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Learn More About The Causes Of Hair Loss and What You Can Do To Prevent It


 It’s called postpartum hair loss, and it’s an issue many women face. If your hair was long, thick and gorgeous during pregnancy, that’s because of the pregnancy hormones. They stop any hair from falling out, even the normal 100 hairs most people lose daily (just not all at once). Many pregnant women can’t get over the luscious beauty their hair becomes while pregnant, but then lose it postpartum.
Watching your hair thin or fall out isn’t fun, but it’s not always due to genetics. Stress can cause your hair to fall out too. Whether it’s illness-related stress or stress from regular life demands, it can cause reactions in your body that cause physical issues, such as hair loss.
Telogen effluvium is a type of hair loss that typically occurs after a period of intense stress or other shock to the system. The hair loss that occurs with telogen effluvium is usually on the top of the scalp.
The keto diet, short for ketogenic diet, has been regarded as one of the most successful weight loss strategies nowadays. However, it is not a perfect solution or an easy way to control your weight. Following the keto diet requires staying away from carbohydrates in a radical way and changing your eating habits to find suitable replacements for everyday foods.
Women tend to lose more hair strands per day than men. Approximately 40% of women lose extra hair every day because of the way they style it. Women are also more likely than men to experience periods of increased hair shedding due to life events, such as pregnancy and menopause. 
Hair is our crowning glory. A full head of beautiful shiny hair says that we are young, beautiful, and healthy. In fact many men report that they are notice a woman’s hair first, then everything else. Having great hair gives us the confidence we need to succeed. That’s why the phrase "having a bad hair day", means that you are really having an overall rotten day, and it started with your hair.
Traction alopecia can take years to develop, but typically causes permanent hair loss. There are many reasons why we lose our hair. Hair loss can be the result of a poor diet, health conditions, stress, age and many other natural causes. Hair loss tends to run in families, as do many of the health conditions that can lead to hair loss. 
Some people begin to see gray hair at a young age, even in their teens, while others may not see a strand of gray until they are in their 50s. While a few medical conditions or medications (poor nutrition, autoimmune or thyroid diseases, chemotherapy, etc.) can induce graying, the main culprit is genetics.
This post is authored by top hair stylist Matthew Curtis, who explains the best ways men can style thinning hair.    
Although hair loss may seem like a more prominent problem in men, women are nearly as likely to lose, or have, thinning hair. Most women notice it in their 50s or 60s, but it can happen at any age and for a variety of reasons.
A typical strand of hair has a life cycle of between 24 and 72 months (2 and 6 years) during which time it will grow normally. However around 10% of a person’s hair may be in a “resting” phase (known as telogen), at which point the hair can fall out.
Hair loss isn’t just a guy problem.  In women, hair loss manifests as decreased volume in the middle of the scalp, thinning overall or as a widening part. Are you prepared to prevent it?  And, if you are already experiencing it, do you know how to reverse it?