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11 Reasons You May Be Seeing Excessive Hair Loss, And What To Do About It
It shouldn’t be surprising that stress can cause hair loss. Going through a very stressful or traumatic experience like a career change or moving can cause hair loss, but the good news is that this type of hair loss is not permanent.
If your family has a history of hair loss, it's very likely you'll deal with it, too. Hereditary hair loss, or androgenic alopecia, is very common and can be experienced by both men and women; luckily, your hair might regrow if you get treatment in time.
Tight hairdos, weaves, and braids can put a lot of pressure on your hair’s roots, which starts to damage the hair follicles and leads to permanent hair loss. To avoid this, mix up your hairstyles to give your hair a break every once in a while.
Excessive Heat
Using too much heat on your hair can lead to trichorrhexis nodosa, which causes the hair to become brittle and break off, meaning that hair loss starts at the hair shaft. Try not to blow dry your hair while it’s still wet, and take even more caution if your hair is bleached.
When you frequently color, perm, straighten, or relax your hair, you introduce harsh chemicals to your hair follicles, which can lead to permanent hair loss. Slow down and give your natural hair a chance to thrive, and speak to a dermatologist for help growing the hair back.