Can straightening your hair cause hair loss? -

Can straightening your hair cause hair loss?

If you are male and you straighten your hair often, will it fall out? Should you wash your hair every day with conditioner as well?

Straightening your hair does not directly cause hair loss. When you apply straighteners to your hair you are only affecting the dead part of your hair: all the visible hair (that you can see) is dead. The only part of the hair that is alive and growing is in the scalp, under the skins surface. You can certainly damage your hair and even pull it out when using straighteners but you cannot cause irreversible hair loss.
So you may damage your hair, making it look unhealthy, dry and lacklustre; and you may even pull hairs out while you are straightening it. However the pulled hairs will grow back naturally, unless you are suffering from hair loss caused by something else.
The main causes of hair loss are (in order of significance):

  1. DHT
  2. Stress
  3. Hormonal imbalance

And secondary to the above causes, the following also worsen hair loss:

There are also other rarer causes of hair loss including:

  • Hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism
  • Medication side effects and other medical treatments
  • Demodox mites
  • Other scalp conditions including eczema

So read through the lists above. One or more of the above factors is most likely to be causing your hair loss.
People tend to get caught up thinking their shampoo, their straighteners or even the way they wear their hat is what’s causing their hair loss. However these things are highly unlikely to cause hair loss. By far and away the most likely causes are DHT, stress or change in hormonal balance. Get those things fixed and you will stop hair loss in 99% of cases. However there are cases where something unexpected such as an undiagnosed allergy or condition such as hypothyroidism are causing the hair loss. That’s why it’s worth getting a thorough health check if you are experiencing premature hair loss.
However if you’re a man you could start losing your hair as early as 16 due to DHT. DHT is by far the most common cause of hair loss in men of all ages. My advice to you is to treat your scalp well, get a health check (including an allergy check), carefully analyse your scalp under a good light to check for eczema or other visible skin conditioners, and then read my book! My book explains how to reduce DHT levels in the body, remove DHT from the scalp, unclog the scalps pores, improve the health of the liver, change the way you deal with stress (using the free 8 part audio programme), turbo charge circulation in the scalp and much more.
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