Some of the sexiest men alive are bald: Sean Connery, Jason Stratham, Kelly Slater…but can you imagine the situation being reversed?
Even in 2015, female hair loss is still a taboo subject. But it’s more common than you think.
Thinning and hair loss can occur for a variety of reasons – from contraception to stress – but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with when you’re faced with a sink clogged full of hair. Read on for the seven sneaky causes of hair loss, and what you can do about them.
You’ve probably heard that stress can turn your hair grey, but did you know it can also cause it to fall out? Stress-related hair loss often occurs after a period of trauma like an accident or divorce rather than life’s day-to-day struggles. The stressful event triggers hairs that are in a resting state to shed due to increased levels of testosterone.
Trichotillomania (the urge to pull out hair on the scalp, eyelashes or eyebrows) and alopecia are also considered to be stress-related diseases.
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Post pregnancy-related hair loss is a common phenomenon. Thinning hair brand Nioxin estimates that up to 75% of new mums experience more hair shedding than normal after giving birth. It’s just one of the joys your body (read: hormones) has in store for you while you’re a sleep-deprived mess.
3. A lack of protein.
When a friend recently confided in me that she was finding clumps of hair in the shower, she whispered her anxiety to me like it was a confessional. After deciding it wasn’t stress-related, she went to see a nutritionist who soon discovered her problem was most likely caused by a recent switch to veganism. By eating a mostly grain and fruit-based diet, her body lacked protein and iron, and as a result was not providing the amino acids required to maintain her usually healthy, long, blonde hair.