Hair loss is usually something you associate with old age. However, in recent years there’s been a surge in the number of millennials seeking treatment for the condition. Why? A lot of it is down to unhealthy dieting and the constant pressure to look good.
Can diet really cause hair loss?
One reason why younger women are starting to experience hair loss is said to be fad diets. To try and look their best, many millennials fall victim to the fad diets floating around such as the Atkins, juice and 5:2 diet. But could these really cause the hair to fall out? Absolutely!
While diet is very rarely the single cause of hair loss, extreme diets can cause problems. The trouble is, in order to be healthy, your hair needs to receive all kinds of vitamins and nutrients. When you cut certain food groups out of the diet, it can lead to a loss of nutrients which would usually keep the hair healthy.
Fast weight loss can also lead to hair loss. So, the combination of a lack of nutrients and rapid weight loss can significantly increase your chances of losing your hair, or at least noticing it becoming much thinner. Of course, the longer you stick to these fad diets, the higher the risk your hair will be affected.
Hair styles are also to blame
It’s not just fad diets that are causing millennials to suffer with hair loss either. Certain types of hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia. Extensions are the biggest cause of traction alopecia in women, though tight-fitting ponytails and other styles can also cause problems. That’s because the hair follicles can become damaged and at the very least, the hair is placed under a lot of pressure, causing it to snap and fall out.
Hairdressers have seen a huge increase in the number of women seeking help to cover up traction alopecia.
So, it’s not hard to see why millennials are starting to suffer from hair loss. If you’re looking to keep your hair healthy, a good diet and proper care when styling is required. If you’ve already started to lose your hair, there are plenty of treatment options available. Book a consultation with a hair specialist now to find out which treatment would best suit you.