15 Surprising Reasons Your Hair is Thinning

Hair loss is not just a male problem.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, around two-thirds of men will begin to lose their hair by age 35. But even more surprising is this: of the 85 percent of the population that will eventually suffer hair loss by age 50, women make up about half.

But not all hope is loss.  In many instances finding the culprit for your hair loss can help you stop further loss, and maybe even regrow your precious tresses.

  1. Clogged hair follicles

Turns out a quickie might not be the best thing for you when it comes to washing your hair.  If you’re not taking enough time to rinse away the shampoo and conditioner from your hair, over time you will clog your hair follicles. To correct this problem try using a clarifying shampoo two to three times a week. To help stimulate hair growth, while you’re in the shower, right after you’ve rinsed the conditioner out of your hair, give your scalp a quick 30-second massage.

  1. A new medication

Certain medications can lead to two types of hair loss: telogen effluvium and anagen effluvium. Telogen effluvium can begin to take effect within the first two to four months after taking a new medication. If you notice more hair loss than usual, notify your doctor immediately to save your locks from further damage. The second type of hair loss, anagen effluvium, is most common in cancer patients receiving regular doses of chemotherapy.

  1. Stress