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Teenage Hair Loss

Teenage Hair Loss is surprisingly common. Hair loss is only associated with old age or stress – right? Wrong! It is surprising, but true, that hair loss is a common problem among teenage girls, too. Is there anybody more self-conscious of their appearance than a teenage girl? Just imagine what hair loss can do to her self-esteem. Sometimes, the hair loss is an alarm for some deeper medical issue.

Basically, here are thirteen causes for hair loss among teenage girls:

  1. Deficiency of essential vitamins like B1, B2, C and iron.
  2. Hormone fluctuations during puberty.
  3. Prolonged illness.
  4. Diabetes or thyroid problems.
  5. Prescription drugs for acne, pimples, thyroid and some others. Check with your pharmacist.
  6. Contraceptives.
  7. Alopecia areata – a skin disease which affects and causes hair loss.
  8. Bad eating habits – junk food, fast food, bulimia and anorexia.
  9. Crash diets.
  10. Lack of macro nutrients.
  11. Excessive hair styling and uses of harmful styling products.
  12. A psychological disorder resulting in plucking or pulling the hair (Trichotillomania).
  13. Stress due to a major event such as surgery or a traumatic life occurrence.

Don’t let this list overwhelm you. When it comes to teenage hair loss, it is important not to be disheartened. Your teenager needs to be surrounded by positive energy, at this point. And, there are many things that you can do to help your daughter maintain healthy hair.

  • Begin with care. Teach your daughter proper care for her hair from the start.
  • Hair styling. The best advice here is to be gentle, don’t tease, and stay away from gels, heating tongs and curls.
  • Diet. See that your teenage daughter eats protein-rich food from foods such as eggs, lentils, green vegetables, yogurt and milk.
  • Continue with the good eating habits by making sure that your daughter is eating vitamin-rich foods and fruits and drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day. NO CRASH DIETING.
  • Regular exercising, yoga, meditation and proper sleep.

These two lists are just a sample of what your daughter could be going through, and what some of the remedies can be. If your daughter does suffer from hair loss, and you need help in arresting the problem, contact Hair Replacement Clinic in Dayton. We offer all proven female hair loss solutions for women and girls of all ages.