Hair Loss In Teenagers

You do not normally think that teenagers can lose their hair. But it is occurring more and more these days. Being a teenager is stressful enough, but losing your hair can make it even more stressful than normal. But there are things you can do to stop it, and even re-grow your hair. The first thing you need to do is see your Doctor to determine the cause of your loss of hair.

For example your Doctor may diagnose you with one or several of the following conditions:

Hair Follicle Stress –I coined this term to classify the stress you put on your hair follicles when you wear your hair in a ponytail, braids, corn roll or any style that induces stress to the follicle. This can be promptly corrected by wearing your hair in a more flowing style.
Use Of Harsh Chemicals –Teenage girls and some boys, like to change the color of their hair to compliment their personality of the week or month. Minimize or stop using these chemicals till your hair re-grows.
Diet –Eating a proper diet is important for strong healthy hair and to prevent it from falling out. A crash diet to fit into that dress may be very detrimental to your hair. Insure your diet consists of adequate amounts of protein, fish that is rich in Omega-3, poultry, vegetables, and eggs are just a few of the necessary food sources you need for healthy hair.
Reduce Your Stress – Growing up as a teenager can be very stressful times and it could lead to hair loss. If this is the case, then reducing this stress will help in stopping your hair loss. Talk to your Doctor about any medications you can take. You can also reduce stress by exercising or meditation.
Puberty –As a male teenager goes through and after puberty, he starts to create testosterone. And if your family has a history of male pattern baldness (MPB), you could develop at an early age MPB. This is brought on by DHT (dihydrotestosterone) created from testosterone. Taking the Federal Drug Administration approved medication Minoxidil or Propecia can check this condition.

These are just some of the conditions that can cause a teenager to start to lose his or her hair. If this is you, then it is important that you see a doctor to determine the cause and correct the condition before it gets worse.