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.