With age, hair loss becomes very common among men and women and sometimes hair can start falling earlier in teen years. While some men accept their new look, others desperately seek treatment.
Male pattern hair loss (MPHL), also called androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss. It results from an increase of sensitivity towards male sex hormones (androgens) in certain parts of the scalp and is passed on from generation to generation. While androgenic alopecia is a very common reason of hair loss, there are other factors that play a role in hair loss and must therefore be considered.
1- Natural Change
The natural hair cycle is the period when hair grows for several years, then falls and is replaced by other hair. At all times, thus, some hair grows and other falls. So it is quite normal to notice hair falling while combing, washing hair with shampoo, drying hair or even scratching the head as long as hair falling is not at an alarming rate. Sometimes the regular rate of hair loss exceeds the normal growth temporarily which is mistakenly assumed as alopecia. In this situation, the first question we ask our customers is whether their hair thickness has reduced or they just noticed that their regular hair loss is more than usual. If it is the last case, there is no need for any kind of treatment.
2- Hormonal Disorders
Many hormonal disorders contribute in hair loss. The increase or decrease of thyroid hormone is a common cause of hair loss or reduction of hair thickness. This case is quite easy to diagnose by a simple blood test. Testosterone usually causes hair loss in the scalp and increases hair in the face and the rest of the body. High levels of insulin that diabetics usually have can also cause hair loss. Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome may experience hair loss as there are high levels of both testosterone and insulin.
3- Infection of the Scalp
There are many cases of skin infections such as eczema, psoriasis and gonorrhea that cause bald patches along with redness and peeling of the skin. Fungal infections of the scalp (also called tinea) and bacterial infections of hair roots (inflammation of hair follicles) can also cause similar problems. On the other hand, the appearance of bald patches without skin redness can be the result of autoimmune disease called alopecia.
4- Local Infection
Tight hair ribbons and braids can reduce hair thickness simply by grabbing hair from its roots. Some types of chemical hair treatment can damage hair follicles or even the whole hair. Lice and scabies can also cause hair loss either by damaging hair directly or by causing pain which leads the infected person to involuntarily scratch his/her head and thus damage his/her own hair. Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder in which the person involuntarily pulls out his/her hair without consciously realizing this which leads to bald patches.
Many drugs can cause hair loss. Steroids and chemotherapy are the most common causes of hair loss. Some diuretics (such as spironolactone) cause low levels of testosterone and thus reduce the density of body hair but usually do not have significant effect on scalp hair.
6- Psychological Factor
Stress, anxiety and depression are common and surprising causes that affect the density of scalp hair and can be difficult to identify and treat. Many people do not realize how much stress and anxiety they suffer from. Thus, the first step of treatment is to reduce stress when considering the potential reasons of hair loss. In turn, hair loss increases stress, and the problem becomes even worse. Some people may suffer from an escalating cycle of anxiety in which hair thickness decreases and concerns about hair loss increase.
7- Genetic Factors
One can easily inherit genes that cause hair loss, and there is nothing to do about it. Nonetheless, it is not certain that you will actually inherit those bad genes. In fact, you can see your brother or sister suffer from hair loss and be lucky not to have the same problem. Androgenic alopecia can skip one generation and appear in your children. If your father, grandfather and great grandfather have suffered from hair loss, then there is a great potential you will suffer from it, too. In many cases, hair loss can be genetically transmitted from one parent.
As we age, it is very common that we deal with hair loss. Men specifically suffer from baldness in certain areas of their scalp. Male pattern baldness usually starts from the middle of the scalp and spreads afterwards. The use of the original Afghani Hashish Oil is safe for all ages. Thus, regardless of your age, you still have the opportunity to see new hair grows.
9- Health Problems
Disease can easily cause hair loss. The following are some diseases that cause hair loss: thyroid disorders, uncontrolled diabetes, some autoimmune disorders, psoriasis that affects the scalp, liver and kidney diseases, and cancer. Overall, hair begins to grow again when the person recovers from those diseases. If s/he does not, there are possibilities that they need to use safe products such as the original Afghani Hashish Oil to grow hair.
10- Imbalanced Nutrition
People who have abnormal eating habits or those who are on a low-protein diet may suffer from poor protein in their nutrition. In this case, the body works to keep hair in the sleep phase instead of growing it in order to reduce the loss of protein from the body. When this happens, hair loss begins to appear.
11- Strong Shampoos and Hair Products
Strong shampoos, gels, hair sprays and hair dyes can cause hair loss. The following substances used in some types of shampoos are a strong reason of hair loss: Clofibrate (Atromid-S), Gemfibrozil (Lopid) and anti-cholesterol. Industrial products for hair growth containing chemicals may cause inflammation of the scalp and may cause hair loss. Therefore, the use of the original Afghani Hashish Oil is the safest and most effective treatment for hair growth.
Sudden shock or physical stress caused by surgery or chemotherapy can also cause hair loss. Long periods of struggle with disease can be included in this category as well. In this case, the general condition of the hair may be an indicator of the poor body health. However, when recovering health, hair grows again naturally by itself without any special treatment.