In our bodies, everything is connected. And if you realize that you’re starting to lose your hair, it’s good to learn why before taking any drastic measures.

Bright Side has found the most popular reasons for hair loss and wants to share them with you.

1. Medication

Why?

Some medications for high blood pressure, antidepressants and so on have the side effect of hair loss. After you stop taking the medication, the hair should grow back, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should stop taking it.

What should you do?

Consult a doctor.

2. Genes

Why?

The most popular factor of hair loss is genes. This gene can be inherited from both a mother and a father.

What should you do?

If your parents have a hair loss problem, it’s pretty likely that you will too. You can decrease the risks by eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

3. Change of temperature

Why?

A sudden change of temperature can be the reason for hair loss. Cold temps in winter and UV-light in summer make the hair thinner.

What should you do?

Wear a hat no matter what time of year it is. If you’re going to a sauna, cover your hair.

4. Thyroid problems

Why?

A hormonal imbalance in the body can be caused by:

What should you do?

See an endocrinologist who will conduct all the necessary tests and prescribe you the treatment you need.

5. Very strict diets

Why?

Losing a lot of weight in a short period of time puts a lot of stress on the body which leads to a decrease in the immune system. This can cause hair loss. If you also have an infection, the body has even more work to do.

What should you do?

Instead of strict diets, you should do some physical activity regularly which will have a positive effect on your overall health.

6. Chronic stress

Why?

Chronic stress can cause hair loss because it impacts the blood circulation in the scalp. But usually, the hair is restored quickly if the loss was due to stress.

What should you do?

Don’t ignore good rest and find your own ways to relax. And if you can’t deal with your emotional problems on your own, see a specialist who can help you.

7. Anemia

Why?

Anemia can cause hair loss because the blood circulation in the scalp is decreased. If you notice symptoms such as feeling sleepy, constant fatigue, or apathy, you should get a blood test.

What should you do?

For starters, eat more iron-rich foods (likes pomegranates, beef, apples, and so on). If your condition is not getting any better, get a blood test and have a doctor prescribe you some treatment.

8. Vitamin deficiency

Why?

Vitamin and microelement deficiency can be the reason for hair loss. It’s especially important to have enough vitamin C to digest iron and stimulate the production of collagen (it makes the capillaries stronger). Also, if you have a vitamin B deficiency, your hair may become fragile. Eat liver, eggs, and yeast to get more vitamin B.

What should you do?

Eat different foods, especially those rich in vitamins C, B, and other healthy microelements. Also, consult your general practitioner and get some vitamin supplements.

9. Scalp diseases

Why?

Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and fungal infection (dermatophytosis) are the most common diseases that cause hair loss.

What should you do?

If you have symptoms like itching and skin redness, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

10. Bad care

Why?

You can physically damage your hair by using low-quality hair products, using a hairdryer, and other devices.

What should you do?

Try to minimize using hair dryers, curling irons, and different chemicals. Additionally, consult a specialist on what type you hair care you need. There have also been a lot of articles about the harm of SLS but there is no direct connection between it and hair loss.

There is a simple method for stopping hair loss that has helped a lot of people. All you need is a shampoo with a neutral pH, rosemary essential oil, lemon essential oil, and vitamin E that you can buy at any pharmacy.

Add 10 drops of rosemary and 10 drops of lemon to the shampoo. Add 2 capsules of vitamin E and shake the mixture before using it. You should use this shampoo every other day. In just a few weeks, you will most likely notice substantial changes in the amount of hair you lose. But again, this method doesn’t work for everyone, so you should still consult a specialist if you have hair loss problems.

Bonus: A simple test for hair loss

Find a lost hair and take a close look at it. If it doesn’t have a dark bulb, there’s nothing to worry about. If there is a bulb, then pull some hair on the top of your head and on your temples. If you have more than 5 hairs in your hand, you should start examining why you’re losing your hair.

Have you ever had problems like this? What did you do? Tell us in the comment section below.