Teenage Hair Loss: What Should You Do?

Teenage Hair Loss: What Should You Do?

I’m 14 years old and I’m losing my hair. What should I do?

At your age the hair loss might be due to stress, or some other underlying condition. I highly recommend visiting your doctor to have your scalp and overall health examined. Don’t be embarrassed to talk to your parents or guardians about your hair loss. It is very important that you address this problem now. It could be something simple, such as a small dietary change that is required that may not only improve your hair but also your overall health.

Hair loss in young teenagers (often referred to as alopecia) is often thought to be caused by stress. You doctor might decide that this is the cause of your hair loss. If so you should work on reducing your stress levels. The best way to start is to talk to a parent or guardian about how you feel and whether anything is troubling you. Then you can work on resolving problems together. If you don’t feel you can talk to a parent or guardian, perhaps there is a teacher at school you could talk to?

If your doctor cannot give you a reason for your hair loss I recommend trying another doctor or a specialist dermatologist. Don’t stop until you have found the root of the problem and a suitable treatment.

9 Replies to “Teenage Hair Loss: What Should You Do?”

  1. i started loosing my hairs from d age of 14 yrs…n m still losing….my forehead is v shaped…hairs r nt so dense bt can col dem normal….head is visible somewhat visible aftr taking bath….i ve started taking medicines frm one yr…in starting 7,8 mnths i stoppd loosing my hairs…bt frm 2 mnths when summer startd…i started loosing my hairs like before….is it normal?can my hair fall b cured???pls tell

    1. Hi Amaan,

      It’s very difficult to tell without knowing what’s causing your hair loss. If the medication stopped the hair loss it’s likely that you were taking something like Propecia, which inhibits DHT — in which case it’s likely that scalp sensitivity to DHT is one of the main causes of your hair loss.

      However if the medicine stopped working, it’s worth examining other possible causes of the hair loss, such as stress, poor blood circulation in the scalp, over-active thyroid or a nutrient deficiency.

      Ask your doctor for a blood test to see if you have overactive thyroid or any nutrient deficiencies.

      Do you suffer from high stress levels?

      It may also be that you have problems in the scalp, such as a fungal infection, calcification, sebum build up or other such problems. Due to the wide range of possible cause of hair loss my best recommendation to you would be to follow the instructions in my eBook. HOWEVER, due to your age I would highly recommend further consultation with your doctor and ideally, if possible, examination of your scalp using a microscope (this may require a trip to a dermatologist or trichologist (even better!)).

      I hope this helps.

      All the best,

      Chris

    1. Hi Amarnath,

      No you should not stop bathing. It’s not the action of washing your hair that is causing the hair loss. It’s only that the hair loss becomes more visible when you wash your hair. Those hairs would have shed whether you bathed or not. If you want to stop the hair loss you need to:

      I’d recommend starting with my two minute a day hair regrowth technique, which immediately gets the blood flowing to your follicles, feeds the hair and protects it from DHT.

      All the best,

      Chris

  2. Im a girl. every time final exams start, I start loosing my hair like ALOT .. I don’t feel that I stress a lot but I look in the mirror a lot and I always wanted to have long hair so I think about me hair a lot does that cause hair loss?? I really need help I’m only 14..

    1. Hi Bea,

      Try not to worry about it too much. Concentrate on your school work. If you feel the problem gets worse, go see your doctor for some further advice.

      All the best,
      Chris

  3. My son is having a hair problem. Before, he keeps on pulling his hair to make his hair a perfect. He’s just 14 years old but experincing hair loss. I saw him very very worried. What can I do to make his hair regrow?

    1. Hi Dolly,

      It is most likely temporary. What is his diet like? I would recommend trying to lead as healthy a lifestyle as possible:

      Try to eat 5 portions of fresh vegetables per day. Try to be active — exercise regularly. Try to get him into a good state of mind. Stress is one of the biggest factors in hair loss. If he is very stressed consider researching NLP and EFT (Google these terms). See if you can help reduce his stress levels with these simple techniques.

      A healthy diet, good sleep and regular exercise will help him stay healthy and will also help with his state of mind. I’d also recommend having a couple of tablespoons of organic cold pressed omega oil blend each day to help boost his prostaglandins.

      All the best,
      Chris

  4. Hi, I’m 14 years old and im losing my hair, idk why it’s happening but recently i’ve been taking meds for tuberculosis and im not sure if its because of this. its also almost exam time but im not really worried anlut my exams so idk if its because of stress. idk if i have an eating disorder either, but through self diagnosis w the help of the internet im pretty sure i do. can you please suggest me what to do which doesnt involve talking to my parents about it.

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