Here's Why You Are Losing Hair in 30s and even 20s

(Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/  alexkatkov/ shutterstock.com)

(Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ alexkatkov/ shutterstock.com)

Three major factors that lead to premature hair loss.

Receding hairlines, hair thinning and substantial hair fall are the telltale signs of hair loss. While hair loss was earlier associated with ageing, people in their 30s or even 20s are experiencing these hair issues. While receding hairlines is a common trouble for men, hair thinning is a big issue women witness. As per various studies conducted in the US and China, there are three major factors that lead to premature hair loss and harm your crowning glory, let us dive:

1. Diet

Generation X and Generation Y aka Millennials are much more health conscious more than their previous generations. However, with the rise of health awareness, there’s a substantial rise in health fads and diet plans that affect our body including hair. Also, the popularity of vegetarian and vegan food has left us bereft of many nutrients that are easily available in non-vegetarian diet. Thirdly, there’s a good chunk of these generations that compromise on healthy eating and lives on fast food and sodas. The solution lies in eating a well-balanced diet and supplementing your diet with nutrients that you miss out in vegetarian diets.

2. Stress

Stress whether mental or environmental, move hair out of the growth phase prematurely and push them towards catagen by interrupting the hair growth process. High cortisol levels too lead to hair fall. Anger, irritability and stress have been strongly linked to increased hair shedding and hair loss.

3. Lifestyle

Hair extensions, hair coloring and hair styling procedures like rebonding, curling, perming, etc are popular and accessible more than ever. These procedures weigh upon hair follicles and deteriorate hair shaft. Tight ponytails too lead to a lot of hair pulling. It’s no wonder that women in their 20s or 30s are experiencing hair issues much before their age.

  • First Published: February 6, 2018, 14:32 IST
Next Story