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Premature Hair Loss – Why Does it Happen?

While it is well-known that conditions like androgenic alopecia are linked to an individual’s genetic makeup, balding family members do not always develop symptoms at the same age. Instead of following a consistent pattern, our hairlines seem to change at different rates. That’s because there are several other factors besides the code in your DNA that influence hair growth. If you are noticing premature hair loss, here are some potential causes:

  • Nutrition – Hair can reveal a lot about the internal health of our bodies, and each strand needs a constant supply of nutrients. To keep your hair as healthy as possible, it’s important to consume a well-balanced diet of proteins, unsaturated fats, and complex carbohydrates, like fiber. Vitamins, minerals, and water are essential for hair growth as well.
  • SmokingThere is little doubt that smoking cigarettes is a bad habit, but did you know that it can contribute to premature hair loss? The carcinogenic, filtered smoke enters the blood as a free radical, damaging cells all over the body, including hair follicles. Carbon monoxide also dilutes oxygen from the bloodstream, something that healthy hair needs to stay alive. 
  • MedicationsSome medications have side-effects that cause premature hair loss. There isn’t much you can do when sickness is a factor, other than stay positive and look for new ways to conceal hair loss to recover any lost confidence.
  • StressStress is bad for you in many ways and can contribute to premature hair loss. When our bodies suffer from severe or chronic stress, they react in unhealthy ways. Try to find a way to let go of your daily stresses. Meditation is a quick and healthy way to reduce your levels of stress.

Hairline Ink is dedicated to treating your hair loss symptoms with a permanent solution. Our unique style of scalp micropigmentation replicates the natural look of hair follicle growth, and our clients couldn’t be happier with their new looks! Call us at (585) 250-0835 to learn more about how we can help you achieve a better look today.

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