Hair loss, today, has become a common condition for both genders. It is generally of two types, that is, hair loss from broken hair shaft, and hair loss from decreased hair growth. It can be age-induced, or could have been triggered by certain medications or damaging lifestyle habits. If you have started to develop flakes on your scalp, or suffer from excessive oil production on the scalp, seek professional treatments early to avoid leading on to bigger problems. Here are the top 10 causes of hair loss in men.
1. Emotional or physical stress
Even flu can cause temporary hair loss, when it is accompanied by trauma. Called Telogen Effluvium, this shocks the hair cycle, shedding more and growing less hair. Likewise, emotional stress, too, can affect hair growth. Care for your hair by visiting hair spa for maintenance therapies because prevention is always better than cure.
2. Protein deficiency
Protein is significant for hair growth, since hair is made of keratin. If you are into junk foods, you are more likely to suffer hair loss. To reverse this, start consuming protein-based foods like fish, eggs, meat, and soy.
3. Male pattern baldness
This is an often-overlooked but common cause behind rapid hair loss. Most men above the age of 50 suffer from it. Avoid poor lifestyle habits to delay male pattern baldness.
With flaky skin and dandruff, the constant scratching to relieve the itch damages and weakens your hair roots, causing your hair to fall out. This is why many associate dandruff with hair loss. Fix the problems from the roots by curing your dandruff. Massage your hair frequently and wash often. Ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, almond oil are great for treating dandruff. The PHS Hairscience Purifying range is also specially formulated to tackle dandruff problems too!
5. Alopecia areata
This is caused by a hyperactive immune system disorder. It begins as the immune system begins targeting hair cells as foreign and destroys them. Those with this condition usually experience irregular hair loss.
6. Excessive styling
Frequent hair styling, dyeing and application of hair gels can trigger hair loss. Your hair follicles may be clogged by these products that were not thoroughly cleansed when shampooing. We always recommend to reduce frequency of styling products usage, and always go for a scalp detox session every now and then to get rid of product buildup.
An underactive thyroid gland can also cause hair loss. The thyroid gland is responsible for metabolism too. Contact a doctor to resume with normal hair growth.
If you have family members experiencing hair loss, chances are high that you might get it too. Hereditary hair loss can start affect men even at a tender age. The biggest symptom is a fast receding hairline. You can prevent it by living an active life.
9. Overtly sensitive scalp
The symptoms of hair loss caused by a sensitive scalp, are redness, itching and irritation. This is accompanied by collagen loss. To get rid of it and preventing bigger problems such as hair loss, use a calming agent like the ADV Soothing Cleanser and/or consider our inflamed scalp treatment.
10. Lack of rest
If you are used to working late nights, or do not sleep well, hair loss is imminent. One symptom is that the hair line starts to recede. It is essential to eat well and have a regular schedule of 8 hour sleep.
Treating Hair Loss
Hair loss is a condition that affects our self-esteem too. Treat hair loss with PHS Hairscience’s signature DSR treatment programme that aids in stopping hair fall and hair regrow. To follow-up with the treatments or prevent hair loss, we recommend the HOM range which contains botanical ingredients that accelerates hair regeneration.