, blood-thinning drugs and blood pressure medication. If you suspect that a medication that you’re taking is causing your hair to fall out, then you should consult your GP the first chance that you get and they’ll be able to assess what’s happening and recommend an alternative.
And on the other side of that medicine coin, surgery. When combined with anesthesia, surgery can have a very stressful impact on your body and can affect the life cycle of your hair. This is why hair loss as a result of surgery often occurs a few months after the procedure.
Crash dieting, tight hairstyles and scratching your head can all result in hair loss as well. When you crash diet, you’re depriving your body of the vital nutrients it needs to keep your hair healthy, and when you pull your hair tight, there’s a possibility that you can permanently weaken your hair follicles and cause your hair to become thinner.
Appliances such as hairdryers, curling irons, and straightening irons can all cause your hair to become damaged and break. This hair loss will continue as long as your using products like these. Hair loss from stress, as well, is nearly always temporary and any shedding will usually cease within a couple of months, as long as your stressor has dissolved.