Premature balding generally starts in your teens or early 20s. As anyone who has suffered will say that it is an unpleasant experience. It first starts with thinning. As time goes by, your scalp starts being more and more visible through your hair. It is more common in people in their mid-20s. Here are a few possible reasons for premature baldness.
If your family has a history of premature balding and thinning, there’s a chance you will face it too. In this case, there isn’t much you can do about it. Some things can’t be changed. You can mask your balding however with Kerrato hair fibres. They conceal thinning and balding spots effectively.
Too much hair styling
Heat styling your hair is a big NO! (as you may have noticed from our previous blogs. It is extremely harmful for your hair and damages cuticles. Overuse of styling treatments can cause your hair follicles to degenerate. They can become inflamed and cause hair fall.
Alopecia aerate is a disorder that causes sudden, severe hair loss. It is an autoimmune disorder and here patients experience hair loss in the form of small patches on their scalp. AA can either stop on its own or it can lead to severe complete hair loss and baldness. It can happen to anyone and at any age.
Dihydrotestosterone or DHT
DHT is a hormone that helps in the development of male specific characteristics. It is called an androgen. Essentially, the higher the DHT your body produces, the more hair you’ll lose. Although, it does not necessarily only affect males, women also face this issue. DHT is important for hair growth. But if it crosses a certain limit, it can affect your hair follicles. these hair follicles will die and your hair growth will stop.
Thyroid problems can cause hair loss too. There are two types of thyroid disorders- hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. And they can both cause premature baldness. The only way to treat this hair loss effectively is to treat your thyroid disorder. The unfortunate thing- most anti thyroid medicines can also cause hair fall. It is best to see your doctor if your medicines cause this problem.
Lupus is another autoimmune disorder. It is also responsible for hair loss. It is one of the major symptoms of lupus. Your immune system becomes hyperactive due to lupus, thus, your body starts attacking perfectly healthy cells too. Generally, lesions and inflammation on the skin are also caused by lupus, which eventually cause hair loss and balding.
Your head generally has about 80% hair strands that are active i.e. they actually grow. It also has about 20% hair that has stopped growing. This hair is called telogen hair. In case of Telogen Effluvium, your telogen hair starts to shed due to a certain trauma or shock. This makes your scalp visible and can make you look partially bald. Fortunately, this is temporary condition.