Do you find yourself checking your hairline a lot more lately? Does it feel like you’re brushing out more hair than usual? You may be asking yourself, Why is my hair thinning? Here at Shirani Beauty Clinic, we can give you the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. But first, we have to understand why your hair is thinning.
Many people go through stages in their life where their hair starts to thin, and the reasons can vary. But the most common 5 reasons are:
Hair thinning is often caused by your own family’s genetic makeup. Male-patterned baldness often starts with a receding hairline. Female-pattern baldness is characterized by thinning hair along the crown. Most people will experience some hair thinning as they age, whether they’re male or female. Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) is especially helpful for those who experience hair thinning around the hairline, as it can give the illusion of hair.
2. Medical Conditions or Hormonal Changes
Thyroid disease, alopecia, and even scalp infections can cause hair to fall out. Hormonal changes due to pregnancy and childbirth are also common causes of hair loss. Usually, once your medical conditions heal and your hormones balance, hair will continue to grow normally. But if you’re experiencing hormonal fluctuations due to menopause, hair thinning is common. Your doctor may recommend medication or medical procedures to treat hair thinning. If medication can’t cure your hair thinning, scalp hair restoration may be a good treatment for you.
3. Stressful Events
Some people may experience hair thinning after a stressful or traumatic event. This can happen as late as several months after the event occurred. Luckily, this type of hair loss is temporary. When your body goes back into a more restful state, your hormones will change your hair growth pattern back to normal. Your hair should start growing normally after the stress wears off.
4. Medication Side Effects
Many different drugs can cause hair loss. Hair naturally goes through growing (anagen) and resting (telogen) states. Drugs can cause the hair to enter the telogen state and fall out early. This usually occurs within 2-4 months of taking medication. Those who suffer from this kind of hair loss can lose 30% to 70% more than they should. The severity of hair thinning depends on the drug, dosage, and sensitivity to the drug.
Some examples of medications that cause hair loss are birth control pills, steroids, thyroid medications, weight loss drugs, high blood pressure medications, and antidepressants. Chemotherapy drugs also commonly lead to hair loss.
5. Hair Styling
As much as we all love fun hairstyles, they could be the cause of your hair thinning. Excessive pulling at the scalp for hairstyles such as pigtails or cornrows can cause hair loss. Hot oil treatments can also damage the scalp and cause your hair to thin.
How Can I Treat My Hair Thinning?
Now you know why your hair is thinning so you can best figure out how to get your thick hair back again. If your hair loss is due to medication or underlying medical conditions, it may be best to talk to your doctor about what’s best for you.
If your hair loss is due to genetics, then we can most likely help you get your fuller hairline back! Scalp Micropigmentation SMP gives the illusion of thicker hair by applying pigment to the scalp with very fine needles. It may also be a good option for you if you have scars or burn marks on your head you’d like to hide. It’s nonsurgical and much more affordable than many medical treatments.
You can’t always stop your hair from thinning, but you can address your scalp concerns. Book a free consultation appointment with us today to see if SMP is right for you!