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When is it Normal to Lose Hair?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in HLI - Chicago | 0 comments

When it comes to our health, many of us are concerned about what is considered “normal.” We’re always worried about whether the way our body is acting or responding something is considered abnormal or not.

We especially see worry about being “normal” when it comes to hair loss. For many people, especially men, losing hair is a natural part of life and the aging process. However, many people want to know when it is normal to expect hair loss. If you’ve ever wondered about that same question, you’re in luck! Keep reading more to see when exactly it is normal to notice hair thinning.

Well, What’s the Answer?

The fact of the matter is that there is no normal when it comes to our bodies. Each and every one of our bodies is completely different than one another due to a range of different genetic and environmental factors. Some individuals may begin losing their hair into their early 20’s, while some may have a full head of hair until the later stages of their lives.

Explanation of Early Hair Loss

Because we are so used to the idea of hair loss happening later in life, losing hair early may seem concerning. Here are some reasons why you may lose your hair early in life.
● Alopecia areata
● Chemotherapy
● Traction alopecia
● Thyroid diseases
● Stress
● Genetics

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. Tons of other explanations are possible!

Treating Hair Loss

No matter what stage in life you’re beginning to lose your hair, there is a wide range of treatment options available. You may want to try out medications, which can stimulate hair growth in the hair follicles.

Many specialized shampoos work the same way. There are more creative solutions out there too, like Hairline Ink in Chicago, that uses pigmentation to create the illusion of a shaved head or a denser hairline.

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