Hair loss at a young age and how to reduce it

Are you finding hair strands on your hairbrush, pillows, and scrunchies? Wondering how to control hair fall and looking for hair fall solutions? Don’t be scared because hair loss can happen at any time of your life. Women start losing hair in their 20s and 30s because of hormonal imbalance, infections, vitamin deficiency, etc. while reasons such as genetics, menopause, etc. can cause hair loss in their 40s and 50s. Furthermore, women start experiencing more hair loss in their 60s and beyond, the primary reason being aging and various medical conditions. As you can see, hair loss can happen at any age although there might be some causes that happen at a very specific time in your life. Once you identify the cause, it’s easy to figure out how to reduce hair fall and look for a hair fall solution. But first, let’s address the elephant in the room. Is it normal for hair loss at young age? Let’s find out!

  1. Hair loss at young age - Is that normal?
  2. Symptoms of hair loss at young age
  3. Reasons for hair loss at young age
  4. How to prevent early hair loss?

A] Hair loss at young age - Is that normal?

Losing 50-100 strands a day is a very normal thing for everyone but if you are losing more at a younger age, then yes you need to be looking out for a hair fall solution. Don’t be alarmed because many youngsters experience hair loss at early age due to various lifestyle choices they make. But before jumping into hair loss, how do we confirm if you have hair fall? Let’s start by looking at some symptoms which can help you identify hair loss at young age.

B] Symptoms of hair loss at young age

There might be different hair fall symptoms that you might be experiencing. Looking for symptoms is extremely important as they are a warning for further hair loss. 1. Receding hairline - Hair thinning on top of the head is the most common symptom of hair loss. You will notice your hairline receding or the part in the middle of your hair getting broader.
2. Bald spots - The coin-sized spots may be circular or patchy and will appear on the scalp.
3. Sudden loosening of hair - You might experience sudden hair loss which may come out very quickly after you wash your hair or comb it.
These are some of the majorly observed symptoms of hair loss that you should keep an eye out for. Hair loss at early age has become normal due to the increased amount of stress and pressure that young people face while trying to do more in less time. But along with stress, multiple other reasons cause hair loss at early age. Let’s have a look at some of them.

C] Reasons for hair loss at young age

As we saw some signs and symptoms that signify hair loss, it’s time to find out various reasons of hair thinning in early age. Some of the most common triggers are -

1. Stress

Stress is not good for your body and takes a toll. When you experience stress, your body functions are altered to support its most vital functions. Your hair is not one of them.

What happens is, when in stress your hair transitions from the growth phase to the resting phase, due to which they eventually fall because the hair follicles in the resting phase are more prone to falling out. Although you would not go bald just because of hair loss caused by stress.

2. Dieting

Dieting is another reason that can have negative effects on your hair and cause hair loss at early age. Your body might consider increasing weight loss as something stressful. On the other hand, it might mean that your body is not getting enough nutrients, required for the healthy growth of hair. Usually, the first effect of stress and shortage of nutrients is your hair falling out.

Hair loss due to stress can grow back but hair loss due to deficiency of proteins and vitamins can stop your hair from growing back. It can also affect the condition of your hair by making them drier, duller, and more prone to breakage.

3. Hormonal Changes

Hormonal changes can also affect your hair adversely. While higher estrogen level means thicker and fuller hair, lower estrogen levels can lead to your hair falling out. Luckily, hair loss will stop as your body adapts and adjusts itself to the new estrogen levels. Also, health conditions like Hypothyroidism, PCOS, etc. can cause hormonal changes leading to hair loss at early age. If a hormonal imbalance is a reason, then identifying the cause is necessary to correct it and get your hair back.

4. Hair Styling

When it comes to hair, who doesn't like styling them and creating the perfect desired look? But what could be a hobby at your early age, can cause you a lot of trouble later. If you style your hair regularly, it means that they are exposed to inflammation and heat regularly which might cause damage to the hair follicles and lead to scarring and permanent hair loss. The first sign might be thinning of the hairline. Therefore, to combat the same, use Pantene’s Open Hair Miracle before using a styling tool such as blow drier or iron, as it creates a protective layer around the hair and shields it from extra damage.

Now that we have talked about why hair loss occurs in young age and its symptoms, it’s time to talk about some preventive measures and hair fall solutions.

D] How to prevent early hair loss?

If the symptoms and reasons have got you frightened, then worry not because now comes the best part! The solution. There are many hair fall solutions and preventive measures that could help you fight the various reasons of hair thinning in early age. Let’s have a look at some of them.

1. Use a mild shampoo

Using the right hair fall shampoo is extremely important as regularly washing your hair with shampoo will help keep your hair and scalp clean. It reduces the risk of infection and dandruff which might cause hair breakage. We recommend using Pantene’s Hairfall Control Range to completely take care of your hair and nourish them from the root to the tip. The nourishing power of Pantene’s Pro-Vitamin Formula and the goodness of Fermented Rice Water helps in strengthening hair from within to reduce hair fall.

2. Have the right nutrients

Enriching your diet with vitamins and proteins is very important because they not only take care of your body but also your hair. Vitamin A keeps your scalp clean; Vitamin B helps hair preserve its color while Vitamin E helps in better blood circulation in the scalp. Cheese, eggs, milk, yogurt, etc. are all a good source of Vitamin A while almonds, peanuts, sunflower, and soybean oil, etc. provide Vitamin E. As for Vitamin B, you can get some extra care for your hair with Pantene’s Hair Fall Control range which comes with the nourishing power of Vitamin B and takes care of your hair from the root to the tip. While food takes care of the inside, your shampoo can take care of the outside!
On the other hand, proteins help in keeping your hair healthy and stop hair loss.

3. Do not brush wet hair

Your hair is the weakest when it is wet and hence more prone to breakage. If you are in a hurry and have to brush wet hair, then use a wide-toothed comb. We’ve got another pro-tip for you: don’t skip combing your hair every day as it increases the chance of hair breakage due to tangles, leading to hair loss.

4. Stay hydrated

Since your hair comprises one-quarter of water, keeping yourself hydrated is very important to keep your hair healthy, moisturized, and strong - hence reducing chances of hair fall.

All in all, it’s fairly easy to avoid hair loss once you know why hair loss occurs in young age. With the preventive measures and Pantene’s Advance Hair Fall Solution range, you can combat hair loss at young age and prevent further damage. Furthermore, with Pantene’s Open Hair miracle you can stop worrying about the hazards of hair styling tools on your hair and style your heart out! Say hello to more open hair days only with Pantene.

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