We have all had dull, lifeless hair at some point in our lives. If we are suffering from an illness hair can appear lank and unkempt and totally lacking in its usual lustre. Hair and skin are natural indicators of the bodies overall well being and if you are under the weather physically or emotionally it will quite often manifest itself in your appearance. The extreme of this is when hair begins to fall out, and there are many reasons why this might happen.
One of the common causes of hair loss is stress. Stress is defined as being unbearable pressure on our physical or emotional selves which leads to other symptoms – hair loss being one of them. We also put stress directly onto our hair by the excessive use of styling products, hair dryers and even just over brushing. There are however things we can do to alleviate stress, such as making changes to our lifestyle, working environment and even diet.
Other reasons for hair loss can be as simple as age combined with a genetic predisposition because the condition is undeniably hereditary. Pregnant women often experience an increase in hair loss too, although normal patterns are typically restored soon after the baby is born. Hair loss is more usually an issue that men have to deal with and it can have serious effects on self esteem and confidence. Luckily, there are many products on the market which can sometimes help, and it is worth considering which one might work for you. Ultimately the improvements in hair transplant surgery have also been significant in recent years making a more permanent solution accessible to more people.
Baldness is a fact of life for many people, particularly men, as they age and so should not always be a cause for undue concern. If however hair loss occurs in the very young, in strange patterns or in large areas very suddenly or if you simply wish to seek professional advice it is always advisable to consult your doctor.