IT’S NOT ALL IN THE GENES: COMMON CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS


As an experienced Manchester hair loss clinic, we strive to help our clients, old and new, understand the process and reasons behind their hair loss. Previously we’ve focused a lot on the genetics of hair loss and hair loss symptoms relating to our good ol’ family heritage. There are, however, many reasons for losing your hair which aren’t related to your genes.

 

You Are What You Eat

It’s not so much what we do eat, rather what we don’t eat. Despite what our hair driers and heat resistant products may suggest, our hair is very fragile. The slightest imbalance in nutrient sufficiency can lead to weakened, easily breakable hair follicles.

Deficiencies in iron, protein, zinc and biotin can lead to a significant reduction in important amino acids which aid the hair growth cycle, delaying hair growth and producing thin, wispy hair follicles. Eating a balanced diet will help your body maintain a healthy level of amino acids and aid in efficient vitamin absorption for strong hair.

 

 

Keep Calm and De-Stress

Sometimes we can’t help getting a little stressed out. You might be preparing for a big company meeting, or maybe you’re organising a big event, either way you may find your blood pressure rising. Stress or trauma in your life can result in an increase of the hormone testosterone which converts into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which reduces the efficiency of the hair growth cycle. While it’s common for us to lose up to 100 hair follicles a day, the efficiency of the hair cycle allows our scalps to recover and generate new hair follicles. An interruption in this cycle can cause a delay in hair follicle generation, leaving us with thinning hair and bald patches.

Sometimes, if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially later on in life, you simply need to take time out for yourself.

 

 

It’s Just Your Age

Aging is a natural part of life which brings with it certain physical changes we see as being completely natural, such as a decrease in skin elasticity which gives us more wrinkles. In terms of our beloved scalps, over time our hair produces smaller hair follicles which can sometimes appear invisible to the naked eye. This can give us the impression of going bald. Though we’re sorry to say we can’t turn back time, we can suggest the use of Myoxin for your thinning hair. Myoxin isn’t a miraculous hair growing serum, but it will help to strengthen your existing hair. This will prevent you from losing hair follicles via snapping and will help to make your existing hair look fuller.

 

 

We understand that losing your hair, or seeing a significant thinning of your hair follicles, can be very upsetting. Getting a hair transplant can be very personal for some people, and because we want you to feel as comfortable and confident with your treatment as possible, we ask that you get in touch with us by calling 0161 839 3769 and our friendly, professional team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can contact us via our Twitter and Facebook pages!