Random facts about hair loss: the causes, treatment, cure, and more


It’s not easy for us to see our hair falling out a lot for sure. Hair loss is something most of us, especially the women, are very scared to suffer from. But what do you know about this condition, see some amazing facts about hair loss below to get quite surprising information that you might never have heard about.


  • A 50 to 100 hairs loss a day is considered normal. Any amount of hair over that, might mean that something is wrong.
  • Hair loss is directly connected to stress, sometimes that stress is caused by excessive work, family problems or major illness or surgeries.
  • Hair loss can be caused by hormonal problems, and correcting the hormone imbalance may stop the hair loss.
  • Hormones problems can be cause by and overactive or under-active thyroid gland. This can happen with men the same way that with women due to an imbalance of the androgen(male hormones) or estrogen(female hormones)
  • Hair loss can be frequent after 3 months of giving birth, this is also a hormone disorder problems; during pregnancy high level of specific hormones usually cause the body to keep the hair that was supposed to fall naturally. So is considered normal that when the hormones acquire the before pregnancy levels, that hair falls and start the natural growth and loss cycle.
  • Hair loss can be caused by fungal infections of the scalp, and can be treated with anti-fungal medicines.
  • Hair loss can be caused by the use of tight pigtails, cornrows, hair rollers as well as by hot oil treatment or chemicals frequently used in permanents (perms). This kind of hair loss is called traction alopecia and can stop when the pulling and the use of chemicals stop.
  • One kind of hair loss called alopecia areata is caused by the person’s own immune system. This autoimmune disease starts in small round bald patches on the scalp and can get bigger in some cases. The hair often grows back naturally withing the year but those patients might experience that kind of alopecia again.
  • Hair loss can be caused by poor nutrition. Anorexic and bulimic people lose their hair because their body doesn’t get the necessary proteins, vitamins and minerals to make the hair grow. Vegetarian persons can also experience some kind of hair loss if they don’t get enough proteins from non-meat resources.
  • You can benefit and take good care of your hair by having a balanced, healthy diets.
  • As a hair loss treatment some doctors advice to use baby shampoo and no more than one a day.
  • If you are experiencing hair loss or you have a genetic factor that might cause you hair loss, you should avoid using a blow dryer or if is absolutely necessary then use it on a lowest heat setting.
  • If you are about to start chemicals for your hair, like straighteners or color, you should try first on a small spot on the back to check for allergies and hair loss, then after a few days proceed to the application to your whole hair.

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