Thinning hair refers to minor to moderate hair loss. Unlike widespread hair loss, thinning hair doesn’t necessarily cause baldness. It does, however, give the appearance of thinner spots of hair on your head.
Did you know stress can cause you to lose your hair? If you have recently noticed an abnormal amount of hair loss, it could be due to a stressful situation. Hair loss due to stress usually occurs 1 to 3 months after a very stressful event
2. Chemical Burns to Your Hair
Over-treating your hair includes color treatments, perms, relaxers, using harsh hair products, such as extreme-hold hair sprays and gels. Temporary color can also be harsh for your hair.
3. Use Poor Quality Hair Care Products
There are two types of people in this world: people who sleep with their hair up and people who sleep with it down. Before you start to panic, don’t worry, traction alopecia won’t cause ALL your hair to fall out. As well as pulling your hair, friction between your hair tie and the pillow will also cause your hair particles to weaken, and split ends to emerge mid-length, resulting in even more damage.
Make sure you aren’t falling into any other common traps, like using the wrong brush, brushing it incorrectly or over styling.
4. Tight Hair Styles
Common cause of female hair loss is traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is the name given to hair loss due to traction (or pulling).
Any style that pulls tightly on or put similar stress on your hair can contribute to hair loss. At least the fix for this cause is as easy as switching up your style! By putting your hair in a variety of hairstyles that cause the hair to be pulled you run the risk of gradually losing some of the hair. Traction alopecia can easily be stopped, and if you can stop it from happening all together by choosing your daily hairstyles carefully.
Hairstyles to Avoid Traction Alopecia
- Perfectly Messy Updo
- Long, Blunt Bangs
- Wavy Shoulder-Length Bob
- Natural Hair
- Loose Braid