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Hair Loss in Teens

Hair Loss in Teens
Hair Loss in Teens

Hair Loss in Teens
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Teenagers suffer from many problems such as Acne, mood swings, lack of concentration and much more. One of these is Hair loss. Both boys and girls are suffering from it nowadays. 

Hairs are considered as the most appealing feature for both the genders. So, it is crucial that you should take care of them as it can boost your personality as well as confidence. 

In this article we will look after Causes, Signs and Solutions on hair loss in teens. 

Stay tuned with us for more information. I will try to be as simple as possible to explain you my viewpoints. 

So, without having any further delay let's get started.

Causes Of Hair Loss in Teens

1. Medication

This is the most common cause of hair loss for teenagers. Adolescence is considered as the most difficult phase of life due to various changes in the body.  

Most of the teens suffers from Acne and depression during this period so, the prescribed medications like antibiotics can cause negative effects on hairs and makes them fall. 

Almost 80% of young adults suffer from Acne and 20% from depression. 

2. Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder in which the person suffering from it compulsively pull out their own hair

This condition is most common for age 9 and 13. This disorder can affect the eyebrows, scalp and eyelashes. People who are suffering from it should follow the instructions of a doctor

This will help them to grow their hair back. 

3. Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder. This makes the condition worse in which the body attacks its own hair follicles

You can see round blade patches on the scalp and on other parts of the body where hair growth occures. 

This is quite common. In many cases hair loss is not permanent and can grow back. 

You can find this form of hair loss in both the genders at any age, but it's more likely to suffer from it during hormonal surges

The development of Alopecia areata depends upon many factors such as Genetics, Environmental factors, immunology, hormonal changes and some others. 

4. Traction alopecia

Mostly caused due to over-styling the hairs. These days, it is quite trendy for boys to have too-tight hair styles thus making it common. This trend can damage the hair follicles which can cause hair loss. 

Traction alopecia is becoming more common due to more teenage boys wearing their hairs in buns and over styling with the use of harsh chemicals such as dyes. 

Making same style for hairs multiple times can also lead to breakage. This will make the problem more complicated. 

5. Stress

Teenagers are already in difficult phase of their life which is full of stress. School, exams, work, and some others responsibilities can cause a lot of stress. 

This can lead to shedding and balding. On the other hand emotional and physical changes in the body due to adolescence can add in it. Stress contributes more to hair thinning

Lack of oxygen to the dermal papilla (structure present at bottom of hair bulb) can also cause stress-induced hair loss. 

6. Hormonal changes 

Adolescence is a period in life in which various physical well as mental changes takes place in body. These transformations are due to hormones. These hormones can boost the Process of maturation. 

In these phase the hormone related conditions starts to develop. These can cause hair loss. 

7. Poor nutrition 

Nowadays, teenagers are more attracted towards junk and unhealthy food. These type of meals can affect our body negatively. 

Replacing highly nutritious food with fast or processed food can also lead to hair thinning. 

We can find some nutritional deficiencies in age group 10 to 20. These include Protein, Vitmin-D, Iron,  Vitamin-B 12 and magnesium. These deficiencies can cause health issues including hair loss

Signs of Teen Hair Loss

Receding Hairline (in Males) 

If you are male then you will be aware about two types of hairlines. Maturing hairline and receding hairline. If not don't worry I am here to explain it. 

Maturing hairline is a God gifted and nature gifted hairline which begins to take shape in adolescence. And in receding hairline a man starts loosing hairs from the front part of head. 

You can be in trouble if having a recession pattern. You can take help from your dermatologist.

Hair loss on Pillow and in Drain. 

If you are getting hairs on your pillow in morning and in drain after having a shower then this may be a better sign for you about hair loss. 

Absolutely this happens with everyone but you can find the difference by looking how much you are shading and how quickly your shaded hairs are being replaced with the new ones. 

Flaky and Itchy scalp

This should be considered as a common symptoms because not everyone will experience this as a warning or sign of hair loss.

But by observing this you can get signs of sebum buildup or dandruff which is alongside it. 


1. Reduce Stress 

As I mentioned before the stress is a major cause of hair loss in teenage so it is mandatory for you to reduce it. Hair loss can be connected with prolonged stress. 

In some cases you may loose some hairs during shower, comb or while moving your hands through your hairs. 

It is usually temporary and can become normal in six to nine months. 

But if you don't manage your stress, it can become chronic. The hair growth returns once your stress is managed. 

Try to keep yourself away from stress causing things. You can do Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation  this will definitely help you.

If you can't manage your stress then meet a therapist they may guide you in a better way. 

This article may help you to reduce stress. 

How to Decrease Stress

2. Visit a doctor

Maybe you don't know the reason of your hair loss then you should consult a doctor they may help you with your problem.

Physician can assist you in a better way and can prescribe a treatment.

The dermatologists are trained professionals and can make an examination of your hairs and scalp to diagnose the reason behind your hair loss. 

They may also take blood test or examination of a hair or maybe skin. 

3. Have a healthy diet

For healthy body it is necessary to have a healthy diet and for good hair growth you should have diet rich in proteins, fruits, vegetables and vitamins. 

Unbalanced diet leads to Hair Loss. Try to include the following supplements in your diet. 

Proteins:- Beans, nuts, meat, fish, are rich in proteins. Also try to include Yogurt in it because it may promote healing in your hairs. 

Iron and Zinc:- These helps in growth of hair follicles. Lean red meat and soyabeans can help you. 

4 . Use hair products designed for your hair type

Plethora of products are available in market for hairs and you may get confused about which one to use. You can come to know about it by gaining some experience

Make sure you do not us the products suggested by your friend or a relative because it may suit to him/her but not to you. 

Be aware of some products which do not have scientific evidences

You can take advice from your dermatologist if you are troubling with the situation. 

5. Hair wash

You should takes care of your hairs while having a bath or a shower. Many people think that washing hair everyday can increase the chances of hair loss, but this is not true. 

You should wash your hairs using a shampoo and conditioner once a day or every other day. 

Oil and dirt blocks the hair follicles which makes regular washing compulsory. This may improve follicle health and stop the hair loss. 

Try to clean your scalp using shampoo. This might prevent you from other infections. Conditioner after the shampoo is important to rehydrate the hairs. 

Rubbing hairs too hard with towel can damage them. 

6. Reduce the use of chemicals

Try to avoid the chemical treatments for hairs. Chemical processes can damage the hairs leading to breakage and hair loss. This can also weaken hair follicles. 

These are not only harmfull for hairs but also for skin.

If it is possible try to stick to natural hair products such as shampoo and oil. 

7. Keep hairs away from heat

Many of you maybe are using straightening irons and hair dryers. The heat from them can damage you hairs and make them shed. Try to make them dry them naturally or by using a towel

You can protect your hairs using heat-protecting hair products if it's too necessary. 

By using the above mentioned tips you can get rid of Hair loss.

So, this was all about Hair Loss in Teens.

A Quick Glance 

Causes Of Hair Loss in Teens

Alopecia areata
Traction alopecia  
Hormonal changes
Poor nutrition

Signs of Teen Hair Loss

Receding Hairline (in Males)
Hair loss on Pillow and in Drain.
Flaky and Itchy scalp


Reduce Stress
Visit a doctor
Have a healthy diet
Use hair products designed for your hair type
Hair wash
Reduce the use of chemicals
Keep hairs away from heat

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