5 Main Causes of Hair Loss and How to Fight Back

"Roots of the Problem"

Hair loss can feel like an invisible enemy, striking when we least expect it. Despite our best efforts, sometimes it seems like there's no solution in sight. But before we dive into the causes and solutions, let's address the elephant in the room: the emotional toll of hair loss.

Fighting back against hair loss is often an internal battle that's hard to face. It's easy to forget to check in with ourselves, to ask if we're okay, if we need some extra love today, or if negative thoughts have taken over. Remember, the fight back starts with a choice - a decision to stand up against hair loss, no matter what the circumstances look like.

Before we explore the causes, let's start with five introductory steps to begin your journey: 

  1. Acknowledge that you're experiencing hair loss.
  2. Journal how you feel about experiencing hair loss.
  3. Write down every negative thought connected to your hair loss (your "Hair Fears").
  4. List all possible ways you can prevent hair loss.
  5. Reflect on how you'd feel and what you'd do if you lost all your hair.

These steps, similar to breathing exercises, can help get your engine running and prepare you mentally for the fight ahead.



Now, let's look at the 5 main causes of hair loss and how to fight back:

  1. Genetics (Androgenetic Alopecia)

   - Cause: Inherited genes affecting hormone sensitivity in hair follicles.

   - Fight back: Explore natural, plant-derived alternatives to conventional hair loss treatments


  1. Hormonal Changes

   - Cause: Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, thyroid problems.

   - Fight back: Consult with a doctor/Associate trichologist to address underlying hormonal issues.


  1. Medical Conditions

   - Cause: Alopecia areata, scalp infections, trichotillomania.

   - Fight back: Seek medical treatment for the specific condition.

  1. Nutritional Deficiencies

   - Cause: Lack of iron, protein, vitamins B and D.

   - Fight back: Improve your diet or consider supplements under medical supervision.

  1. Stress and Trauma

   - Cause: Physical or emotional stress causing telogen effluvium.

   - Fight back: Practice stress-reduction techniques like meditation or yoga.


Remember, fighting hair loss isn't just about external treatments. It's also about nurturing your inner strength and self-love. As you tackle these causes, keep revisiting those five introductory steps. They'll help you maintain a positive mindset and remind you that you're more than your hair.

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