Teenage Hair Loss: Causes, Symptoms And How To Treat It?

If you are experiencing teenage hair loss or have been struggling with hair growth, then you certainly have come to the right place!

After a certain time, you will eventually see that your hair starts thinning off, leading to hair fall. It is certainly a very unpleasant situation to deal with at any age, but it can be quite daunting when it occurs at an unusually young age. A certain amount of hair loss is accepted with age, although there’s no hard and fast rule – it is more like a mentality! However, when children, teenagers, or young adults go through it, it can be even more emotionally draining.

There are innumerable treatment options available to reduce hair fall and accelerate healthy hair growth. From transplant, natural remedies to a few other techniques, there is so much to explore when it comes to following proper hair fall care. It is important, to begin with, it as soon as possible, since hair fall cannot just affect your physical appearance but, at times, might take a toll on your mental health.

But firstly, let us help you understand the reason behind hair loss, symptoms, and more about the treatment.

Causes Of Teenage Hair Loss 

Here are a few of the possible causes of teenage hair loss.

  • Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an auto-immune problem that leads to hair loss in patches. Auto-immune diseases occur once your immune system misinterprets healthy cells of the body as invaders. Your immune system will start attacking your hair follicles in case of alopecia areata. You may experience hair loss on your face and neck, brows, eyelashes, or entire body.

  • Genetics

Androgenetic alopecia is a hereditary form of hair loss classified as male or female-pattern hair loss. It follows a standard pattern. In men, it typically manifests as a V, M, or U-shaped recession of the hairline and gradual baldness at the crown. Women typically start noticing a steady thinning of their hair along with the partition of their hair.

Pattern hair loss usually begins in adult years, but it can begin in your puberty as well. This type of hair loss is common in teenagers, but its incidence is unknown at this time. If you have family members who have experienced pattern hair loss, you are more likely to develop it as well.

  • Lupus

Lupus is an auto-immune disease that occurs when your immune system begins to attack your body organs and their tissues. Lupus is characterised by symptoms such as arthritis, tiredness, a butterfly-shaped rash, and hair fall. Lupus patients may notice a gradual thinning of their hair. Hair loss may or may not reappear.

  • Thyroid Diseases

Thyroid diseases can cause increased or decreased production of thyroid hormone, which can result in hair loss or brittle hair. Thyroid-related hair loss usually manifests as a uniform hair thinning all over your scalp. People with severe or long-term thyroid disease are more likely to experience hair loss. With the right care, lost hair can often regrow.

  • Malnutrition

Malnutrition is associated with a lack of nutritious food, which can be triggered by not getting enough food to eat or not getting the correct nutrient contents. Some possible reasons for this include a shortage of food, diet and lifestyle imbalances, eating disorders, or gastrointestinal conditions. Hair loss can be caused due to the deficiency of certain vitamins, such as.

Common Signs Of Teenage Hair Loss

It’s unusual for a teenager to go completely bald. That being said, you may start noticing a few of the early symptoms of baldness during your teens. These include:

  • Thinning Crown in Females

Women usually witness balding at the crown, at an early stage in the temples and forehead. Such type of thinning may go unobserved initially. This is particularly true if you do have thick hair. However, as time passes, the scalp becomes more visible, and the hair becomes thin and wispy.

  • Receding Hairline in Male Teens

A receding hairline indicates a more serious problem. The most important way to distinguish is to examine the recession pattern. The primary symptom of a proper hairline is an even hairline, which runs from temple to temple. A receding hairline is described by an uneven hairline that becomes deeper in the temple regions.

  • Flaky and Itchy Scalp 

While not everybody who is experiencing hair loss will suffer from scalp irritation since it is a very common sign. Itching and flaking are not always a cause or effect of hair loss, but they can occur along with it. This could be a sign of sebum accumulation or dandruff.

          • Noticeable Hair Strands on Pillow

You will start noticing hair fall strands on your pillow or sink after hair wash. Well, this happens to almost each of us. However, it all depends on the quantity of hair that falls off. 

            • Thin Hair

Your hair will usually grow back after the initial times in the early stages of hair loss. On the other hand, the hair regrowth will be thin and shaggy, ultimately becoming so short that it does not even poke out from the follicle.

Treatment Of Teenage Hair Loss

Here are some methods that can help you treat hair loss.

  • Improve Your Diet

Improving your regular diet is one of the greatest things you can do for your body, including your hair and scalp. This includes incorporating more nutritious foods and stressing the importance of eating properly balanced meals.

  • Treat Hormonal Imbalance

There are treatments for hormonal imbalances that can stop teenage hair loss and reverse any symptoms. Consult your doctor about your hair loss and whether you should use hormones or other treatments.

  • Hair Transplant

Lastly, a hair transplant is the best treatment for hair loss. It is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon transplants hair to a bald spot on the head. Hair is moved from backside of head to the front or top of the head by the surgeon.

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